What is your background briefly?
I have 20 years’ experience with start-ups as investor, board member, advisor, mentor and coach in Asia. America, Australia and Europe, in virtually all sectors. I consider myself to be an internationally experienced and focused adviser, entrepreneur, informal investor, C- level manager, and board member. Apart from investing, I above all love to “simply” engage with entrepreneurs, startups, ICOs, and (interesting) people. I am very well connected in the blockchain world and crypto-land. I always have a longer-term view, or express interest for a longer-term commitment. The focus lies especially on strategy, business (development), stakeholder management and governance.
I live and work by the motto: “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward” (Victor Kiam).
Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?
I have been in the startup scene for about 20 years, as an investor, mentor, coach, advisor, so becoming involved in blockchain is a natural development in my view. I am, because of the background, always in the forefront of developments, and am also a person who actively seeks change, disruption and innovation. Apart from investing, I have been a management consultant for 25 years, and have consulted a lot to Boards and management regarding change, innovation and developing new business. At the moment I see a massive need – and a growing one at that – for quality when it comes to supporting the blockchain and ICO eco-system. That is basically people who know business, growth, strategy, development inside and out, or perhaps better said people like me. 🙂
Give us a one-minute pitch for what you are doing now?
I seem to be spending most of my business hours related to blockchain and ICO’s. I enjoy being part of this absolutely continuous increasing intriguing phenomenon of our lifetime. Therefore I feel a need to contribute to the community, so I like to speak, write, talk, panel, judge in order to help grow and professionalise the community.
Why did you get involved with the GoneTrippin ICO?
Being an avid traveller myself, and having unfortunately (but I guess inevitably) endured a few far from ideal experiences, I could immediately see the problem GoneTrippin addresses, and the solution it offers. Apart from that, as an advisor I only get involved in ICOs who have a stellar team, an appreciation and understanding of the market and product/service they offer, a valid reason to be in the blockchain rather than “follow the trend”, and already have an actual product (I don’t really like ICOs who try to collect a lot of money and then try to figure out how, when and what to do).
Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?
People just love to travel. People want to get the best experience. People want convenience and easiness. People want plan & book preferably directly with the business owner. People want to know, learn, experience the local knowledge/insights. And people want it now. GoneTrippin combines all those components.
How can people contact you & learn more about you?
See my attached bio, and also LinkedIn is probably easiest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanskoningttim/