Janneke Niessen is a serial entrepreneur and currently co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Improve Digital, a leading European marketing technology firm. Niessen invests considerable time serving as a member of company (advisory) boards, she is a mentor for start-ups, and is active as an angel investor. Niessen is co-initiator of Inspiring Fifty, an initiative that aims to increase diversity in tech by making female role models more visible. As part of the Inspiring Fifty initiative, Niessen has published Project Prep, a novel for young girls in conjunction with an award winning child book’s author. The goal of the project is to encourage young girls, inspiring them to pursue a career in technology and invest in an educational foundation focusing on math and computer science.
Janneke is member of the supervisory board of UNICEF, advisory board member of FutureNL and she writes a column about technology for LINDA. Janneke was named 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Innovative Leader in 2016, two of many in a long list of honors for Janneke in her time with Improve Digital.