Duco Sickinghe founded Fortino Capital in December 2013 and has overseen Fortino’s growth to a recognized technology VC firm. Duco is an expert in assessing management and evaluating business strategies and he mainly focuses on the leadership and operational next steps past closing.
Before founding Fortino Capital, Duco had a successful career, mainly in the TMT industry, as former CEO of Telenet, INED of CME and Chairman at KPN. Duco was exposed early in his career to technology and innovation when working with Steve Jobs at NeXT Computer. He has placed great importance and frequently speaks on leadership as a core lever for results.
Other positions Duco held are General Manager at Wolters Kluwer, founder of Software Direct, Product & Channel Manager at HP and VP Marketing & General Management at NeXT Computer. He is member of the board of Van Eeghen (functional Ingredients), Van Breda Risks & Benefits and Vlerick Business School.