Recruitment & Funding coming together!

Change is constant

Within the landscape of technology, change is constant. Emerging new tech trends, project shifts, mergers and acquisitions, and even macroeconomic influences can all make planning for your team’s expansion or your own tech career, well, overwhelming.

With nearly 20 years’ experience, bundles of expertise, a sprawling network of quality candidates, and a reputation that precedes us, we’re the perfect partner to excel your tech recruitment efforts to the next level.

We are a fun-loving team with an agile mindset. Our work is guided by the core belief that the best results are gained through mutual respect and honesty, which has allowed us to provide excellent results for our clients.

We help companies and
technology professionals grow

Tech Rise Ventures matches tech experts with the most exciting opportunities in attractive companies. We do that by listening to our stakeholders needs and interests. After understanding your needs, we’ll present you with an array of solutions/opportunities that could be of interest to you.

As the tech industry evolves and recruitment becomes more automated, we believe it is essential to remember that the underlining element is human. Tech Rise’s vision, to redefine the world of recruitment, means that we take an active role in creating diverse and inclusive environments – both for our clients and ourselves. We believe diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences makes for stronger, more innovative teams. It’s that simple

Clients

  • Veylinx
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  • ING
  • Backbase-1
  • Proctorexam
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Tech Rise Ventures is on a journey to empower the best client- and candidate experience.

Mission statement
Tech Rise Ventures

Our team

Meet the team
of Tech Rise Ventures.

Piet Hein Barkmeijer

Piet Hein Barkmeijer

Partner

Piet Hein one of the founders of Tech Rise Ventures has been active in recruitment since 2008, focusing on Digital leadership positions where business and IT meet at a strategic level. He is an experienced sparring partner in the field of People, Product, Platform and Process. Piet Hein is both open and creative as analytical and critical, skills that allow him to operate successfully over many angles effortlessly. Piet Hein is responsible for our Executive search team.

Telephone: +31 6 57772029
E-mail: piethein@techrise.ventures

Julien van Diest

Julien van Diest

Partner

As a Founder, Julien is responsible for the tech recruitment department of Tech Rise Ventures. A role that fits his knowledge of and network within the tech community well. Within this fast-paced world, Julien gets his energy from sparring with clients and candidates about trending tech topics in the digital world. From his many years of recruitment experience, Julien will look for a perfect match for your organisation.

Telephone: +31 6 30926810
E-mail: julien@techrise.ventures

David Mozes

David Mozes

Partner

David is part of the investment branch of Tech Rise Ventures. His background for the last ten years is within the scale up community for large crowdfunding platform and renowned Belgium VC firm. Where he worked with partners across a range of sectors on investment cases. Within Tech Rise Ventures, David acts as a sparring partner for companies in setting their funding strategy together in building successful teams.

Telephone: +31 6 39557001
E-mail: david@techrise.ventures

Patrick Beek

Patrick Beek

Senior Search Consultant

Patrick is a senior IT recruiter with over 15 years experience. His recruitment career started in 2007, and he has been going strong ever since having placed over 500 professionals globally.

Staying up to date on the latest tech trends is what makes Patrick a great connector, as well as his natural feel for talent. From his many years of recruitment experience, Patrick can guarantee a perfect match between client and professional.

E-mail: patrick@techrise.ventures

Arjan ten Brinke

Arjan ten Brinke

Tech Recruitment Consultant & Head of Marketing

Ambitious, driven and relentless are three key aspects to describe Arjan. Energised by these elements, he will always try to go the extra mile. As Consultant Tech Recruitment & Head of Marketing , Arjan supports the tech recruitment department at Tech Rise Ventures as well as the development and optimisation of the brand. With a background in hospitality and marketing, Arjan was born to connect with people, discuss the needs of clients and discover the opportunities with candidates, and is in his element when analysing the best ways to reach them.

Telephone: +31 6 4424 8748 
E-mail: arjan@techrise.ventures

Marije Lutgendorff

Marije Lutgendorff

Senior Search Consultant

Marije Lutgendorff recently joined the Tech Rise Ventures team and will help Piet Hein with the executive search.

Marije started as a crowdfunding consultant back in 2013 and helped many organisations with their crowdfunding campaign. She published a handbook for entrepreneurs about this subject in 2014. Since 2016 she helps outperforming Saas scaleups throughout Europe find Venture Capital. She has been active in the tech / scale up scene for quite some time now and even though the recruiting area is new, it feels natural as Marije seems to be a born connector.

Telephone: +31 6 2670 2812
E-mail: marije@techrise.ventures

Alex Mungkorn

Alex Mungkorn

Community Builder & Talent Sourcer

Alex is a bit of mix of everything, helping where needed. Mainly helping connect the right candidates with a bit of creativity. Learning on the go from the experienced members at Tech Rise Ventures. Loves to stay curious

Telephone: +31 20 771 6700
E-mail: alex@techrise.ventures

Jeshaja Rottenberg

Jeshaja Rottenberg

Business Partner

Jeshaja could be described as an energetic and knowledgeable consultant. He enjoys sparring with clients and candidates about the most trending topics in the fast-paced world of technology. Jeshaja is both transparent and creative and together with his portfolio of clients he strives to create an efficient workflow. With many years of software development recruitment experience he knows the industry and has enough technical overview in order to perform his role well.

