Big news: In 2022, the Mainport Innovation Fund team and its partners joined forces with SHIFT Invest. Click here for the press release.
We now invest in Sustainable Aviation, Mobility & Logistics from our fund SHIFT Invest III. Please apply here.


Meet our Fund Manager and Fund Committee

Fund Manager

Thijs Gitmans - Investment Partner
Willem Poerink – Investment Manager

NBI Investors is responsible for the management of MIF II. Within NBI Investors, Thijs Gitmans and Willem Poerink are fully dedicated to MIF II. MIF II sets itself apart from most other VC funds by closely cooperating with its partners. Through our Fund Committee, we provide access for our portfolio companies to the network and expertise of our partners. Each of the MIF II partners has appointed at least two members to this committee. These members all deal with innovation and venturing on a daily basis. The Fund Committee meets every three weeks to discuss dealflow, portfolio and market developments. For each opportunity MIF II investigates, a dedicated dealteam is formed, consisting of the Fund Manager and one or two members of the Fund Committee.

The NBI Investors team

Fund Committee

Arlette van der Veer

Project Manager Radical Innovation
KLM Airlines

Jeroen Erdman

Director Mergers & Acquisitions
KLM Airlines

Thomas Liebrand

Manager Corporate Finance
Schiphol Group

Silke Wesselink

Manager Innovatie

Carolijn Schoofs

External Innovation Lead

Martine Nieuwenhuizen

Investment Manager
TU Delft

Jan Egbertsen

Manager Strategy & Innovation
Port of Amsterdam

Eric Warners

Manager Corporate Strategy 
Port of Amsterdam

Thijs Smit


Floris Nilting

Strategy & Innovation

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