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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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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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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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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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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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