About us

Seaborough invents, develops and commercializes groundbreaking innovations for the lighting industry. The company runs a number of long-term research and development projects in collaboration with world leading research institutes and universities.

The IP is commercialized through licensing contracts with strategic partners. Seaborough is highly committed to support these partners during the implementation phase of its IP in finished products.
This is the way we make the real difference.

Seaborough was founded in 2013. Since then we have experienced strong growth with great collaborations, big inventions and even bigger plans for the future.

Seaborough Management & Advisory Board

The Seaborough Senior Management Team has significant experience in managing high technology organizations, material sciences research and finance. Our Advisory Board consists of seasoned experts in high technology research, material sciences and intellectual property law and litigation.

Pieter Six – CEO

Pieter Six is a seasoned professional with a breadth of experience in Marketing, Communication and Sales at Corporate Institutions and Start-ups. He has strong management experience in Europe and Asia and is passionate about innovative and disrupting technologies. 

Pieter Six is well versed in the world of LED. Before joining Seaborough, he worked as Chief Commercial Officer for Ellipz Smart Solutions, a company that enables data communication via light. Pieter Six will further shift the scope of Seaborough towards market introductions.

Oscar Grijsen – CFO & Statutory director

Oscar Grijsen is a seasoned finance manager and entrepreneur. He has held positions in various multi national companies and started and grew his own accounting firm. On behalf of the shareholder Momentun Capital he acts as participating CFO in some of their participations. In this capacity he developed Seaborough from start-up to scale-up.

Mike Krames – Senior Advisor

Dr. Mike Krames is a 20 year veteran in the compound semiconductor industry, in both start up and large research and development organizations. He is currently President and Founder of Arkesso, LLC, based in Silicon Valley, California.  Previously, Dr. Krames was Chief Technology Officer at Soraa, Inc., an LED product company founded by Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakamura.  Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President at Philips Lumileds, where he ran the Advanced Laboratories and pioneered programs in LEDs and luminescence, focusing on materials, devices, and systems for applications to lighting and displays. His group there developed the technology necessary to enable LEDs to serve as automotive headlights for the first time (Audi R8).

Mike is a recognized world authority on visible-spectrum LEDs and their applications for lighting and displays. He has served on numerous roundtables and panels for the U.S. Department of Energy. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and more than 200 patents granted worldwide.

Karsten Schwennesen – Senior Advisor

Karsten Schwennesen (LLM) served as general counsel and executive committee member at Philips Lighting until 2010. He was responsible for leading the team that globally managed contracting, litigation, IP management and M&A transactions.

During his tenure as General Counsel, Karsten was responsible for executing the $ 800 million acquisition by Philips of US-based Color Kinetics, a key innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies. This transaction remains Philips’ single largest IP-driven acquisition to date.

Karsten acquired a Master of Law degree from Aarhus University in 1981 and started his career as general counsel at Bang & Olufsen, Denmark, before moving to Philips in the Netherlands in 1997.

Lisette Hendrikse – Legal Officer

Lisette manages the legal and IP aspects of the Seaborough businesses.

Lisette has worked for several large international companies as in-house business lawyer. She worked for Philips International for 14 years in various global and European roles, lastly as General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Company Secretary to the global Philips TV business. Since leaving the corporate life in 2013, she has been advising start-ups and scale-ups on all legal aspects of their strategy and their implementation and maintenance. She has been the legal officer at Seaborough since the summer of 2016.

Marie Anne van de Haar – Program Director Materials

Dr. Marie Anne van de Haar did her PhD at the Dutch Research organisation AMOLF in the area of Nanophotonics. She joined Seaborough immediately therafter in 2015, first as Materials Scientist and Project Manager and as of 2019 as Program Director Materials. She has presented Seaborough’s projects at the PGS and publishes results of the Materials program regularly in peer reviewed journals. She played a key role in obtaining the Eurostars Research Grant in 2018.

Shounak Roy – Program Director Electronics

Shounak Roy holds a Masters in Electronics Engineering and has developed and brought into mass production many generations of CFL-i and LED lamps as design manager electronics of NTL Electronics, later NTL Lemnis. He joined Seaborough in 2015 as Senior Eelectronics Engineer and as of 2019 fulfills the position of Program Director Electronics. He is main inventor on many of Seaborough’s key oneTLed patents.

Jürgen Honold – Program Director Seaborough Life Science

Jürgen feeds as Technical Fellow our advanced lighting research and development. With an entrepreneurial focus and interdisciplinary approach he detects and starts research in several fields of interest, such as luminescent materials and advanced designs and systems. As renowned developer of lighting concepts, electronics researcher, and award winning designer, Jürgen is considered one of the LED design pioneers par excellence in professional circles.

Since 1999 he has lived for the vision of bringing LED light to life, adding numerous inventions to his name since. He invented the world’s first miniature torch with white LEDs (1999), fundamental concepts of LED lighting systems for big brands and as the Founder of the LEDO company produced the “bulled”, an innovative family of designer lamps. As of 2019 he fulfills the position of Program Director Seaborough Life Science”