imgZine was founded in 2011. The founders, Marijn Deurloo and Bert Kok, were inspired by the success of iPad apps like Flipboard, Pulse and Zite. They realized that the publishing industry was undergoing a massive disruption, driven by the convergence of storytelling, advertising and technological innovation. They sought to provide publishers with their own branded real time magazine and help them embrace these changes in the industry’s landscape.
It soon became clear that the imgZine platform was not only suitable for publishers, but also for corporates and organizations.
imgZine has created a platform for the effortless publishing of real time social magazines on mobile devices, based on existing content. Our platform consists of a content publishing platform, native tablet and smartphone magazine apps and an analytics dashboard.
Our developments are aimed at researching reading behavior in the new lean back age.
On the one hand, we seek to help our customers retain their relevance in this mobile era. On the other hand, we strive to offer readers more enticing content experiences and smart filtering options.
Marijn Deurloo MBA (founder)
Marijn is an experienced intra- and entrepreneur. He studied Aeronautics & Avionic Engineering as well as Mathematics and Computer Sciences at Delft’s Technical University. As IT director for MKB-Nederland, the Dutch umbrella organization for SME’s, he founded MKB-net, one of the first internet startups in The Netherlands. He held several tech-related senior management positions at Telegraaf Mediagroep (TMG) and founded and managed Telegraaf Internet Services. Marijn has been an independent entrepreneur since 2007.
Bert Kok MBA (founder)
Bert has a strong editorial background. He started his career as a journalist for several newspapers, magazines and Dutch radio. He held various management positions at ANP, the Dutch national news agency, ranging from editor in chief of ANP Radio, managing director of the business unit ANP Multimedia and key account liaison for international news agencies and national customers (large accounts). Bert is an independent entrepreneur since 2009.
Wilbert Smits B.Sc
Wilbert started his career at Telegraaf Media Groep, where he held several positions ranging from web developer to project manager and Enterprise Architect. During his time as Business Consultant for Emerging Services at Ordina Consulting, he was responsible for managing several innovation projects for large customers, including Rabobank.
Dimitri van Esch
Dimitri is a true IT wizard with both technical and managerial skills. He has built and improved several internet environments with a focus on high performance and availability. Dimitri started as IT technician and build up his career via project management and business development.
Heleen Dura van Oord
Founder DQ&A Media Group, Partner Peak Capital
Heleen is an entrepreneur with international experience in digital marketing. She is an investor in Peak Capital and has a strong (business) intuition. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, has a great sense of humor and always provides solid advice.
Guido van Nispen
Managing Director V-Ventures, CFO ANP
Guido is an experienced investor with a great personality. He is in charge of ‘kicking our ass’ (positively) 4 times a year.
Joris van Heukelom
Co-founder MakerStreet, Chairman IAB
Joris carries a decade of digital knowledge. He was CEO at Sanoma Digital, and is always a fantastic source of information for entrepreneurs who want to gain mad skills in product development, pitching and smart ‘ to-market’ -strategies.
Hans ten Hove
Free spirit, mentor @ Rockstart
Hans has a strong International Management and Sales background having worked at Board level in companies like Deutsche Telekom and Exact. He also has entrepreneurial background by growing companies from start to established leaders. Currently engaged on different projects at startups.
Founder at Sparkx.com, Board member @ IPAN
With more than 15 years of experience in the interactive industry and an extensive network, Suzan makes an excellent advisor. She has both national and international experience in the publishing and entertainment sector.
Founder of DirectForce
Aukje has been an entrepreneur all her life. In 1997 she founded Direct Force, an agency specialized in sales and ‘street’ marketing. This initiative turned into an industry, not just a company. Throughout the years, she has been instrumental to the success of big brands and small companies operating in niches. Aukje is a strategist in effective marketing. She is a creator and accelerator, a positive thinker and a problem solver.
Arnoud van der Pol
Co-founder and Ambassador
Arnoud holds a law degree and has a background in sales- and people management.
Back in the nineties Arnoud was involved with Marijn and MKB-net, one of the first Internet start-ups in The Netherlands. In 2010 they picked-up their cooperation and was Arnoud full time involved in the early stages of imgZine. He has been an entrepreneur since 2005 and is currently more occupied with his Leadership training and Coaching practice.