van der Poel
CEO & Founder, Blue-Nova
Karel van der Poel has spent his career on finding new technologies
and technology products and bringing them to the market.
Karel started his current company Blue-Nova in June 2002. Blue-Nova
explore's the possibilities of new technology for its customers,
specializing in new product and new market strategies. Clients
of Blue-Nova are technology research institutes, enterprise software
companies and venture capitalists who invest in hi-tech companies.
From 1999-2002, Karel was part initial team that started GorillaPark
the Pan-European Incubator where he served as Vice President Strategy
and Research responsible for GorillaParks investment strategy.
From 1997-1999 GorillaPark, Karel served as world wide product
manager for Hewlett-Packard company in the OpenView software business
unit. Previously he held various research and product management
positions PROLIN Software B.V. and Meta Software Inc in Boston
Karel is best described as a high-tech entrepreneur, technology
evangelist and market strategist. He is motivated by the rate
of change that characterizes the technology industry so well.
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