After his law studies (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Maarten Derks worked for a number of large groups (including Shell) in the field of M&A. He then started his own company in the field of software consultancy in 1990, where he developed into an ICT entrepreneur. After the sale of this company, he started investing in early stage companies. Due to his experience as an ICT entrepreneur, Maarten is an expert in guiding entrepreneurs and supports them in expanding their business and obtaining financing. He quickly sees the shortcomings in the internal organization and the financial reports, in which he likes to implement improvements.