In a recent article in NRC Handelsblad (a Dutch daily evening newspaper) some of the outstanding attributes of Netflix's people management are outlined. Many of these attributes reflect practices that I think should be the aim of any startup that aspires to have a lasting international impact. Below I listed some people management best practices based on the rules for success I induced from Netflix's culture as well as henQ’s portfolio.

As a VC, one of my main responsibilities is to facilitate portfolio companies in performing key hires and setting up a good hiring policy. In this and following posts, I will provide you with an overview of the most prevalent hiring improvement areas I see across the hiring cycle. I will begin with the first step in the hiring cycle: employee targeting. "Employee targeting" is the process of deciding what type of person you would like to hire.

henQ III: ‘Investing from seed stage and up to 10 million euros’

Venture capital firm henQ launches its third fund with a record value of 50 million euros

Amsterdam, September 10, 2015 – Amsterdam-based venture capital firm henQ announces the launch of its third fund, henQ III, with a record value of 50 million euros. The funds will be used by henQ partners Herman Hintzen, Coen van Duiven and Floris van Alkemade to invest in promising software startups. “henQ is the only Dutch VC firm that dares to invest in early stage companies that are looking for seed investments from 100k upwards and has the ability to continue to invest in next rounds up to 10 million euros,” says Van Duiven.