“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” 

 – Lao Tzu

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Who is Sven?

Originally From Amsterdam the Netherlands and currently residing in Southeast Asia Sven has been enterprising since twenty years in a variety of executive roles. From private banking, to advertising, to online retail, to logistics and investment banking. It’s his ability and true skill to enter comfortably unknown environments, analyzing and sensing thoroughly the situation and using the conceptual power of reverse engineering to quickly connect the dots to offer clarity, innovation and inspiration at all levels.

His “unconventional way of thinking” let him be a frequently invited speaker on international stages and take on board seats of a variety of multi million dollar tech companies to help them get access to valuable networks, growth and scale after leveraging his 20 years experience and exit-ing two companies.

Since 2019 he has founded online business accelerator thestartupchef where he has helped dozens of founders raise over $50.000.000 in investment capital, while inspiring 2500+ entrepreneurs and providing signature products and services to avail easy access to startup capital and world class expertise. When not working at the startupchef, he is running his boutique investment firm, fermenting kombucha, binge listening audiobooks or walking his dog over the beach.
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The StartupChef Impact

At thestartupchef we believe in propelling entrepreneurship, helping founders shortcut learning curves, providing easy access to “the hard things” in business, so they at their turn can deliver their ideas to the world, impact and change lives out and inside the smaller communities they play a role in.
Impact is what let the world go round. TheStartupChef supports through bi-monthly charitable activities women entrepreneurship in emerging economies. We believe and are convinced that the change we like to see in the world arrives by emphasizing the voice of women globally.

What our clients and students are saying

We Love Happy Clients

"Absolutely buuuzzzzzzzzing after yesterday's Master Class by 'the Master,' Mr Sven. I woke at 4am with fantastic strategies running through my head."

Simon Fruen
Project Manager

May I just say that I am really surprised by how much I have learnt from this exercise! It really challenged me to be bold with my goals! I realized I was being so prudent at the beginning and slowly forced myself to be ambitious and set realistic but higher goals. I am still a little uncomfortable with my planning on expected scenario.

Shasha Malik
Managing Director

All the well organized excel sheets are incredibly helpful. Getting to know about data room, score card, cap tables etc. I feel more confident in reaching out to investors as I know what they are looking for and the process of attracting them.

Sarah Poh
Founder, Director, CEO

I never thought this was an important thing until now. Never thought there is such thing as "data room" for startups giving access to investors
I honestly never been successful in making a teaser. Whenever I was asked, the overall document was still extensive. This really provide a clear guideline for me that was never before thought of nor found the information online.

Sara Sofyan
Co-founder adn CEO of Wif

Discovering the details and realizing the work requirements

Mark Chai

This program literally answered the questions that I've been looking for years. I was looking for mentors and it gave me exactly what I need.

Wahyu Muliady
Chief Executive Officer at Ameera

5 Top Reasons To Join Our Weekly Business Chef

Podcast releases with movers and shakers.

Short Videos that let you rethink business.

Free & Live webinars.

Occasional Masterclasses.

Special member offers and partnership deals.

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