Janneke Niessen is founding partner at CapitalT, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, board member and diversity advocate. She has started and exited two international technology companies. She is on the board of several organisations and is regularly asked for advice by the government, all on the crossroads of technology, talent, investing and diversity. She speaks regularly at international events, appears in podcasts and writes for several publications such as Fortune MPW, TNW, Wonder Women Tech, Inc, Cambridge and Jinek.
As the co-initiator of InspiringFifty—an initiative to increase diversity in technology by raising the visibility of female role models—Janneke published The New Girl Code to inspire young girls to pursue careers in technology. Janneke is also a strong supporter of more diversity in venture capital and one of the initiators of #Fundright, a self-imposed quota for venture capital investors to improve inclusion in the investment ecosystem. She has been named one of Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year, one of the 10 most prominent angel investors, Most Innovative Leader and EY Entrepreneur of the Year.