Ronald Kleverlaan is one of the most influential and proficient people in Europe in the field of crowdfunding. Kleverlaan is director of the European Center for Alternative Finance at Utrecht University and advisor to the European Commission. He is a partner at CrowdfundingHub – a specialized consultancy for international and national governments. Kleverlaan also acts as chairman of the MKB Financing Foundation – an independent organization set up to contribute to the professionalization of the alternative financing sector and to increase access to customer-oriented financing for entrepreneurs.