WordPress Accessibility Day 2023

Joost de Valk, white man in his early 40s with glasses, grey hair and a friendly smile.

Joost de Valk (he/him)


Emilia Capital


About Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk is the founder of Yoast. He has an extensive background in digital marketing and WordPress. He is married to Marieke, co-founder of Yoast and its CEO until its sale to Newfold Digital in 2021. Marieke and Joost together have four children and live in the Netherlands.

Through their investment firm Emilia Capital, Marieke and Joost invest in companies that operate at least partially in the digital space. One of these companies is accessibility firm Equalize Digital. Joost and Marieke are also partners at WordPress business community platform Post Status, where Joost serves as the CTO.

In his spare time, Joost is often found on the soccer field teaching young kids to play soccer and organizing the teams around that. Next to that, he and Marieke enjoy staying in their Tuscan vacation home or traveling to different parts of the world.