Co:cubed plans Expansion into the Netherlands to unlock the power of the startup ecosystem for Dutch Corporates

by | Mar 11, 2024 | Blog Post | 0 comments

Amsterdam, NL – March 11th, 2024 – Co:cubed, the leading facilitator in corporate-startup collaborations, is thrilled to declare its forthcoming expansion into the Netherlands, spearheaded by Rienk Franken, former Venture Lead at ABN AMRO. This strategic endeavour solidifies a significant milestone in Co:cubed’s strategic growth plan.

Founded by Jeremy Basset, Co:cubed has emerged as a global frontrunner for corporations seeking to engage with startups and drive innovation. With a distinguished clientele including over 50 of the Fortune 100, Co:cubed has cultivated a vast network of 12 million startups, facilitating impactful collaborations across diverse industries.

Rienk Franken brings a wealth of experience from his tenure at ABN AMRO Bank, where he honed his expertise in working with large corporates and financial institutions, along with his background as a venture builder. His leadership will be instrumental in navigating Co:cubed Netherlands towards success, leveraging both the company’s capabilities and his profound understanding of the Dutch business landscape.

With the expansion into the Netherlands, Co:cubed aims to support corporates in addressing the increasingly challenging climate for corporate innovation in the country, emphasising the potential of corporate-startup collaborations. This move underscores Co:cubed’s dedication to providing comprehensive support to corporates, from scouting innovative solutions to effectively scaling them amidst the rapidly evolving landscape of emerging technologies.

Jeremy Basset expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Rienk as we expand our footprint into the Netherlands. His extensive experience and strategic vision align perfectly with Co:cubed’s mission to drive innovation and foster meaningful partnerships between corporations and startups.”

 In response, Rienk Franken shared his enthusiasm, saying, “I am honoured to lead Co:cubed’s expansion into the Netherlands. As many others, I am concerned by the public debate on the innovation climate in the Netherlands, and very keen to contribute in a positive way. I look forward to leveraging Co:cubed’s expertise and resources to deliver impactful outcomes for our clients.”

 With Rienk Franken at the helm, Co:cubed Netherlands is poised to emerge as a hub for fostering innovation and driving sustainable growth through strategic collaborations between corporations and startups.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Joel Wallington 

Rienk Franken
Managing Director,
Co:cubed Netherlands  

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