Our team

Healthy living and helping others is our passion! You can easily call us health freaks. Bringing out the best in others, that's what makes us happy! That is why we developed NewU. An app for all your health goals, whether it's nutrition, sleep, exercise, relaxation or quitting smoking! An app that is easy to use and fun too. Oh, and all the information on the NewU is scientifically based. Let's get started together!

NewU Team

Gijs Limborgh
Gijs Limborgh
Gijs Limborgh
Co-Founder

Gijs is our co-founder, responsible for growing the company. We also call him: the loudest voice at NewU. Literally... We can hear him loud and clear from any room. What inspires Gijs most within NewU are customer success stories and creating a culture of champions. The corners of his mouth lift when an HR manager shares his or her story. But we see the very biggest smiles when a team member experiences growth. Starting NewU was the most adventurous thing Gijs had ever done and he is going to make sure that in the next year NewU will be the biggest b2b vitality and health app in Europa. He will provide the spaceships so the whole team will go sky high. Silliest fear: Snakes, I once had a 1-1 encounter with a snake in France when I was 5 years old. Sidekick wish: Iron Man Healthy habit: Fitness, 6 times a week

Bart Spangenberg
Bart Spangenberg
Bart Spangenberg
Co-Founder

Bart is our Co-founder and CTO, but we can name four other things he is at the same time: Champion Coach, Software Developer, Focus expert, and professional high-five giver. Bart is always thinking about new ways to empower the team members and create scalable software. His girlfriend calls him an idea-hoarder, and we can not agree more. The goal for 2024? To make NewU so good that anyone can set up their health initiative in 5 minutes. Saving costs yet time for one of the most important things for any organisation: Making your employees happy and healthy. With weekly championsession he will make sure that this will also be the case for our organisation. Favorite emoji: 💣 Party trick: Unexpected dance moves. Healthy habit: I’m that guy that does at least 1 new weird exercise in the gym. I love to run in my minimalist shoes.

Kalande Mwamba
Kalande Mwamba
Kalande Mwamba
Software Developer

As a senior software developer, Kalande has seen it all before. Together with Gijs and Bart, he stood at the starting line. He is always looking to create new high-quality features. Thanks to his coding and quick-fingered work, the NewU app has already taken various forms. Ideally, he would love to come to the office every day on an invisible jet, but we don't see that happening for several years. In the coming year, Kalande will focus on developing features that will dramatically change how our users interact with our application. Weirdest talent: flare my nostrils Sidekick wish: Popeye Healthy habit: Plays golf every week

Demiën
Demiën
Demiën

You may have had Demien, our BDR business development representative, on the phone. He raises awareness of NewU and makes room for HR managers, who are looking for more vitality in the workplace, in Gijs and Daniel's angeda. The growth we are now experiencing inspires him to introduce even more people to NewU. If he knew the secret recipe, he would love to eat the Krabby Patty every day, and we are confident that he will one day find out. In the coming months, his main focus will be on managing a growing BDR team. You heard it right. We are looking for new toppers for the team. Favorite season: I love autumn. Especially on pictures Used to believe that: Big plastic factories produce smoke and thats how clouds are creates Healthy habit: Football and basketball (and sometimes goes to the gym)

Amber
Amber
Amber

Providing all the female power for now, is Amber, our Creative marketer. From developing strategies and executing and creating the content to analysing the results back to developing a new strategy. Amber has one foot on every part of the marketing cycles. Amber hates cycling through the rain because she thinks she is made of sugar. But we know better. In fact, this champion is going to make sure that next year every HR manager has heard of NewU. Favorite childhood cartoon: Totally Spies Strangest food ever tried: A Scorpion Healthy habit: Going to Rocycle, Yoga classes, the BTY CLB and running every week

