Yesterday, the first season of The Big Score Sessions concluded. Thanks to 8 industry specific sessions, spread over three months, 64 Belgian tech start-ups got the chance to pitch their innovative solution to a total audience of 700+ consisting of investors, corporates and peers.
Venture capitalists Katrin Geyskens (Capricorn) and Mireille Kielemoes (BNP Paribas Fortis) explain how they invest. 'The amounts that companies raise are constantly rising.'
How can corporates and start-ups strengthen each other? Expert Charlotte Gréant offers tips for both companies, large and small.
The timing is right for the fund. Pandemic provided the gaming sector with a record year in 2020. The trend where games such as the simple but intensely social 'Among Us' can be played through different types of devices helped find a new audience.
"A strong local ecosystem of start-ups, corporates and investors might be able to convince that talent to take their chance here. We've managed to build a film industry and a music industry in Belgium with international appeal. Why couldn't the same be done with the game industry?"
What is an investor looking for? Control spoke with Samuel Costello, Associate at Hiro. "We look for projects where we can get a 10x return on our investment," he said.
NMBS is not always regarded as progressive. But nothing could be further from the truth according to Nathan Willekens.