We’re excited that Samir Saberi has joined ScaleUpNation as our Commercial Director, focused on sales, marketing and business development. 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, Samir was a member of the founding team of StartupDelta, under the leadership of former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes. Before that, he had a stint as managing director of a fast-growing SME company and served as strategy and innovation consultant at Node1. He also co-founded the premium Dutch startup blog StartupJuncture. He’s currently a board member of the Dutch Startup Association and an advisor to Braventure. In the latter role, he supports the growth of the Brabant startup ecosystem.
Samir Saberi on becoming a part of the ScaleUpNation Family: “ScaleUpNation believes that large social challenges are equally 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 fostering entrepreneurship is the most effective way to drive impactful change. 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 come into this role. As member of the ScaleUpNation family, I’ll 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 very hard. But you’re not alone. We are here to help!”
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 equally 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. It 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.