Ever since he was young Maurice has expressed a strong interest in the online world. While still in College, he launched an Internet site that presented its visitors with opinion polls on recent news events. During his studies Maurice interned at a boutique consultant in Rotterdam and at the Google European Headquarters in Dublin. Before joining SparkOptimus in 2013, he worked for the German Internet incubator Rocket Internet, for which he supported the launch of several Internet start-ups, both in The Netherlands and abroad. Maurice has studied and worked in several countries, including Spain, Australia, Ireland and Myanmar. He holds a double master degree in International Management/CEMS from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.