Tony Nguyen (founder)

Tony is one of the co-founders of Govin. With a background in AI and computer science, Tony combines his passion for big data and natural language processing to ensure that Govin always stays three steps ahead of your lawyer.

With previous roles as CTO at Zazu and as a data scientist and software develope at venture-backed startup Energyworx, Tony has mountains of experience in dealing with (and solving!) complex challenges. Besides building cool stuff, Tony loves to explore new cuisines while traveling.

Jesse Grift (founder)

As one of the co-founders of Govin, Jesse is mainly concerned with the legal and deal-term side of things. Having sat at both sides of the table as founder and investor, Jesse knows his fair share about shareholder agreements, governance structures, and corporate law.

With prior product experience at financial data scale-up Owlin and as co-founder at AI scheduling assistant Zazu, Jesse is no stranger the running his own gig. Besides building the next-gen platform for governance, Jesse likes to stroll around flea markets on the hunt for vintage watches and Dutch romanticism art.

Hidde Hoogcarspel (founding investor)

Being one of the founding partners of the Dutch Founders Fund, Hidde brings an extensive batch of operational experience to the table. With previous stints at 2theloo (CFO), Teidem (CEO), and SpaceBuzz (Founder), Hidde is very familiar with governance structures, legal clauses, and stakeholder management.

Hidde supports Govin on a wide range of topics, using his expertise and investor network to push our features forward continuously. With a passionate drive for data visualization and a laser focus on product, Hidde can turn complex problems into simple solutions.

Thijs Clement (advisor)

As our Advisor, Thijs advises us on developments in the legal market and the relevance thereof for Govin and its clients. Thijs is one of the founding partners of boutique law firm NorbruisClement and has specific expertise in VC (financing rounds), M&A transactions (strategic and private equity), and corporate restructurings, often in the tech domain.

Before founding NorbruisClement, Thijs worked for more than 15 years at the renowned law firm Van Doorne, where he held various positions, including managing partner. Thijs combines his corporate experience with in-depth tax knowledge, allowing for a trusted sparring partner.

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