Connect with scaling experts

Our scaling experts have earned their stripes as founders or C-Suite executives in successful tech scaleups, so they have a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that you face.

To be more specific, our experts have all played key roles in the growth of scaleups that:

  • Went from zero to at least €70M in funding 

  • Have at least 300 FTE

  • Expanded internationally

Our experts play an active and crucial role in our community by sharing their knowledge through our programmes, events, and other sessions.

They are also available for one-on-one sessions with our community members, help facilitate connections, and regularly share practical and actionable advice through our insights articles, podcasts, and other channels.

Meet our scaling experts

This is a sneak preview of experts that have been on our programmes and at our events. Most experts are also available to connect with on a one-on-one basis.

Mayke Nagtegaal
Non Executive Board Member and previous COO
Mayke was part of the founding team of MessageBird and was COO for 7 years. She saw MessageBird grow from a garage startup to a company with a 1000-person strong international workforce.
Brendon Montgomery
VP Benelux
Brendon has been the VP Benelux at Mollie since 2022, and has a versatile background spanning a variety of roles and industries. He also previously provided GTM expertise through various Techleap events and programmes.
Katlego Maphai
Co-founder & CEO
Katlego is the co-founder and CEO of Yoco. He previously worked in venture development at Rocket Internet, telecoms consulting, and holds a degree in Business Science (Information Systems) from the University of Cape Town.
Daniel Gebler
Daniel is the founder and CTO at Picnic and has a PHD in Computer Science. He previously worked for 7 years at Fredhopper, most recently as Director of R&D. In 2023 he was among the winners of the European Digital Leader Of The Year Awards.
Grisha Pavlotskyi
Grisha is the CTO of Miro, where he is responsible for scaling business processes and facilitating rapid growth across the company’s global locations. He previously spent almost 20 years at Deloitte, most recently serving as a Partner, Head of Innovation Consulting.

Expert Finder

Get access to talented experts with experience in scaling businesses. They are more than happy to give one-on-one advice. So tap into their field of expertise and find them directly through the Expert Finder.