About Us

At Datenna, we ensure a safe and prosperous world where decisionmakers are empowered with actionable intelligence. With our expansive in-house China expertise and cutting-edge technical capabilities, we deliver governments unparalleled insights into China’s techno-economic landscape.

Datenna recognized the necessity for a different approach to solve the information imbalance with China that governments are facing, powered by a data-driven model. We saw how governments were screening Chinese investments, performing export control, and tracking technology developments and concluded that with existing technologies and databases, it was impossible to obtain the complete picture of the fast-moving reality in China.

With offices in the Netherlands and the United States, our team’s expertise extends across national security, tech policy, and deep knowledge of China. With decades of experience in these critical areas, the Datenna staff relentlessly pursues technical innovations, and data collection and analysis to deliver the world’s most comprehensive techno-economic intelligence platform on China.

As we continue to invest in data science and AI solutions, our focus remains steadfast on enhancing our software and data holdings to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Datenna is a key player in supporting the like-minded countries to rise to the China challenge by navigating the complex techno-economic landscape of today’s world with confidence.

Datenna is more than just a technology and data company; we are a beacon of innovation and excellence. Join us on this exhilarating journey as we continue to grow, innovate, and lead. Discover the Datenna difference, where cutting-edge technology meets critical intelligence for a safer, more informed world.


A safe and prosperous world through actionable intelligence.


Provide unparalleled insights into China’s techno-economic landscape.


Pioneer a new era of intelligence by combining cutting-edge open-source data collection and analysis, China subject matter expertise, and artificial intelligence.

The Leadership

Jaap van Etten

Founder & CEO

Edward Brinkmann

Co-founder & CTO

Martijn Rasser

CRO & US Managing Director

Daniel McPherson

COO (Interim)

Join a team you can count on

At Datenna, you can be yourself; everyone is treated with mutual respect. You are part of a community where authenticity is celebrated, grounded in reliability and integrity. We dare to explore new frontiers, never shying away from complex problems and eagerly adopting new technologies. Together, we collaborate, unite around common interests, and strive towards collective success with unwavering commitment and bold ambition.