Jaap has 10+ years of professional experience in marketing, new business development, venturing and investing in Health Technology. Prior to his current role as Fund Manager of the Utrecht Health Seed Fund, Jaap’s experience includes technology licensing for Utrecht Holdings, , managing & defining roadmap and innovation funnels, and driving alliance opportunities for the €1.3B Image Guided Therapy lab systems business of Philips Healthcare, and serving as Director of Business Development and MT member of one of the corporate ventures in Philips Healthcare. For Utrecht Holdings, Jaap manages the investments in AMT Medical, Quantib and MILabs, and drove collaboration and license deals with startups and corporates such as Philips Healthcare (NL), Sectra (Sweden), Stryker (USA). Jaap earned an M.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology.