Willem Middelkoop Founder, Commodity Discovery Fund
Willem Middelkoop (Geneva, 1962) is a successful entrepreneur, investor and publicist. At the end of 2008, he gave up his journalistic work as a market commentator for Dutch National TV and started the Commodity Discovery Fund (www.cdfund.com). He also started Amsterdamgold.com in that same year, a web shop for gold and silver bullion, which was sold to the listed Value8 in 2011, after yearly sales grew to over 100 million euro.
Willem is a member of the Advisory Board of the London based Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). He is also a founding shareholder of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, a business accelerator program.
Besides this, he is author of eight books covering financial markets and the economy. He sold a total of over 150.000 books in eight languages, including Arabic and Chinese.