Floris has been actively involved in startups since 1998. From 1998 to 2008 he was a general partner at NeSBIC CTe Fund, EUR 210M value added venture capital funds having invested in 38 early stage technology companies in Europe and US. In 2000 he managed the NeSBIC CTe Fund offices in Silicon Valley, US. At the end of 2005 he co-founded Solid Ventures which invested in ten Dutch technology companies. Floris has also helped (create) numerous startups as business angel and coach. Before starting in venture capital, Floris worked at Unisource NV, a pan-European telecommunications company, investment bank MeesPierson NV and consulting firm Andersson Elffers Felix BV.