Telephone: +31 6 16241369
E-mail: jeshaja@techrise.ventures

Robin Wang

Robin Wang

Investment Analyst

Robin is a creative, goal-oriented and versatile individual. Using his knowledge in the cross-section of Business, IT and Data Science he is a strong asset to the Tech Rise Capital team as investment analyst. His background as founder, software developer, and business student highlights his curiosity and willingness to learn and adapt. His goal is achieved when your problem is solved.

Telephone: +31 6 4912 2620
E-mail: robin@techrise.ventures

David Aroca Barroso

David Aroca Barroso

Tech Recruitment Associate

David is originally from Spain but fell in love with Holland once he got here. He loves to ride his bike every day whilst listening to podcasts about technology. This love of technology is the reason why he started working as a technical recruiter and explains his background as a founder in tech. Today he is happy to be part of the amazing Tech Rise team.

Three words that define David are enthusiastic, sociable, and positive (that’s why he thinks that one day the sun will reach Holland).

Telephone: +31 6 8406 7162
E-mail: aroca@techrise.ventures

Colin van Eck

Colin van Eck

Business Development Associate

Colin can be described as data driven, sales-oriented and ambitious. He is driven to innovate the business development department of Tech Rise Ventures using the newest technologies. His background in sales and technology, allows him to quickly identify the technological needs of an organization. Colin brings a great level of commitment, with the aspiration of reaching the best possible results.

Telephone: +31 6 5393 8520
E-mail: colin@techrise.ventures

Sander van Merkesteijn

Sander van Merkesteijn

Tech Recruitment Associate

Three ways to describe Sander would be ambitious, driven and a people person. Sander supports the tech recruitment department as Recruitment Consultant at Tech Recruitment. With a background in sales and marketing, Sander is born networker and connecter. He is the best in his element when he connects with new people while learning on the go from the experienced members at Tech Rise Ventures.

Telephone: +31 6 4192 0920
E-mail: sander@techrise.ventures

Rick van de Waal

Rick van de Waal

Digital Recruitment Associate

Rick can be described as a creative, result-driven team-player. He assists in setting up the digital recruitment department and works as a Research Associate for Tech Rise Ventures, which involves collecting and analyzing data for better positioning. Next to that, he is eager to develop himself, and to learn from his colleagues. His past experience in recruitment allows him to apply his knowledge to his day-to-day responsibilities, contributing to the team in a positive and structured manner, and striving for the best results!

Telephone: +31 6 5775 7311
E-mail: rick@techrise.ventures

Drenit Sadiku

Drenit Sadiku

Tech Recruitment Associate

Drenit is a strong addition to the Tech Recruitment Team. Originating from Kosovo, Drenit has worked with numerous multinationals during his career. He has a background in Computer Science and recruitment and specializes in the Quantitative Finance space. He is a born sales person with the advanced technological knowledge. He is passionate about cryptocurrencies, the automotive industry and sports.

Telephone: +377 45 343 841
E-mail: drenit@techrise.ventures

Gizella Dezso

Gizella Dezso

Digital Recruitment Associate

An enthusiastic, resourceful, and sociable young professional. Originally from Hungary, Gizella has studied her Bsc in Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for 3 years. After completing an internship in Talent Acquisition / Recruitment she fell in love with the idea of finding talent and connecting people with opportunities. Passionate to learn about anything related to people: art, social issues, psychology.

Telephone: +31 6 4518 1202
E-mail: gizella@techrise.ventures

Kyra Tamminga

Kyra Tamminga

Graphic Designer

Kyra is an enthusiastic and creative media lover. She assists with everything that is marketing-related for Tech Rise Ventures. With her creative approach she creates the right materials to attract the perfect candidates and clients.

Telephone: +31 20 7716 700
E-mail: kyra@techrise.ventures

Rio Monier

Rio Monier

Creative Assistant

Currently studying Communications and Media at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, it is with a motivated attitude and a fresh mind that Rio joins the marketing front of operations as an intern. Born in the US and raised in Paris, Rio has been through different experiences from travelling to working which allow him to have an open-minded perspective on tasks at hand. A strong communicator and a people person, he is always trying to figure out the best possible outcome for any task. Also, Rio is determined to apply his knowledge from university to the working world. He is really enthusiastic about the idea to help the company brand grow and achieve greater and better things. He believes that he can bring to the table new insights and ideas to help further TechRise’s goals.

Telephone: +33 6 7773 0093
E-mail: rio@techrise.ventures

Aleksandra Gawron

Aleksandra Gawron

Community Coordinator

Aleksandra is the Polish addition to the Tech Rise Marketing Team. She is a student of Economics and Business, but her heart is set on assisting creative ventures. Being both energetic and structured, she is building up the Tech Rise communities and organising a range of events for them. Her values are strongly aligned with that of Tech Rise, that human relationships are the key for success at any workplace.

Telephone: +48 6 6699 0982
E-mail: aleksandra@techrise.ventures