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Rick van Boekel


After his study Business Administration (Business Informatics track) at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Drs.), Rick was actively building out the Dutch Internet ecosystem in the early nineties. After being a database marketing consultant at Ogilvy & Mather, he helped to build Planet Internet from scratch, and he founded for Bertelsmann in 1999. Rick has taken key positions at Bertelsmann Direct Group, European Directories and did a management buy-in at DQ&A Media Group in 2010, the company that he led for the last seven years. Two years after he initiated a global merger with the SA based multinational Incubeta he left the company to co-found Airbridge Equity Partners in 2017

Hester Noorman

Organisational Development & HR

Hester has a bachelor degree (cum laude) in International Management. After her study she found her passion in HR and has become an HR professional with a proven track record for more than 20 years of which 12 years in a global role. She is involved with our ventures in implementing their HR strategies, performance management, recruitment, employee benefits, employer branding, competence and talent management as well as their organisational development and strategic planning. Prior to joining Airbridge Equity Partners she was Director of Human Resources at DQ&A Media Group (part of the Incubeta Group) for 12 years. Within DQ&A Media Group she has build up HR from a 25 people company into a global organisation.

Robin Rensen

Investment Director

Robin finished a double master program at Radboud and Tilburg University: Business Administration, Strategy track and Finance, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) track. He started his career at Dela and Shiftvision in the areas of risk management and IT. In 2013 Robin moved to Main Capital, the company that he helped build out as a business analyst, investment manager and later on as their senior investment officer. He was responsible for deal sourcing, deal execution and portfolio management and held several supervisory board observer seats. Robin also took responsibility for operations & investor relations. Robin joined Airbridge Equity Partners in May 2018 and and completed the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) program.

Justin Stoke

Investment Director
Armed with a Master in Finance (cum laude), Justin hit the job market back in 2009 to start his professional career at Rabobank International. As an associate in the Capital Structuring team he worked on complex transactions including mergers, acquisitions and restructurings (a.o. in New York) and completed the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) program. ​Fascinated by the upcoming tech industry, Justin moved to Google in 2013 to work as Analytical Consultant. Following this, he drove and grew (new) business with some of Google’s most sophisticated clients. Unlocking the full potential of Google solutions as Account Lead EMEA for the Uber & Google partnership. With a background in digital marketing, data and finance, Justin is capable of translating growth objectives in numbers and knows how to reach them.

Thijmen Francken

Performance Marketing Specialist

With a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Entrepreneurship, Thijmen helped the startup accelerator Startupbootcamp build a new venture named The Talent Institute (TTI) to teach people product development and online marketing skills. Besides his full-time job at the institute, Thijmen supported many companies with their online marketing as a freelancer. After leading TTI as a managing director towards sustainable revenues, Thijmen joined the venture capital fund Venturebuilders to help grow the scalable, technology-driven startups in their portfolio. He was responsible for online marketing efforts like SEA, SEO, Social, Customer journey tracking & automation, Experimenting, Push notifications, Email automation. His focus is on growth through data-driven marketing.

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