Koen has extensive expertise in increasing deal flow, and scouting and selecting social enterprises with scalable business models. He has over five years of experience, with a strong focus on the sustainability sector, agriculture and Africa. In 2010, Koen combined his passions for storytelling and sustainability when he co-founded StoryTravelers, a company that promotes sustainable tourism businesses using visual stories. Before this, he was also part of the founding team of the Impact Hub Milan and also spent time as a Host at the Impact Hub Rotterdam.
Koen also supported Aqua-Spark, an impact investing fund based out of Utrecht, focused on sustainable aquaculture companies. As part of the deal flow team at AquaSpark, Koen created the deal flow pipeline from scratch, and went on to screen over 350 companies. Koen studied Business Economics at the Universiteit van Tilburg and also serves as an Advisor for the Ecosystem Return Foundation, which is dedicated to restoring large ecosystems in a financially sustainable way. Koen loves to ride his mountain bike, travel and especially, to eat delicious food. He currently resides in Rotterdam.