Valerie serendipitously stumbled into the startup space after completing her Master’s in Management and Human Resources at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Passionate about People & Culture topics from an early age, she found her calling in helping startups attract, develop and retain talent.
As HR Manager at the former Speedinvest portfolio company Shpock, she has experience in developing processes covering the full startup employee lifecycle from scratch. She also led workshops on HR and OKRs that granted her the opportunity to pass this knowledge onto other startups, helping them to strategically and effectively achieve their business goals.
Catching the entrepreneurial bug herself, Valerie launched a gamified fashion app called InPose together with her husband - who is conveniently a software developer. :) She then joined Speedinvest Heroes where she recruited team members for several portfolio companies, such as CoachHub and Xapix.
At Speedinvest, Valerie is part of the Platform+ People team. She works closely with our portfolio companies on People/HR topics - from helping our founders develop as leaders, to supporting them in attracting and engaging team members.
Valerie loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, eating (more than cooking), reading and learning new things like Italian (hopefully still learning as you read this).