We are pleased to welcome you to our website. I am proud to introduce you to our company GOA-Ventures BV. GOA stands for Green Ocean Applications. This enterprise was created to develop a breakthrough technology, business opportunity for the seaweed community. With novel patented bio-refinery technology to apply the most optimum sustainable value. Delivering cascaded extraction of valuables such as food-grade functional proteins and renewable energy. Being part of such an innovative business and at the same time making a positive contribution to our world is thrilling. It is an honour to be able to help protect nature in order to preserve our environment for many generations to come.  

Theo Verleun
Co-founder & CEO
GOA Ventures


The management team of GOA-Ventures:

Theo Verleun (CEO/CTO), Noga Golan (CCO) and Gerd van de Logt ( CFO/CSO – on behalf of GOA-partners).

Theo Verleun

Key competences are embedded in his experience in many executive roles in many industries including food, biotechnology and animal feed. While at DSM, he held the positions of commercial director at the DSM innovation centre, was the global sales & marketing director for Biogas, and the global industry manager for food and specialty enzymes. Earlier in his career he worked at Brenntag as a European business development manager for the fossil fuels and gas industry, and at Genencor International as the business development manager for feed applications, and global marketing manager for specialty enzymes. Prior to these functions, he held positions at Gist-brocades, Pharmacia (Uppsala, Sweden), Electro-Nucleonics (ENI) and the Department of Internal Medicine at Dijkzigt Academic Hospital in Rotterdam (the Netherlands).  For further details, check LinkedIn 

Noga Golan

Noga Golan is CCO of GOA. She has experience in private equity, technology start-ups, and venture investing in California. She served as a commanding officer in the Israeli Defense Forces and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ms Golan  is passionate about making a positive impact on the environment. She lives a vegan lifestyle in San Francisco, California, and is dedicated to developing and promoting sustainable, non-animal protein sources globally.

Gerd van de Logt

Gerd van de Logt is Managing Director of Green Gas Netherlands and also heads up the renewable gas & bio-based activities for sustainable energy company Eneco. Before he joined Eneco, he worked at The Idea Factory, Hewlett-Packard and Akzo. He was active in the fields of strategy, venturing and innovation and guided various start-ups to commercial success. Gerd is member of the Supervisory Board of 2 bio-energy companies. He holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Amsterdam.


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