Hans is a Partner of Finch Capital (previously Orange Growth Capital), an early stage thematic venture capital firm focusing on technology-enabled innovation that brings about the transformation of the financial services sector in Europe and on South East Asia. Hans was involved in the 18 investments Finch Capital made, which includes Zopa, Trussle and Cermati.
Prior to joining Finch Capital in 2015, Hans was a serial entrepreneur & investor with over 15 years of international experience across multiple high-technology industries including mobile, social media and Fintech and has expensive experience of South East Asia having previously been based in Singapore. He co – founded 3 global businesses (Telitas, TMG, CLIQ) with enterprise values totalling EUR 150m+ and took the companies from start-up to exit (IPO or trade sale). Since 2011 he made 11 personal investments with an average MM of 4+, including Society One, Australia’s leading P2P Platform.
Hans is co-founder of Incubasia Ventures, a tech-incubator and Singapore Fintech Consortium, a FinTech industry body, both based in Singapore. He sits on 5 boards – private and public companies, including Pocket Media (NL/US), Dr Panda (China), Inzen (Singapore). Hans started his career as a lawyer with Allen and Overy, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
Hans holds Masters Degrees in Corporate Law and Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam.