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Eddy de
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エディ デハイ

Eddy de Heij

Serial Entrepreneur | Investor

Eddy de Heij has over 20 years international entrepreneurial experience (Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, New York, Santiago de Chile). Eddy is currently active as an investor and mentor. In 2013 he wrote the book ‘The Bovengever’ (Dutch edition) which is about his experiences with Startups. In 2016 the international edition was received with great reviews. (April 2016 | 3rd edition)

A Japanese translation is available as well.

portfolio companies


Eddy is active as entrepreneur, investor and business mentor.

Digital Media Enzo, Corporate Encryption, Search Enzo, DataEnzo, XChains, Creationline, Depot Lab Barcelona, Vibby, Kakigori Universe, Japandepato, Starters, Planet360 Media Group (China) and a few early stage media and food companies in New York City and Barcelona.

  • Corporate Encryption

    Corporate Encryption for Organizations and Governments TEP® is a private label encryption solution –...

  • Creationline

    After all, the coordination of creation and strategy ensures that all elements of your...

  • DataEnzo

    DataEnzo is a so called Business Intelligence Dashboard and was developed in order to integrate...

  • Depot Lab BCN

    Our Story Sometimes coincidences happen in one’s life. And then sometimes these coincidences happen...


    We successfully run branding campaigns on video platforms, tablets and other media. We can...

  • Japandepato

    Japandepato (デパート, depāto means department store in Japanese) is a new online store where...

  • Kakigori

    We are one of the best ice creams in Barcelona according to Time Out...

  • Planet 360 Media

    We publish music related websites like in Mandarin-Chinese for direct communication with your...

  • Search Enzo

    In addition to paid advertisements within the various search engines (SEA), the results can...

  • Starters

    Starters is an exclusive community of collaborative sports tech entrepreneurs, thought leaders and influencers...

  • The Bovengever

    The word does not even exist in Holland. However, the stories and business experiences...

  • Vibby

    Vibby is a lightweight interactive highlighting tool built to unleash the power of video....

  • ZO Media Group

    The ZO Media Group consists of 3 independent Digital Agencies (Digital Media Enzo, Creationline...

Agenda & Events
Recent activities

10 Year Anniversary ZO Media Group

Presentation Amsterdam, Holland Reception and introduction DataEnzo 2.0 | May 2017

Business Meetings
New York City

Venture Capital Round | 08 January – 13 January 2017

Business Meetings and Presentations
Osaka, Yokohama & Tokyo, Japan

Business presentation | May 2016

Panel Member Capital On Stage | #cosbcn16

Capital on Stage | Entrepreneurial background crucial for VC ? | | 24 november 2016

Lectures (private sessions)

Lectures about Blockchain implementation (private sessions) | April-May 2016

Business Model Innovation vs Product Innovation
Tokyo, Japan

Presentation | Lecture – Business Club William H. Saito | November 2016

Business Meetings and Presentations
Osaka, Yokohama & Tokyo, Japan

Visiting Machine Plant and Business presentation | October & November 2016

Presentation & Entrepreneurship

Speaker MC Seminar | Scoring with eSports in Europe (private session) | 26 August 2016

Seminar eSports

Closed Session | Q&A | Seminar eSports | 31 October 2016

Hosting and Moderating

THE ONLINE MEDIA LANDSCAPE TODAY 2016 | 23 June – 30 june 2016

Presentation & Entrepreneurship

LabTalk | Depot Lab Barcelona | Q&A | 20 September 2016

Business Meetings and Presentations
Osaka, Japan

Visiting Machine Plant | June 2016

Business Meetings
New York City

Coaching and Presentations with several start-ups | 15 April – 22 April 2016

New York City

Eddy will be attending The Next Web Conference | 18 November 2015

Hosting and Moderating


Business Meetings and Presentations
Osaka, Japan

Visiting Machine Plant | June 2016



A very strange word, but in Dutch it means just the opposite of a traditional entrepreneur.

The word does not even exist in Holland. However, the stories and business experiences are universal. After the success of the first Dutch Edition, this is the International Edition. This edition has over 15+ short stories about a different way of doing business.

How Einstein meets Ice Cube in business and what Notorious B.I.G. got to do with Jean Paul Sartre.

With beautiful drawings from Wouter Sluis.

Inspirational illustrations with personal anecdotes and business adventures. This book invites us to look at things differently, it makes the entrepreneurial journey incredibly engaging and much more fun!

Mesut Celebi, Cofounder Startupbootcamp New York, Board Member Round Table New York & Founder FABstart New York City

Do we not all prefer to be ‘Bovengevers’ rather than Entrepreneurs? Recognition and inspiration splashes off the beautiful small pages.

Marja Ruigrok, Entrepreneur & Party Chairman of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy Amsterdam, Spokesperson Economic Affairs

This is a great intiative, you can expect a heartfelt welcome in New York! This is a very handy book!

Rob de Vos, Consul General of the Netherlands in New York

Get In Touch
Contact Eddy de Heij

He would like to hear from you.


+31 (0)6 - 53 51 43 94

Edpire Ventures SL | Carrer del Bruc, 149, 08037 | Barcelona