Erik Van Rompay

Paris, France

Serial Founder (5x) internet platforms oriented
Erik's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
Design
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Sales
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About Erik

I am a serial entrepreneur - mainly focused on Internet platforms.

I am a hands-on guy that starts from scratch and once launched, pushes the company to international level (created subsidiaries in Europe, USA and Asia).

As Managing Director and previously interim manager, I have done a little bit everything in a company (even some accounting and hotline...), but I love to concentrate on :

* corporate strategy,
* business development
* fundraising (public and private - have raised at this stage more than 23 million euros for my previous companies)

By the way, I am an engineer so love to work on complex technical stuff ;-)

Quote

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Work Experience

Founder & President

Gutenberg Technology

September 2009 - November 2014

Created this company to disrupt the education and book publishing industry by creating a very innovative SAAS platform. It was a B2B offer for all major editors and we got 3 of the top10 editors in the world using our environment. We grew very quickly to 160 people and opened offices in Silicon Valley, New York, London and India. I defined the initial technical specs of the platform and after recruiting a CTO, focused on fundraising and R&D.

Education

University of Louvain (B)

Civil Engineer

1980 - 1985

INSEAD

Many MBA and EDP courses

1997 - 2000