name

Kees Koolen

HQ Location: Netherlands

RANK #136

Kees Koolen is the founder and serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Koolen Industries. He is also co-founder and senior advisor and CEO of EQT Ventures. Prior to founding EQT Ventures, Mr. Koolen spent several years building the successful international company Booking.com. Mr. Coolen was one of the first investors in Booking.com and then joined the company as COO in 2001. He held that position for seven years, during which time the company was acquired by Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN). He later became CEO of Booking.com and then its chairman. Mr. Coolen holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Fontys Hogescholen in the Netherlands. He works as an advisor at BrightBlu.

Numbers of Unicorns

2

1981

Rank (Xs)

#136

Investments

24

Exits

9

Numbers of Unicorns

2

1981

Rank (Xs)

#136

Investments

24

Exits

9

All Unicorns

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VALUATION at entry ($M)

VALUATION 

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GetYourGuide

Series A

$8M

150

$1200M

Uber

Uber

Series A

$49M

1545

$75710M

All $100M+

Company name

ENTRY ROUND

VALUATION at entry ($M)

VALUATION 

2465

Hotmart

$5M

200

$1000M

6331

Yotpo

Series A

$11.6M

86

$993.08M

2417

Holidu

Series C

$315M

1

$200.69M

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