Mariette van der Velden, MSc


Mariette has 26 years of experience working for and with international life sciences companies developing and selling new medical technologies and medicines. Before working as a Life Science investor, Mariette had 17 years of all round management and business development experience in biotech. This includes many innovative start-up ventures and the international launch of innovative new medicines. During these years Mariette gained in depth experience and expertise in the field through a broad range of companies and products. From 2012 until 2017 Mariette was Senior Investment Manager Life Sciences & Health at the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM). Here Mariette was responsible for the management of up to 13 portfolio companies where she represented the BOM as shareholder and, to a number of these companies, as Board Member.  In 2017 Mariette founded family office Curiant, and in 2018 VC fund Curie Capital, together with Han, to invest in pioneering life sciences start-ups.

Our other team members

We are a venture capital firm specializing in seed investments for innovative early-stage companies. Curie Capital typically takes on the role of lead investor. Our team comprises life science experts and business analysts who offer guidance to life science companies throughout the entire research and development process.

Han de Groot, MSc


Thom Frielink, MSc, MBA


Olivier Tak

Junior partner