With a focus on data and financial services, Jan has a track-record of spotting young companies that will go on to reshape the workings of the digital economy at its very deepest level. Jan was an early-stage investor in Adyen, which IPO’d in 2018 and in Robinhood and Wise which both floated in 2021. Other companies in his portfolio include Alan, Collibra, Capitolis, and SafetyCulture. He is ranked first in Europe on the Forbes Midas List for four years in a row, and among the top 20 on Forbes’ global list.
Jan joined Index in 2010, after working as an investor at General Atlantic and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. His career in finance offered him insight into the extraordinary opportunities available to founders who are audacious and determined enough to rebuild the structures that govern fundamental flows of data and information. His approach as an investor is characterised by his desire to build long-lasting personal relationships and a deep conviction in his founders and their visions.
Jan holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, and is a graduate of Oxford University. Beyond venture, Jan works with the TATE in London to develop its Central and Eastern European art collection.