Daniel
Daniel
Daniel

Our first account manager, Daniel, is happy to share his enthusiasm about NewU. Maybe you have already met him during your first demo call. He himself is very into health and vitality and, therefore, finds it even more important to inspire HR managers to get the most out of employees. In five years’ time, Daniel hopes to develop the most effective and efficient sales cycle, but for now, the focus is on further optimizing our current sales cycle and his leadership skills. We hope there will never be a time machine because then Daniel will immediately leave for the Spartan Empire. For now, he seeks out the gladiators in the Jiu-Jitsu ring. Favorite emoji: 🥲 Weirdest job: Clubbouncer, People tend to behave invery interesting ways after round 6 gin-tonics Healthy habit: Fitness (weight training), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & reading 4 books simultaneously

Abhishek
Abhishek
Abhishek

As a Senior Software Engineer, Abhi dreams in codes. Within NewU, he creates impactful solutions that allow us to handle our app growth and our customers with ease. He appreciates that the NewU team, like himself, is highly self-motivated. Indeed, he spends a lot of extra time gaining knowledge about software development. Long, long ago, there was a brief time when Abhi sold shirts. Now he is on his way to cracking the davinci code. In the coming year, Abhi will focus on creating great software solutions that can have a healthy impact on millions of people. Would time travel to: The day I met my fiancé Favorite tradition: Garba, a celebration lasting nine nights Healthy habit: Chess & running

Emmanuel
Emmanuel
Emmanuel

Emmanuel, a graphic design champion of the NewU team, takes graphic design to the next level. As a UX/UI designer, he is an expert at turning user experience problems into visual design solutions. Yes, he thinks in boxes—boxes with different colors and shapes used for all our buttons. For him, the most inspiring thing about Newu is that we all challenge each other to be and become the best versions of ourselves. If Emmanuel could pick one talent, he would prefer to speak all languages. At least he is already fluent in the designer language. However, for this year, his main focus is on the growth and innovation of NewU and taking the user experience to its maximum potential. Favourite fictional vehicle: Silver Surfers’ Board, from the Fantastic 4 movie. Go-to comfort food: Pizza/Shawarma. (Not the healthiest, I know, don't judge me) Healthy habit: Football (Soccer)

Advisory Team

Manish Poduval
Manish Poduval
Manish Poduval
Technical Advisor

Manish Poduval has educated, trained, and coached hundreds of people to become prime time developers in the past decade. Being a naturally gifted teacher and developer, Manish has developed expertise in a wide range of technologies. Since shortly, Manish has brought a new flavour to online technology education with a highly innovative platform called Root. Root is a must-see for every developer that wants to gain a fundamental understanding of the newest technologies.

Wilhelm Roth
Wilhelm Roth
Wilhelm Roth
Business Strategy Advisor

From a young age, Wilhelm was drawn to business strategy. Over the years, he gained a broad range of experience in the field. He operated in countries all over Europe, from Austria, Germany and the Scandinavian. Now, Wilhelm is the CEO of Icoinic Capital, the leading crypto-asset fund in The Netherlands, located at Beursplein 5 in Amsterdam, the financial heart of The Netherlands.

Rony Oosterom-Calo
Rony Oosterom-Calo
Rony Oosterom-Calo
UI/UX Advisor

Rony Oosterom-Calo, Ph.D., specializes in health behaviour change, mental health, and digital health solutions. She helps companies develop digital interventions and bring their products' UX to the next level. Rony started her career over a decade ago with a PhD research trajectory in which she combined academic, clinical, and industry research. Her subsequent experience includes managing research programs for digital health and product innovation in the Netherlands, USA, and the UK.

Iwein Borm
Iwein Borm
Iwein Borm
Early Investor & Financial Advisor

Iwein is passionate about creating and improving systems so that they work for society. Over the years he gained experience in a wide range of topics such as AI, financial strategy & complex systems. Iwein is the Founder of InFinIT Partners, a purpose-driven company that helps turn ideas into game-changing solutions. In the NewU team, Iwein offers strategic advice on various topics such as finance & scaling.