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10 ways to make the most out of Tech Startup Day 2018

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Policy, Experts, Starting Up, Growing on Mar 08, 2018

Haven't you put Tech Startup Day on your calendar yet? We suggest you better do it quickly. With exactly 1 week to go until Tech Startup Day, the anticipation is growing for Belgium's leading startup conference!

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2018 Tech Startup Day Awards nominees announced - it's time to vote!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Feb 12, 2018

For the third year in a row, Startups.be will be handing out awards to startups that had a remarkable track record last year. Our jury proposes a shortlist in five categories, and it’s up to you, the Belgian startup community, to decide about the winners!

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: about Startups.be's journey

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Starting Up, Growing on Jan 31, 2018

Three years ago, Startups.be engaged in a European initiative dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship for first-time entrepreneurs and for those who are experienced and would enjoy getting fresh insights into their businesses.The journey has come to an end, but what a ride it was!

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18-year-old raises €340.000 from prominent Belgian angel investors

Posted in Startup News, Starting Up on Jan 29, 2018

Faqbot, creator of a new automated, personalized chatbot platform, has announced a seed round of €340,000 led by influential Belgian business angels. Launched in 2017, Faqbot enables companies to build an automated helper bot - chatbot - quickly, easily and cost-effectively, without coding.

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5 Reasons to attend Tech Startup Day

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights on Jan 26, 2018

There are many reasons why you should join Tech Startup Day on March 15th. Here is our top 5!

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Van Overtveldt promises €400 million 'super fund' for Belgian tech sector

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 18, 2018

The Belgian Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt is working on a new government 'super fund' that will invest in Belgian funds that put large amounts of money into local scale-ups.

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Qualifio raises 3 million euro from Volta Ventures and SRIW

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Experts, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 11, 2018

The Belgian interactive marketing and data collection platform Qualifio raises 3 million euro in a Series A funding round. Investors are Ghent-based Volta Ventures, one of the most active VC funds in Belgium, and SRIW (Société Régionale d’Investissement de Wallonie), the investment arm of the Walloo...

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Yields.io raises €1.25M to conquer the global financial markets

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 09, 2018

Yields.io, a disruptive model validation service provider, announces a €1.25 million seed funding round led by Volta Ventures. Pamica NV, the investment company of Michel Akkermans, former chairman and CEO of Clear2Pay and FICS, is co-investor. Both Volta Ventures and Michel Akkermans will join the ...

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Fortino Capital invests 20 million euros in MobileXpense

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Growing, Fundraising on Dec 28, 2017

Fortino Capital invests the first 20 million euros from its new Digital Growth Fund in cloud software pioneer MobileXpense. The Brussels-based company is specialized in travel and expense management and already completed more than 1.300 implementations worldwide.

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Half of Belgian media and entertainment startups don’t grow fast enough

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Experts, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Dec 20, 2017

While a growing number of Belgian startups are successful in Belgium and abroad, a study conducted by Telenet and Startups.be reveals that half of the media and entertainment startups in our country don’t grow fast enough.

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OTA Insight announces capital round of $ 20 million

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Dec 14, 2017

OTA Insight, the data intelligence platform for the hotel industry, has announced a new capital round of $ 20 million in growth financing. The capital round was led by Eight Roads Ventures, alongside F-Prime Capital Partners and previous investors in the company.

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Security wearable specialist Ticto raises 1.7 million euro

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Starting Up, Growing, Fundraising on Dec 14, 2017

Ticto, a Belgian pioneer in security wearables, announced the closing of a 1.7 million euros funding round. In combination with the conversion of bonds issued end 2015, this results in a total capital increase of 5.5 million euros. The company plans to use the funding to expand product development a...

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How to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign for your startup

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Funding, Fundraising on Feb 16, 2018

Whether it is to start your own company or to grow it to the next level, even the greatest entrepreneurs with the largest amount of business management knowledge cannot avoid fundraising. “Fundraising is not an exact science, there is no recipe for guaranteed success”, says Chris Thomas, founder of ...

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Start to act and save our planet!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Experts on Jan 31, 2018

Energy efficiency is not the “sexiest” of terms of all, nevertheless we all understand the immense importance of preserving energy and reducing our consumption to save the resources of our planet.

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LindaCare raises 7 million euro to improve remote patient monitoring

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 30, 2018

LindaCare, a digital health company specializing in remote patient monitoring solutions for chronic disease management, announced a seven million Euro Series B investment, featuring participation by Philips, together with PMV as new investors. Existing investors Capricorn ICT Arkiv, Connecticut Inno...

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The Colruyt family invests in Ontoforce

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Going Global, Growing on Jan 26, 2018

The Ghent-based technology company Ontoforce has announced a new capital round of € 4,3 million in growth financing led by Korys (the investment structure of the Colruyt family), Annie Vereecken, PMV and LRM. The new investment will be used to fuel Ontoforce's growth and future development.

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Showpad secures another $25 million to continue global expansion

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 25, 2018

The Belgian sales and marketing platform Showpad has secured $25 million in additional Series C funding from Insight Venture Partners. The funding will be used for investment in new markets, the expansion of Showpad’s global strategy, and continued product development.

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Xavier Niel invests in universal admin interface Forest Admin

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Experts, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 15, 2018

Six months after its launch, Forest Admin has closed a 3 million euro round to accelerate the technological and international development of its admin-as-a-service interface for businesses. The round is co-led by Connect Ventures and Xavier Niel, with the participation of Taavet Hinrikus (CEO of Tra...

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BEyond helps promising scale-ups to become global players

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Experts, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 10, 2018

Pulse Foundation, together with key partners Agoria, EY, Imec, Sirris, Data Scouts and Universem, launches a new Belgian acceleration program. BEyond aims at tech scale-ups that show the potential and ambition to achieve success at an international level.

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Iconiq Ventures invests another forty million in Collibra

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Growing, Fundraising on Dec 28, 2017

Iconiq Ventures invests another 40 million dollars in the Brussels big data company Collibra, according to Sky News. Collibra is now valued at 325 million.

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