Portfolio Spotlight: Derek Roos, CEO of Mendix
Each month, Battery highlights a different portfolio-company CEO with our “Five Questions in Five Minutes” feature, showcasing the diversity of the Battery portfolio across investment stages, sectors and geographies.
What does your company do in 10 words or less?
We democratize enterprise application development.
What is your favorite piece of management/leadership advice?
What’s the most under-rated trend in technology, in your opinion?
The rise of the non-technical developer.
What recent Mendix accomplishment in the last year are you most proud of?
We were recently recognized by Glassdoor and Forbes as the #1 Cloud Company to work for in 2018. We founded the company with a mission to be a “great place to work” so I am especially proud and honored about this one. Clearly we’re on the right track.
What is your favorite winter Olympic sport and why?
Speed skating. Coming from a country (The Netherlands) that’s half below sea-level, speed skating is a national sport. At time of writing, we’re 14 medals in and counting…