George van Brugge
Founder at Bridge Ventures BV
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam Mentor
George (1969) has been active in the IT industry for over 20 years. Founded his first company Portland Europe in 1998. Since then Portland has been nominated several times by industry experts and won several industry awards like in 2011 the “Best IT Distributor in the Netherlands” award. During this period George (co-) founded five different startups. Founded Kaseya BV in 2006 and opened several different Kaseya offices throughout Europe. Quickly after the start up Kaseya Netherlands won CRN’s Editors Choice and Company of the Year award. Co-founded Bridge Ventures in 2011, an early stage investment company. Co-founded Firmtel in 2011 and joined in 2013 as CCO. Member of the advisory board @ Give.it. Mentor and investor @ Startupbootcamp Amsterdam. George is a passionate entrepreneur with a laser sharp focus on new ICT trends which he loves to bring to the attention as a die-hard promoter.