Start-up and scale-up Board Matching

For start-ups, scale-ups and innovative SMEs to find the right advisory and supervisory board members

Startups, Scale-ups and innovative SMEs in The Netherlands


You do not just need a board, you need an effective one – one that propels your company forward.

For this you need board members that:

  • Focus on making fast growth happen;
  • Understand your industry and how to navigate in it;
  • Have insight in what differentiates scaling from stalling;
  • Have financial acumen and fundraising experience;
  • Are great coaches;
  • Are independent, engaged, and hold themselves accountable.

    Build a strong board from the start as non-performing boards can be major frustration to manage and risk stalling the growth of your company.

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    The matching service

    To ensure scale-ups have highly effective Boards, we offer a comprehensive matching service for scale-ups. The matching service includes:

  • Profiling the CEO and start-up/scale-up to clarify your board member needs;
  • Integrating your requirements with the effective board member criteria, and achieving consensus on this with CEO and board;
  • Pre-selection of candidates (primarily from our own community of certified ScaleUpBoard alumni);
  • Discussion about each candidate before and after the interviews you will conduct;
  • We will guide the process to ensure you end up with the perfect match. The all including success fee per vacancy amount to 7.500 euros (inc. expenses, excl. VAT

    How it works

    Through our platform, get access to qualified board members that have been qualified through our ScaleUpBoard program or have been individually assessed by us.

    Our Credentials

    We have educated 250+ board members on how to support ventures on their scaling journey through our efficacious ScaleUpBoard program.

    We conduct ongoing, unique research covering more than a thousand scale-ups in Europe on what differentiates between scaling and stalling including effective board practices.

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