Jaap van Etten

Jaap van Etten is CEO and co-founder of Datenna, a company building software platforms for economic intelligence on China exclusively for governments. With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Innovation Policy, Jaap worked as a Dutch diplomat in China for over a decade, focusing on the Chinese innovation landscape. While analyzing scientific and technological trends in China, he experienced the limited access to accurate and reliable information at firsthand. This experience, combined with his background as a software engineer, led him to start Datenna; a company striving for a fair global economic level playing field, by solving the information imbalance with China.

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