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  • Portfolio News
  • 23 December 2015
  • 6 min read
  • Words: Northzone

Michiel Kotting joins Northzone as General Partner

Northzone is pleased to announce today that Michiel Kotting will join as a General Partner.

Michiel has spent the last five years at Accel in London. As a Partner focusing on fintech, security, infrastructure and marketplace businesses, he sits on the board of Accel’s investments in Catawiki, Fiverr, Vinted, Packlink and KNC. He was also closely involved in their investments in Spotify, Avito, Funding Circle, Calastone and Aorato.

Michiel got his start in tech when founding Digital Jones, an artificial intelligence company, which he sold to Shopping.com, where he joined the management team. His experience further adds to the strong entrepreneurial profile of Northzone’s investment team.

Hans Otterling General Partner at Northzone said: “We have a long and close working relationship with Accel, co-investing in companies such as Spotify, Avito, Space Ape Games and Wallapop. We are delighted to have Michiel join Northzone. He has a fantastic track record, and will help us strengthen our position in our key hubs in the Nordics, London and Berlin.”

Harry Nelis, General Partner at Accel said: “Michiel has been a valued member of the Accel team since he joined as EIR in 2010, and we wish him great success in his new role as a General Partner at Northzone, where the distributed partnership structure will give him greater geographic flexibility. He is joining a terrific team, one with which we have a strong co-investment history. We look forward to collaborating with Michiel and Northzone in the future.”

Michiel is from the Netherlands and graduated from Delft University of Technology and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.


For further information, contact: Sofia Lundvall, Northzone sofia@northzone.com

About Northzone Founded in 1996, Northzone has to date raised seven funds and invested in 115 technology companies. The current portfolio includes companies such as Spotify, Trustpilot, MarketInvoice, Outfittery and Tobii. The company has offices in London, Stockholm, Oslo, and New York. For further information, visit us at www.northzone.com