Rene van der Wiel

René van der Wiel started his career as a business consultant to small and medium sized businesses. Co-founded in 1987 AccountView, a leading and fast growing SME focused business applications software vendor. The company was successfully sold in December 2006 to HG Capital on behalf of Visma AS. After the acquisition he stayed on board as head of Visma’s Dutch activities and was involved in several acquisitions throughout Europe until 2011. In 2011 he co-founded Vortex Capital Partners which manages two funds: a venture capital fund and a buy-out fund. In 2014 he established a charity foundation mainly focused on breaking through the vicious circle of environmental degradation and rural poverty in East Africa.

René van der Wiel (1960) studied Economic Geography at the University of Utrecht (1985).