This article showcases our top picks for the best Belgium based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Belgium Venture Capital Companies
The S.R.I.W. Group is an institution at the heart of the financial market that assists entrepreneurs in creating and developing businesses in the Walloon region.
It reflects the effort of Wallonian industry in facing the challenges of the creation of economic value in the 21st century. Since its creation in 1979, the SociÃ©tÃ© RÃ©gionale dâ€™Investissement de Wallonie has continuously been expanding its abilities to adapt and anticipate as well as its flexibility in order to meet the requirements of its partners who are confronted with the evolution of the world economy.
The principles of good governance, a strong business culture and shared values at the heart of the Group constitute important assets to capture the changing realities of the market and progress in a sustainable development perspective.. .
Startup Factory is a start-up platform based at the heart of Europe in Brussels. With a strong network of companies, we build businesses solving real problems from the ground up.
They are early stage focused in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology. They provide efficient access to smart capital, their network and our fantastic community of talented entrepreneurs..
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels.
Gimv currently manages around 1.8 billion EUR (including third party funds) of investments in 85 portfolio companies, which jointly realise a turnover of more than EUR 6 billion and employ over 28,000 professionals. As a recognized market leader in selected investment platforms, Gimv identifies entrepreneurial and innovative companies with high-growth potential and supports them in their transformation into market leaders.
Gimv’s four investment platforms are: Consumer 2020, Health & Care, Smart Industries and Sustainable Cities. Each of these platforms works with a skilled and dedicated team across Gimv’s home markets of the Benelux, France and Germany and can count on an extended international network of experts.
More information on Gimv can be found on [www.gimv.com].. .
Capricorn Partners NV is an independent pan-European manager of venture capital funds that invest in innovative European companies with technology as a competitive advantage. The investment team of Capricorn is composed of experienced investment managers with deep technology expertise and broad industrial experience.
As of Dec 2010 [Quest Management](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/quest-management-nv) is being merged with and acquired by Capricorn Venture Partners.. .
Spreds is a “Venture Capital” investment platform which uses crowdfunding techniques to allow individuals to select and invest alongside professionals in European start-ups and SMEs. Individuals can invest (from 100 euros) in companies listed on Spreds in conjunction with investment professionals and under the same financial conditions.
Individuals combine their resources to select, invest in and support the companies of tomorrow with industry professionals. Spreds was founded in July 2011 by José Zurstrassen, Charles-Albert de Radzitzky, Olivier de Duve and Guillaume Desclée.
The platform can be considered to be the main showcase for Belgian entrepreneurship to the rest of the world, as no less than 1200 people from 163 countries use the platform every day to give advice and invest in our entrepreneurs. Spreds is industry leader, since more than 31.4 million euros have been raised since its commercial launch in September 2012 and it has more than 35,000 members.
Spreds was also the first crowdfunding platform in the world to develop a system allowing young companies to make a public offering for Belgian savings by establishing a relationship of trust with the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA). This is because Spreds published a FSMA approved prospectus to be able to raise unlimited amounts of funds using crowdfunding..
Invest Europe – formerly EVCA
Invest Europe is the voice of European private capital. Invest Europe membership covers the full range of private equity activity, from early-stage venture capital to the largest private equity firms, investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, fund-of-funds and family offices and associate members from related professions.
Invest Europe represent 700 member firms and 500 affiliate members. Invest Europe shapes the future direction of the industry, while promoting it to stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, business owners and employee representatives..
AtlasInvest is a principal investment firm specializing in fund of fund investments. The firm seeks to invest in the energy sector including oil, gas, and renewable energy.
AtlasInvest’s investment portfolio is diverse in both scope and geography, encompassing all segments of the conventional energy chain including E&P, midstream and downstream. In addition, the group holds significant participations in a range of renewable energy companies (wind and solar) and in businesses complementary to the energy portfolio..
Gambit Financial Solutions
Gambit Financial Solutions provides business solutions focused on investment advisory, portfolio optimization, and risk management. It aims to support the financial community by providing various business solutions.
Gambit Financial Solutions delivers solutions that translate complex notions into better explanations and actionable information. It was founded in 2007 by Georges Hübner and Séverine Plunus.
Gambit Financial Solutions is based in Liege, Belgium.. .
MyQube, Investment Arm is a venture capital firm focused on financing and supporting the development of private high-technology companies. The firm focuses on hardware and software products, applications and services within the IT, electronics and telecom sectors.
It seeks to invest in Europe and the United States. The firm also provides strategic advice to technology companies and advisory services are specifically designed for corporate executives..
The Venturi Tribe
As The Venturi Tribe we connect advanced material technologies with unmet technical needs and build the business around it. We do this by managing a strong material technology portfolio and pro-active scouting for unmet technical needs.
Are you struggling with some of the following business challenges: • What are technical needs that can be tackled with my technology? • There is a ‘need-technology fit’ but does it really solve an unmet need? • It solves an unmet need but is the market ready to adopt? • The market is ready but what is your best positioning? • The positioning is clear but how do you get yourself organized to make the market? If so, we are the party to talk to! Send us a meeting request to [email protected] .
EEBIC is an incubator of the Brussels-Capital Region. The EEBIC activities now revolve around two complementary areas: EEBIC WORKSPACE : to meet market needs for flexibility, EEBIC Workspace offers solutions variable geometry hosting companies.
This offer includes the rental of private offices, coworking spaces, meeting rooms, and many business facilitators services. .
This article was written by David Friedmman from Welp Magazine. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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