We are Blanco. Your invisible force in WealthTech.

We believe it’s not only about technology. It’s about how our technology helps you and your clients.

Our manifesto

The world of finance is heading towards the future at dizzying speed. Techno-optimists are preaching the gospel of Artificial Intelligence. Digital technology is outperforming human skills and leads to​‘financial inclusion’: it increases efficiency, reduces complexity and lowers costs, making previously inaccessible financial services available to everyone and encouraging clients to demand more value for money.

That’s why we currently see a widely held conviction that humans will eventually be completely replaced by robots in finance. But at Blanco, we dare to think that ultimately, this won’t be the case. We believe that the human factor will always remain crucial in our industry. Self-driving cars still require a human in the driver’s seat for when things go haywire, don’t they?

At Blanco, we firmly believe in the symbiosis between mankind and machine. Technology brings efficiency and lowers costs, while people will always bring trust and empathy to the table. That’s why we’re developing a digital Wealth Management Platform that saves time and money by automating the entire wealth management cycle, including the KYC process, in a responsible and honest way. But client contact and the ultimate investment decisions are deliberately left in the responsibility of analog’ human hands. 

All this leads to financial inclusion: Blanco makes wealth & asset management services more accessible and easier than ever. In fact, Blanco helps wealth and asset managers to stay competitive in our tech-dominated future, because our technology sets you free to spend more time on your clients – and that is where the magic happens. Ultimately, it’s not about us or our technology. It’s about people: it’s about you and your clients.

We are Blanco. Your invisible force in WealthTech.

Company profile

Pan-European fintech provider Blanco was founded in 2015 by Joost Walgemoed (co-CEO) and Bernadette Wijnings. The company is on a mission to become the number one trusted provider in Europe of a cost saving, plug & play all-in-one platform for Wealth Managers. Currently, Blanco offers a Wealth Management Platform, consisting of two products: firstly, the KYC & Compliance Suite simplifies the complex KYC process to such a high degree that even financial companies outside of the asset management industry have started using it as well. Secondly, the Investment Suite is built on the teams’ deep knowledge of the asset management industry. In 2019, Blanco integrated the portfolio management system of AIRS into the Blanco Investment Suite. Up until that moment, AIRS was the Dutch market leader in this field. 

Blanco holds five offices spread across the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine. Currently, over 50 Blanconians from 15 different countries are employed by Blanco. Inclusive, nimble and determined are the important values on which the Blanco team thrives. Day to day management is formed by Joost Walgemoed (co-CEO), Johan Verschelden (co-CEO), Manouk Fles (Chief Legal & Compliance Officer) and Katrien Van Parijs (CTO).

Blanco currently serves over 140 professional clients, including wealth- and asset managers, family offices, trust companies, investment funds, brokers and banks. Collectively, this underlyingly represents 25,000 high-net-worth individuals and administrative assets under registration of over 26 billion euros. We’re about to onboard 150,000 retail investment accounts.

In 2017, Blanco was nominated for the Dutch Fintech Awards, was a finalist at the Red Herring 100 Europe and co-CEO Bernadette Wijnings won the Women in Fintech award in Luxembourg. In 2018, Blanco won the NRC Live Fintech Impact Award. In 2019, Blanco won the Amsterdam Fintech Forum Award 2019 and the third prize at the Fintech Junction Award for the best European Fintech Startup. Blanco was also named Sprout Challenger50 2019 by Sprout. In 2020, Blanco was nominated for the Computable Awards. Among others, KBC Venture Fund, Volta Ventures and Dutch Founders Fund participate in the​fintech startup-turning-scaleup.

