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
Analyst

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
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.

Ruben van den Eshof
Trader

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.

Mads Mathiesen
Analyst

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.

Antonio Sesti
Analyst

Antonio joined Maven 11 as an analyst in October 2021, coming from experiences in audit and consulting in M&A. He holds a BSc in Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and a MSc in Finance at Esade Business School in Barcelona. In Maven 11, Antonio focuses on delivering risk assessments and financial modeling.

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 as Director Institutional Sales 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. Victor became intrigued by the possibilities blockchain technology could bring to make traditional financial markets more efficient and accessible. At Maven 11 Victor is responsible for bringing opportunities in decentralized finance (DeFi), such as capital marketplace Maple Finance, to institutional investors 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 this 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.

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.

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.