Tech investor, IIR StartupDelta, Founder EDT Foundation.
~ Ton is partner at Keadyn VC - a seed stage VC from the Netherlands.
Next to that, he's Investor in Residence at StartupDelta, working closely together with HRH Prince Constantijn, on a mission to break open the European investment scene.
In 2017, he travelled to 40 cities meeting with key influencers in the tech scene and trying to discover 'the secret sauce' & the 'origin stories' of those respective cities. He's talking to founders, toptier VCs, superangels & community leaders in order to get that firsthand knowledge sharing going.
He just launched e/d/t Global, an independent foundation built ot facilitate the pioneers in emerging tech (AI, blockchain, nano bio and other key technologies)
Ton also founded Angel Island (angelisland.co) last year with the purpose of connecting the unconnected. He rented an island near Amsterdam in 2016 & 2017, some tall ships and got together a curated group of 200 angel investors & 200 early stage founders and 'locked' the island. No pitching allowed, no keynotes, no name tags and a strict "zero asshole policy". The idea was to level the playing field and meaningfully connect these two groups.
Currently, he’s raising funds to build a new pan-European fund in Emerging Tech.