Diane Janknegt, founder of Wizenoze, has been selected by Forbes for the ‘100 Women Founders In Europe To Follow in 2019’, is mentioned as ‘The 20 Most Successful Businesswoman to Watch 2018’ by Insight Magazine, is a member of the Inspiring Fifty Group in the Netherlands - a group of 50 Female leaders in the IT sector, won the title ‘Bad- Ass Female Entrepreneur 2018’ of Silicon Canals. Her company Wizenoze was featured as the only Dutch company in The Disrupt 100 list, is recently selected as “The top 10 Dutch companies to Watch in 2019” by Business Insider and was a finalist for ‘The Next Billion Edtech Prize’ at the Global Education Skills Forum in Dubai on March 22nd, 2019.
She loves working with young, passionate and inspiring people, has a proven track record in building strong and successful teams and with her positive attitude she knows how to motivate other people. She has an extensive network in the IT and Education industry and beyond. She is happily married and proud mother of 3 kids, aged 15-13-10.
Diane Janknegt is an ex-Microsoft executive who worked for Microsoft Netherlands between 1997 - 2012. In 2013 she founded the AI start-up Wizenoze BV. Based on years of academic research, Wizenoze has developed proprietary technology to give students access to a wiser internet for education. With this technology, called the Web for Classrooms, WizeNoze wants to disclose trusted and readable content to students (age 9-20 yr). Wizenoze has offices in Amsterdam and London and aims to be the global market leader in this area. In October 2018 Wizenoze showcased their technology to the Dutch and English Royal Family during the official Royal State Visit in London.