Meet the team

Joost Walgemoed
Joost Walgemoed
Co-CEO & Founder
Amsterdam
Johan Verschelden
Johan Verschelden
Co-CEO
Amsterdam
Katrien van Parijs
Katrien van Parijs
Marleen Verheul
Marleen Verheul
Wilfred van Roosmalen
Wilfred van Roosmalen
Pieter Reitsma
Pieter Reitsma
Head of Operations & Support
Rotterdam
Christian Ross
Christian Ross
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Jeroen van Leeuwen
Jeroen van Leeuwen
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Rozemarijn de Neve
Rozemarijn de Neve
Marketing Manager
Amsterdam
Niels Vrijhoeven
Niels Vrijhoeven
Brand Manager
Amsterdam
Matthijs ten Ham
Matthijs ten Ham
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Jacob Bolinder
Jacob Bolinder
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Ivanna-Nikol Posobchuk
Ivanna-Nikol Posobchuk
Community Manager
Rotterdam
Carolien Romijn-Dreesens
Carolien Romijn-Dreesens
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Diana van de Poll
Diana van de Poll
Support Officer
Tricht
Kishan Ramlal
Kishan Ramlal
Operations Officer
Tricht
Merjem Mohafid
Merjem Mohafid
Operations Officer
Amsterdam
Mirela Bašić
Mirela Bašić
Operations Officer
Tricht
Beyza Yorulmaz
Beyza Yorulmaz
Support Manager
Amsterdam
Veronique Kivits
Veronique Kivits
Operations Officer
Tricht
Jerome Sfeir
Jerome Sfeir
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Calvin Yvel
Calvin Yvel
Business controller
Amsterdam
Tibo Maarseveen
Tibo Maarseveen
Support Officer
Amsterdam
Sabine Lommen
Sabine Lommen
Customer Success Star
Rotterdam
Yana Tsylinska
Yana Tsylinska
Frontend Engineer
Rotterdam
Pascal Ligtenberg
Pascal Ligtenberg
Financial Controller
Amsterdam
Blandi Alcani
Blandi Alcani
Full Stack Engineer
Rotterdam
Roman Pedchenko
Roman Pedchenko
Full Stack Engineer
Cherkasy
Vlad Nikitiuk
Vlad Nikitiuk
Full stack Engineer
Cherkasy
Volodymyr Logvinov
Volodymyr Logvinov
Full Stack Engineer
Cherkasy
Werner Strauss
Werner Strauss
Frontend Engineer
Rotterdam
Jeroen Ceval
Jeroen Ceval
Product Owner
Rotterdam
Wilco van der Marel
Wilco van der Marel
Operations Employee
Tricht
Martin Yakimov
Martin Yakimov
Backend Engineer (student)
Rotterdam
Joost Walgemoed
Joost Walgemoed
Co-CEO & Founder
Amsterdam
Johan Verschelden
Johan Verschelden
Co-CEO
Amsterdam
Katrien van Parijs
Katrien van Parijs
Marleen Verheul
Marleen Verheul
Wilfred van Roosmalen
Wilfred van Roosmalen
Johan Verschelden
Johan Verschelden
Co-CEO
Amsterdam
Calvin Yvel
Calvin Yvel
Business controller
Amsterdam
Pascal Ligtenberg
Pascal Ligtenberg
Financial Controller
Amsterdam
Marleen Verheul
Marleen Verheul
Pieter Reitsma
Pieter Reitsma
Head of Operations & Support
Rotterdam
Diana van de Poll
Diana van de Poll
Support Officer
Tricht
Kishan Ramlal
Kishan Ramlal
Operations Officer
Tricht
Merjem Mohafid
Merjem Mohafid
Operations Officer
Amsterdam
Mirela Bašić
Mirela Bašić
Operations Officer
Tricht
Veronique Kivits
Veronique Kivits
Operations Officer
Tricht
Tibo Maarseveen
Tibo Maarseveen
Support Officer
Amsterdam
Wilco van der Marel
Wilco van der Marel
Operations Employee
Tricht
Katrien van Parijs
Katrien van Parijs
Marleen Verheul
Marleen Verheul
Yana Tsylinska
Yana Tsylinska
Frontend Engineer
Rotterdam
Blandi Alcani
Blandi Alcani
Full Stack Engineer
Rotterdam
Roman Pedchenko
Roman Pedchenko
Full Stack Engineer
Cherkasy
Vlad Nikitiuk
Vlad Nikitiuk
Full stack Engineer
Cherkasy
Volodymyr Logvinov
Volodymyr Logvinov
Full Stack Engineer
Cherkasy
Werner Strauss
Werner Strauss
Frontend Engineer
Rotterdam
Jeroen Ceval
Jeroen Ceval
Product Owner
Rotterdam
Martin Yakimov
Martin Yakimov
Backend Engineer (student)
Rotterdam
Christian Ross
Christian Ross
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Matthijs ten Ham
Matthijs ten Ham
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Jacob Bolinder
Jacob Bolinder
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Carolien Romijn-Dreesens
Carolien Romijn-Dreesens
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Beyza Yorulmaz
Beyza Yorulmaz
Support Manager
Amsterdam
Jerome Sfeir
Jerome Sfeir
Implementation Specialist
Amsterdam
Ivanna-Nikol Posobchuk
Ivanna-Nikol Posobchuk
Community Manager
Rotterdam

