Capital waters is an initiative by Don Ginsel from Principe Management and Sjoerd Mol from Benvalor, to help out people active as investor or as entrepreneur, in investments in startups.
Sjoerd Mol is an attorney at law and partner of the law firm of Benvalor. His practice is primarily devoted to mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital. He has been an attorney since 2003, initially with Van Mens & Wisselink, and since May 2008 with Benvalor. His clients include investment firms, private investors and startups. Sjoerd is a contributor to legal professional journals and regularly lectures on private equity and venture capital. He is board member of the Dutch Corporate Finance Association and startup mentor at UtrechtInc.
Don Ginsel is Founder and CEO of Holland FinTech, driving forward global financial innovation, with a strong base in Amsterdam. Before that he was founder of Principe Management, an investor in and capital search firm for early stage ventures, as well as mentor and coach through several accelerators and incubators. Earlier he has worked for ABN AMRO and Deutsche Bank and for investment firm ICOS Capital. Don is involved in several initiatives to help startups get funded and grow. He writes blogs and is a regular guest on the radio in BNR Zaken doen met… to discuss Fintech developments.
Maurits has been working as an attorney since 2007, specialising in corporate law with a strong focus on Venture Capital transactions. He assists many start-ups, scale-ups and (impact) investors in the (clean) tech and sustainable (energy)sector. Assisting on Venture deals is his core business, but Maurits also advises on business and fund structuring, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, employee participation plans and commercial contracting. Maurits is a mentor at Rockstart as well as Fashion for Good and an active contributor to Capital Waters.