Michael Lints graduated from The Hague University of Applied Science in Management and Information Science and worked briefly as a project manager for ING Group. His entrepreneurial spirit kicked in right after and he went co-founding an IT business specialising in Microsoft environments and IT project management.
He was the former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam. In 2007, Michael founded his own venture fund focused on Dutch’s small and medium-size enterprise to help them with capital financing and strategy.
Through his earlier Venture in the Netherlands, Michael got acquainted with Golden Gate Ventures and moved his family to Singapore to join Golden Gate Ventures, as Venture Partner. Michael has helped raised over over $60M USD for Golden Gate Ventures and its portfolio companies and is now a Partner at Golden Gate Ventures since 2017..
Michael graduated from Financial Analysis for Business Valuation, and Private Equity and Venture Capital Executive course in Harvard Business School in Cambridge in 2011. He is a true believer in a work-life balance and has completed 7 marathons and competes in cycling events all over the world. He was recently appointed the Singapore ambassador for top cycling brand distributor, Treknology3.