Joost Becker

Joost Becker

Partner at Ox.

Startupbootcamp Commerce Amsterdam || Smart City & IoT Amsterdam Mentor

I have been an investor for the last 10+ years in businesses from small entrepreneurial businesses to multi billion euro revenue mature companies. In the past I have been part of a large private equity business based in London (Bregal) and more recently in a more entrepreneurial setting based in Amsterdam and focused on smaller businesses that require hands-on involvement (Ox.). My experience is deal making/structuring, I know what investors look for in a company and I have worked with many management teams/entrepreneurs in growing their business.

Top 3 skills:

1. Get companies ready to receive funding
2. Focus so things get things done
3. Broad network

I like working with start-ups as I like the dynamic of getting something new going. Also I like the exposure to people who focus on new business/technology and who are not yet too bothered by how things are done traditionally. That mind set also helps me look critically at the traditional companies we invest in and give me inspiration to change the companies we own.