Mentor: Alexander van Wassenaer

Seasoned private equity investor and entrepreneur

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Support teams of entrepreneurs with building their start-up or scale-up business across the board and helping them marshall the resources to accomplish their mission.

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I love working with an ambitious and truly committed team of starting entrepreneurs to help make their innovative idea and nascent business a success and lay the foundations for building a market leading company.

With my Wageningen background, I am especially keen on working with startups and scaleups in agritech in the widest sense.

Over the past 17 years, I have built my experience as an investor by putting capital and expertise to work in supporting smaller and much larger companies. It has been a privilege to work with many highly talented management teams and exciting businesses along the way. I also know first-hand how challenging and tough building, or rebuilding, a business can be.

I believe that, with the right combination of a brilliant new idea, talent, drive and sufficient resources, almost any new business can succeed and have a real, lasting and very positive impact on the world around us.

Skills & expertise

  • Private equity and venture investing
  • Team building and talent management
  • New product and service market launch
  • Contracting and negotiations with suppliers and customers
  • Operational excellence
  • Commercial excellence
  • Financing


2014-2017 Egeria, Partner Longhold Investments
2006-2013 Managing Partner Taros Capital
2001-2005 AlpInvest Partner Direct investments
1989-2001 Partner, McKinsey&Company, Amsterdam
1985-1989 PhD Business Economics Harvard University
1978-1985 MS Agricultural Economics Wageningen University

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