Ruben Meiland

Chief Executive Officer at

Zeist, NL

How does this work?

Seasoned entrepreneur and passionate product leader with over 20 years of experience building global products at scale. Extensive experience with all aspects of SaaS, product management, growth, engineering and Agile practices. I have a strong drive to create high performing, cross-functional and autonomous product teams that laser-focus on customer problems to solve them. I also firmly believe in scaling businesses effectively through product led growth.

Work experience

Jul 2020 - Present

Chief Executive Officer


Jun 2020 - Present


Non-Executive Chairman of the Board


Jan 2020 - Present


Supervisory Board Member


Jan 2020 - Present

Arches Capital


Arches Capital is a fast-growing group of business angels that is bridging the gap between Venture Capitalists and how angels operate today, by joining the best of both worlds for our members. Arches Capital invests in early stage startups and scale-ups.


Apr 2020 - Jul 2020

Chief Product & Technology Officer


Feb 2017 - Nov 2019


VP of Product, Ticketing

As VP of Product at Eventbrite, I was responsible for shaping the future of all products that are geared towards empowering event creators throughout the world to be more successful. This included shaping, defining and executing on the vision, strategy and roadmap for each product line. I managed a large, globally distributed team of product professionals ranging from PM 1s to Directors and Group Product Managers, who I helped to grow, excel and develop their career.


Nov 2014 - Feb 2017


Founder & Chief Product Officer

Europe's leading multichannel ticketing platform offering a range of offline, web, mobile and social cloud-based ticket solutions. We enabled event organizers to sell over €100m of tickets annually and were named one of Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 businesses. Backed by FPE Capital and others, the business was successfully sold to Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) in 2017.

Jan 2007 - Nov 2014

ticketscript bv

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Ticketscript, the European market leader in online, mobile and social media ticketing solutions, provides over 30,000 events with a plug-and-play ticketshop that enables event organisers to sell tickets and promote events online, though mobile phones and on Facebook. The web application arranges the delivery of e-tickets and mobile tickets, gives access to a mobile event app and also provides access to a sales network of over 900 physical sales outlets in Europe. It provides real-time sales statistics and contact details of customers which can be used to promote future events. The organisation was founded in 2006 and has its head office in Amsterdam along with offices in London, Manchester, Barcelona, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Antwerp. Ticketscript operates with music events, music concerts, festivals, trade fairs, exhibitions and sports events.

Jan 1997 - Jan 2007

Beatfreax B.V.

Founder & Chief Product Officer

As founder and Chief Product Officer at Beatfreax Media I'm responsible for all product- and technical development. The platform currently holds over 10.000 unique visitors per day and has a subscriber database of over 25.000 registered users.

2005 - 2007


Radio Host

Co-hosted the weekly "Electronation Radio" show with Roy Avni where we invited international electronic music artists and did on-site radio shows at events. Additionally I had my own weekly radio show "Elemental" where I played my favorite electronic tracks.


2002 - 2003

Endemol Shine Group


Worked at Endemol Interactive as PHP, JavaScript and Java engineer. Closely worked on large scale projects like Big Brother, Star Academy, Fear Factor. Developed high traffic websites and applications as well as online- and mobile games.


2001 - 2002


Service Level Manager

Completed my Bachelor's at Getronics as a Service Level Manager. Setup numerous digital projects and applications to enhance communication between departments.

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