Christian van der Haagen

Christian van der Haagen

Managing Partner at B4B Ventures SARL

Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT Amsterdam || Smart Materials Sittard Mentor

Christian is a business strategist, entrepreneur, mentor and informal investor. He is dedicated to empower others through personal development, leadership and entrepreneurship. A former C level executive at blue chip multinationals like P&G and Diageo and VC/PE portfolio companies, he has been helping B2C and B2B businesses (from Technology start-ups to Fortune 500 companies) achieve their organic growth targets. Christian is Managing Partner of B4B Ventures SARL taking (Non)-Executive roles as well as minority shares in small and medium sized enterprises facing expansion challenges.

Top Skills
Extensive business strategy, go-to- market and operational experience to accelerate start-ups to their next growth phase (based on 20 years at blue chip multinationals like P&G and Diageo and as CxO of multiple (start-up) companies for private equity parties

After 24 years abroad willing to give back experience to Dutch based start-ups (also mentor in ECE, Brown Cow and Yes!Delft). I believe in start-ups to create wealth and therefore a key driver for a better economy/society. I have a keen interest in “smart innovation” and helping start-ups in their growth ambitions, learn from them and maybe invest in them. As a mentor, I would like to help the startups with go2market efficiency & effectiveness, operational excellence and “general soundboard ”.