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Robert Verwaayen

“Fast paced entrepreneurial companies can not afford group think and must leverage diversity to gain different perspectives.”

Robert Verwaaijen is a (founding) Partner of Keen Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based out of London and Amsterdam .He currently sits on the board of Impraise, and Beekeeper. Prior to founding Keen, he was a principal with Prime Ventures. He was actively involved in Prime's investments in Layar, eBuddy, Cint, Eutechnyx, Mendix and Takeaway.com.

Before his venture capital days, Robert was a strategy consultant working for the Monitor Group in both their New York and London offices. While at Monitor Group, he worked on projects in Europe, North-America and the Middle East, advising blue-chip corporates in a broad range of industries. Robert started his career as an Analyst at PA Consulting Group in New York. He holds a BSc degree in Business Management from Babson College, MA, USA.

Robert is a trustee for the Autism Research Trust which raises funds to support research conducted at the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University.