ABOUT US
ABOUT US

Identity is our business!

Identity is the pivotal element in connecting and protecting people and ICT resources. Identity & Access management (IAM) therefore is the foremost mission critical component in any ICT landscape today. Whereas our customers define their strategies for doing digital business, we have made it our business to bring IAM to live seamlessly, to manage IAM 24×7, to enhance its capabilities continuously and to ensure regulatory compliancy. We provide Identity & Access Management as-a-service (IDaaS). With our cloud platform, organisations manage the identity lifecycle and the access rights of their private & business customers, employees, partners and suppliers in a simple, secure and efficient manner.

  • Leadership Leadership
  • iWelcome’s founders and management team comprise of seasoned entrepreneurs and passionate professionals in the Identity and Access market space. Each member has worked in fast changing and critical business environments and is used to blend forward thinking with business savviness and organising capabilities. With more than 100 years of relevant experience and proven track-records in leading software and service companies, iWelcome's leadership team today drives the next wave in Identity and Access Management: Identity-as-a-Service or in short IDaaS.
    1. Danny de Vreeze CEO | Founder
      Danny de Vreeze
      CEO | Founder

      As serial entrepreneur, Danny has over 18 years of experience in founding and building ICT companies within the Identity & Access Management, Security and Collaboration arena. After helming Everett towards the leading specialist consultancy and systems integrator in the EMEA Identity market, Danny is now determined to make iWelcome the IDaaS platform of choice for European enterprises. Prior to founding Everett, Danny was a Director at the web application developer, Wisdom, where he was responsible for creating the group’s business strategy. Danny’s passion lies in driving creativity and vision towards practical solutions and business success.

    2. Jordi Clement CTO
      Jordi Clement
      CTO

      Jordi has worked in the Identity & Access Management, portal and security space for over 15 years, playing pivotal roles in successfully delivering IAM solutions for international companies across the EMEA region.  He brings his extensive experience into iWelcome by working on daily basis with iWelcome’s product management, architecture and platform development teams. It is his drive to design, develop and deliver iWelcome’s scalable, secure robust and feature rich IDAAS platform. He started his career as a Unix and network engineer, initially building mission critical infrastructures and later Java based web, application and portal platforms for telco’s & ISP’s.

    3. Wijnand van de Calseijde CFO
      Wijnand van de Calseijde
      CFO

      Passionate about technology and innovation, Wijnand has been working in the digital economy for the past 20 years. He has broad experience in financial planning and strategy and is excited to expand iWelcome’s leading European position in Consumer Identity and Access Management. Prior to joining iWelcome, Wijnand has been working as CFO for eBuddy, Fox-IT and Adlogica, bringing these companies to the next phase. Wijnand holds a Master of Science in Technical Informatics from Delft University of Technology and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

    1. Maarten Stultjens VP Alliances and Corporate Development
      Maarten Stultjens
      VP Alliances and Corporate Development

      Maarten has more than 15 years of sales and business management experience in Identity & Access Management. He is passionate about the value of iWelcome’s IDAAS solution and enjoys working closely with iWelcome’s customers, the analyst community and iWelcome’s sales, consulting & technology partners. Before joining iWelcome, Maarten co-founded BHOLD, the world’s leading role-based access control software – a technology that was later acquired by Microsoft. Prior to his career in Identity Management, Maarten worked at Fokker Aircraft and Exact Software. He holds a degree in Econometrics from the Free University of Amsterdam.

    2. Andrea Rossi VP Sales
      Andrea Rossi
      VP Sales Andrea Rossi is leading Sales at iWelcome. Prior to this, Andrea Rossi has been the Global Identity Governance Sales lead at IBM, which he joined as a result of the acquisition of CrossIdeas, where he was one of the original founders and VP Sales & Partners. Andrea previously served in a number of roles at Novell, where he was instrumental in providing leadership and driving revenue growth for Novell's Identity & Security business. He joined Novell in 2001 as a Principal at Cambridge Technology Partners – a consulting firm acquired by Novell. Andrea started his career in 1994 at the Logica Group. Andrea Rossi holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. 
    3. Corné van Rooij VP Product & Strategic Alliances
      Corné van Rooij
      VP Product & Strategic Alliances

      Corné has been working in the Security market for more than 20 years of which the last 15 years at well known Identity and Access Management vendors. He is passionate and determined to build out iWelcome’s strong IDaaS platform into the leading and most logical choice for European companies. Prior to joining iWelcome, Corné worked at RSA in different management positions, leading regions and lately being their Lead Technologist for Global Accounts and Strategic Alliances.  He started his career in consultancy for UNIX but quickly stepped into the more exciting world of security in which he has been constantly active since the mid 90’s. 

    1. Theo Punter COO
      Theo Punter
      COO

      As an entrepreneur and engineer by heart Theo has more than 25 years of experience in the digital economy, leading companies and designing and implementing business critical systems, including IDAAS platforms. He enjoys working in international teams with passionate and goal oriented professionals. He likes to bring strategy into action and success to the customer. He believes in true partnerships where real results matter and are experienced as such by all. Theo (co)founded successful companies like The Vision Web, a frontrunner internet company in the ‘90s. He holds a degree in Digital Electronics and Strategic Marketing.

    2. Patrick Polak Boardmember | Investor
      Patrick Polak
      Boardmember | Investor

      Patrick has acted as a venture capitalist since 1997. He is the founder of Newion Investments. After completing his studies in Aerospace Engineering in Delft, Patrick jointly founded his first IT company and later joined N.V. NOM in Groningen as a venture capitalist. As an active Board member, Patrick serves or served many companies like Oxxio, LeanApps, Q-go, Oxynade, CustomerGauge and Collibra to name but a few.

    3. Mathijs Robbens Boardmember | Investor
      Mathijs Robbens
      Boardmember | Investor

      Mathijs Robbens is co-founder and managing partner of Connected Capital, a growth capital investor focused on B2B software solutions. He studied Physics at Delft University of Technology and obtained his MBA degree from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker scholar. Mathijs brings over 20 years of experience with Bain&Company where he was a partner advising European clients in Telecom, ICT and Banking on growth strategy, innovation, merger integration and operational improvement. Whilst at Bain, Mathijs advised a broad range of Private Equity investors on Telecom and e-Commerce transactions.

    1. Christian Knott Boardmember | Investor
      Christian Knott
      Boardmember | Investor Christian Knott is Principal and Head of Finance at Capnamic Ventures. Capnamic invests in digital B2B companies with a strong focus on tech driven business models. Christian holds a Master of Science in International Business and Entrepreneurship from HHL Leipzig. Christian worked for 4 years at High-Tech Gruenderfonds, a public-private-partnership forming the largest early stage investor in Germany. He was responsible for the financials of 80 portfolio companies from various sectors. At Capnamic, Christian is responsible for six investments including LeanIX GmbH and Staffbase GmbH.
  • Investors Investors
  • iWelcome is a privately owned company with its headquarters in the Netherlands. It is backed by leading venture and public investors with proven track records in supporting high growth European technology companies.
    1. Connected Capital

      Connected Capital is an independent growth capital investor focusing on companies located in the Benelux or Germany that offer differentiated B2B software solutions. Apart from capital, Connected Capital offers intensive support with regard to evaluation and implementation of growth strategy, globalization and general management support.

      Connected Capital has a professional and complementary team of six experienced professionals with a background in private equity and strategy consulting.

    2. Capnamic Ventures

      Capnamic Ventures is one of Europe’s leading early-stage Venture Capital firms, with offices in Berlin and Cologne.

      The VC invests most of its funds in tech startups in the German-speaking region. Capnamic also joins forces with international co-investors. All portfolio companies are supported through Capnamic’s global network of investors and industry partners.

      The vast expertise of the Capnamic team includes more than 70 investments, a high turnover of successful trade sales and IPOs, as well as a strong entrepreneurial track record within the investment team. The general partners are Jörg Binnenbrücker, Olaf Jacobi and Christian Siegele.

    3. Newion Investments

      Newion Investments focuses on investing in early stage or expansion stage technology companies that are involved in the development of innovative business-to-business software. Its funds provide growth capital for ambitious European entrepreneurs with a dedicated commitment and vision to grow their business. Since 2000 Newion has built a strong track record of investing in, growing and exiting many outstanding companies. Backed by professional investors, its team assists early stage companies in realizing the true potential of their business. Together, its team has over 100 years of experience in growth and venture capital, and Newion Investments has invested in over 70 companies to date.

    1. Filsa Capital

      Established in 2012, Filsa Capital is an informal investment and advisory company that focuses on young, fast growing companies in the cleantech, telecommunications, Internet and IT sectors. It works with companies that have acquired market share with innovative products and services in existing markets, and that have ambition to expand into other countries.

