Meet the Knight Capital Team
Diederik is Managing Partner at Knight Capital. He heads the investment team and is involved with the following Knight Capital portfolio companies: Amberscript, Contexta360, Dealroom.co, Smart Protection and Zephr.
Diederik brings significant investing and operating experience. Previously, he was a partner at a law firm where he advised tech companies on M&A and structuring international business activities.
He started his career working for Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam and London. He holds an LL.M. from the University of Amsterdam.
Diederik Ingen Housz
Paul is a Partner at Knight Capital. Additionally, he serves on the board of the following portfolio companies: LeadDynamics and Stream.
Paul brings significant entrepeneurial experience. In 2004, Paul co-founded GET ME IN!, sold in 2009 to Ticketmaster. Shortly thereafter, he founded Groupdeal, sold in 2014 to Telegraaf Media Group and Overstappen.nl, sold in 2019 to RISK Verzekeringen.
Paul holds a MSc in Business Administration from the VU University in Amsterdam.
Arthur is a Principal at Knight Capital.
Prior to joining Knight Capital, Arthur co-founded Flexpat, a company that facilitates remote work. He started his career at Rocket Internet and worked for Prime Ventures and Peak Capital. He is currently an advisory board member of Zephr.
Arthur holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Cum Laude).
Marco Joosten is an Associate at Knight Capital.
Before joining Knight Capital, Marco has worked at YES Corporate Finance where he helped start-ups and more mature companies with fundraisings, M&A transactions, and ongoing financial advice. Prior to this, Marco has worked at Deutsche Bank.
Marco holds a MSc degree in International Finance from Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal (Cum Laude).
Rob Oudman is an Investment Partner at Knight Capital.
Rob has over two decades of corporate finance experience with an extensive track record in national and cross-border M&A transactions. He is currently Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey. Previously, Rob was a Managing Director at Leonardo & Co and BNP Paribas Corporate Finance. He started his career at Coopers & Lybrand Corporate Finance in Amsterdam.
Rob holds an M.Sc. in Business Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and an E.M. in Financial Controlling from VU University Amsterdam. He has also completed the “New Board Program” at Nyenrode University.
Rob was rewarded with the Dutch M&A awards (best M&A Advisor) in 2007, 2011 and 2018.
Joost is an Advisor at Knight Capital.
Joost is a Senior Partner of Egon Zehnder International. He is also a member of numerous supervisory and advisory boards throughout Belgium and Holland as well as an advisor to CVC Capital (Netherlands and Belgium).
Joost holds a MSc in Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a MBA from INSEAD.
Joost van Heyningen Nanninga
Marcel Stolk is a Venture Partner at Knight Capital.
Previously, Marcel was executive chairman and senior vice president for business model innovation at Logitech Europe S.A. (Nasdaq:LOGI). He joined Logitech in 1991 since then has led Logitech’s Europe, Middle East & Africa region, and the Company’s Creativity & Productivity business.
Rene van Stiphout is a Venture Partner at Knight Capital.
Previously Rene was Managing Director of Oracle Netherlands and Vice President Technology Sales. He has over 20 years of experience in software sales. Previously he was vice president Sales ERP for Western Europe at Oracle.
Rene has a wealth of experience in scaling companies and an extensive network in the software industry.
René van Stiphout
Chiel is an Advisor at Knight Capital.
Chiel is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of investment banking experience. Previously he was head of investment banking at Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and UBS. Previously he worked at Goldman Sachs in London, South Africa and the Middle East.
Chiel holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente and a MBA from INSEAD.