We are happy to invite you to our Pride Inside Day Amsterdam, taking place on April 11, 2024, at Wicked Grounds.

At 14:00,Wicked Grounds will come alive with entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors converging for an afternoon dedicated to networking and the exchange of insights.

Our curated lineup of speakers, includes inspiring voices from our portfolio. These accomplished individuals will share their unique journeys, shedding light on their experiences so far and the exciting roads that lie ahead.

In addition, we're honored to host an external speaker who will delve into the latest developments in the dynamic software and IT market. It's an opportunityto gain valuable insights and stay ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving Software and IT industry.

Pride Inside Day is not just an event; it's a chance to connect. Seize the opportunity to expand your network, forge new partnerships and share ideas with like-minded professionals. The ambiance of Wicked Grounds, coupled with th ediverse perspectives shared by our speakers, promises an enriching experience for all attendees.

Save the date and join us in creating a day filled with learning and meaningful connections. We look forward to welcoming you on Pride Inside Day.


Doors open



By Lars van 't Hoenderdaal


Omar Fouab

Founder at Archipel Academy


Coffee break


Patrick Vanbrabandt

Founder at Carya


Ramon Schuitevoerder

Managing Director at CFI



Dirk-Jan van de Werfhorst

We are delighted to introduce Dirk-Jan van de Werfhorst, a distinguished leader in the field of HR and talent management. Dirk-Jan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, having served in various executive positions at HR service provider PiCompany before taking the helm as CEO of e-assessment platform Ixly. With a deep understanding of the dynamics of talent selection, development, and retention, Dirk-Jan is well-positioned to provide invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of HR technology and its impact on organizational success. Join us as Dirk-Jan shares his unparalleled knowledge and perspectives on optimizing HR decisions through innovative assessment solutions. His passion for empowering organizations to unlock the full potential of their talent promises to inspire and enlighten our audience.

Patrick Vanbrabandt

Our 2nd speaker for our Pride Inside Day Amsterdam is Patrick Vanbrabandt, CEO and co-founder at CARYA. CARYA is a Belgian company that offers all-in-one IT for automotive dealerships in Europe. Next to the value-added reselling business of the Incadea DMS suite, CARYA offers CRM, hardware and social media solutions, in order to facilitate automotive dealerships in being as efficient as possible on their customer satisfaction. After being founded in 2006, the company grew significantly in recent years amongst others in The Netherlands and in Switzerland by means of acquisitions. After starting off his career at BMW, Patrick was able, together with his strong team, to build out CARYA to one of the leading IT partners of dealerships in Europe. During Pride Inside Day he will elaborate on the route to a company with over 100 FTE, international expansion, challenges and opportunities. Don't miss this opportunity to gain actionable strategies and learn from Patrick's experience. Join us at our Pride Inside Day Cologne to uncover the secrets behind successful building out a business and explore the fascinating intersection of Automotive, and IT!

Ramon Schuitevoerder

We’re excited to introduce our third speaker for Pride Inside Day Amsterdam: Ramon Schuitevoerder, Partner/Managing Director at Corporate Finance International (CFI), who will be sharing insights on a crucial topic: trends and developments in the current Software & IT M&A sector. Ramon Schuitevoerder has been working at CFI since 2005. As the Global Practice Leader of the Software & IT Services team, he has worked on a multitude of strategic, cross-border transactions for renowned PE investors and tech entrepreneurs. \Join us as Ramon delves into the dynamic landscape of Software & IT M&A, uncovering key developments shaping the industry. Expect discussions on successful exits and buy-and-build strategies as he shares his learnings and insights garnered from successful recent transactions. With a keen eye on market trends, Ramon will discuss the impact of the macro environment, technological developments, and shed light on what's on the horizon for dealmaking in Software and IT Services. Whether you're an entrepreneur, advisor, or investor, this session promises to be enlightening. Don't miss out on the chance to gain invaluable insights from one of CFI’s seasoned experts!

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