      Filsa Capital’s services include providing resources, knowledge and networks to help develop its affiliate organisations, whilst also providing investment capital for selected businesses.

    2. PPM Oost

      PPM Oost’s mission is to participate in daring and doing. It invests in promising companies that profile themselves as leaders of the regional economy of the Gelderland and Overijssel provinces in the Netherlands. PPM Oost focuses on companies operating in the ‘top innovation sectors for the Netherlands: agro food, life sciences, high tech and energy. PPM Oost administers government funds to invest in companies that, on the basis of their activities, will contribute in a broad context to the local knowledge economy. It considers itself a reliable partner that is prepared to take greater risks than other commercial venture capital companies, especially those that are exclusively focused on financial returns.

  • Partners Partners
  • The iWelcome Partner Program enables reputed consultants, integrators and digital agencies to collaboratively deliver frictionless and privacy protected customer journeys for our clients and create actionable consumer data to grow brands and customer loyalty.

    iWelcome actively seeks partnerships with innovative technology providers and solution integrators.

    1. WebID

      WebID Solutions is Europe’s leading provider of products for legally compliant online contracts and correct personal identification. WebID is a pioneer in video identification worldwide under the Money Laundering Act (GwG).
      The company was founded in 2012. The head office is in Berlin with important locations in Solingen and Hamburg and subsidiaries present in several countries.

      To date, the WebID has identified more than two million users. The workforce has over 400 employees who can verify 10,000 people every day – 365 days a year.

      The precise processes of personal legitimacy are invented by WebID itself and are being refined constantly. The results of the multi-year development work have even flowed into official guidelines for the entire industry – whereby the WebID far exceeds the regulations.

    2. Capgemini

      Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organisations to realise their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2016 global revenues of EUR 12.5 billion.

      Capgemini uses iWelcome as the underlying IAM infrastructure in its IDaaS offerings, including their G-cloud offering for public sector organisations in the UK on GOV.UK.

    3. Identity Methods

      Identity Methods is a leading provider of Identity Management and Data Security solutions in the UK.

      With a consultancy led approach, they deliver complete solutions using best of breed products to offer their clients an end-to-end service, covering every aspect of the identity and information lifecycle. Providing software, hardware and consulting solutions they ensure their customers can exploit their data securely, using the cloud and analytics to drive more business, through valuable intelligence, while controlling access to data, applications and infrastructure across the interconnected enterprise.

    1. Patecco

      PATECCO is a German IAM specialists company with 20 years of experience within IAM/IAG. Patecco has extended its service offering towards access to online services for consumers, business partners and employees. It provides expertise for federation architectures, mobile access and defining scenario’s for external user groups. The combination with traditional IAM expertise makes Patecco a valuable source of knowledge and support for every large organisation.

      iWelcome’s Private Cloud European IDaaS and Consumer IAM (CIAM) fits very well to Patecco’s existing portfolio and the German market. 

    2. IC Consult

      With offices in Munich, Essen, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich, iC Consult is the largest independent Identity & Access Management (IAM) systems integrator in the German speaking part of Europe (DACH-Region). While iC Consult specialises in traditional enterprise IAM technologies such as governance, provisioning, single sign-on and federation, it is actively engaged in projects involving consumer identity, social media login, mobile login, Internet of Things, customer data management and IAM managed services.

      iC-Consult is iWelcome’s largest IAM partner in the DACH region.

    3. Interoute

      Interoute is an international telecommunications service provider and the owner and operater of Europe’s largest cloud services platform. Interoute provides its customers with connectivity, communications and computing services from its reliable and secure cloud platform. This platform consists of 12 data centres (including one in Amsterdam) and 13 virtual data centres. Europe’s largest fibre optic network (70.000 kms) connects the data centres to major business hubs across the globe.

      Interoute is iWelcome’s platform and network provider.

    1. IS4U

      IS4U is the IAM competence center of the CRONOS Group and has a long tradition in implementing Identity and Access Management solutions at large organisations in Belgium, Luxemburg and The Netherlands. This includes IAM, SSO, compliance (SIEM) as well as security services like penetration testing. Their broad IAM expertise, their hands-on experience with identity federations, thorough understanding of iWelcome’s IDaaS platform and backing by CRONOS make IS4U the ideal partner for iWelcome’s key customers.

      IS4U is a development, consulting and sales partner.

