Eureeka Ventures

Esther Kruijver, Founder
Esther has over 25 years of experience in the software and services industries as an entrepreneur and member of executive management teams in companies around the globe.
Esther served as General Manager of the UK division of Intuit (makers of Quicken, QuickBooks and Turbo Tax) and was a founding member of the Intuit Developer Network. In addition Esther played key roles in the company's marketing, product management and project management efforts. Prior to her tenure at Intuit, Esther held key positions with NCR in the Netherlands and with Intellect-Prodata in Australia and Europe. She holds a degree in computer science from the University of The Hague and is fluent in Dutch and German in addition to English.
Janpieter Scheerder, Advisor
Janpieter Scheerder, retired from Sun Microsystems after 10 years in senior executive positions, was last the president of the SunSoft division. In that role, he was responsible for the development, engineering, marketing and sales of Sun's software products, including the Solaris operating system. He also served as vice president and general manager of Sun's network servers and information products group, where he directed activities for Sun's server and storage products. Before his tenure at Sun, Janpieter was a senior executive with Data General for 15 years, holding various sales, marketing and engineering positions. His many notable accomplishments there included overseeing engineering for the first of that company's highly successful Aviion and Clariion RAID products.
Rob Newman, Advisor
Rob has established an impressive track record as a successful high-tech entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and Australia, having twice founded and built successful companies with combined market values of over USD$200M. As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Western Australia, he was the inventor and co-founder of QPSX Communications Pty Ltd. and was instrumental in establishing QPSX as a worldwide standard for Metropolitan Area NEtworks for telecom carriers. Rob was also de founding CEO of Atmosphere Networks, and managed the company until it was acquired. While trained as an engineer, Rob has focused his career in the areas of marketing, business development and general management. Most recently, he has been involved as a venture capitalist running Foundation Capital's Investment Fund.