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Michiel de Haan  Michiel de Haan (1947), Fund Advisor

Michiel de Haan has been active in life sciences since 1987 when he span-out Atlas Venture from the ING bank. 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 has held been active on numerous boards of Life Science companies. Currently he is General Partner of Aescap Venture that he co-founded in 2005, a fund advisor to Aescap 2.0, and is chairman of the supervisory board of Avantium Technologies BV.

Michiel is past chairman of the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and co-founder 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.