January 20, 2022

Rubio welcomes Ilonka Jankovich as its new venture partner

Rubio welcomes Ilonka Jankovich as its new venture partner. Jankovich is a successful serial entrepreneur, founder of the Randstad Innovation Fund and an active non-executive board member for some tech companies including Exact. Jankovich will be responsible for the Rubio People Power Team, where she will leverage her extensive experience to invest in growth-stage work technology companies that unite powerful positive impact with a scalable commercial business. 

Impact capital totaling € 150m
After successfully closing its second fund last year, Rubio was keen to expand its team and strengthen its expertise on PeopleTech solutions. Jankovich has been active as part of the Rubio Advisory Board since 2019 and is a thought leader and expert in the PeopleTech space. She is also a serial entrepreneur who has built and successfully exited two companies in the field.

Strong combination of skills and experience
Willemijn Verloop, co-founder and partner at Rubio, “We are delighted that Ilonka joined our team. We believe we need to accelerate our investment in PeopleTech solutions to diminish disparities and inequality around the world. With Ilonka’s strong track record as an entrepreneur and investor, and her expert knowledge of the PeopleTech space, she brings a wealth of expertise to the Rubio team. Moreover, Ilonka is a passionate impact-driven personality with whom we love to work.”

From the Advisory Board to venture partner
Jankovich on joining Rubio: “I am thrilled to join Rubio after having followed Rubio’s impressive developments up close as an Advisory Board member during recent years. I completely align with their impact mission and I am excited to contribute my expertise: making investments in the future of work. Supporting entrepreneurs to grow their impact and businesses is what drives me. Our common goal is to have a substantial impact on raising the standard of decent living, give access to education and create healthy and purposeful (working) lives.”