Herman Kienhuis

Managing Partner
Curiosity VC

Chemical engineer, strategist and digital product executive turned tech investor. Founder and managing partner of angel syndicate River Venture Partners and venture partner at Amsterdam-based VC firm Newion, focused on early-stage investments in B2B software companies.

Previous experience:
Managing Director of KPN Ventures, corporate venturing arm of The Netherlands’​ leading telecom operator KPN.

Founder and Investment Director of early-stage corporate venture capital fund SanomaVentures, with offices in Amsterdam and Helsinki.

Business development Director and member of the management team of the leading Dutch consumer internet company, responsible for digital product development (e.g. launched 50+ mobile apps, streaming video site, video production team, social Q&A site, job portal).

Strategy and M&A manager of Dutch media group, responsible for online growth strategy and divestment of non-core assets (magazine unit, movie distribution unit)

Strategy consultant, responsible for board-level actionable recommendations with regard to (investment) strategy, innovation management, portfolio management, marketing strategy, organisational structure, cost efficiency. (Amsterdam, London, Antwerp)

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