Red Tulip Systems, a technology startup providing solutions for secure communications and identity management, became premium partner of HSD in August this year. They decided to open an office at the HSD Campus. At The Hague City Hall, the Red Tulip management team consisting of Josh Petras, Rob Sutter and Patricia Arriagada, were officially welcomed by Deputy Mayor Ingrid van Engelshoven (City of The Hague), Joris den Bruinen from HSD and Chris van Voorden 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 broadband internet and the innovative ecosystem provided. The company recently launched a new virtual mobile phone service for governmental and law enforcement agencies. This virtual mobile phone service is also known under the name WorkFone and 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 to 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 a 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 to flourish. “During the process of founding our company in Europe we took part in the Startup Bootcamp Program in Copenhagen,” says Josh Petras, co-founder of Red Tulip Systems.
“After the program we returned to the Netherlands to incorporate. 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."
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.”
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’ products bring mobile communications, apps and data inside your existing security perimeter and leave no data at rest on the physical handheld device.
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.