Ruben Brave

Father, Investor, and Volunteer in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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"Ruben Brave (1974) is a Dutch internet pioneer, board member of a.o. Internet Society Netherlands (ISOC) and the Dutch Social Economic Council (SER Diversiteit in Bedrijf), media professional and a technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) entrepreneur.

Since 2004 founder of the academic business incubator Entelligence b.v. for pre-seed financing, (valorisation) guidance and coaching at start-ups in the field of Online Media, ICT & automation, Health & Life-Long Learning."

"True to his entrepreneurial vision, technological knowledge and marketing insights Ruben Brave maintains control of the companies he works for and the corporate direction; through elegant negotiations with strategic investors and partners. Ruben has founded multiple startups and been responsible for overall business development including relationships with investors & major clients or partners while shaping corporate strategy and tactical input for key accounts."

"Ruben Brave has been a key figure in directing the focus of multiple organizations towards the internet, open-source technologies, and the integration of both. All from the adamant perspective of usability for end-users and strategic advantages for shareholders."

"Ruben has been involved mostly at C-level in several high profile internet ventures and projects in the Netherlands of companies as KPN (Planet Internet), IDG Communications, PCM Uitgevers (DPG Media Nederland), KNVB (The Royal Dutch Soccer Association), Hachette Filipacchi Media, @Leisure Group (OYO homes), Benecke Creative Innovations and has extensive business and marketing experience. He has profound insight and understanding of the network economy and is a frequent author on media-related issues."

"During his sabbatical, Ruben learned to invest in other "forms of capital" that are transferable to new generations, e.g. his two daughters, or via his dedication to multiple volunteering roles."

Currently, Ruben Brave is involved in several international business incubation activities through his new venture, Entelligence BV.; an academic business incubator that invests in spin-offs of universities and provides guidance for scholars who want to transform into an entrepreneur.

His recent activity involves his unremunerated board membership in the Bema Foundation as the initiator of the non-profit start-up Make Media Great Again (MMGA), which has been acquired in 2020 by the Internet Society.

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  • Work
    • Entelligence bv
  • Education
    • Fons Vitae Lyceum Amsterdam
    • University of Amsterdam