Thijs Gitmans joined NBI Investors in May 2015 as Fund Manager of Mainport Innovation Fund II, which will go live on October 1, 2015. Mainport Innovation Fund II focuses on innovation in transport, logistics and aviation and is funded by leading corporates and institutions in that field. Over the past years Thijs was Fund Manager of Peak Capital II, which has invested in NL startups such as Catawiki, Flinders and Peecho. Thijs’ first startup experience came from his years at Brand New Day, where he was part of the launch of this fintech startup, by the founders of Binck Bank. Thijs started his career with Loyens & Loeff, the host of today’s event, where he worked in the (international) tax practice, specialized in international tax structuring for corporates and investment funds. Living right in its centre, Thijs tries to enjoy all great things Amsterdam has to offer, visiting concerts from the Concertgebouw to Paradiso, running the Vondelpark, cycling its outskirts and walking its streets and canals. Thijs holds an economics degree from Groningen University.