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Diversity Event

9 October 2019

14:15 - 19:00 hours

Hotel Arena - Amsterdam

Since the launch of #FundRight in July, a total of 30 VCs- with over 1 billion euros under management– have now committed to getting more diversity in their own partner teams and the companies they invest in. A huge step for the Dutch ecosystem!


To kickstart the #FundRight movement and celebrate diversity, the VC-partners of FundRight and TechLeap.NL organize the first #FundRight Diversity event: Match made in heaven.


Imagine. One of Amsterdam’s finest hotels. Packed with other VCs & founders, leading in diversity. There will be inspiring lectures and networking opportunities with startups with diverse founding teams, female founders and VCs committed to making a change. This is your chance to make your ‘match made in heaven’.


Interested in finding out more about #FundRight and attending this event? Get in touch with us at fundright@techleap.nl and let us know why you want to come.


Constantijn van Oranje

ENVOY Techleap.nl

Bercan Günel

Leadership consultant, executive coach and expert in diversity

Nishi Somaiya

Head of European Private Capital, Goldman Sachs

Emmelie Zipson


Constantijn van Oranje


Bercan Günel

Leadership consultant, executive coach and expert in diversity

Nishi Somaiya​

Head of European Private Capital Goldman Sachs

Emmelie Zipson



14:15 hrs

Welcome at Hotel Arena
Enjoy a drink and maybe you already meet your ‘match in heaven’


15:00 – 16:00 hrs

Program ‘A’ Match: (Founding) Partners Diversity Statement and Startups:
Keynote by Bercan Günel, leadership consultant, executive coach, expert in diversity, ex-CFO of Nozema and Brunel and author of the book ‘We hebben al een vrouw’ knows how to tackle diversity. 

She combines a wide range of scientific insights into diversity with her many years of practical experience as a corporate matchmaker.

During her keynote Bercan shares her best practices and discusses the pitfalls. Everyone who considers diversity to be of paramount importance can learn from her.

Program ‘B’(e) Divers: VCs Round table sessions 
Share your challenges with other ambitious VCs, learn from experiences from those who are ahead of you and find access to networks.


16:00 – 16:30 hrs



 16:30 – 16:45 hrs

Opening by Constantijn van Oranje


16:45 – 17:25 hrs 

Keynote Nishi Somaiya

Nishi Somaiya is head of the Private Capital business in the European Special Situations Group (ESSG), which invests and lends to middle market companies through debt and equity. She is a member of the Specialty Lending Group Capital Committee, Global Diversity Committee and EMEA Inclusion & Diversity Council. Nishi is also a lead investor for Launch With GS, the firm’s first for-profit investing initiative with a gender lens.


17:25 hrs

Energizing closing ‘Match made in heaven’ 




17:30 – 19:00 hrs

Networking, including drinks & bites.