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Mentor: Adrie Kuyper

Startlife Mentor

Internationally experienced Investor and Entrepreneur

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An entrepreneur at heart, I love helping others with new innovative ideas to improve the world we live in. With extensive experience in scaling products and systems, I can help you evaluate and navigate the pros and cons involved.

From an agricultural background, with Food Science and Technology and business degrees, I have worked all over the world in Agri/Food, Banking, Consulting, E-Commerce and Fintech.

I would love to share the knowledge I have gained with start-ups and help them achieve their goals.

Skills and field of expertise

R&D, new product development, new product launch in chain management, food and fintech
Team building and talent management
Strategy and negotiation skills
Operations and sales management
M&A, VC investing, restructuring
Extensive international experience (fluent in 6 languages)


2006-2019 M&A advisory, Independent Food Consultant, Board Member
2017 Nyenrode: Commissarissen Cyclus, Board Member training course
2013-2017 COO, Small World Financial Services Money transfer (Fintech)
2003-2005 Founder, New Body Ltd. Launched a Ladies only weight loss chain
2001-2002 Senior Director, eBay
2000 CFO, Travelzoo.com
1998-1999 Vice President Leveraged Finance, Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette Investment bank
1993-1997 Operations Director, Pepsico Restaurants International
1991-1993 MBA Harvard Business School
1987-1991 International Area Sales Manager Cargill
1985-1986 Nyenrode CT Study
1980-1985 HAS, BSc Food Science & Technology

Feel free to contact me if you need support or advice in relation to supporting growth and expansion for people and start-ups to achieve their mission.


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