New year, new job: after nine fantastic years at Backbase, I’ve decided it is time for a change. I’ve joined henQ, a Dutch venture capital firm with a focus on B2B software startups. As Partner at henQ, I will focus on finding the next winner in fintech, SaaS, enterprise software, and beyond, and I will be working with our portfolio companies on growing marketing, product, and tech.
As VP Product Management and before that, Global Head of Marketing, I’ve had the honor to be a part of growing Backbase by 10x or more in every measure. And I’m planning to do more than the same at henQ.
From my very first meeting at Backbase, I knew this was going to be an extraordinary journey. Back in 2010, I joined a team of 50 people selling an AJAX library and building a new portal product. Since then, we found focus, defined our vision, and executed on that vision, bringing Backbase to where it is today – the number one player in digital banking, and one of the most exciting tech companies in The Netherlands, if not Europe.
I am very proud of all that we have achieved at Backbase and most proud of the R&D and Products team I leave behind who will be making Backbase better and better every day.
And now I shift my focus to investing and henQ, I’m excited about getting the chance to work with more founders and more amazing teams rocking the b2b software world.