Introduce yourself – what is your background, passions and ‘day job’?
I am a Senior Partner at MiL Institute and work with leadership development and facilitate change processes in organizations. Troubled management/project teams and talented people is my passion!
How did you first get familiar with crowdfunding and why does it appeal to you?
Being an ex-entrepreneur myself, being a crowd investor is a perfect way for me to support other entrepreneurs with ideas. I love getting in early and watching business models grow and develop over those crucial early years.
Which project(s) on FundedByMe did you invest in? What made you want to get involved?
Virtuous Spirits, Nerdy by Nerds, Eggs Inc, Beibamboo, Elinnovation…. I think those are all, but may have missed one.
I wanted to get involved in these companies because I believed in the people behind the business ideas. Good people beat good ideas. Always!
What do you expect to get out of these investments on the long run?
Passion and energy, and in the odd case also a return on my investment.
What is the most important tip you’d give other investors considering crowdfunding?
Ignore the product/service when you invest. It’s all about the people and the team. Really. And listen to both your heart and your braincells.
Are there any new investment rounds on FundedByMe that you have your eyes on at the moment?
Oh….absolutely! High Heaven is my new pet peeve! Just look at their team – living the brand 100%!