Our editorial team

The editorial team of Silicon Canals consists of Akansha Srivastava (editor in chief) and various freelance writers and guest contributors. Contact us? Click here.

Or reach out to our publisher Remco Janssen to talk about partnerships.

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    Aaron Mirck

    editor

    As the former editor-in-chief at Campus and Content King at Upcoming, Aaron has his way with words. For Silicon Canals, he's an editor-at-large. In daily life, he's a freelance communication specialist for Bureau Mirck and Proudly Represents.

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    Adine Rooyackers

    editor

    Editor-at-large in miniformaat voor Silicon Canals. Kitesurfend contentkanon & copywriter. Geek in disguise. Sometimes more disguise than geek. Still get regular #nerdgasms in the fast world of tech. Niet meer weg te denken uit de Amsterdamse startup scene.

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    Akansha Srivastava

    administrator

    Akansha Srivastava is Silicon Canals' Senior Editor. A typical tech trend follower. Favorite job: analyzing the global tech industry. A true camera geek, gadget lover and a travel enthusiast. You can reach her via editors@siliconcanals.nl.

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    Andriana Boyrikova

    contributor

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    Andrii Degeler

    contributor

    Community growth manager at Rockstart, communications specialist, and tech journalist. Fan of startup ecosystems, hardcore technology, and the Oxford comma. Send a good pitch to andrii@siliconcanals.nl.

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    Arthur Hendriks

    contributor

    Arthur Hendriks is a subsidy (WBSO - Innovatiebox) specialist and funding specialist (Venture Capital / Angels). He is owner of FUND IT Consultancy and was previously employed as tax lawyer, attorney and subsidy/funding advisor.

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    Dennis de Vries

    editor

    Writes about technology for as long as anyone remembers. Hangs out with Apple, Samsung and Sony, but is just as interested in the Google-killer you're currently building in your parents' garage. Tries to learn Polish because reasons.

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    Giulia Girardi

    contributor

    I believe in challenging the status quo in order to have a positive and meaningful impact on our society. After living in Canada, Germany, India and Italy – where I co-founded a startup that failed, I moved to the Netherlands and worked in BimBimBikes as COO, right in time to kickoff its growth. I joined Equidam because it doesn’t passively adopt the rules of the private valuation market, but saw inefficiency and developed a technology to improve them. By working on marketing and growth, I ensure that we continuously go above and beyond to create value for all companies that deal with valuation.

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    Florian Kandler

    contributor

    Host and Executive Producer of the Startup Milestones podcast. Entrepreneur, Startup Founder, Mentor, Speaker. Travel enthusiast.

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    Jan Andriessen

    contributor

    Jan Andriessen is Associate Partner at venture capital fund henQ. He studied management at the Erasmus University and Wharton School. Starting his career in investment banking in London, he soon found out that his true passion lies in building companies. Therefore Jan founded Scord, an advisory firm that helped tech start-ups find customers and investors, after which he found out that it is much more exciting and impactful to advise a company as a VC at henQ.

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    Jordin Pellencau

    editor

    Editor at Silicon Canals. Plays guitar, loves gaming.

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    Stam

    editor

    Journalist, editor and author. Focus on entrepreneurship and interviews.

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    Thomas Mensink

    contributor

    Thomas Mensink is business analyst bij Golden Egg Check. De Golden Egg Check helpt VCs met het scouten en doorlichten van relevante startups. Investeerders en startups kunnen contact opnemen met Thomas via thomas[at]goldeneggcheck.com om mee te doen in een pilot.

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    Laura Vrijsen

    editor

    Discourse and argumentation studies graduate who loves to meditate. Reporter at Silicon Canals.

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    Lotte Elbrink

    editor

    Lotte is freelance journalist, tekstschrijver en (web)redacteur. Schrijft voor journalistieke bronnen maar doet daarnaast regelmatig copywriting klusjes en PR voor ondernemers, bedrijven en startups.

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    Jules Diepstraten

    editor

    Senior editor and sub editor at Silicon Canals. Trying to ensure no typo will slip through the cracks. If you still spot one, feel free to notify jules@siliconcanals.nl

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    Omar Mohout

    contributor

    Omar Mohout, currently Entrepreneurship Fellow at Sirris, is a former technology entrepreneur, is a widely published technology author, C-level advisor to high growth startups as well as Fortune 500 companies and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Antwerp Management School. He is author of 'Pricing Strategies for Startups', 'The Belgian Startup Landscape', ‘Crowdfunding in Belgium’, ’99 reasons why startups fail’ and the popular 'Startup Master Class series'.

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    Editorial team

    editor

    Always look over your shoulder, we might be right behind you. Email the editorial team at editors@siliconcanals.nl.

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    Remco Janssen

    administrator

    Founder and publisher, so basically the end boss of Silicon Canals. Active in the Dutch startup scene since 2001. Now widely known in the ecosystem as the Startup Godfather, thanks to BNR Radio.

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    Shariff Vreugd

    editor

    Shariff Vreugd is de komende weken gast-hoofdredacteur van Silicon Canals. Als student aan EuroCollege Rotterdam (bachelor International Business & Entrepreneurship) heeft hij een eigen kijk op startups.

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    Sharjeel Sohaib

    editor

    Sharjeel Sohaib is an enterprise technology writer. He writes about technology, cyber-security, and the Internet of Things.

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    Tech Events in Europe

    contributor

    We list the best tech events in Europe in our calendar.

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    Steve Jones

    editor

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    Zuzanna Lisowska

    editor

    Consultant of industrial implementation of 3D printing by profession, Biomedical Engineer by education. Freelance tech journalist, flexitarian, passionate about yoga and traveling.