Our team

Among us we have a diverse group of economists, entrepreneurs, computer scientists and domain leaders. We are inspired, driven and passionate to be taking part and leading investment in the foundation of a new era.

Balder Bomans
CIO & Managing Partner

Balder holds an MSc degree in Economics and Finance, and has a rich traditional financial markets background. Before joining Maven 11 Capital as a partner, Balder traded European cash equities for 8 years at boutique investment bank Kempen & Co, and therefore brings extensive knowledge in the fields of trading strategies and risk management.

Joost van der Plas
CEO & Managing Partner

Joost discovered blockchain technology in 2011 and bought his first Bitcoin in early 2012. He holds a MSc degree in Business Administration. Joost has a unique combination of 11 years of senior corporate management experience in the telecom industry (KPN, Tele2, and UPC) and over 5 years of start-up experience (social media & telecom).

Darius Rugys
General Partner Venture Fund 2

Darius has a venture capital background and has been one of the most active investors in the blockchain space over recent years. Darius joined Maven 11 as Managing Partner in 2020 to further strengthen the team for the second fund. He adds significant knowledge, investment experience, and network to Maven 11.

Mathijs van Esch
Associate Partner Venture Fund 1 & 2

Mathijs started researching blockchain in 2016 when he wrote his thesis about the enterprise usage of blockchains. He joined Maven 11 in 2017 as a research analyst and has fundamentally analyzed over 200 investment opportunities. Mathijs holds 2 MSc degrees in Accountany (with honours) and Tax Economics.

Pim Swart

Pim got involved in the blockchain industry in 2017 while studying at University. He holds a MSc in Science & Business Management, and has a background in fundamental bioinformatics research and data science. He joined Maven 11 in 2021, and is currently responsible for the fundamental analysis of venture investment opportunities.

Wojtek Pawlowski
Operations & Business Development

Wojtek holds a MSc degree in Quantitative Finance, and got involved in the blockchain space in 2017. Before joining Maven 11 in 2020, Wojtek spent his time on developing his skills in trading and data modelling. He also wrote his master’s thesis about the role of Bitcoin as a potential safe haven for the US equities. At M11 Credit he is responsible for the operational management of the liquidity pools on various lending protocols as well as the development of relationships among borrowers and liquidity providers.

Ruben van den Eshof

Ruben holds a MSc degree in Corporate Finance, and got involved in the blockchain industry in 2017. Prior to joining Maven 11 in September 2018, Ruben spent his time on game theory optimizations. His main focus is the analysis of on-chain data traffic for the use of trading and fundamental investment decisions.

Bram van Roelen
Investment Manager

Bram holds a MSc degree in Business Engineering and has been active in the industry since 2015. He has contributed to several projects and is fully emerged into everything DeFi. Bram  is responsible for finding and screening venture opportunities. Next to this, Bram is supporting portfolio companies with all things community, communication and governance.

Nikita Razuvaev
Senior Credit Analyst

Nikita holds a double MSc degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from the Financial University in Moscow. He is as well a CFA level 1. Prior to joining M11 Credit, Nikita spent 5 years in banking, with the focus on providing debt and mezzanine financing to corporate clients and VC/PE portfolio management. By bringing traditional credit and investment experience to M11 Credit, Nikita is contributing to further strengthening the underwriting process.

Mads Mathiesen

Mads got into the blockchain industry in 2013, when he first found Bitcoin while in High School. He has spent the past 5 years in Asia and speaks both Chinese and Korean. He has done fundamental research into a variety of blockchain technologies and has a lot of passion for rollups. He joined Maven 11 in 2022, and is currently responsible for in-depth technical research analysis of various venture investment opportunities.

Martijn van Veen
Partner & Director Asset Management

Martijn joined Maven 11 as Managing Partner in January 2022, bringing over two decades of experience in the traditional finance industry. His experience includes managing proprietary trading, portfolio management, business development and structuring of investment solutions. As a connector between people and business Martijn aims to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the quickly maturing digital assets environment. Martijn is an ESMA accredited institutional investment advisor and holds an MSc in Finance & Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam.

Victor van Eijk
Director Institutional Sales

Victor has been active in capital markets since 2005. Prior to joining Maven 11 in December 2021 he held managerial roles in institutional sales and trading in both Amsterdam and New York at Kempen & Co and NIBC amongst others. At M11 Credit Victor is responsible for bringing opportunities in decentralized finance (DeFi), such as capital marketplace Maple Finance, to institutional liquidity providers around the globe. Victor holds a MSc in Business Administration from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. 

Michiel Verhaagen
Director Business Development

Michiel has a proven commercial track record in FinTech, Aviation, Consultancy, and SaaS. Besides 25 years of commercial experience, he has a Master in Business Administration and Bachelor’s degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Psychology. He is an active investor in blockchain and Maven 11 since 2017. Michiel enables Maven 11 to attract investors and thrive investments as Venture Partner.

Derk Aalbers
Director Finance & Operations

In his role as Director of Finance & Operations, Derk is responsible for fund administrations, compliance and corporate governance. Prior to joining Maven 11, Derk gathered a wide experience as auditor of a broad range of companies including global operating banks, investment vehicles, private equity- and venture capital investment companies. Derk holds a Master’s degree in Financial Business Administration and a postgraduate title as Certified Public Accountants (CPA) both from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is registered accordingly at The Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Jaap Camman
Legal Counsel

Jaap has been working with Maven 11 since May 2021. Having been the general counsel of a New York listed digital infrastructure company for more than 20 years, he brings extensive experience in governance, compliance and regulatory matters as well as in building and developing growing companies and organizations. Jaap holds a law degree from Utrecht University.

Raimond Stappers
Compliance Officer

Raimond started his compliance carrier at BinckBank in 2005, for some the first Dutch Fintech. He has a strong interest in innovation and technological solutions with regard to compliance risk management. Raimond holds an executive master in compliance and integrity management from the VU University in Amsterdam.

Galit Dunkelgrun
Executive Assistant/HR

Galit joined Maven 11 in November 2021 as management executive and HR coordinator. Her previous experiences include office management for a stock exchange company, national senior recruiter at Randstad, specialized in the hospitality industry and events coordinator for a large hotel chain. Galit studied Hospitality Management.

Chang Ng

Chang Ng has been a serial entrepreneur since 2001 and is the founder of Constrive, a growing group of companies building an ecosystem in the eCommerce and consumer products space. He holds an MSc in Finance and attended executive education programs at HBS OPM, IMD and LBS. As an investor and advisor, Chang is involved in startups, Antler NL, NLC Health among others. He joined the Entrepreneurs Organization in 2012 and has become an active contributor to the community. He held various leadership positions, including President of the NL chapter, Chair of the European Board. Next to this, Chang will be on the Maven 11 Global Board for the coming 3 years. Chang is also an active YPO member.