Robin Slakhorst is one of the founders of Symbid B.V (Symbid Corp.) and has been the Chief Commercial Officer of Symbid B.V. since December 2010.
As early as November 2005, Robin founded Community Productions B.V., a company creating innovative web products focusing on social and communications platforms, and served as the Managing Director until February 2013. Meanwhile, from March 2009 to May 2011, he was the Marketing and Sales Director of Plugwise B.V., a company active in the European “smart grid” energy market. Furthermore, during this time he worked alongside the chief executive officer of this company to successfully arrange and complete a multimillion dollar investment from the Dutch national grid company.
Robin is also a founder of Gastropoda Equus B.V., an investment holding company. Robin received a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from RSM Erasmus University in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2010. A confident public speaker, Robin has shared his extensive knowledge of crowdfunding with large audiences at various talks and conferences, including TED-sponsored events. He also has an educational background in aerospace engineering.