    2. Connectis

      Connectis delivers out-of-the-box Internet security software solutions that enable businesses and government organisations to recognise website users and grant secure access to information and services. Connectis was among the first companies to join the private – public collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs for the Dutch eRecognition framework. Connectis fulfills all roles within eRecognition: broker, authentication service, mandate register and token issuer.

      Connectis delivers the technical fundament for iWelcome’s eRecognition broker.

    3. COERA

      COERA is a street-wise software agency, specialised in engineering, developing and integrating Online Platforms, Cloud Applications and IAM Solutions, always committed to deliver fast visible results. Its consultancy and engineering teams operate at the border of business and IT, bridging the complexity of today’s business context with the power of innovative technology. The ability to blend consultancy with solution engineering into the same engagement is what differentiates COERA from others making it a valuable partner. 

      Since 2015, COERA and iWelcome have teamed-up for client implementations as well as for Research and Development projects.

    1. Telegance Consult

      Telegance Consult is a medium-sized business consultancy specializing in telecommunications and IT. Since its founding by today's managing directors Hans-Jörg Guter and Peter Schmitz in 1999, it successfully advises leading mobile service providers, fixed network operators, system suppliers, Internet and entertainment companies.

      Technical expertise, quality and many years of project experience: this has always distinguished Telegance Consult - as well as long industry and market experience and comprehensive knowledge of the ICT market.

    2. PwC
      PwC’s purpose is to contribute to a greater level of trust in society and to solve important problems. It is essential that we demonstrate this in our daily practice and that we talk regularly with stakeholders about it. They will be the ones who will ultimately determine whether we live up to it. We regularly assess what we do so that we can determine that we are still in line with this stated purpose.
    3. Thales Portugal

      Present in Portugal since 1990, Thales emerged in the domestic market as the leader for integrated transport solutions, equipping more than 1,200 kilometres of the national railway network. Today, Thales is recognized as key technology partner, leader in the transport segment developing products and solutions for Passenger Information and Security systems, in Portugal and from Portugal towards the export markets.

      Thales provides its customers with technologically advanced solutions for the Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security domains. Working with its customers worldwide, Thales partners for projects that transform cities and countries contributing to the quality of life of all citizens.

    Analysts about us

    Gartner gave our consumer use case the highest ranking possible (Excellent) and KuppingerCole designated us Innovation Leader and Product Leader. These accolades by objective parties prove that we have a strong vision and the solution to deliver this to our clients. Read what other things they had to say about the market and our vision:

    KuppingerCole Leadership Compass
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    “iWelcome has excellent consent management capabilities to help EU
    customers comply with GDPR”

    ” iWelcome is a technology leader”

    KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Consumer IAM Platforms

    WORKING AT IWELCOME
    Why join us?
    • We are the European Identity as-a-Service Provider and have ambitious growth plans.
    • We are backed by renowned Venture Capital firms and lead by seasoned executive management.
    • We work with the latest in technology and even innovate on that!
    • You will work in a place where you can make a difference: Within the company and even an entire Industry!
    • We have a team of the brightest and most innovative individuals in any aspect of our company.
    • We offer an inspiring work environment and naturally all benefits you may expect from a solid ICT company.

    Working at iWelcome

    iWelcome set out with an ambitious vision – to change the face of the European Identity & Access Management space. That vision is now a reality and our goal is to remain at the forefront of the industry. This requires forward thinking, creativity, leading-edge technical skills and commercial expertise. And that’s why we are always on the look out for talented and motivated professionals to join our growing team! We have offices in The Netherlands and Romania and sales presence in Germany and the United Kingdom. We’re currently recruiting for the following roles:

    1. MANAGEMENT
      Management

      We are driving change, we are thinking ahead and we are running a mission-critical 24×7 infrastructure. This requires us to be with our minds in the future, but with our feet firmly in today’s practice.

      This is a challenge that we expect our Management Team to thrive on. To join our management ranks you need to be able to demonstrate that you are a leader in your field of expertise and have proven capabilities in such a fast-paced business environment. You will have a deep-rooted desire to develop yourself, your team and the company, and an unswerving appetite for being a catalyst for change within our industry.

    2. PRODUCT MGT.
      Product Management

      Here is where we develop our product vision and blend it with Consumer and Workforce IAM-market developments, our customers’ valuable feedback, our team’s foresight & ideas and the analysts’ views into the iWelcome product.

