About us

We invest our time and money. Personally.

We believe that passionate people deserve a fair chance.

We started Creative Capital Studio because traditional investors all use very similar criteria. Therefore, they zoom in on the same targets and only serve what’s already there. Co-creation and innovation are not their expertise, and their limited management fee doesn’t allow them to be hands-on.

We believe that investors should invest more based on what can be. The world is moving at such a pace that we cannot base our decisions on historic results.

And we believe that talented people with a purpose deserve a fair chance. Because where people and purpose meet, that is where innovation will take place.

We bring experience and our own passion.

The managing partners of Creative Capital Studio are experienced and seasoned entrepreneurs, with a successful track record in investments and a hands-on approach.

They know an opportunity when they see it, and personally commit to growth.

Ron van Bijsterveld

Managing partner

Joachim de Sterke

Managing partner

Menno van Dijk

Operating partner

Ron van Bijsterveld…

  • International serial entrepreneur in SaaS and Logistics with multiple exits
  • Bootstrapped a software business, growing it into a SaaS company with an 8-figure revenue in Europe
  • Seed stage investor
  • Multiple advisory board member positions
  • Jury member and author


Joachim de Sterke…

  • Board member (previously CFO) of PhotonDelta (246M DeepTech fund)
  • 2x venture-backed SaaS founder
  • Multiple expert panel, board, and advisory positions (Surfix, Photon First, HighTech XL)
  • Guest lecturer at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Menno van Dijk…

  • Founder ScaleUpNation
  • Co-founder THNK, school of creative leadership
  • Founder of social sentiment analytics firm, NM incite, JV between McKinsey and Nielsen
  • 20 years experience as a director at McKinsey & Company, specializing in innovation and growth

We connect people and bring value by doing so.

We bring the opportunity to make their mark, and the right resources to achieve this to Entrepreneurs.

We bring collaboration with inspiring colleagues and a better return on their services to Venture Partners.

We bring accelerated financial and social returns to Limited Partners.

We are investors that cherish their own values.

We are passionate about our goals and how far a good idea might travel.

We are trustworthy in our cooperation and committed to the long term.

We are straightforward in our approach and confronting if needed.

We are entrepreneurial in our ideas and creative in our results.

Frequently asked questions.


We are always looking for people to join our platform. Contact us if you’re interested!

Send us your pitch here and we will contact you!

The best and brightest entrepreneurs who are clear on their own and their company’s purpose.

Ensuring founders of all backgrounds have equal access to game-changing support and funding.

We believe purpose-driven entrepreneurs are not only driven by money but will ensure some form of return aligned with the UN Social Development Goals.

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We believe purposeful people will continue where others stop trying. Purpose will also act as a north star to find the path towards success. Finally, it is very relevant to attract and retain talent.

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