Willem Middelkoop has been an early investor in many exploration stories and ultimate takeovers. As a private investor, he started investing in companies that had made significant (commodity) discoveries in 2005. This makes him one of the pioneers in “Discovery Investing”. Willem is also the author of seven books on economics and financial markets. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the London economic think tank OMFIF. Willem is the founder and major shareholder in Commodity Discovery Management B.V., the manager of the Commodity Discovery Fund and is ultimately responsible for the investment policy.