Kinder Team

Mathys van Abbe


As a social tech entrepreneur, Mathys wants to disrupt the charitable sector by creating a direct and transparent channel to donate to highly effective organisations, so that available funds will actually contribute more to making the world a better place. Besides Kinder, Mathys runs several tech companies and he acts as a mentor for young entrepreneurs and other creatives.

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Claire Tange


Claire is responsible for Finance at Kinder. She loves it when the numbers add up and all the balances are checked. She's proud to be part of the Kinder team as she gets motivated by companies that try to make the world a better place. In her spare time, she can be found on the hockey field or in a boat, as being outside makes her really happy.


Linsey Groot

Head of Research

After obtaining a research master degree in Philosophy of Science, Linsey turned towards creating social and sustainable impact. At Kinder, she is responsible for developing the vetting framework.


Maarten Mulder

Managing Director Kinder Foundation

Maarten is responsible for the strategic operations of Kinder Foundation, working mainly on developing the vetting framework and fundraising. Knowing the NGO sector from within, because of his previous work with AMREF Flying Doctors, Maarten is well-placed to contribute to the longer term goal of Kinder Foundation: to improve the performance of the charitable sector.


Laura Koenders

Head of Operations

Laura takes care of daily operations in the office. This includes, but is not limited to, the much needed bowls of fruit and nuts, organising office parties, taking care of HR, and streamlining communication with partners, charitable organisations and app users. Besides working at Kinder she's a volunteer with TEDxAmsterdamED.


Nelly Dimitrova

Head of Partnerships and Growth

Growth fanatic and a critical problem-solver! Nelly is responsible for finding new and agile ways to maximize investment and revenue opportunities at Kinder. Her passion for building meaningful partnerships and fostering Win-Win collaborations is eminent! When at the office, you can find her at the cappuccino table or drafting the details on our next project during a ping -pong match!


Sam Ansmink

Tech lead

Sam has been working together with the team designing the back-end and web interface for the Kinder platform. When not at work, Sam is studying for his Masters in Computer Science, specialising in computer systems security.


Davide Banis

Kinder World Publisher

As publisher, Davide oversees Kinder's content strategy. He takes care of content management, media partnerships, and business development. When he grows up, he wants to be a superhero.


Deniz Gülsöken

Kinder World Content Editor

As the Content Editor for Kinder World, Deniz is the woman behind all changes in your Google Doc (if you're a Kinder World writer). She works with Davide on Kinder’s content strategy and management. She’s a big fan of dogs, sea turtles, and the oxford comma. She thinks its weird to talk about yourself in third person.


Bram Pelgrom

Tech Lead Kinder World

Bram is our digital Jedi Master that spends most of his spare time at the dog park with his furry young padawan Obi. Writes code, manages servers and is always keen to learn new things.


Shona Lawson

Operations Assistant

Shona just finished her masters in International Relations and is loving life in the Netherlands. She's the operations assistant at Kinder which means helping Laura with all her many tasks. Shona's half Scottish and half Swiss making her a punctual red-head. When she's not at a yoga class you will find her cooking with weird ingredients.


Aart van Empel

Lead Front End Developer

As a Front End Developer, Aart combines code and design to contribute to a Kinder world.


Hien Le

Front end Developer

Hien is doing a Bachelor of Sciences at Amsterdam University College (joint UvA & VU), with a focus on Informatics. At Kinder, she helps with the front-end implementation of the different platforms and portals. Besides studying and working, she spends her time taking photos, exploring Amsterdam, and occasionally teaching.


Otto Scholten

Frontend Development Intern

Otto finished his bachelor in Web Development this September and is hoping to push his programming skills to the next level at Kinder. Besides being taped to his computer, Otto loves to go running, hiking, watch movies and cook with his friends and family.


Koen Hoogendoorn

Interaction Designer

Koen is a user interface designer for Kinder. If you see him with his earphones in, he is either listening to country, hip-hop or disco. He is also “really good at computers and the internet”.




Peet is currently studying communication multimedia design at the University of Amsterdam. What makes Peet happy? Beautiful and useful visual designs with a good cup of coffee. His next big challenge will be behavioural design. More psychology to improve designs!


Marnix van Abbe


Marnix takes care of the financial aspects. Besides his work for Kinder he is a secretary for Stichting Coolsingel and the chairman of Stichting Mammarosa Den Haag. Marnix also works as an independent personal coach.


Jenny Cusveller

Financial Administrator

Besides Kinder, Jenny works with Mathys at Mobypicture and at MediaXplain. She likes diversity in her daily routines.


Ida Veivo

Junior Research Analyst

Ida is currently studying international studies with a specialisation in Africa at Leiden University. After studying for a few years, she is now hoping to put her acquired skills to use and do something more concrete. That is why she’s vetting charities and working as a research intern at Kinder. Whilst not drinking tea, you can find Ida trying to hide from the rain and trying to find the rare Dutch phenomenon called “the sun”.


Nina Tom

Research intern

Nina is a bachelor student at UvA, studying politics, psychology, law and economics. She is now hoping to apply her broad education and critical thinking skills at Kinder, where she is a research intern.


Huib van de Haar 

Research intern

Huib is in the final year of his biology bachelors at the University of Groningen. He spends his free time reading, practicing martial arts, and commuting between Groningen and Amsterdam. Huib is one of the research interns at Kinder, where he complements the research team with his knowledge of ecology and conservation.


Yara van Schaik

UX design intern

Never not eating or dancing that is Yara, She likes to improve design by combining user experience research and some psychology. Last but not least, she's spontaneous, always happy, and proudly weird. 


Nahal sheikh

Kinder World intern

After majoring in Politics and Sociology, Nahal developed a knack for writing and now assists in producing content at Kinder. She likes all things to do with storytelling and endlessly listens to podcasts while riding her bike across Amsterdam.



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