Michiel started working in technology as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley in 1999, when he founded Digital Jones, an online shopping assistant. He successfully sold the company to Shopping.com, a company he then helped manage from New York and Israel. He is responsible for Accel’s investment in PackLink, the online shipping solution for consumers and businesses; Vinted, the mobile second hand clothing marketplace; and Fiverr, the global services marketplace; and he was instrumental in Accel London’s investments in Spotify, Avito, Funding Circle and Calastone.
Before joining Accel Partners, Michiel was based in Amsterdam helping start-up companies with strategy and funding. Previously, he managed the local operations of a global healthcare company in Latin America after spending time at their US headquarters as assistant to the CEO. He started his career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.
Michiel has an MSc in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School.