      Our Product Management team creates, designs and specifies our part of the IDaaS future and captures it in a concise development and sales aligned platform and service roadmap.

    3. CUSTOMER SUCCESS
      Customer Success

      IDaaS can never be just a credit card relationship, it’s simply too critical. It requires a personal, hands-on customer service approach and that’s why we provide each customer with a designated service manager whose sole purpose is to ensure our service enables them to achieve their success – whether that means running their businesses safely and smoothly or, more strategically, by helping them to move towards new consumer-centric and identity-driven business models.

      Customer Success also means that we are here for our customers, 24×7, available and responsive, with a watchful eye on the operations of their iWelcome instance.

    4. SERVICES
      Professional Services

      Our on-boarding teams are the first who are in. They make sure new customers are ready to use the iWelcome service in the minimum of timescales, fully customised and securely connected to the customer’s priority identity stores and applications. We act both as guides as well as hands-on co-workers!

      Our focus on large enterprises and the fact that we are working on the cutting edge of IAM requires us to build partnerships on the technical and implementation levels as well.  Our architects and technical consultants are being called upon to help our customers make iWelcome IDaaS a central part of their ICT-landscape.

      iWelcome’s Professional Services team consist of technical consultants, solution architects and project managers. As part of the team you will work closely with colleagues from across the organisation, as well as with professionals from our partners on a joint effort to make it work best!

    5. iWelcome

      We have a team of the brightest and most innovative individuals in any aspect of our company. Technology, Customer Success, Marketing, Sales and Business! Our team consists of veterans in the Identity & Access Management industry as well as eager and creative young technical talent. We are the best at what we do because we’re determined to push the Identity Management industry forward.

      iWelcome employees are passionate professionals, devoted to create, sell and deliver a premium Identity Management platform that inspires not only our customers and their consumers and employees, but ourselves too.

      Each day, we strive to learn something new from our customers, colleagues or just the world out there and aim to internalise that in the way we approach our work. This is the basis of our growing success as a game-changer in the world of Identity and Access Management.

      And with growth comes the need to expand our team!  Interested? just take a look at the vacancies below of just submit your profile to us if you believe that you should definitely be part of our iWelcome story!

    6. SALES | MARKETING
      Sales | Marketing

      Here is where it all starts! Interesting the enterprise world in our platform and product. Naturally our primary task is to sell, however, we do not hit & run, but focus on establishing relationships and maintaining them well. We are convinced that we can serve our customers better than any other. Our sales executives take responsibility for developing their own territories and drive strategic sales initiatives. We value and support superior commercial talent, that is focused on winning new business and building long-term relationships with our customers.

    7. ENGINEERING
      Engineering

      We love to play in the champions league of software development and as leaders in our field – we’re at the top of the league! We take pride in building mission-critical software that is used by some of Europe’s largest organisations to protect and connect their users and ICT resources. Our engineers work with the latest technologies, building user-centric and secure software in short development cycles.

      We value each member’s expertise and contribution, but individual brilliance must excel within a team environment. We are looking for people prepared to do more than just develop code. We challenge our engineers to improve the quality, security, functionality and non-functional capabilities of our system with every iteration.

    8. DEVOPS | OPERATIONS
      DevOps | Operations

      DevOps is the beating heart of iWelcome. The DevOps & Operations teams ensure iWelcome is always up! They follow our heartbeat and make sure we improve our monitoring & diagnostic systems in such way that we are always on top of or ahead of any event impacting our online presence, security, performance or service availability.

      DevOps also brings iWelcome alive for new customers, creating new tenants, and ensuring smooth and ongoing deployment of functionality.  And as with anything, most of the thinking and doing is done by the team way before, so we bring anything that is new frictionless into operations.  DevOps en Operations teams are placed bang in the middle of that crossroad where our platform infrastructure, network, application and monitoring systems meet.

    9. QUALITY ASSURANCE
      Quality Assurance

      At iWelcome we are living in a fast-paced and agile development landscape with bi-weekly release schedules. We see Quality Assurance (QA) as an integral part of that, with an appropriate balance of close involvement and intentional distance to ensure we are both well-informed as well as capable of maintaining a professional overview.

      QA at iWelcome has an end-2-end involvement in our specification, development, test and DevOps cycles and is the final gate before production. We treat QA holistic, covering IAM functionality, code quality, deployment readiness, performance, and security. We strongly believe in automation of everything within QA, however, we always challenge our QA experts to add their human savviness as a final test.

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