Marco Valkenburg from Van Ameyde Systems: “We chose UPTEC to benefit from the connection with the University of Porto.”

At UPTEC we welcome not only the most recent startups, but also big and established companies. UPTEC is now introducing you some of our international innovation centres through the “Open Doors”. This month, we present Marco Valkenburg from Van Ameyde Systems with whom we talked about the reasons for choosing UPTEC, Porto and Portugal.

Marco Valkenburg || Director
Van Ameyde Systems || The Netherlands || 25 employees @The Netherlands || 40 employees @Portugal

Van Ameyde Systems offers an open insurance platform ready to connect with the insurance business of today and tomorrow.

Why did Van Ameyde Systems come to Portugal?

Access to skilled people and economically attractive.

What made you choose UPTEC to develop Van Ameyde Systems?

We already had an office in Lisbon and wanted to become more attractive for personal by having also the opportunity to work from Oporto. We chose UPTEC to benefit from the connection with the University of Porto.

What do you think about your experience in Portugal?

A good cultural fit with Dutch way of thinking and working and highly qualified staff.

How did you get the idea for your business?

We saw a gap in the available software for the insurance industry.

To what do you attribute Van Ameyde Systems’ success?

Indepth knowledge of insurance industry combined with smart application of technology.

If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

Make sure people love working for you.

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