Manuel Koelman [kuːlman]
Entrepreneur | Angel Investor | Speaker
I have built companies since 2003 and have experienced the entrepreneurial rollercoaster first-hand. During that time I have managed companies of one (me, myself and I) and those with 100+ employees.
Since 2010 my mission with PIRATE.global is to actively promote and grow entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking. We create unique event experiences, provide access to engineering talent and invest capital. Our main investment focus is in tech-focused very early stage B2B companies. Contrary to most venture investors we love to invest in companies that strive for profitability early on.
Also, I help corporate executives understand technological disruption and startup dna and help them translate it into digital strategy and specific actions. With context, feasibility and effectiveness in mind.