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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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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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Best Brain wins Antwerp pitch competition at DLD Festival in Tel Aviv

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Starting Up, Going Global on Sep 06, 2017

The Israeli healthcare start-up Best Brain wins the Antwerp pitch competition at the DLD Festival in Tel Aviv. BestBrain develops ‘neurofeedback headsets’ which can be used at home without doctor supervision.

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Knowledge sharing platform Elium raises €4M from Serena Capital and S.R.I.W.

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding on Aug 31, 2017

Elium, the collaborative platform for knowledge-based organisations, announces the closing of a €4 million funding round. The Series A round is led by Serena Capital in collaboration with S.R.I.W, a historical investor who has renewed its trust in Elium (formerly known as Knowledge Plaza).

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Belgian startups take a bite out of the Israeli food industry

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Going Global, Growing on Aug 30, 2017

A group of Belgian startups in food and agritech is travelling to Israel during the first week of September to get to know the local food tech scene, and to work together with some of the biggest food corporations in the world.

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Hummingbird Ventures launches new 80-million-euro fund

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Growing on Aug 14, 2017

The Belgian vc pioneer Hummingbird Ventures brought together €80 million for a new fund run by Barend Van den Brande. It’s the third time that the archetypical Belgian vc raises money to invest in tech companies.

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Payconiq joins forces with Luxembourg-based Digicash

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Growing on Aug 11, 2017

By adding Luxembourg to Payconiq’s international footprint, making and receiving payments will become a reality throughout the Benelux. "This is a great example of a Benelux partnership, laying a strong foundation for a European digital future in payments,” believes Duke Prins, CEO of Payconiq.

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Joyn raises €2 million with existing shareholders

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding on Aug 11, 2017

According to Frank Bekkers, CEO of Joyn, this capital round, led by KBC, ING and the publishing group Mediahuis, was “planned” in advance. The Brussels-based startup, that counts 1.6 million Belgian users, targets at reaching 3 million by the end of next year.

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bpost takes over Bubble Post

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Growing on Aug 08, 2017

bpost strengthens its position in the sustainable and cold chain logistics with the acquisition of Bubble Post. No terms of the acquisition were disclosed.

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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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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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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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C-mine Crib incubator adds additional 1600m² to accommodate startups and student entrepreneurs

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Sep 04, 2017

Currently, C-mine Crib incubator is home to 50 companies. With additional facilities, this number is expected to double. Anniek Nagels, the chairperson of C-mine Crib, claims, "We aim for 100 companies by 2020!”

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Summer’s big announcement - The Belgian corporate tax reform - What’s in it for startups?

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy on Aug 30, 2017

On 26 July, the Belgian government released plans to significantly reform the Belgian corporate tax regime. While all the details are yet to be released, we can expect profound changes.

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Riiot Labs joins forces with Fluidra and successfully exits The Faktory

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Growing on Aug 17, 2017

The acquisition of Riiot Labs by the Spanish multinational group Fluidra concludes a collaboration that has already begun a few months ago. While for The Faktory, a Liège-based incubator, it’s the first sussesful startup exit.

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