These are the richest young Dutch tech millionaires in 2024, according to Quote (2024)

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The world of tech entrepreneurship is known for its fast-paced growth, disruptive innovations, and potential for massive financial returns.

And in the Netherlands, a new generation of tech entrepreneurs is emerging, poised to take the country’s tech scene by storm.

With their innovative ideas and cutting-edge products, these young Dutch tech millionaires are attracting attention from investors and consumers alike.

Their businesses are growing rapidly, and they are quickly becoming some of the most influential players in the tech industry.

So, who are these young Dutch tech millionaires? What are their businesses?

To answer the question, Quote, a Dutch business magazine, has recently released its annual list of Top 100 Jonge Selfmade Miljonairs (Top Young Self-Made Millionaires) under the age of 40.

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In this article, we have listed the top 20 self-made tech millionaires from the above-mentioned list. Do have a look.

Job Van Der Voort

Position: CEO

Net worth: €600M

Remote is a global HR platform that helps companies hire, manage, and pay their entire team globally distributed workforces compliantly.

Job is the CEO and co-founder of Remote. He was previously a neuroscientist before becoming VP of Product at GitLab, the world’s largest all-remote company. With GitLab, he hired talent from 67 countries. Job is a sought-after presenter and often speaks about scaling a remote-first startup, remote culture, and the future of work.

Ruud Pierk

Position: CEO

Net worth: €180M

Elektramat is an online electrotechnical wholesaler and specialist in distribution boards and electrotechnical products.

Ruud Pierk is the CEO of Elektramat, who is leading a team of dedicated employees committed to delivering exceptional customer service. Founded in 2006, Elektramat’s employees dispatch custom-made distribution boards and other products to B2B and B2C customers in the Benelux within 24 hours.

Maarten Alblas

Position: Founder

Net worth: €140M

DataSnipper provides auditors with an intelligent automation platform that increases the quality and efficiency of common audit procedures.

Maarten Alblas is an experienced entrepreneur, software engineer, and data analytics specialist. He founded DataSnipper and worked as a Software Engineer at Xomnia from August 2016 to July 2017. Maarten holds an academic background in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Amsterdam and a Machine Learning Certificate from Coursera.

Kai Bakkar

Position: CTO

Net worth: €140M

DataSnipper provides auditors with an intelligent automation platform that increases the quality and efficiency of common audit procedures.

Kai Bekkar is the founder and CTO of DataSnipper, Amsterdam. He has a Master of Science in Software Engineering from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Utrecht University. Before founding DataSnipper, he worked as a Software Engineer at KAS BANK and ixly. Kai is a freelance Web Developer specialising in Ruby on Rails.

Jonas Ruyter

Position: Founder

Net worth: €140M

DataSnipper provides auditors with an intelligent automation platform that increases the quality and efficiency of common audit procedures.

Jonas Ruyter is an Amsterdam-based entrepreneur with a background in Applied Psychology. Before founding DataSnipper, he held senior positions in sales and marketing at Benify, Sixt Rent a Car, and IBM, where he combined his expertise in sales, consultancy, and IT solutions to drive impactful change in the business landscape.

Iwert Dijkema

Position: Founder

Net worth: €140M

Advidi is an affiliate marketing network providing support, control, and transparency for successful media trading.

Iwert Dijkema is an experienced entrepreneur and the Founder and Owner of Advidi – a leading lead generation platform in Amsterdam. He has expertise in performance marketing, software development, and web analytics. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Organisation from the University of Amsterdam and combines his academic foundation with practical expertise to drive innovation and growth.

Mike Van Klavaren

Position: CEO

Net worth: €125M

Elektramat is an online electrotechnical wholesaler and specialist in distribution boards and electrotechnical products.

Mike van Klaveren is the CEO and General Manager of Elektramat. Electrotechnical wholesaler Elektramat has announced that it has reached an agreement with investment company Parcom regarding Parcom’s acquisition of Elektramat’s shares. Despite the acquisition, Elektramat’s founder, Ruud Pierik, and CEO, Mike van Klaveren, will remain committed to the company with a significant shareholding. Mike van Klaveren will continue to serve as the CEO of Elektramat.

Pieter Kooi

Position: Founder

Net worth: €120M

Kooi offers mobile video surveillance and incident response to secure the sites of its customers 24/7.

Pieter Kooi founded Kooi Securities to help businesses keep a watchful eye on their assets, property, and employees from anywhere, at any time. Kooi has more than 160 employees who are committed to delivering the best temporary mobile camera security and heat detection in Europe. Last year, Bencis, an independent investment company, signed an agreement to sell a majority stake in Kooi European Mobile Security.

Pieter Omvlee

Position: Co-founder

Net worth: €115M

Sketch provides a tool for designing user interfaces, websites, and icons for desktop and mobile devices.

Pieter is a co-founder of Sketch and is actively involved in product development during the day. He is based in The Hague, the Netherlands, and is passionate about several areas outside his professional pursuits.

He is a pianist and photographer who enjoys exploring diverse subjects through reading and occasional writing. Pieter has a keen interest in history and architecture and finds inspiration and intellectual stimulation in these fields.

Tim Baardse

Position: Co-founder

Net worth: €105M

Bitvavo offers an online exchange platform for easily, safely, and securely buying, selling, and saving digital currencies.

Tim Baardse is one of Bitvavo’s founders. His expertise has played a crucial role in the platform’s success and growth. Baardse’s vision and leadership have helped Bitvavo become a leading player in the cryptocurrency market, offering users a safe, efficient, and user-friendly platform to buy, sell, and trade digital assets. Bitvavo has partnered with Figment to offer institutional-grade staking services to its customers. The company will employ Figment’s infrastructure to stake a range of coins on behalf of its users across multiple networks, including ETH, SOL, and NEAR.

