Daan Moreels

Deinze, Belgium

Cofounder Cloudalize.com, Cofounder Magnax.com, Venture Builder
Daan's Skills
Sales
Product Management
Growth
Fundraising
Strategy
Business Development
Public Relations
Marketing
Open to networking with people holding these skills
User Experience
Finance
Programming
Legal
Technical
Background

Age Group

36-55

About Daan

Back in 2003, I graduated with a masters degree in aeronautical engineering and served as a sales professional in tech companies such as CFE and Emerson.
I escaped the "golden cage" of corporate employment, to deciding not to follow my passion for photography, and ending up as a co-founder for tech startup Cloudalize. We raised 3M euro in investment and grew the team from 3 to 15 people in 2 years. After 4 years, I decided to leave Cloudalize to work on new ventures. Currently working on www.magnax.com; new generation of axial flux electric motors and generators for use cases in automotive and energy generation.

Quote

“In a startup, no business plan survives first contact with customers.” - Steven Blank

Work Experience

Cofounder

Cloudalize

June 2013 - October 2016

Joined the Cloudalize founding team to work on customer development, product development, product/market fit, corporate alliances, strategic partnerships, go-to-market planning and execution. Made myself redundant to work on new ventures. Handover to team of sales and marketing specialists for continued future growth. www.cloudalize.com - Developed 3F investors. - Pivot to current business model. - Initiated and built partnership with ecosystem leader Nvidia. - Pre-revenue customer development & product validation. - Attracted management team members. Team grew from 3 to 15 people in 2 years. - Raised +/- 3M Seed. - Setup of marketing systems for demand generation.

Cofounder

Magnax

November 2016 - Today

Magnax is a Belgian startup team combining unique practical engineering and commercial start-up experience with world-class electric machine research. Magnax is building next-generation electric motors and direct-drive generators based on axial flux technology. We have developed a unique, proprietary variant of axial flux direct drive machines, which can provide a step change in efficiency, size, reliability, manufacturing resource requirement, and cost-effectiveness. The new technology is used for direct-drive generators (ie. wind turbines) and ultra-efficient electric motors (automotive, heavy equipment, aircraft,..) The patented axial flux technology is backed by 6 years R&D ( in collaboration with University Ghent) and 2 years prototyping. www.magnax.com

Education

KHBO Oostende (University of Leuven)

Master in Engineering

1999 - 2004