Intro: Kees de Jong is entrepreneur, investor, speaker, mentor, author. At the moment he is (very) active within nlgroeit.nl initiative – let’s help entrepreneurs grow bigger. He wrote ‘Het Groeiboekje’/ ‘Groter Groeien’ which was a no. 3 at Bestseller top 100
Expertise: Market research, Panels, High growth, internationalization, coaching, investing
- Co founded Blauw Research (NL, UK, Germany), Bloomerce (sold to SSI in 2005), GDCC (callcenter, global data collection).
- Invested in YourNews (founding investors), Intellex (Dynamic Reporting, really cool software) and AGMI (fastest growing road sign and dynamic information company in Europe) Inti Games and other initiatives.
- Member of multiple boards, as Veliq, ECE and Get in the Ring.
- Co-founder and active within of Spark Entrepreneurs Education. ‘Helping entrepreneurs to dream ‘bigger’ and support them with tools, inspiration and insight to deliver on those dreams.’
- Columnist at Financieel Dagdblad Netherlands, weekly (2008-2013)
- Past CEO of SSI – a global company delivering sampling, data collection and technology to the MR industry, offices in 22 countries and employs 2,500 staff.
- Writer of ‘Het Groeiboekje’/ ‘Groter Groeien’- no. 3 at Bestseller top 100!