Frank Appeldoorn, has earned his credits as a venture capitalist with an operational finance and IT background, developing and driving financial performance of strategic business plans. After his time at Volta Ventures in the Netherlands, Frank founded Arches Capital together with two partners and the first group of 15 business angels. Frank loves working with software founders who want to change the world. Frank holds a master’s degree from Rotterdam School of Management and ESADE in Barcelona, Spain. He also received a Register Controller Degree from Nyenrode University. Frank has lived and worked in The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and the US. Frank is married and has three kids. When all this leaves him some spare time, Frank loves to play tennis and keep in shape as a long distance runner.
Diederik Stolk, has been involved in the start-up ecosystem for years, by setting up an alumni start-up investing program and by helping start-ups in various industries with growth strategy and capital raising. Before joining Arches, Diederik worked at a corporate finance boutique. In this capacity he provided founders, board members, shareholders and investors with advice on M&A, capital raising and restructuring. Diederik obtained his Master’s degree in Economics (Utrecht University). He also obtained his Register Valuator degree from Rotterdam School of Management. Diederik lives in Utrecht with his girlfriend. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, hiking the alps and bouldering.
Lotte van Ditshuizen, is a driven professional who started her career in Venture Capital. She began her career as a funding advisor for startup founders, prepare and guiding entrepreneurs to the right investor in the ticket size range of 250k – 2mio. She expanded the investor network. She was able to secure the right investor for over 30 entrepreneurs, across a range of sectors, such as deep tech, energy, media, saas (both B2B and B2C). After that she worked at an M&A boutique, focusing on funding, buy&build, and coaching the startup portfolio. With her extensive network of investors and her keen eye for innovation and potential, she is an asset to the team. Lotte lives in Eindhoven with her partner. In her free time, she can be found on her racing bike, coaching rowers, and enjoying walks with her border collie, Rio.
Ties Hagemeijer, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Additionally, he completed a minor in Tokyo where he followed courses on data science and econometrics. He is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Strategy & Organization. Ties began his career in the venture capital world as the Deal Flow & Investment Director at ASIF Ventures. In this role, he was responsible for portfolio management, expanding ASIF’s network, and leading the fellowship team. He led five deals and grew the angel syndicate from 5 to 40 members. After his time at ASIF, he continued at Shamrock Ventures, a pre-seed impact investor in software propositions with an initial ticket size of 100-250k. With his broad experience and enthusiasm, he is now joining the Arches team. Ties lives in Amsterdam and enjoys playing tennis, padel, or squash in his free time.