WE SHARE IS LEAD BY PASSIONATE PEOPLE READY TO BRING CHANGE

We fuel cooperation between our donors/investors, young talents and partners to make the world a better place for everyone.

‘I have seen that too many startups fail unnecessarily. Imagine the huge waste of capital and lost opportunities. Let’s do something about it, something with impact’
– Edward de Jager,  Founder and Chairman of the Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors is composed of successful entrepreneurs with experience in a diverse range of sectors. Hands on, they want to give back to the global society that saw them thrive.

EDWARD DE JAGER

Founder, Chairman of the board

Serial Entrepreneur since 1986, CEO at VenturesOne Group.

“Share your success. We Share to me is creating a sustainable ecosystem for start-ups, innovation and talent development. By using unique and circular funding model we enable more start-ups/innovators to impact global challenges. I am a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has invested in numerous companies. I eat, drink, breath and live entrepreneurship. Together with other passionate entrepreneurs I want to build exceptional and successful companies.”

SIMONE BRAND

Co-Founder, Secretary of the Board

Co-founder of impact venture fund DOEN Participaties BV.

“When Edward shared his genius idea about a new purpose funding model, I immediately felt excited. Through We Share everyone of us can be part of an entrepreneurial movement that manifests real positive change for our planet and all creatures living on it. It is a first step to redefine capitalism: keeping what’s good about it, while embracing togetherness, co-creation, inclusivity, support, sustainability, solidarity and transparency.”

ALBERT GROENEWOUD

Treasurer of the Board

Senior Healthcare Consultant, Experienced Entrepreneur and Startup Mentor.

“I am convinced We Share will contribute to the establishment of long-term sustainable investments in innovative projects dealing with Global Challenges. With a platform a new revolving funding model and reliable collaboration with partners, this concept is a step ahead in fostering the success of start-ups and talent.”

GERRIT JAN VAN ‘T VEEN

Board Member

Co-Founder of World Startup Factory, Border Sessions and Wunderpeopler.

“We Share is one of these special projects that can change the way investors and founders collaborate on the growth of impact ventures for next generations instead of the traditional 5-7 years ROI focus. Fortunately there is a rise of impact investment and this community can be one of the hotspot for investors, founders and talent.”

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Our management team is made up of experienced professionals and interns excited to make a difference.

BERT OOSTHOUT

Executive Director

Business consultant and turnaround expert specialised in Operational, Financial, Legal and Fiscal issues.

“We Share is the most sympathetic professional challenge I have ever come across. I am proud to support a group of entrepreneurs keen on impact. Not for themselves and not for a quick win; their investments support long term solutions, making a difference where it is most needed.”

ELODIE JEGU

Program Manager

Driven young professional with a wide international background and MSc in Economics of Public Policy.

“Living in different developing and developed countries I became determined to promote social, economic and environmental welfare through my professional career. We Share gave me that opportunity. Beyond this, the genuine passion of the board, team and all those involved with We Share is truly inspiring.”

DARIA KHOLOD

Communications 

MA in Global Communication, former Head Teacher of a language school.

“I appreciate that We Share is offering an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to develop and implement their innovative ideas. With my educational background, I believe in the power of knowledge, sharing and inspiring. To be a part of such a motivated and professional team is a chance for me to grow and to help to grow to others.”