Andy is a serial entrepreneur and mostly known for founding iOpener Media GmbH. With iOpener Andy raised a series A financing round of USD 6 million from a German venture capital fund. In his role as CEO, Andy focused on the strategy, business development, and strategic partnerships, alongside the general management of the company. He was also responsible for investor relations. Mid 2011 Andy sold his shares of the company. Together with part of the former iOpener management team in 2012 he founded Over & Beyond B.V. where he advices and supports SMEs, in both the games as well as high-tech industries. Andy started his career as a management consultant and project manager at PwC. Andy gained extensive experience in the telecom, media, IT (software & hardware), automotive as well as other high-tech industries. Andy holds a degree in Information Management from the Hogeschool Maastricht (The Netherlands), and successfully completed the Master Class Technology, Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands).
Expertise: Entrepreneurship, strategy, business development, product development, investor relations, strategic partnerships, and C-level coaching.
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