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Bas van Vugt Venture Partner

Bas serves as an Executive Director for Rabo Investments Corporate Venturing. In this capacity he works with Rabobank leadership teams to design and execute the corporate venturing investment agenda, and provides oversight on investments and partnerships for innovation. Prior to joining Rabobank as Venture Partner in 2020, Bas worked for Heineken, both in the Netherlands and abroad, in senior roles in marketing innovation, commercial strategy, supply chain and finance. Bas started his career in consulting and is currently finalizing his MBA at Wageningen University & Research and TIAS Business School.

Faye Wasser Associate

Faye is part of the Rabo Investments Corporate Venturing team, focusing on direct investments in the FinTech and Agtech space.

 

Previously, Faye started her career as a Rabobank Trainee in April 2021 and did rotations in a start-up of Rabobank Amsterdam, Rabo Investments, Rabo Carbon Bank and Sustainable Capital Markets. Faye has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Digital Business. In her free time she is active in sports, either cycling, playing padel, golf and fitness.

Floris Onvlee Director

Floris joined Rabo Investments in Feb 2018 and is now focused on all Fintech (Series A and B) investments and other strategic corporate venturing activities .

 

Before strengthening the corporate venturing team in Feb 2022, Floris was part of the Fund and Co-Investment Team within Rabo Investments, where he was responsible for developing the Impact investment strategy and the VC portfolio, in which he was actively involved, through Advisory Boards, Cornerstone Investor and IC member. Floris started his career in 2010 as Corporate Management Trainee and gained broad experience in Financial sector, ranging from Business Control to Financial Markets.

 

Floris holds several Board positions with our portfolio companies and is amongst others responsible for Ageras, Candis, Agro.Club, SurePay. He loves to explore new opportunities with entrepreneurs and engage with like-minded people. “people that take their work serious, but not themselves too much”. He wants to add value through his lateral thinking skills, result driven mindset and network.

 

In his spares time Floris is a dedicated father of three young kids and loves to explore and learn new things.

Gabriela Toribio Investment Director

Gabriela joined Rabo Investments in February 2024 to invest in startups that have the potential to create value with Rabobank. Prior to Rabobank, Gabriela served as Country Managing Director at Telefónica CVC unit in Brazil. She was responsible for the investment platform (seed to Growth stages) and for business development & value creation. As a pro bono, she served at ABVCAP (the largest private equity and venture capital association in Brazil) where she represented many CVCs and aimed to bring more data to the sector.

With experience in the areas of innovation, cross border transactions and venture capital, Gabriela was also involved in the academia, holding positions as a Professor at FIAP and Insper – both Brazilian Universities. Gabriela is from Brazil and holds degrees in Law and in Business. Outside work, Gabriela has a special passion for food and co-founded a food company focused on health foods.

Khadija Loukili Associate
Leopoldo Palazzi Trivelli Associate

Leopoldo is an Investment Associate at the Rabo Investments Corporate Venturing team where he focuses on direct FinTech investments.

 

Leopoldo was previously a technology equity research analyst at ABN AMRO / ODDO BHF where he successfully worked on IPO projects as CM.com (CPaaS) and Cherry (IT Hardware) as well as initiation reports (Avantium, Cabka, IMCD, etc.). He started his career by completing a traineeship at ABN AMRO where he rotated across different departments as M&A, ECM, DCM and Equity Research. Leopoldo holds a Master’s degree in Management from the London School of Economics. Outside of work, Leo is an avid outdoors enthusiast and can often be spotted surfing in Wijk aan Zee or snowboarding somewhere in the alps.

Martijn Scholtes Head of Corporate Venturing

Martijn Scholtes is Head of the Corporate Venturing team. This team invests in early-stage Fintech companies with the aim to explore new business models and emerging technologies for the bank. Martijn has over 20 years’ experience in different roles with Rabobank ranging from Mergers & Acquisitions, Leveraged Finance, Turnaround Equity and Group Finance.  He started the corporate venture capital activity or Rabobank in 2017 and was responsible for multiple spin-outs of Rabobank, fintech partnerships and VC fund investments. He is also member of the Innovation Board, overseeing new innovation projects at Rabobank. Martijn lives in Rotterdam, proud father of two adolecents and enjoys spending time with family and outdoor activities.

Tamara Moualhi Business Support Officer

Tamara studied at the Dutch Aviation College where tourism, hospitality and aviation were the main elements. For this education she did a traineeship in London in the hotel industry, after that she started her career at Schiphol Airport at KLM.

She made a career switch to the banking sector in 2006 and started as an assistant at Rabo Securities in Amsterdam, a former investment part of the Rabobank. After Rabo Securities was migrated to Rabobank Utrecht, she worked for 10 years at Markets (Dealingroom) assisting several departments like Debt Capital Markets, ECM and Equity Sales, Trading & Research.

Tamara has more than 15 years experience, working in an investment banking environment. In 2022 she joined Rabo Investments supporting the Heads of Corporate Venturing and the Ventures team.