I currently work as a staff writer for TechCrunch and as lead editor of Virtualization.com. Aside from my professional blogging activities, I'm an entrepreneur, event organizer, occasional board adviser and angel investor but most importantly an all-round startup champion. I have a personal Posterous blog but I'm mostly active on Twitter. I live and work in Belgium, a tiny country in Europe. I can often be found working from my home or from the Brussels-based BetaGroup Coworking Space, of which I'm a patron. Starting out as Internet marketing manager for a hosting and domain name registration services company called Hostbasket (acquired by Belgian ISP Telenet), I've worked in the online media industry for many years, including gigs as online media manager for Datanews / VNUnet (acquired by Roularta). I was one of the co-founders of social media agency Talking Heads until its acquisition by Netlash in 2010. I'm also a shareholder in a tech startup called Oxynade, which essentially helps publishers deploy a hyper-local strategy. In 2007, I started Plugg, a one-day conference in Brussels aimed to raise awareness for Europe’s most promising Web / Mobile startups. I also organize the OpenCoffee Club Brussels meetups. I also mentor fledgling companies through the Founder Institute. I'm not particularly fond of mussels, waffles or sprouts for that matter. I'm a big fan of Belgian beer(s), though.
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