Maarten Hemmes is the founder and CEO of CarPal, an on-demand logistics startup headquartered in Singapore. An innovator and entrepreneur at heart, Maarten launched his first startup in legal technology at the tender age of 22 in the Netherlands. Maarten also has over 10 years of software development experience through his own IT company serving clients located in Europe, United States and South East Asia. Inspired by the uberization of services and recognising the rising demand in last-mile logistics in South East Asia, Maarten launched CarPal in July 2014.
Originally from the Netherlands, Maarten has lived and worked in many cities across Europe, United States and Asia. He holds Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from University of Amsterdam, and speaks fluent Dutch, English, German with working knowledge of Spanish and French. He currently resides in Singapore with his wife.