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.

Joost van der Plas
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).

Balder Bomans
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.

Darius Rugys
Managing Partner

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.

Michiel Verhaagen

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.

Mathijs van Esch
Investment Manager

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.

Ruben van den Eshof
Data Analyst

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.

Mengalvio Dompig
KYC / AML Support

Mengalvio holds a LLB (Law) degree and works as Legal & Compliance Content Developer at Relian B.V. He has been seconded to Maven 11 Capital on a part-time basis by Relian to assist the board with respect to specific know-your-customer & anti-money laundering procedures, and other supporting tasks.

Charlotte van Slobbe
Investor Relations

Charlotte has over 8 years of experience in fund raising for both venture capital and private equity. Additionally, she is an active informal investor and manages an active angel network in The Netherlands. Charlotte joined Maven 11 in 2019, and focuses on investor acquisition and relationships.

Wojtek Pawlowski
Quantitative Analyst

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 which revealed that while Bitcoin could not be seen as a safe haven in the last 10 years, it displayed such characteristics during the March 2020 crash. At Maven 11 his main focus is the analysis of on-chain data as well as modelling the tokenomics of various investment opportunities.