Lawyer and Co-founder at Ingen Housz
Startupbootcamp Commerce || Smart City & IoT Amsterdam Mentor
Matthijs is a Lawyer and Co-founder at Ingen Housz, former partner at AKD Advocaten & Notarissen, with a focus on working for startups and investors on investment rounds. For example, he assisted startup Wercker on the investment by leading Silicon Valley VC firm Greylock Partners (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc), Shamrock Ventures and Vitulum Ventures (2013).
Matthijs is passionate about working with startups because it gives him the opportunity to work with creative, talented, ambitious individuals and to be part of the adventure. Matthijs is a matchmaker with a great network, who likes bringing together people. He has special expertise in interactions with investors, termsheets, negotiations and creating win-win partnerships.
Chambers & Partners European edition 2013 – the ‘Michelin guide for lawyers’ – refers to Matthijs Ingen-Housz as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in Corporate/M&A and in Private Equity and says: ‘Matthijs Ingen-Housz receives warm praise for his client-oriented approach: “He’s crucial for us – very well connected in the financial investor community.”‘ Het Financieele Dagblad, 4 January 2013: ‘Matthijs Ingen-Housz van de firma AKD heeft Wercker bijgestaan en is een aanrader voor elke start-up dankzij zijn expertise in private equity.’ (Column by Micha Hernandez van Leuffen, CEO of Wercker)