Supervisors

Conny Dorrestijn
Conny Dorrestijn
Conny Dorrestijn has worked in the international financial technology industry in a wide range of marketing and business development roles, most recently at Clear2Pay, FIS. Speaking frequently at international events such as BAI, EBA and Money2020 on Open Banking, Payments and Fintech innovation, she is a non-Executive Board Member to Blanco Services, an Advisory Board Member to Holland FinTech, Arches Capital, East and AdviceRobo, Associate of the Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) and a Global Innovation Awards Judge at BAI (US).

Her mentorship at The Global Give Back Circle is part of her FemTech’ drive to encourage young girls and women to step up to an independent – financial – life through education, a safe home and traineeships.
Hidde Hoogcarspel
Hidde Hoogcarspel
Hidde is fund manager at our Investor Dutch Founders Fund. He’s also the founder of Spacebuzz Foundation and has experience in PE funded firms, both as CEO and CFO. He finds meaning behind data because he knows that the right numbers tell the story of where the company stands and which processes can be improved.
Alex Brabers
Alex Brabers
Alex Brabers is a real investor. Throughout his career he has been involved in many transactions, acquisitions and IPOs. He is good at translating strategic issues into data. He enjoys working with venture capital and financial technology, because in this sector defining the right strategy is really the most important thing. It’s not about making many small optimisations, but about big strategy decisions with a lot of impact.

Alex holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Leuven. He worked in the banking sector for a few years and then went on to work for the European investment company, Gimv. During the 27 years that he worked there he focused on venture capital technology, gradually adding biotech and private equity. Through Gimv, Alex has served on many boards of directors, including Nomadesk, Invest Europe, Telenet, Orange Belgium, Inside Secure and many other companies.
His greatest success was in founding and growing Telenet. Alex is currently Managing Partner at Bratavi. He is also a director at Automation, YouConnect, 3d investors and Festival van Vlaanderen.

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At Blanco, we’re about creating win-win situations. 

We’re neither selfishly focused on our own interest nor on winning by defeating others (so common in financial industry culture). Just like we believe in the symbiosis of technology and human knowledge, we feel that both teamwork and close cooperation with our clients is the way forward. We want to create win-win situations and we’re happy to let our clients get all the credit. Because in the end, it’s not about us. It’s about you and your clients. 

We continuously strive for quality.

We prefer to Just Do It’ and let the quality of both our technology and expert services do the talking. We believe in aligning our interests with our clients, in order to develop the best products and services. Our technology and services are based on our extensive knowledge of the financial industry and are aimed at lowering costs and removing complexity. Together with our expert services, we’re making things breathtakingly efficient and simple for all.

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