Willem Middelkoop

Willem Middelkoop

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Willem Middelkoop is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of the Commodity Discovery Fund. He has been a successful entrepreneur and investor in junior mining companies for over a decade. A pioneer in Discovery Investing, Middelkoop focuses his investments on exploration-stage projects working to make first-tier discoveries. He has written several books on the economy, geopolitics, and the history of financial markets. These books have sold over 150,000 copies and have been translated into nine languages.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Middelkoop started, a webshop for gold and silver bullion. It was sold to the listed Value8 in 2011 after yearly sales grew to over 100 million euros.
  • He is also a founding shareholder of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, a business accelerator program.
  • He used to work as a market commentator for Dutch National TV.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.