Pieter-Jan Van Haute

Chief of Staff, Amsterdam

Pieter-Jan is an investor at Northzone and is based in the Amsterdam office where he focuses on early-stage companies across B2B SaaS, Fintech, AI, and digital media.

Prior to Northzone, Pieter-Jan spent c. 5 years at EQT Partners in their late-stage private equity buy-out team where he contributed to several landmark deals in the Benelux, most notably Azelis which he closely supported on their IPO. At EQT Pieter-Jan was part of the TMT team, and helped set-up the Digital Media sub-sector

Pieter-Jan holds a master’s in engineering from the University of Ghent and a Master of Business Administration from Insead Business School.

Be a positive force of change

As an investor, I’m in a privileged position to work together with people that want to have an impact and make a difference. Entrepreneurs are lifting our society to the next level by developing new products, services, and technologies – the opportunity to partner with them on this journey is something I am extremely grateful for.

How to get my attention

Gaming is one of my biggest passions. I believe that digital media will explode in the coming years and video gaming, being one of the most immersive platforms, will flourish. Any founder who is pushing the boundaries in this space will have my full attention.

On the road again

I am on a continuous journey of finding truth and meaning. Traveling helps me gain deeper insights by providing me with new perspectives.