Venture Capital & Strategy

Ludolf Stavenga

About VisitReturn

  • Venture Capital & Strategy advisor for investors and startups
  • Supporting inventors and entrepreneurs in getting breakthrough technologies to the market
  • Interim roles in VC
  • (Venture) Partner for (international) funds


  • The focus of Ludolf Stavenga (owner VisitReturn) is helping inventors and entrepreneurs in getting breakthrough technologies to the market, making the world better, and if possible with financial profit.
  • Ludolf Stavenga has more than 25 years of experience with startups and technology, and thus a broad and deep experience in Venture Capital & Strategy.
  • Ludolf has worked as manager in several corporate venturing roles at large companies as VNU, Sanoma and ANWB.
  • Subsequently Ludolf worked at Emesa (VakantieVeilingen) and contributed to the enormous growth from startup to scale-up.
  • Ludolf has coached more than 200 startups at KplusV, Startupbootcamp and YES!Delft, and advised numerous small and large companies on strategy.
  • As investment professional Ludolf has worked at Zeeburg Ventures, Sanoma Ventures, ENERGIIQ, UNIIQ, Delft Enterprises and Graduate Entrepreneur Fund.
  • At Graduate Ludolf contributed to raising and establishing a €56m fund (including RVO DeepTech) and as partner GreenTech and DeepTech invested in companies like QuantWare, Magneto Systems and Rocsys. Ludolf was also member of the Investment Committee.
  • Through this background Ludolf has a vast experience in scouting succesful (DeepTech) companies, in growing startups to scale-ups and has been involved in €0.5B worth of exits.


2021 – 2023 Fund management/ Partner Graduate Entrepreneur Fund
2018 – 2022 Interim investment manager Delft Enterprises, Spinoffs of TU Delft
2018 – 2022 Interim investment manager UNIIQ, Proof of concept fund
2017 – 2018 Interim investment manager ENERGIIQ, Energy-innovation fund
2015 – 2020 Venture partner – River Venture Partners
2014 – 2015 Interim Investment Manager SanomaVentures 
2012 – 2015 Investment Manager Zeeburg Investments


2023 – 2024 Innovatiemakelaar (advisor) for TKI Topsector Energie
2018 – 2022 Associate KplusV, funding expert PIMNH, helping SME’s with investor readiness & fundraising
2022 – 2022 Funding expert Mobility Lab
2013 – 2019 Mentor Startupbootcamp and UtrechtInc
2017 – 2017 Advisor YES!Delft Meet the VCs; Advisor OMS (a.o. Radio538); Strategy & Fundraising for startups a.o. Nowi, Triggi, iLost, Goboony, Parcompare
2016 – 2016 Advisor Newion Investments, Ballast Nedam, Mall-Connect // Fundraising Perseuss, Parcompare, Xinaps
2007 – 2016 Strategy / Ecommerce consultant VisitReturn: Travel (Landal GreenParks, VisitSweden), Media (Sanoma, Noordhoff Uitgevers, Emerce, Persgroep),Technology (Froq, Fujitsu Services)


2007 – 2012 Business development manager Emesa / VakantieVeilingen
2006 – 2006 Managing Director Nederland/België Emesa / VakantieVeilingen
2004 – 2005 Manager Marketing & Communicatie Pharos Reizen of ANWB
1995 – 2004 Various positions (Marketing-, Sales-, Projectmanager) Sanoma / VNU


mobiel: 06-53598266
KvK: 34263303