Thomas van Halen Research Director, VC4Africa
Thomas has more than 8 years of experience in emerging markets. He joined VC4Africa in 2013 to be responsible for its research and investor services. He executes the annual Venture Finance in Africa report which provides detailed information on the progress of pan-African early-stage high-potential growth ventures. This data helps him to connect the VC4Africa investor network ranging from Angel investors to venture capital funds with opportunity-driven entrepreneurs all over the continent. Prior to his role at VC4Africa he conducted business research in Europe, Asia and Africa. Furthermore he founded two companies in the media and ecommerce industry. He also holds a board position of a non-profit organization based in Kenya.
Thomas earned his MSc in International Business with a specialization in Entrepreneurships and SME Management at Maastricht University and a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.