Diane Janknegt, founder of Wizenoze, has been selected by Forbes for the ‘100 Women Founders In Europe To Follow in 2019’, is selected in April 2020 for the fastest Dutch Scale-up by the TechLeap Rise Program, got listed in Nov 2019 on the ‘Meaningful Business Leaders 100’, is mentioned as ‘The 20 Most Successful Businesswoman to Watch 2018’ by Insight Magazine, is a member of the Inspiring Fifty Group – a group of 50 Female leaders in the IT sector, won the title ‘Bad-Ass Female Entrepreneur 2018’ of Silicon Canals. Her company Wizenoze was featured as the only Dutch/British company in The Disrupt 100 list, is selected as “The top 10 Dutch companies to Watch in 2019” by Business Insider and was a finalist for ‘The Next Billion Edtech Prize’ at the Global Education Skills Forum in Dubai in 2019.
Diane Janknegt is an ex-Microsoft executive who worked for Microsoft Netherlands between 1997 – 2012. In 2013 she founded the AI scale-up Wizenoze. Based on years of academic research, Wizenoze gives students across the world access to an ‘internet for education’. With their AI technology – called the Web for Classrooms or Web for Professionals – WizeNoze matches relevant information from the internet to any curriculum. For students of all ages. Wizenoze has offices in Amsterdam, London and is opening Wizenoze India, and aims to be the global market leader in this area. She loves working with young, passionate and inspiring people, has a proven track record in building strong and successful teams and with her positive attitude she knows how to motivate other people. She has an extensive network in the IT and Education industry and beyond. She is happily married and proud mother of 3 kids, aged 16-15-12.