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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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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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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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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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