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Itineris raises additional 10 million euro to conquer American market

Posted in Startup News, Funding, Growing on Jan 25, 2017

The Belgian scale-up Itineris raises another 10 million euro in a follow-up round led by GIMV. The specialist in operational software and services for the utility industry is more ready than ever to conquer the American market.

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MolenGeek turns the spotlight on young entrepreneurs in Molenbeek

Posted in Startup News on Jan 20, 2017

Situated just across the Brussels canal in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, MolenGeek is a magnet for everyone, and primarily for young people from the neighborhood who wish to work in tech or become digital entrepreneurs. Last week the MolenGeek project was granted half a million euro from the Federal Governme...

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Silicon Valley billionaires club invests in Belgian startup Collibra

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 18, 2017

The Belgian data governance specialist Collibra just announced a $50M Series C funding round. Iconiq Capital, the private Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, is leading the round.

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Brussels and London work hand in hand to set up a fintech bridge

Posted in Ecosystem on Jan 17, 2017

B-Hive is signing a cooperation agreement with Innovate Finance as one of the first steps in the further deepening of its international ties.

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iDalko secures half a million investment by KBC Start it Fund

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 16, 2017

The Antwerp-based startup is the first one to be financed by KBC Start it fund.

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José Zurstrassen quits MyMicroInvest, focusses on LeanSquare

Posted in Startup News on Jan 12, 2017

José Zurstrassen is no longer the executive president of crowdfunding platform MyMicroInvest. He’ll be focusing on new projects at Leansquare instead.

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Kicking off 2017 at CES in Las Vegas

Posted in Go Global on Jan 10, 2017

For 50 years, The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), annually held in Las Vegas, is one of the key shows on the tech calendar. Belgian startups also left their mark on the massive event this year.

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NGDATA closes $9.4M Series B round

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 05, 2017

Customer experience management solutions specialist NGDATA announced that it has closed an additional $9.4M of venture funding, bringing their total Series B round to roughly $20M. Idinvest Partners led the round with participation from existing investors including Pamica, SmartFin Capital, Capricor...

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Startups.be goes fundraising in 2017

Posted in Fundraising on Jan 04, 2017

Some things are more important than money, but if you want to take your startup to the next level, you need as much 'fuel' as you can get. With that in mind, we're organizing fundraising workshops all over Belgium in the next few months. Join us and become an expert!

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5 things you need to know about the Belgian HealthTech landscape in 2017

Posted in Insights on Jan 03, 2017

The HealthTech sector in Belgium is on the cusp of maturity: countless new players are standing at the gates, health is the fastest-growing startup scene and health care itself is the site of immense challenges in Belgium, for which new products and services will be vital. Just like a startup - Belg...

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Belgian biotech company Univercells receives $12M grant

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 02, 2017

The grant and a consortium with Batavia Biosciences and Natrix Separations will result in developing a breakthrough vaccine manufacturing platform. “We expect our integrated platform to be a real game-changer for global health,” claims José Castillo, CTO and co-founder of Univercells.

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Acceleration in Europe: Trends and Insights

Posted in Policy on Dec 26, 2016

As 2017 approaches, here is a round-up of insights and trends proposed by top accelerators in the European landscape.

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Gemma Galdon Clavell reveals her story of an "unlikely entrepreneur”

Posted in Failing Forward on Jan 24, 2017

Every week, we share insightful and inspiring Failing Forward keynotes. This time, Gemma Galdon Clavell reveals her story of an "unlikely entrepreneur”. Enjoy!

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Volta Ventures leads 400.000-euro funding round in security-startup BitSensor

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 18, 2017

The Dutch startup BitSensor has raised 400.000 euro in an investment round led by Volta Ventures to further develop their security solution.

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No!

Posted in Insights, Fundraising on Jan 18, 2017

“Never let a ‘no’ discourage you”, insists Frank Maene, managing partner of the Belgian investment fund Volta Ventures. “The world belongs to those who persevere.”

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Lut Wyers takes a deep dive into the mindset and serendipity

Posted in Failing Forward on Jan 17, 2017

Interested to listen to a Failing Forward keynote on the mindset, culture and serendipity? Here it goes! Lut Wyers makes the audience focus on the cause and effect - our mindset.

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Wouter Remaut appointed as new ceo of Co.station

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Jan 15, 2017

<p><strong>Wouter Remaut had been appointed as the new ceo of Co.station by its board of directors. In this function, Wouter becomes responsible of the daily management of Co.Station sites in Brussels and Ghent and the potential expansion of Co.Station as main growth platform for technology scale-up...

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Jurgen Ingels: “Fundraising is like a mating process”

Posted in Insights, Fundraising on Jan 11, 2017

The fundraising process is very similar to the mating behavior of animals, stresses B-Hive founder Jurgen Ingels, who’s writing a book about the topic. In his first column for Startups.be, Ingels elaborates on the rules to be followed and the steps to be taken. “Fundraising is an art that can be lea...

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Jef Colruyt urges Failing Forward crowd to dream big and be passionate

Posted in Failing Forward on Jan 10, 2017

Missed a Failing Forward keynote? No worries! Listen to Jef Colruyt and learn his three-step plan to success!

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nanoGrid raises secures €600.000 for next grow phase

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 05, 2017

Business Angels Network Flanders boosts the energy specialist company

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