FORWARD.one is a venture capital firm designed to address the unique needs of early-stage startups at the intersection of hardware and software. We love lean, technical teams and thrive on helping founders bridge the gap between idea and product/market fit. An investment from FORWARD.one brings a full stack team devoted to helping you get to market faster, raise smart follow-on capital, and build a foundation for success. Our team consists of:

 

DAVID CERDA SALZMANN

David is a graduate from Delft University and holds a PhD in Offshore Engineering. After having fulfilled multiple roles within Ampelmann David is now internal consultant. David is also active as a start up coach.

Frederik Gerner

Frederik is a graduate from Delft University and holds an Msc in Offshore Engineering. After having fulfilled the COO and CFO roles within Ampelmann, Frederik has been director Asia Pacific. He left the company in May 2017 to focus on his executive MBA at INSEAD. He holds a supervisory board position at The Ocean Cleanup.

ARJAN GÖBEL

Arjan is a graduate from Delft University and holds an Msc in Offshore Engineering. Within Ampelmann, Arjan was responsible for technical design, production and operation of the Ampelmann system.

Paul Pruijmboom

Paul was Managing Director and head of corporate finance at Kempen & Co. He joined Kempen & Co in 1997 and was heading corporate finance from 2007-2017.  During his last years at Kempen Paul completed transactions with over €10bn deal value. He started his career at PwC after graduating from the Free University in Amsterdam and Nyenrode Business University. 

RIEMER SMINK

Riemer is the former Chief Investment Officer at publicly listed Wereldhave NV and prior to this work served as director Kempen & Co Corporate Finance and started his career at AM (now publicly traded BAM Group). He graduated from Nyenrode Business University after receiving his bachelor in Interaction Design at the Utrecht School of Arts

Viktor Tsjebanov

Viktor holds an MSc in Science, Business and Innovation at the VU University Amsterdam. Before starting his career at FORWARD.one he did an internship at the VC fund SET Ventures. He has a strong background in physics, chemistry and mathematics combined with an interest in business and finance.