appoints Nico Vierhout as new CEO

Amsterdam, 1 February 2018

Nico Vierhout, formerly VP Engineering, Online and VP Product Development at KPNQwest and Liberty Global, has been appointed as the new CEO of software company

Vierhout has extensive experience in the enterprise software development arena. At Liberty Global, he was responsible for all software development for Ziggo, Virgin Media, Telenet, UPC and UnityMedia.

At, he will focus on the international expansion of the company. Co-founder Olaf Molenveld will assume the CTO role and focus on product and tech vision. develops and delivers enterprise software that allows companies to control the roll-out and runtime performance of microservice-based applications on both cloud and on-premises environments. In addition, this software helps to optimize these processes. After three years of developing open source canary releasing software and auto scaling for microservices, is about to launch an enterprise edition in 2018.

Molenveld, co-founder & CTO of “I am extremely proud that we have been able to take to the next level. After we saw real traction for our software with Fortune 500 companies from Asia to Europe and the US over the last eighteen months, we knew that scaling our organization would be the next challenge. And that is exactly what we will do in the coming months, with Nico onboard. We are very happy to have a seasoned professional in our management team and are looking forward to benefit from Nico’s expertise and experience, as we move forward.”

Vierhout: “It is Vamp’s challenge to bring enterprises that started with cloud native implementations to the next level of BizDevOps maturity. Then, they can truly reap the benefits of extremely short-cycled innovations and get business and DevOps on the same page to smartly deploy software to customers.’s software has revolutionized the way companies develop and deploy software by optimizing software releases and lifecycle management and adding smarts such as auto scaling and customer success parameters. Based on these data, Vamp ensures realtime decisions with which the software roll-out is automatically adjusted to customers and customer segments.”

Vamp’s canary releasing platform was released as an open source solution three years ago.Vamp collaborates with enterprises worldwide, including Microsoft, Mesosphere, ING, Rabobank, NFM,, Huawei andZiggo/Liberty Global. Current investor Volta Ventures has injected new capital to scale up the company and boost the onboarding of enterprise clients.

About, formerly known as is a StartupBootcamp alumnus. is based in Amsterdam. Vamp is the next level BizDevOps and CI/CD tooling for companies that regularly deploy software. partners include, Microsoft, Mesosphere and Docker. . For more information:

About Volta Ventures

Volta Ventures Arkiv fund invests in internet and software companies in Belgium and the Netherlands. The team is backed actively by 30 software Business Angels, and they expect to make a significant impact with every company they invest in, helping the entrepreneurs in identifying new customers and markets, acquiring new talent, coaching the team as well as helping to organize the required funding rounds. The fund manages € 55 million and is backed by EIF and ARKimedes-Fund II.

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