Diederick Croese is co-founder & ceo of SingularityU Benelux. Previously he worked five years for Deloitte’s incubator where he co-founded Fast Ventures, a venture discovery technology (semantic search) to match larger companies with tech ventures, now part of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. During that period he co-launched Holland Festival Young, he co-founded Founder Institute Amsterdam, a pre-seed startup accelerator network from San Francisco and he was executive director of TEDxAmsterdam. He started his career as a lawyer, six years at Clifford Chance. He has a background in law (University of Amsterdam & Fordham University New York) and philosophy (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).