Manager and entrepreneur. Born in the Netherlands, has traveled extensively, lived in 6 European countries and fluent in six languages.
He graduated from Bocconi University and achieved his MBA at Warwick Business School.
He is dedicated and passionate about the world of startups, and is co-founder and CEO of Creative Thinking Ventures that specializes in pre-seed financing and advisory services to startups under development.
He is board member and advisor of several startup companies.
He has experienced different startup situations, and the opening of new markets. And led turnarounds and the restructuring of businesses.
Expert in business development and international marketing, combining the mindset of the multinational with the capability of initiative typical of entrepreneurial companies.
Main interest is in commerce and retail, online and offline, marketplaces, startups in the sharing economy.
He is member of IBAN, Italian Business Angels Network.
LAB for Creative Thinking takes care of the growth of high potential startups and innovative SMEs in the commercial area, business development and within marketplaces.
The idea must be original and offer a new (creative) way of proposing a product / service or in resolving a customer problem.
We have a different approach from many other companies in our sector, and will intervene from the earliest stage (pre-seed) with advice, mentoring and support.
Nov 2015 - Present
Worldz is a disruptive tool for ecommerce, that monetizes the social popularity of each of us. A true innovation on the web. It uses the theory of WOMM (word of mouth marketing) to increase e-commerce impact and conversions.
Share more, pay less.
Sep 2015 - Present
Sector: delivery services C2C - based on sharing economy in Peer 2 Peer
TocTocBox is a collaborative platform founded by the desire to create an alternative to the existing patterns of dispatch of goods.
Master in Business Administration
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, United Kingdom 1999 - 2006
Laurea in Economia e Commercio - Economia Aziendale
Startup Sharewood completes the crowdfunding campaign on CrowdFundME.
3 days in advance of the scheduled date, the campaign has been successfully completed, with a significant overfunding.
50+ investors have confirmed that they believe in Sharewood's business model, and that they trust the team to scale-up.
Scusa ma Quanto Vali ?
LAB Creative Thinking
“In sostanza quel che vedi è il valore (in termini economici) di una tua condivisione su Facebook. Alle spalle di quel tasto “login with facebook” c’è la nostra APP che, attraverso le interazioni che ricevi e i tuoi amici, calcola un punteggio e lo rigira in termini economici”.
METRICS for decision making vs vanity metrics
BLOG Marnix Groet
Good metrics are an excellent tool for decision making.
They serve the entrepreneur-startupper and the team as well, but are also instrumental to communicate with the stakeholders and generally to the rest of the world.
STARTUP PRE-SEED STAGE: FINANCING AND ADVISORY
There is much talk of startups in Italy and there is a strong push by the new legislation on the innovative startups. (So called “startup innovativa”).
There is, however, a still earlier stage than seed, when there is almost nothing but ideas. And where the startup, most of the times, it is not even formed.
What we call the Pre-Seed stage.
Speaker at Open Summit 2015
Our company Creative Thinking Ventures invited to attend the most important startup event in Italy in 2015. Our CEO was present as a public speaker.
Finanza e Capitale Umano a sostegno di PMI e Startup
PMI Magazine December 2016
Description of the way that Team2Grow operates and supports and develops SME's.