Jelle De Boer

Position: Co-founder

Net worth: €105M

Bitvavo offers an online exchange platform for easily, safely, and securely buying, selling, and saving digital currencies.

Jelle De Boer, with his extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of cryptocurrency, co-founded Bitvavo. A couple of months back, Bitvavo announced that it is extending its partnership with the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), especially in the field of the Oranje experience. The KNVB and Bitvavo will also use the European Championships in Germany to publicise the collaboration innovatively and creatively. They will look at joint activations in and around the host cities.

Wouter Draijer

Position: CEO

Net worth: €100M

Solarmente‘s subscription model provides immediate access to solar energy benefits, including solar panel and battery installation, home electrification, and energy management.

Wouter Draijer, CEO & co-founder of SolarMente, spearheads a one-stop solution for Residential Solar in Barcelona, Spain. With a background in building tech companies, he previously served as a Growth Lead Intern at Nerdalize. As the Founder and Owner of BrutusBoot, he curated the Amsterdam experience through canal cruises before transitioning to the renewable energy sector. Before this, he navigated Amsterdam’s waterways as Captain of luxury vessels.

Rob Van Den Heuvel

Position: CEO

Net worth: €95M

Sendcloud is an all-in-one shipping platform for e-commerce businesses, offering branded tracking, a simple return procedure, and checkout optimisation to save delivery time and improve conversion rates.

Rob van den Heuvel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sendcloud, a pioneering venture that revolutionises e-commerce shipping experiences.Rob’s entrepreneurial journey began with PhoneGadgets. With a background in sales and customer service. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fontys University of Applied Sciences.

Bas Smeulders

Position: COO

Net worth: €95M

Sendcloud is an all-in-one shipping platform for e-commerce businesses, offering branded tracking, a simple return procedure, and checkout optimisation to save delivery time and improve conversion rates.

Bas Smeulders is an experienced entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience in the e-commerce industry. Prior to his involvement with Sendcloud, Bas co-owned PhoneGadgets, worked as a Sales Promoter at Hamilton Bright, and honed his financial understanding as a Finance Trainee at GEA Food Solutions Bakel. Bas holds a degree in Business Economics from Avans Hogeschool Den Bosch and is passionate about his work.

Sabi Tolou

Position: CCO

Net worth: €95M

Sendcloud is an all-in-one shipping platform for e-commerce businesses, offering branded tracking, a simple return procedure, and checkout optimisation to save delivery time and improve conversion rates.

Sabi Tolou is the Co-founder and account manager at SendCloud, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands. With over 11 years of experience revolutionising shipping processes for online retailers, Sabi’s expertise lies in customer acquisition, system design, and partner management, ensuring high-quality shipping solutions. Before SendCloud, Sabi served in various roles at T-Mobile, where he honed his skills in sales and management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Economics from Fontys Hogeschool Eindhoven.

Mark Nuvelstijn

Position: CEO

Net worth: €90M

Bitvavo offers an online exchange platform that can easily buy, sell, and save digital currencies simply and safely.

Mark Nuvelstijn is the co-founder & CEO of Bitvavo, a position he has held since May 2018. Mark holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Tax Law from the University of Groningen, as well as a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Queen’s University. He also earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Groningen.

Milan Daniels

Position: Co-founder

Net worth: €75M

Otrium is a technology platform where fashion brands can sell their leftover stocks at a discount. Its full-service marketplace allows fashion brands to open an online outlet with minimal effort and all the advantages.

Milan Daniels is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for innovation in the fashion industry. Before joining Otrium, Milan co-founded Breaking Rocks, and he also co-founded Orbitnow. In this digital development studio, he oversaw the creation of several e-commerce, web, and iOS applications. Milan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising from the School of Visual Arts and the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam.

Max Klijnstra

Position: Co-founder

Net worth: €75M

Otrium is a technology platform where fashion brands can sell their leftover stocks at a discount. Its full-service marketplace allows fashion brands to open an online outlet with minimal effort and all the advantages.

Max Klijnstra is an experienced entrepreneur and business developer. He has been the Co-Founder and Chief Sustainability and growth Officer at Otrium since 2024. Before Otrium, he held leadership positions at Orbitnow and co-founded Breaking Rocks, which the Moonlake Group later acquired. Max studied Entrepreneurship, Psychology, and Geography at University College Utrecht and specialised in Organisational Design and Sustainable Business from Jacobs University Bremen and Politecnico di Torino, respectively.

Rene Janssen

Position: CEO

Net worth: €65M

Lepaya is a company that offers power skills training by combining online and offline learning through a customisable mobile learning app. The platform provides over 50 modules for soft and hard skill training and offers real-time data on learner behaviour and impact.

Rene founded Lepaya in 2018 to provide upskilling solutions for leading organisations. Before that, he was the Executive Vice President at Lazada in Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Rene started his career at the Boston Consulting Group and has worked across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He holds degrees in Maths/Physics and Philosophy of Science from University College Utrecht and Utrecht University, respectively.

Peter Kuperus

Position: CEO

Net worth: €65M

Lepaya is a company that provides power skills training by blending online and offline learning via a customisable mobile learning application. The platform offers more than 50 modules for soft and hard skill training and provides real-time data on learner behaviour and impact.

Peter Kuperus is the CEO & founder of Lepaya. Before founding Lepaya, Peter held key strategic roles at TravelBird and Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he accumulated comprehensive expertise in strategy and management. With a diverse background spanning from consulting to entrepreneurship, Peter brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the table.

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