Joachim de Sterke

Board Member

Experienced executive with extensive experience across various disciplines and industries and has a proven track record of developing and growing a company from start up to a mid-size international company. Extensive finance, M&A, operations, analytics and business development experience in Deep Tech, SaaS and IaaS based environments driven by both direct- and indirect- sales. After he sequentially founded two venture backed international SaaS companies with US exits, Joachim de Sterke co-founded PhotonDelta, where he played a crucial role in expediting the development of the Dutch and EU integrated photonics markets. His impactful contributions include meticulously constructing a robust ecosystem and investment portfolio, and strategically cultivating individual partnerships and a global network to bolster the industry’s growth.

Today Joachim is Partner and Co-founder of PhotonVentures. PhotonVentures historically emerged from PhotonDelta as a deep-tech venture capital firm, purely focused on the key enabling technology of Integrated Photonics. Within PhotonVentures he holds multiple expert panel, board and advisory positions.