nr. 06 - December 2015

  • nr. 06 - December 2015

    Offering quality funding for sound projects, is what the financial sector has set as its aim. For projects launched by young and talented companies, corporate lending by banks may not always be the best way of funding their start. Neither will flotation nor the issue of corporate bonds be the best solution for this type of companies, which are often very small and hardly profitable. This is where venture capital funding can come in.

  • nr. 06 - December 2015

    In Belgium, the amount of venture capital taken up is less than in the rest of Europe. Between 2008 and 2014, only 0.09% - as a percentage of the GDP – was taken up in our country. This puts Belgium behind the European average.

  • nr. 06 - December 2015

    It has often been said that in Belgium, young and fast growing companies have difficulty in finding venture capital. Is this correct and if so, what are the causes? Are there any alternative solutions? 360° asked those questions to Renaat Berckmoes (Fortino Capital), Sophie Manigart (Vlerick Business School & Universiteit Gent), Pieter Timmermans (FEB) and Marc Moonens (BNP Paribas Fortis). 'Funding by banks always will be the only possibility for 90% of the companies'.