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Joachim Vandaele

Joachim Vandaele

Founding Partner of Wright Partners; Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD; Board Member, Trusted Family


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For over two decades Joachim Vandaele has been building businesses across Europe and South-East Asia. He has taken on incubating, operating and investing roles at independent, family and corporate backed businesses; and is an educator in the venture building field.

Joachim is a co-founder of Wright Partners, a Corporate Venture Builder; and leads its EU-ME office. Wright Partners build ‘risk-aligned, investable corporate ventures’. In the 3 years since incorporation, they have built 25 ventures for larger] enterprises and business-owning families. 
Previously, Joachim has been at the helm of Trusted Family, a governance technology platform for family enterprises. Trusted Family was cofounded by the next gens of 2 European business families, and is currently endorsed by over 200 HNW families.  

Trusted Family is part of the Zephyr Ventures portfolio, a firm Joachim cofounded, and through which he acts as an operating partner to funders and founders.

At INSEAD, Joachim codirects the Startup Bootcamp, teaches Corporate Entrepreneurship and serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Joachim is a trained financial risk manager, and holds an MBA from INSEAD, holds MSc. in Economic & Investment Sciences; and a Master in Banking and Finance.