Kees Koolen serves as Partner at EQT. He joined EQT Partners in February 2015 as a Partner and Co-Head of EQT Ventures, Amsterdam. Prior to joining EQT Partners, from 1997 until 2014 Koolen was an angel investor, COO, CEO and COB at Booking.com. Koolen was instrumental in transforming Booking.com from a small Dutch start-up to the biggest hotel booking site in the world.
Sao Paulobrazil - Brazil - Sao Paulo Brazil, Brazil
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Education • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Analytics • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Real Estate (& Construction) • Life Science
Graduated in Business Administration from FGV and holds an MBA from SÃ£o Paulo Business School. He is responsible for the team coordination and investment activities and has successfully completed more than 30 M&A transactions in various sectors. Previously, he worked at ItaÃº Bank, Lloyds Bank and Latinvest Asset Management.
Investing in Energy • CleanTech • Mater... São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil
Energy • CleanTech • Material Science
Senior executive with extensive general management and private equity experience in the renewable energy, environmental services, telecom and internet sectors. Successful track record leading high-growth companies. Strong strategic and analytical skills combined with superior leadership and execution capabilities. A high-energy, driven and creative individual with international experience and a top tier educational background.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Paris France , Nova L..., France
$16900000 (Later stage VC)
$1130000 (Seed Round)
Paris France - Nova Lima Brazil, France
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • IoT (& Wearables) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Material Science • Life Science • Mobile
Piioneer in the IT venture capital industry in France.
Co-founder of ABN Amro Capital France; successfully led over 30 IT investments, a majority of which were subsequently listed. Strong entrepreneurial experience, having acquired a small French industrial company in 1992, restored it to profitability and sold it at a profit 18 months later.
Board member of Boostermedia, Equitime, Horizontal Software, Keyyo (Alternext: ALKEY), LeadMedia Group (Alternext: ALLMG), Momac, NetBooster (Alternext: ALNBT), NetMediaEurope, Populis, Utel, all Truffle Capital portfolio companies. Initiator and publisher of the Truffle 100 France and Truffle 100 Europe, the leading ranking of the top 100 French and European software vendors respectively.
MBA from ESSEC Business School (Paris), Executive Certificate from MIT.