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Janke Dittmer
General Partner Healthtech
Venture&Growth
The Netherlands

Janke Dittmer

General Partner - Healthtech
Venture&Growth

Janke Dittmer joined Gilde in 2011 as a Partner. He led Gilde’s investment in Definiens (acquired by AZ), Sapiens (acquired by Medtronic), Volta Medical, Big Health, FIRE1, Lumeon and Nyxoah and was involved in several other investments including Spire Health, Withings, NightBalance and Stat Dx. He currently represents Gilde on the board of Volta Medical, Big Health, FIRE1, Lumeon and Nyxoah. He served on the supervisory board of Definiens and Sapiens until trade sale.

Prior to joining, he was a Venture General Manager and Head of Business Development & Strategy within Philips’ Corporate Venturing unit in Healthcare. On top of shaping the strategy, he was responsible for selecting new investment opportunities. He also started and lead two ventures in the fields of cardiology and sepsis.

He served as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company advising leading High Tech companies on strategies for growth and strategic marketing.

Prior to this, he cofounded a Nanotech company in the Silicon Valley after serving as a Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge in the UK and was a Post-Doc in Nanotechnology at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a founder and former healthcare chairman of the International Venture Club, serves on the VC council of Invest Europe and has advised the European Commission on innovation policy.

He is a German citizen based in Gilde’s Utrecht office. At Gilde Healthcare he is focusing on Digital and Home Health, MedTech and Diagnostics investments.

Edwin de Graaf

Managing Partner
Edwin de Graaf is founder and managing partner of Gilde Healthcare. Edwin joined Gilde in 1997 following a career of 3 years as a tax consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). He is co-responsible...

Mika Nishimura

Operational Partner
Mika Nishimura is a seasoned senior executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in medical device industry. During her tenure as the Director of Global Marketing at Guidant Vascular Intervention and Vice President, International...

Arthur Franken

General Partner Healthtech/Therapeutics
Venture&Growth
Arthur Franken joined Gilde in 2001 and was part of the founding team of Gilde Healthcare. He is focusing on venture and growth capital investments in the biopharm, medtech, diagnostics and digital health sectors. He...