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Fintech startup Zervant strikes multi-million Euro deal with ING Belgium

Posted in Startup News on Jun 01, 2016

Finnish fintech startup Zervant recently signed a substantial deal with ING Belgium, part of ING Group – one of Europe’s largest banking groups. It is one of the first major deals a Nordic fintech startup has done with a leading European bank. Zervant provides simple, intuitive invoicing software...

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Menu Next Door grabs $2 million for its home cooking platform

Posted in Startup News on May 25, 2016

Menu Next Door just raised $2 million (€1.75 million) from Index Ventures, Local Globe, Kima Ventures and TheFamily. The startup is all about home cooking, on Menu Next Door, you can either cook for people around you or buy a menu from someone around you. With this new money, Next Door Menu plans...

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Meet the second generation of Innovators under 35 Belgium

Posted in Startup News on May 19, 2016

Each year, MIT Technology Review recognises the most talented young innovators and entrepreneurs through the different editions of Innovators Under 35 celebrated around the world. Some of the winners from previous editions, like Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Sergey Brin (Google) or Danier Ek (Spotify)...

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W.IN.G: over 100 projects treated in less than 2 months

Posted in Startup News on May 11, 2016

W.IN.G (Wallonia Innovation and Growth) is a new investment fund for the Walloon digital start-ups, launched in late February 2016 as a part of the implementation of Digital Wallonia, the digital strategy of the region. The fund is a gateway to many opportunities for start-ups and scale-ups that can...

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: how to rock your startup journey in Europe

Posted in Startup News on Apr 12, 2016

Certainly many of you have a fond memory when you read or hear the word: Erasmus, with a good reason. The programme is one of the most successful initiatives the EU has ever launched, millions of students profited from studying abroad and made lifetime friends from the continent and beyond. Why not ...

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The Belgian startup scene: who's pulling the strings?

Posted in Startup News on Apr 11, 2016

Sirris carried a study out about the key figures in the Belgian ecosystem of startups. Our country has also a thriving start-up scene and a diverse landscape of incubators and accelerators. To expose that ecosystem, they made connections between people (blue), institutes (green), funds (red) and ...

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UberPITCH Ride with an Investor in Brussels

Posted in Startup News on May 25, 2016

Think you have Europe's next big top-notch idea? Don’t put it on the shelf! Believe in it and speak up on the 1st of June… and not just to anyone but to a top investor, who is there for you. Uber has partnered with Volta Ventures to create a unique pitch opportunity at a tap of a button in Brussels....

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€50 Mio funding and this is only the beginning

Posted in Startup News on May 19, 2016

Showpad announced they have closed a $50 million funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and assured this is only the beginning. Founded in 2011, Showpad activates the business content worldwide. Besides, it believes that content can only live up to its potential if it can be shared, spread, a...

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Talent management SaaS startup Intuo nails €850,000

Posted in Startup News on May 18, 2016

Belgian SaaS startup Intuo has raised €850,000 to further develop its 360-degree talent management software. The funding comes from PMV and a number of angel investors from the HR, retail, and petrochemical sectors. Intuo’s slogan sounds rather straightforward – “because everyone deserves to thri...

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OpenTelly and Microsoft team up to deliver plugin-free HTML5 streaming in the cloud

Posted in Startup News on Apr 28, 2016

OpenTelly, developer of THEOplayer, the world's most comprehensive HTML5 based video player for streaming content on the web, has joined forces with Microsoft Azure Media Services to allow publishers and broadcasters to benefit from cloud flexibility as well as from easy and smooth streaming in HTML...

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