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Arjen Strijker

founder in Zürich, Switzerland

Arjen Strijker

founder in Zürich, Switzerland

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CEO, Co-Founder and Investor at fundsUP BV. Grown out of Capital On Stage BV that I ran from 2011 to 2017, fundsUP is a platform that takes the friction out of early-stage fundraising through data-driven people matching.

Our mission is to empower young technology companies to build the change they wish to see in the world.

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

From 2011 to 2017 I focused my time on Capital On Stage (London, Berlin, New York, Singapore, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Barcelona ... ). They called 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)

- Wealth lies in the product of the mind - in intellectual creations.

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.

  • Work
    • fundsUP.co
  • Education
    • MSc. Organisational Change