Be the change. Be BOLD.

A hand-picked community of Dutch founders and CXOs who are committed to helping each other grow


What are the benefits?

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    #1 Community

    A community that pushes and challenges you to learn, grow and be your best self.

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    #2 Safe space

    A safe space to discuss your challenges openly and candidly, and find solutions together. What you share in BOLD, stays in BOLD, and always stays confidential.

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    #3 Insights & Connections

    A place to connect with your peers. A place to personally meet, and learn from, world-class thinkers, builders, and leaders in tech. People like Reid Hoffman and Corinne Vigreux have committed to giving their time to help you.

Selection criteria

  1. Hard & soft criteria

    ● HQ Netherlands
    ● Product-market fit
    ● One of the two: 3M+ in funding raised or in ARR
    ● Revenue growth 50%+ yoy
    ● Clear path towards internationalising
    ● 20+ FTE
    ● Diverse leadership
    ● Founder mentality:
    ○ no asshole, growth mindset, ambition, give back

  2. Tech criteria

    ● Data, cloud, soft- or hardware tech central to value creation
    ● Positioning with technology as clear differentiation
    ● Building a product that scales rather than selling services
    ● Employing significant (>30%) technical talent

  3. We add value to the companies who are:

    ● looking to expand their headcount in the next 12 months
    ● looking to raise significant capital to expand their operations
    ● scaling beyond NL
    ● yearly experiencing significant growth in revenues


  • If you are part of BOLD, you don’t have to pay any participation fees. We seek no equity, therefore there are no costs involved for you to join the community.

  • As we are currently in the very early stages of shaping BOLD, we decided to keep the applications for joining the community invite-only for now. That said, once we transition into a recruitment phase, we will open up the application process on our website and announce it on our social media channels. If you’d like to be informed firsthand when the applications open, please subscribe to our newsletter.

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