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Guido van Nispen

Managing Director of V-Ventures
V-Ventures is part of the Association Veronica and undertakes commercial activities in the Dutch media market under the own brand names of its ventures. V-Ventures focuses mainly on cross-media activities and supports ambitious and promising pioneers in media.
V-Ventures present activities are:
• The Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP) (Netherlands national news agency), The Netherlands’ largest news agency supplies independent news to virtually all Dutch media - such as television, radio, newspapers, Internet, mobile, magazines – and the public and private sectors, Guido is on the supervisory board of ANP;
• Kink FM, the national radio station that, since 1995, broadcasts quality pop and rock music;
• V-Academy, its own cross-media education institute and development lab for formats;
• V-Medialab, that manages research activities, company projects and investments.
In addition V-Ventures takes part in media and technology start-up ‘s via the investment fund Dutch Creative Industry Fund (DCIF) with Sanoma Digital, Telegraaf Media Group and IDG Netherlands also participate in DCIF. Guido is one of the fund managers of DCIF.
Finally he is advisory board member of Liftconference. Lift is a series of events built around a community of pioneers who get together in Europe and Asia to explore the social implications of new technologies.
Before V-Ventures Guido has been in venture management and consulting in the Telecom Information technology Media Entertainment sector. He held several executive and director positions in this field, in different European countries, both within telecom operators such as BT, as in consulting.

Next to his commercial roles Guido has held Board positions at the Amsterdam Crossmedia Week foundation (PICNIC conference) and IPAN the interactive professionals organization of The Netherlands.

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