Up!Rotterdam Podcast

Founder and CEO of Nearfield Instruments, Hamed Sadeghian, about scaling up in a highly capital intensive industry

November 16, 2021 Hamed Sadeghian Season 1 Episode 15
Up!Rotterdam Podcast
Founder and CEO of Nearfield Instruments, Hamed Sadeghian, about scaling up in a highly capital intensive industry
Show Notes

In 2016, Hamed Sadeghian co-founded Nearfield Instruments together with Roland van Vliet as a spin out from TNO. Nearfield has since then become a leader in semiconductor metrology solutions, with offices in Eindhoven and Rotterdam, employing over a 100 people.

Hamed received his PhD cum laude in 2010 from Delft University of Technology in nano-mechatronics systems design. He holds more than 60 patents, has authored over 100 papers and co-authored a number of books. Hamed also holds an MBA from Vlerick Business School in Leuven. 

In this episode, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Scaling up in a highly capital intensive industry;
  • Building a strong leadership team;
  • Preparing the road to IPO;


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