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Arkite raises 1.6 million Euro to accelerate its European expansion

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Growing on Oct 16, 2017

Industry 4.0 specialist Arkite announces that it has closed a financing round of 1.6 million Euro to further accelerate its commercial expansion in Europe.

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Sentiance closes strategic partnership with SoftBank in Japan

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Going Global, Growing on Oct 11, 2017

Sentiance joins forces with Realize Mobile Communications (RMC), a leading Japanese provider of mobile solutions and a member of the SoftBank Group, to develop joint offerings in the Japanese market.

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Alexander De Croo is among finalists for the Startup Nations Award for National Policy Leadership

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts on Oct 05, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo has been nominated for the Startup Nations Award for National Policy Leadership.

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Showpad opens Chicago office, welcomes former Marketo EVP Jason Holmes as COO

Posted in Startup News, Go Global, Going Global, Growing on Oct 04, 2017

Sales enablement platform Showpad has hired Jason Holmes as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Holmes will open and run Showpad’s new Chicago office, which will serve as the company’s North American headquarters.

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Startups in Israel: “Invent something, and then sell it”

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Experts, Going Global on Sep 28, 2017

If there’s one place in the world that’s strongly resembles Silicon Valley, it’s must be the area around Tel Aviv. This September, a delegation of 70 Belgian startups and corporates discovered the assets of ‘Silicon Wadi’ during a large-scale mission organized by the City of Antwerp, Startups.be, Fl...

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Will startups be hit by the copyright torpedo?

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy on Sep 28, 2017

4.5 million jobs are created by the startup sector. This sector is under threat from the Copyright Directive. How can we improve and adapt European copyright law to match the development of new technologies? Here is what the European startup community has to say.

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The Belgian-Slovak startup Tangent Works raises one million euro

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Growing on Sep 22, 2017

The machine learning company with the core expertise in the predictive model building process automatization nails down a €1M investment from Saffelberg, the VC fund of Jos Sluys (ex-Arinso).

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"The digital future of Europe is crucial for all of us"

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Growing on Sep 20, 2017

European leaders are facing a unique momentum. The European economy is showing strong signs of recovery, and pro-European leaders have received a clear electoral mandate in several member states. Now is the right time to have a clear European project for the future. Now is the right time to build an...

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The challenges & power of fundraising

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Experts, Funding, Starting Up, Growing, Fundraising on Sep 19, 2017

An entrepreneur at heart, a startup founder by name and a fundraiser by performance. Does it sound familiar to you? If so, then this article about the challenges and power of fundraising is for you!

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Digital Attraxion launches cross-border acceleration program

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights on Sep 18, 2017

Accelerator Digital Attraxion launches a cross-border thematic acceleration program (MoveUp) for digital projects. Here’s the latest from Wallonia and Brussels, courtesy of Regional IT.

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Looking for stories of failed startups? These sites collect them for you!

Posted on Sep 14, 2017

Stories of failed startups used to be scattered across the web, but now these sites are trying to collect them for you.

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BNP Paribas AM acquired a majority stake in Gambit Financial Solutions

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Growing on Sep 08, 2017

Geoffroy de Schrevel, CEO of Gambit Financial Solutions - “This partnership marks a critical step in our development, with the support of a major financial institution and additional resources to fuel our growth.”

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Sensolus raises €2.75 million to grow beyond European borders

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Going Global, Growing on Oct 13, 2017

The Ghent-based IoT startup Sensolus announced that Capricorn ICT Arkiv and Quest for Growth invested about €2.75 million in the business. The funding round was also joined by an unnamed angel investor with expertise in international market expansion.

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LynxCare raises money and opens office in Silicon Valley

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global on Oct 10, 2017

The Leuven based healthcare startup LynxCare raises 1.2 million euro. The young company, that tracks and monitors patients for hospitals, also has someone working in San Francisco.

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Ten ways for startup founders to make the most out of Web Summit and Slush

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Experts, Going Global on Oct 04, 2017

Before you attend larger-than-life events such as WebSummit and Slush, a good preparation is crucial! Here are ten ways to make the most out of your visit.

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Startups.be joins forces with FIT to support the internationalization of Flanders’ tech startups

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Policy, Experts, Going Global on Oct 03, 2017

Startups.be has reached a structural collaboration agreement with Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), Flanders’ agency for international enterprise. The agreement was signed on 3 October 2017 by Karen Boers, CEO of Startups.be, and Claire Tillekaerts, CEO at FIT, during an official ceremony at the Ho...

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“No reason to be ashamed about our Belgian scene”

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Experts, Going Global on Sep 28, 2017

Now that our mission to Israel is over, it’s time to collect some comments. Was the experience useful for the startups that participated? What did they learn?

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"Growing fast is like sex in the 50's"

Posted in Insights, Experts, Starting Up, Growing, Fundraising on Sep 25, 2017

Our society has missed out on an astonishing number of large companies, because, at a certain stage in their growth process, they weren’t able to overcome their growing pains. Why do so few companies succeed in overcoming these hurdles?

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Walloon energy saver e-Peas raises 3 million euro

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing on Sep 21, 2017

Founded in 2014 and developed within The Faktory, the Walloon energy saver specialist e-Peas has raised three million euro from an impressive bunch of international investors. The capital will enable the startup to launch several new products.

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Business Angels invest capital and expertise in Niceberg Studios

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Growing on Sep 19, 2017

Fuelled by €300K received from business angels Johnny Kegels and Lieven Stas (BAN Vlaanderen) and the Limburg Investment Company (LRM), Niceberg Studios brings graphic technology to new markets.

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