Location: Amsterdam

Jelmer De Jong

Partner, Chief Technology Officer

Jelmer is a Partner at RTP Global and is the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. He is the driving force behind the firm’s own Data Insights Platform and Venture Capital Operating System, which were created to improve the firm’s ability to source the best founders, close the best deals swiftly, and support the portfolio companies.

Before joining RTP Global, Jelmer was a partner at Amsterdam-based venture capital firm henQ, investing in seed-stage B2B software startups. He also has experience in leading international marketing and growth, and later product development as an early employee at fintech unicorn Backbase. Here, he spent 10 years as part of the management team growing the company from 40 to over 1,000 people, opening new offices around the globe, and working closely with customers.

If you can claim “the internet” as a hobby, it would be Jelmer’s. Being curious and combining different concepts in new applications is vital in his job and it is something he genuinely enjoys doing 24/7. Next to “the internet,” Jelmer enjoys taking long walks with his dog Ivy, reading books, and being outside – either partaking in hiking trips or being on the water to paddleboard or kayak.