Maven 11 was founded in 2015 as one of the first officially registered investment firms in Europe to invest in blockchain technology.
Head of Investments and Trading
Balder is an experienced blockchain technology investor and has a rich traditional financial markets background. Next to investing and trading Balder has set up various blockchain related events and enjoys connecting and engaging with new ideas and great minds. Before joining Maven 11 as a partner, Balder traded European cash equities for over 8 years at boutique investment bank Kempen, and brings extensive knowledge in the fields of trading strategies and risk management.
Head of Research
Jochem has been investing in the blockchain industry since early 2011. After initially experimenting with short term trading, he settled on investing with a strong long-term focus from 2013 onward. The combination of a thorough technical background (MSc in Systems Engineering) and his commercial experience as co-founder of several startups in a range of different industries (telecom, drones, internet, B2B as well as B2C) allows Jochem to quickly dissect the technical as well as the commercial side of projects.
Joost van der Plas
Head of Investor Relations
Joost discovered blockchain technology in 2011 and started investing in bitcoin early 2012. Since then he has been investing intensively based on fundamental analysis and with a long term focus. He holds a unique combination of 11 years of senior corporate management experience and over 5 years of start-up experience.