Willem joined Soma Capital in 2021 and focuses on growth-stage investments. Prior to Soma, Willem worked at DoorDash as an Associate on the Finance & Strategy team, focusing on driver supply, logistics, and analytics, where he helped optimize and scale regional driver acquisition modeling from pre-IPO.
Before DoorDash, Willem worked at black-and-white Capital - a long/short equity hedge fund located in Los Angeles - where he used alternative data to inform investment decisions across consumer goods, trucking & logistics, mobile gaming, and internet verticals.
Willem graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a double major in Economics and Political Science, concentrating on methods and modeling. Outside of work, Willem enjoys snowboarding, cycling, and playing bass & guitar.