Manuel Koelman

Co-Founder at

Manuel is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and chairman of He has experienced the entrepreneurial roller coaster first-hand. connects the startup ecosystem and organizes e.g. the PIRATE Summit, the “craziest startup conference in Europe”. It is known for its curated, authentic and somewhat unusual startup events and parties. În 2016 organized more than 80 events globally with more than 10.000 attendees.

Because of his vast startup experience Manuel is a sought-after advisor to corporates. He helps them understand technological disruption and startup dna.

Manuel also invests as an angel investor in startups. His main investment focus is in tech-focused very early stage companies in the machine intelligence space.