About Whale Bay & Co
Whale Bay & Co is a spin-off from Deloitte the Netherlands and focuses on providing Life Sciences companies with all the practical business solutions required to grow their businesses and make the right strategic decisions. Whale Bay & Co is related to Whale Bay Capital, a venture capital fund investing in promising Life Sciences companies.
It is our mission to provide our clients with reliable, relevant and practical solutions which are delivered in a timely and cost efficient manner. We have an ‘everything is possible’ attitude, that we combine with our core values of integrity, trust, added value and fun. Following these principles, we have a proven track record and high level of satisfaction among our clients.
Whale Bay & Co has a young yet experienced team dedicated to our clients’ success. Supported by a global network of fully qualified medical interviewers, research partners and specialists we are able to cover a wide range of business development needs.
For more information on our solutions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer and the first to reach the South Pole. The expedition arrived at a large inlet called the Bay of Whales, on 14 January 1911. According to logbooks of other ships passing Antartica the icesheets in the Bay of Whales were strong enough to land on and gave Amundsen a head start. Amundsen estabilished his base camp there, calling it Framheim.
“I may say this is the greatest factor – the way in which the expedition is equipped – the way in which every difficulty is foreseen, and precautions taken for meeting or avoiding it. Victory awaits him who has everything in order – luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck.”
– Roald Amundsen
First person to reach the South pole (1911)
At Whale Bay & Co we adhere to the philosophy of Roald Amundsen and focus on equipping Life Sciences company with all the solutions needed to be able to forsee difficuties and take precautions for meeting or avoiding them.
Co-founder & Partner
+31 6 12 010 964 In his role, Jasper focuses on the development and business strategy of portfolio companies and is actively identifying and evaluating new investments. He likes to take a hands-on pragmatic approach whilst keeping a sharp eye for the ultimate strategic goals. In his work, he likes to take an easy going empathic yet sharp professional approach whereby he likes to have fun. Prior to founding Whale Bay Capital and Whale Bay & Co, Jasper worked for Arthur Andersen and later Deloitte. During his 15 year of career, he served multi-nationals and private equity firms. Later, Jasper took responsibility for the life sciences industry practice of Deloitte, in the Netherlands. In this role, he built a dedicated team, which focused on assisting emerging technology companies grow through provision of strategic advice, raising financing and commercialization of the developed products. In his spare time Jasper likes outdoor activities such as sailing, windsurfing and hiking
Cees de Wit
Co-founder & Partner
+31 6 23 340 588 In his role, Cees focuses on innovation, strategy & financing and execution. Working hands on to add value to both clients and portfolio companies. In addition, Cees is responsible for the development and application of Whale Bay`s proprietary partnering & investment analytics. Prior to founding Whale Bay Capital and Whale Bay & Co, Cees worked as a lawyer for Simmons & Simmons and Deloitte. During his career, he gained extensive experience in the fields of (inter)national structuring, financing, intellectual property, business strategy and M&A matters, working for listed & family owned life science companies. In his spare time Cees enjoys outdoor sports and traveling.
Relationship Manager & Solution Specialist
+31 6 21 346 288 In her role, Melis provides life sciences companies with all the practical business solutions required to grow their businesses and make the right strategic decisions. She brings client satisfaction central to her work to add real value. She integrated her strong academic background in Biochemistry and Cancer Therapeutics together with her previous multidisciplinary career experience within supply chain, where she engaged with c-level executives of Global2000 and FTSE100 companies. Melis has an in-depth scientific knowledge, extensive global network connections and supply chain knowledge. In her spare time, she likes spinning, outdoor cycling, reading and travelling.
Data Scientist & Software Engineer
In his role, David focuses on creating and maintaining the technical back-end of a Data Driven Company. He develops the tools that enable Whale Bay & Co to gather, process, and use the data in an effective and user-friendly manner. Together with the team, David strives to find the best ways to process the data. With the use of various techniques and the software he creates, practical business insights will then be extracted from that data.
Before joining Whale Bay & Co, David expressed his passion for technology in personal projects.
In his spare time, David enjoys practicing sports, photography, reading books, and developing his craft.
Industry and Investment Analyst
In her role, Sandra identifies the life science companies which are undervalued or have a high
potential of growth. She emphasizes in-depth due diligence and provides strategically attractive
opportunities for clients.
Sandra has an academic background in Economics and Strategic Management which she combines
with her in depth research and analysis experience. She had been working with Professors at
Rotterdam school of Management and assisting them with the research, analysing potential business
growth opportunities at Unilever and pursuing multiple consulting projects for international
During her free time she enjoys photography expositions, doing active sports and racing.