Red Tulip Systems opens office at HSD Campus
The Hague, November 11, 2016 – Red Tulip Systems, a technology startup providing solutions for secure communications and identity management, became a Premium Partner of The Hague Security Delta (HSD) in August this year. Now they have decided to relocate their headquarters to the HSD Campus. At The Hague City Hall, the Red Tulip Systems co-founders Josh Petras and Rob Sutter were officially welcomed by Deputy Mayor Ingrid van Engelshoven (City of The Hague), Joris den Bruinen from HSD Office and Peter Tjia of InnovationQuarter, the regional development agency for West Holland.
Virtual mobile phone service
The American founders started Red Tulip Systems in April 2015 in The Netherlands because of the investment climate, the access to talent, the high speed internet, and the innovation-focused ecosystem. The company recently launched WorkFone - a new virtual mobile phone service for government and law enforcement agencies. WorkFone helps agencies boost their officers’ safety in the digital age in which omnipresent surveillance and data gathering pose huge risks. The recently announced partnership with The Hague Security Delta (HSD) was formed to help connect with other innovative security companies.
Office at HSD Campus
City of The Hague’s Deputy Major, Ingrid van Engelshoven: "I’m very pleased that Red Tulip Systems can be added as one of the innovative startups with an office at the HSD Campus. The Hague Security Delta connects security companies, governments and knowledge institutions. That’s an ideal environment for Red Tulip Systems to flourish.”
“After incorporating our company in the Netherlands, we participated in Startupbootcamp in Copenhagen before returning to Amsterdam to grow,” says Josh Petras, co-founder of Red Tulip Systems. “We see our presence in The Hague at the HSD Campus as a great way to plug-in to the European security community. We are eager to learn from and connect with other partners, contribute to the community via education, awareness and support and do our part to ensure the continued development of this important sector."
Joris den Bruinen Deputy Director of HSD: “With Red Tulip Systems opening their office at HSD Campus they gain many networking possibilities in the security domain. Innovative businesses, governments and knowledge institutions from across the country collaborate at HSD Campus to harvest knowledge and develop products and services that contribute to a safer and more secure world. We hope they will find fertile ground.”
Chris van Voorden, Director Foreign Investments at InnovationQuarter: “We are pleased with the choice of Red Tulip Systems for The Hague. This technology company provides solutions that are very relevant to the security ecosystem in our region. We will support Red Tulip Systems’ team now that they are established at the HSD Campus, and will introduce them to relevant contacts in the security community in the private sector and government.”
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Photo 1: As a warm welcome, Ingrid van Engelshoven, Deputy Mayor of The Hague, handed a special plaque to Rob Sutter and Josh Petras Red Tulip Systems.
Photo 2: Peter Tjia (InnovationQuarter), Rob Sutter (Red Tulip Systems), Ingrid van Engelshoven (Gemeente Den Haag), Josh Petras (Red Tulip Systems), Joris den Bruinen (HSD).
Photography: © Daniel Verkijk
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About Red Tulip Systems
Red Tulip Systems, founded in 2015, is a virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) provider, specialized in secure communications and identity management solutions for corporations and governmental institutions. Red Tulip Systems’ WorkFone product brings mobile communications, apps and data inside your existing security perimeter and leaves no data at rest on the physical handheld device.
About The Hague Security Delta
The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the largest security cluster in Europe. In this Dutch cluster businesses, governments and knowledge institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics. They share a common goal: more business activity, more jobs and a secure world. HSD forms partnerships and creates knowledge bridges with the main global security clusters in the USA, Canada and Singapore. And they have strong ties to the main European security regions and Brussels, making the Netherlands the secure gateway to Europe.
InnovationQuarter is the regional development agency for West Holland. InnovationQuarter finances innovative and fast-growing companies, assists international companies in establishing their businesses in West Holland, and facilitates (international) collaboration between innovative entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and government. In this way, and in cooperation with the business community, InnovationQuarter supports the development of West Holland to become one of the most innovative regions in Europe.
The InnovationQuarter investment fund - which currently consists of € 80 million committed capital - offers venture capital to young technology companies and SMEs with growth plans in the region to bring new innovations to market. Through the fund, InnovationQuarter can raise the regional economy to a higher level.
InnovationQuarter is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Province of South Holland, the Cities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden, Delft, Drechtsteden, Westland and Zoetermeer, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Leiden University, the Leiden University Medical Center and Erasmus Medical Centre and Foundation HEID (Holding Fund for Economic Investment The Hague).