Erik Van Rompay
Founded 2+ startups
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 ;-)
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
Founder & President
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.
University of Louvain (B)
1980 - 1985
Many MBA and EDP courses
1997 - 2000