We’re excited that Samir Saberi has joined ScaleUpNation as our Commercial Director, focused on sales, marketing and business development. In this role, Samir will be responsible for helping build and communicate the ScaleUpNation vision and mission to impact founders, their board members and the greater scale-up community.

A well-known figure in the Dutch start-up and scale-up ecosystem, previously Samir was a member of the founding team of StartupDelta under the leadership of former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes and an advisor on startup ecosystem development friendly policies in Europe. Before that, he had a stint as managing director of a fast-growing SME company, served as strategy and innovation consultant at Node1 and co-founded the premium Dutch startup blog StartupJuncture. He’s currently a board member of the Dutch Startup Association and as an advisor to Braventure he supports the growth of the Brabant startup ecosystem.

Samir on becoming a part of the ScaleUpNation Family: “ScaleUpNation believes that large social challenges are as much large entrepreneurial opportunities, but only enterprises that scale are able to move the needle in terms of impact. I couldn’t agree more! Over the years I have come to trust that the most effective way to drive impactful change is through fostering entrepreneurship. ScaleUpNation epitomizes the belief that entrepreneurs are indeed people that can change the world for the better. I am trilled, honored, humbled and inspired to, as member of the ScaleUpNation family, be able to contribute to the Dutch and ultimately global tech ecosystem in such a significant way. My message to founding teams is: entrepreneurship and especially scaling your company is hard, very hard. But you’re not alone. We are here to help!”

Please help us welcome Samir to the ScaleUpNation Family! You can reach him at samir.saberi@scaleupnation.com and on LinkedIn.

About ScaleUpNation:

Only 0.4 of startups scale to a scale-up. Our mission at ScaleUpNation is to increase that number to drive considerable impact. Large social challenges are as much large entrepreneurial opportunities, but only enterprises that scale are able to move the needle in terms of impact.

Most new companies either fail or stall out, never making it beyond a small to medium enterprise. Going from a start-up to a scale-up is a true phase change, which requires a fundamental shift for the CEO and the entire organization. ScaleUpNation supports entrepreneurs to master the art of scaling, with an ambition to double the number of impact scale-ups.