Ton is a partner at Keadyn VC – a seed stage VC from the Netherlands. Next to that, he’s Investor in Residence at StartupDelta, working closely together with HRH Prince Constantijn, on a mission to break open the European investment scene. His personal goal is to empower one million entrepreneurs by 2020. That’s also why his organising dinners and other get-togethers throughout Europe. Currently traveling to 30 cities in 6 months time, meeting with key influencers in the tech scene and trying to discover ‘the secret sauce’ & the ‘origin stories’ of those respective cities. He’s talking to founders, top-tier VCs, superangels & community leaders in order to get that firsthand knowledge sharing going. Ton also founded Angel Island (angelisland.co) last year with the purpose of connecting the unconnected. He rented an island near Amsterdam in 2016, some tall ships and got together a curated group of 200 angel investors & 200 early stage founders and ‘locked’ the island. No pitching allowed, no keynotes, no name tags and a strict “zero asshole policy”. The idea was to level the playing field and meaningfully connect these two groups.