Frido van Driem

Frido van Driem

Experienced Digital Growth Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Alibaba Group,, Startupbootcamp. NEWCRAFT present.


16 May 1988

Born in The Hague

I was born on the 17th of May 1988 in The Hage.


31 August 2000

High School

In 2000 I went to high school of RSG NOV in Epe.


02 September 2002

RTS Company

First business idea to solve traffic jams through magnetic high ways.


31 August 2006

University of Groningen 🏫

Started studying at the University of Groningen with the bachelor International Business & Management.


10 February 2007

VAP Vibrations

During my study I started a coverband called VAP Vibrations. Within the band I was the pianist and manager.


11 May 2008


This was my first startup. The idea was that students could gain career advice about companies via their friends on Facebook.


06 August 2008

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

As part of my bachelor International Business and Management I studied for half a year at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


31 August 2009

Economic and Business Faculty Student Association

After returning from Hong Kong I applied to the EBF. Later that year I became board member of Economic and Business Faculty Student Association. Responsbile for speakers and the EBF Conference. We had the honor to welcome Al Gore to speak at our climate change conference.


09 January 2010


Founded were students can gain career advice via alumni. It is a career TomTom for students to support them in their study and career path. This concept was developed during my final years together with the University of Groningen.


31 August 2010

RSM Erasmus University

During my study in Hong Kong my interest in China grew. In 2010 I applied for the master MscBA Chinese Economy and Business at Eramus and Leiden University.


31 January 2011

Alibaba Group

Via my professor Mark Greeven I was able to do my internship at Alibaba Group. Next my internship I wrote my master thesis knowledge sharing in Alibaba Group Hanghzou, China. My research has been included in the Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship.


31 December 2011

eFaqt - Study smarter.

After returning from China my friend Christiaan Henny asked me to join I was responsible for setting up the B2B for the company.


31 December 2012

ZEEF - Find information through people

In October 2012 I ran into Klaas Joosten at Lean Startup Machine. After several coffees he asked me to join as co-founder & chief evangelist. is a social link directory where consumers can find quality websites that have been curated by experts. In 2014 pulled in an investment of $1,55M to support it growth.


01 May 2015

Startup Embassy

As part of business trip for ZEEF in the valley, I meet Carlos who runs a hackers house in Palo Alto. Here I gained inspiration for new project called Timepath.


30 June 2015

The Talent Institute

Together with Roderik Hageman, Jennifer Hencher and Bas Prass we created the TTI Growth Hacking Program. I was the head of Startup School, responsible for teaching young professionals the startup skills of today.


30 September 2015


In October 2015 I join Startupbootcamp e-commerce program as Entrepreneur in Residence. I helped SKACE with validation and determining their business model.


28 February 2017


Joined Newcraft as Digital growth lead and E-commerce manager, responsible for writing and executing growth plans for our clients.

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