Founder and CIO Willem Middelkoop has been an investor in (junior) mining companies for over 10 years. He is one of the pioneers in "Discovery Investing", whereby in a very early stage investments in an exploration company are being made, after the start of a significant discovery. He is responsible for the impressive track-record of his fund, with dozens of take overs in it's "discovery portfolio". Willem has published seven books in eight different languages on financial and economic topics. He is also a member of the, London based, OMFIF advisory board.