Jakobien Van Der Weijden has been in service of the Psychedelic Renaissance since 2003, working at a Dutch smartshop and several organizations that promote psychedelics research with plant medicine. She has seen that the therapeutic use of psychedelics has allowed individuals to overcome physical, psychological, relational, or spiritual challenges. CEO Hein Pijnnaken and COO Jakobien Van Der Weijden co-founded the Microdosing Institute in 2017. Pijnnaken was introduced to the healing potential of microdosing in 2016, and began his own independent research to evaluate its effects on ADHD, cluster headaches, and depression. In 2018, Pijnnaken founded Microdose, the first online web shop in Europe providing reliable microdosing products and education.