Victor van Tol
Victor van Tol is co-founder of SnappCar. After management positions in the IT and travel industries, he launched several innovative IT ventures including Teezir and Silvergroup IT. At the end of 2011, Victor started SnappCar, together with Pascal Ontijd and Jorg Kop. Snappcar is an online platform where you as a private individual can safely and easily share your car with someone else: AirBnb for cars.
In 2021 SnappCar is the leader in the Dutch sharing economy and the largest independent European car-sharing platform with over 1 million participants and 100,000 cars in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. In the early days, SnappCar was the winner of many awards, including New Venture, the Accenture Innovation Award and the Sprout Challenger award.
Victor is a disruptive entrepreneur, his goal is to make a difference. More shared cars means fewer cars on the road, less CO2 emissions and moreover, more social cohesion in districts and neighbourhoods. SnappCar is therefore one of the first Dutch social enterprises to obtain the renowned B Corp certification. Victor has also successfully completed a number of international investment rounds with Snappcar.
In 2020, Victor handed over his CEO position from Snappcar. Since then, in addition to Snappcar, he has been working on other sustainable companies such as Seedfair, a marketplace for vegetable seeds, and EV Charging, a company that installs electric charging stations at boutique hotels.
In 2021 Victor’s book, Snappstory, was published. A book in which Victor shares his life- and entrepreneurial lessons.
Victor talks about SnappCar’s role as a frontrunner in the sharing economy, SnappCar’s position as a social enterprise and the conquest of Europe.