Kees Koolen


Kees Koolen joined EQT Partners in February 2015 as a Partner and Co-Head of EQT Ventures, Amsterdam. Prior to joining EQT Partners, from 1997 until 2014, Kees was an angel investor, COO, CEO and COB at He was instrumental in transforming from a small Dutch start-up to the biggest hotel booking site in the world.

Kees is an early stage investor and advisor to Uber International. Previously he has been an active investor in a large number of internet start-ups and served as an independent management consultant from 1988 until 1998. Kees holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Fontys Hogescholen and studied a Technical MBA at the University of Twente in Enschede.