About this event
Between 1982 and 2007 Toon was involved in 4 venture capital companies. He was one of the co founders of Atlas Venture as well as p3 technology partners, a managing director of Holland Venture and soon after he immigrated to Canada he joined GrowthWorks Atlantic as a VP Investments.
In those 25 years he invested in companies in Europe, North America and Israel, from early stage technology to later stage as well as buy-out and buy-in, technology and non-technology alike. As an executive board member of the European Venture Capital Association, he was responsible for events and training courses. He was a guest lecturer at several universities and presented in many courses and venture capital events. He also wrote the chapter ”Venture Management, Post Investment Policies”, in the European Venture Capital Handbook published by Financial Times/Prentice Hall.
Nagtegaal immigrated to Canada in 2003 and developed TheNextPhase a few years later along with entrepreneur Shawn Carver of Moncton. At the time, Nagtegaal was helping some Atlantic Canadian companies become investment-ready. He said that many companies don’t understand why they fail to find finance.
Today Toon organizes a three-day workshop that makes entrepreneurs sweat, and occasionally cry. The idea is to help them transition off the starting blocks and into growth. In the four years since The-NextPhase started, Nagtegaal and his partners have put about 100 companies through their intensive three-day workshop.