Benjamin de Kruijf
Benjamin has a background in strategy and marketing, but is first and foremost a creator, autodidact and critical thinker. After having co-founded several companies, he became active as a marketing manager, and later digital strategist, at a technology company. There he came to understand that technology is inevitable, and that it pushes the boundaries of our existence. After years of contemplating the connections between technology and humanity, the pieces of his puzzle started to fall into place and gaia was born. At the end of 2017, Benjamin co-founded Millennials.ai in order to fund the Gaia foundation, which he founded in 2018.
Berend has two years of work experience as a data scientist and scientist. He is accustomed to using statistical and predictive models, such as emotion modeling and agent based modeling. Berend currently applies his neuroscientific knowledge to everyday technologies in order to create optimal solutions to business related queries. Furthermore, his practical knowledge covers the disruptive field of blockchain implementation strategies. At the end of 2017, Berend co-founded Millennials.ai for the purpose of funding the Gaia foundation, which he co-founded in 2018.
Head of Content
Nienke has a background in fashion management and broadened her academic focus a number of years ago to include economics and entrepreneurship in the cultural industries more generally. She has work experience in the fashion and cultural industries, and co-founded a small-scale company which creates custom-made music. She currently conducts research with regard to the development of the gaia platform, and additionally manages (digital) communication and text editing in the process.
Head of Data
Philip is a graduate student Artificial Intelligence and currently holds a research position in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam. With a keen passion for algorithms and a goal to actively use this technology to make an impact, co-founding the Gaia foundation was a natural step. At the end of 2017, Philip co-founded Millennials.ai in order to fund the Gaia foundation, which he co-founded in 2018
Oscar has a background in economics and marketing, and puts that to use as the CEO and co-owner of the Dutch clothing brand Colourful Rebel. He finds transparency in business, government and NGOs extremely important and is a blockchain maximalist and investor, since he believes that blockchain will be the road to get us there. Furthermore, Oscar has invested in multiple tech startups and is in several shareholders boards. Ever since hearing about gaia his goal has become to do whatever he can to guarantee the potential of gaia. He has immediately donated, becoming our first major donator, contacted his network in search for good connections and more donations, and is actively working on creating new (business) opportunities for the growth of gaia.
The foundation aims to stimulate the creation and improvement of the Gaia platform. Wondering how you can help? Visit www.moveforgaia.io and get acquainted with Gaia!