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Barqo is the platform that connects boat owners and people who want to explore the seas. It's our mission to make sailing more accessible for everyone. From sloop to sailing yacht, worldwide!

About Us

We are Barqo, a fast-growing, Amsterdam-based startup founded to make boating accessible.

Unfortunately, not everyone owns a boat, while on the other hand many of those who own a boat cannot use it as often as they would like to. This means that many boats unnecessarily remain docked for a major part of the year. This is where Barqo comes into play. We are the platform where boat owners and aspiring renters come together and make boating accessible to anyone, anywhere, any time!


Thijs Janssen

Co- founder & COO

Floris van Hoogenhuyze

Co- founder & CEO

Dennis van Kappen

Co- founder & CTO

Joris van Kappen

Data & Growth

Toon van Acker

Full Stack Developer

Michael Straubinger

Data analyst

Isabela Assiria

UX/UI Designer


Bas Hazewinkel

Technical Advisor

Experienced CTO, Business Development & Agile professional of Scalable software companies.

Jelle Hoffenaar

General advisor

Experienced growth and scale up entrepreneur. Successfully led 3 companies to series A investment. Currently also active as an advisor for Snappcar | The European leading car sharing platform.

Lisette Hendrikse

Legal advisor

Experienced General Counsel, switched from corporate to the start-up and scale-up world. Together with a team from Liance.Legal they work together with Barqo. Previously General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Company Secretary Philips TV. 20 years of experience in all legal aspects of international business, with a great passion for starting and growing businesses.