Michiel de Haan, general partner
Michiel de Haan has been active in venture capital since 1980 when he founded Atlas Venture in Amsterdam. Under his leadership Atlas developed into a European-American venture capital firm with offices in Amsterdam, Munich, Boston and London and invested in over 300 venture backed companies in Information Technology and Life Sciences.
Michiel’s personal venture management activity has always been focussed on Life Science companies in which he held numerous board seats. Currently he is General Partner of Aescap Venture that he cofounded in 2005 and is a member of the supervisory board of Avantium Technologies BV.
Michiel is past chairman of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and cofounder of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA).
In 1974 Michiel received an MBA from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. From 1974 until 1980 he worked at NMB (now ING). He represented the bank in the earliest Dutch Venture Capital Funds and started NMB-Participatie, which he later bought to create Atlas Venture.