Our mission is to empower professionals to grow further
Our story

5miles makes continuous learning for business professionals a daily, 5-minute habit. They see productivity improvements within just a few weeks, and in the long-term create even more opportunities for themselves and their organisation. Our secret: a unique e-learning approach.

Old-fashioned skills training is costly and the setup is often not ideal. No one is excited to spend some days in a cold dark room, sitting behind a small desk, and return to work with only a few good insights.

But employees still want to develop. Organisations still need to get the best out of their people in a rapidly evolving marketplace. It’s a huge challenge.

And that’s where 5miles steps in. Every day, our users solve a practical challenge, based on real life business cases. They read our insightful explanation and retain their knowledge with recap questions. By doing this, our users ride an enjoyable, steep and sustainable learning curve.

We built our online platform around Excel and analytical skills, but our goal is higher: "Enable business professionals to learn skills that are essential to their professional success, in just 5 minutes per day".

Self-improvement is hard, but necessary for success. 5miles guides businesses, and employees, on the learning journey of the future. We inspire them to keep going, one step at a time, in 5 minutes a day.

Chris van Voorden

Founder & CEO of 5miles

Chris van Voorden

The man with the plan. Chris previously worked on large M&A transactions and spent numerous hours 'Excelling', but with 5miles, he has gladly swapped banking life for hands-on entrepreneurship.

The 5miles team
  • Chris van Voorden

    Founder & CEO

  • Gerardo Colorado Diaz-Caneja


  • Patrick Reimus


  • Valborg Korthals Altes

    Head of Marketing

  • Ivan Pashchenko

    Freelance UX design

  • Bo van Alst

    Content author

  • Apilasha Anpalagan

    Content developer

  • Erika Srebnicki

    Content developer

  • Aaron Mirck

    Freelance PR

  • Tim Cornelissen

    Business consultant

  • Levi van Stralen

    Finance ad-interim

5miles authors
  • Sjoerd Boonstra

  • Bart Jacobse

  • Catalina Barzescu

  • Tim Engels

  • Annelies Buurman

  • Henri Raven

  • Kim van Zon

  • Jurr van Ramshorst

Contact us

Jollemanhof 17

1019 GW Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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people are improving their Excel skills with 5miles
Our first results show:
Positive experience
user rating out of 5
Quality improvement
better analyses
Productivity growth
weekly time savings
Join the revolution

Learning is life-long. 5miles is designed to help you make effective learning a daily habit, one that supports your professional goals, and helps you build your own success.

We give you the way, all you need is the will.

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