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Michael van Lier




Michael is the MD, and founding partner of Builders (formerly known as We Are Builders) - a Rotterdam based startup studio to launch and scale new tech companies. He is an entrepreneur, innovator, and tech evangelist dedicated to empowering the next wave of tech. Michael has been founding tech companies for two decades. He started his first online company in 2000 at 17 years old. Later, he founded multiple software and cloud-oriented companies which he grew by acquisition and organic growth. Michael spent his career at the intersection of cloud hosting, tech startups, software consulting, and early-stage investing. Specialities include venture building, business development, product strategy, and user experience.