Meet the team

VenturesPlus is founded by James Caan & Hendrik Halbe. Their experience and resources makes VenturesPlus the ultimate venture programme for corporates who want to make startup collaboration an essential part of their innovation strategy.

We are a team of experienced entrepreneurs, experts, academics and investors. Collectively, we have years of experience collaborating with startups, sitting at both ends of the table.



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James Caan

Co-Founder & Chairman

  • Founder Alexander Mann Group and Hamilton Bradshaw (private equity)
  • CEO Recruitment Entrepreneur (seed capital)
  • TV personality (a.o. investor at Dragons Den U.K.) and author of several business books
  • Linkedin influencer (top 10 most followed)
  • Former Chairman Startup-Loans Company (fostered over 28.000 companies)
  • Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

hendrik [at]

Hendrik Halbe

Co-Founder & CEO

  • Founder Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (leading expert centre)
  • Partner HK Group
  • Founder Get in the Ring (global matchmaking in 100+ countries), award winning concept
  • Developed Rotterdam Science Tower Incubator
  • Developed innovation ecosystem in Rotterdam (20 million+ budget)
  • Academic background in entrepreneurship & innovation

Hamilton Bradshaw (investment) and Get in the Ring (community) are part of the VenturesPlus alliance.







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