Arjen Strijker


CEO, Co-Founder and Investor at Capital On Stage – a global venture capital conference.

I enjoy creating new businesses, meeting passionate/ talented/ impatient people, and making connections between them.

Today I focus my time on Capital On Stage (London, Berlin, New York, Singapore, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv). They call us unconventional because it's the Venture Capitalists who pitch to Founders - instead of the reverse (featured in places like Forbes, TechinAsia, TheNextWeb, VentureVillage, ..).

What I do best is spotting and making connections. I’ve connected thousands of people with each other – creating new business opportunities between them. Today I mostly connect investors and funding-ready founders.

Rules of Thumb I live by:

Life is fun and short – don’t take anything too seriously, including yourself

Take a stand and take things personal – don’t let others interrupt you

Surround yourself with people you respect and find interesting – learn from them

What you give is what you get (back)

I believe that Time and Mobility are the new currencies, people are intrinsically good, and the Internet is just at the start of disrupting everything we do.

When you know me you'll find that all my initiatives form a bridge between the old and the new world of work.

  • #venturecapital
  • #startups
  • #dealflow
  • #deals
  • #entrepreneurs
  • Work
    • Capital On Stage
  • Education
    • MSc. Organisational Change