Remco Livain is a digital entrepreneur, born and raised in The Netherlands. He moved to Switzerland in 2015, where he founded the digital strategy consultancy GANDT Ventures.
Remco is the founder of GANDT Ventures, which specializes in helping businesses of all sizes and types leverage digital technologies. With his GANDT Ventures Team, he works with both Scale Ups, SMBs, and Corporates to help them achieve their goals in the digital world.
Remco (social media handle: @rlivain, eg. twitter or instagram) has been an entrepreneur since the mid-2000s. After finishing his university degree in Marketing and Business Administration at the University of Maastricht, he moved to Munich (Germany) – where he lived from 2006- until the end of 2014. He decided to relocate closer to the Swiss Alps (in Zürich) after nearly a decade in Munich, where he has since 2015 resided.
He serves his clients as a C-Level Sparring Partner, Digital Board Member/Advisor, and Marketing Strategy Consultant (iCMO), assisting them in developing a long-term online company that is prepared to face the challenges of digitization. For additional information, please contact him directly: book an appointment now.
What is GANDT Ventures?
In 2015 I founded GANDT Ventures, a digital strategy consulting. The GANDT-team is based in Zürich (Switzerland) and Munich (Germany). It consists of entrepreneurial marketing specialists, like myself, who help businesses and individuals deal with their digital (marketing) challenges.
How did you start your career?
I started my digital marketing career in the dating industry. After an introduction to online marketing at FriendScout24, I worked alongside the C-Date founding team to build up international performance marketing channels and organization.
Where did you go after that?
After roughly 5 years of “dating experience” I went on to work for Westwing Home and Living – a Rocket Internet company – to lead the global online marketing operations as their head of online marketing.
You co-founded a flower delivery company?
Yes, indeed. My next stop was Venture Stars in Munich. I worked as a marketing sparring partner for the other startups within the group and co-founded one of the ventures, called MIFLORA. We successfully sold the company to Blume2000 in 2017.
What do you do in your spare time?
I am a big sports fan, both as a practitioner and a spectator. Whenever I get the chance, I go out and enjoy the beautiful Swiss scenery on my bike. But, if the weather does not permit it, I am just as happy on my indoor trainer – racing on the virtual worlds on Zwift. You can follow me here on Strava.