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5 Leading Venture Capital Firms in Antwerp

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
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Updated: 
November 9, 2022
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The venture capital ecosystem in Antwerp has undergone major growth over the last decade.

In this article, you will find some of the top venture capital firms in Antwerp investing across various sectors and industries.

5 Venture Capital Firms in Antwerp

1) Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play provides an array of services including accelerators, mentorships, and capital to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Italy, France, China, Japan, South Korea
  • City: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, São Paulo, Topeka, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Basel, Ben Guerir, Cairo, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Kyōto, Ōsaka, Seoul, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ali Safavi, Jackie Hernandez, Saeed Amidi
  • Industries: DTC, Enterprise, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, InsurTech, IoT, Media, Transportation, Hardware, Proptech & Real Estate, Supply Chain & Logistics, Climate & Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality, Agriculture, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $50,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 1447
  • Number of exits: 140
  • Funds raised: $45,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Truebill, Honey, Life360

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investment@plugandplaytechcenter.com.

2) Force Over Mass

Force Over Mass

Force Over Mass Capital is a multistage venture capital backing B2B technology in Europe and the UK from seed to series B stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, Belgium
  • City: London, Antwerp
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Martijn De Wever
  • Industries: AI & ML, Robotics, Big Data & Analytics, Crypto & Blockchain, Cloud, E-Commerce, Fintech, InsurTech, Gaming, Healthcare, Industrial, Legal, Supply Chain & Logistics, Marketplace, Consumer, SaaS, Cybersecurity
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Number of investments: 160
  • Number of exits: 28
  • Funds raised: £115,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Artificial, Weavr, Pomelo Pay

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at clientservices@fomcap.com.

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3) Hummingbird Ventures

Hummingbird Ventures

Hummingbird Ventures is a seed investor valuing both data and emotional intelligence.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Belgium, United Kingdom
  • City: Antwerp, London
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Barend Van Den Brande
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain, Healthcare, Fintech, Marketplace, Gaming, Hardware, SaaS
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 92
  • Number of exits: 11
  • Funds raised: $455,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Deliveroo, Beat, Souqalmal

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@hummingbird.vc.

4) Smartfin

Smartfin

Based in Belgium, Smartfin is an investment firm exclusively investing in European B2B tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Belgium
  • City: Antwerp, Brussels
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Jürgen Ingels, Bart Luyten
  • Industries: Fintech, Big Data & Analytics, Enterprise, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €25,000,000
  • Number of investments: 19
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: €380,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: MariaDB, Zivver, Silverfin

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@smartfincapital.com.

5) 9.5 Ventures

9.5 Ventures

9.5 Ventures specialises in funding, building and accelerating corporate ventures.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Belgium
  • City: Antwerp
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Paul Emmerick, Pieter Van De Velde
  • Industries: SaaS, Food & Beverage, Entertainment, DTC
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €7,500,000
  • Number of investments: 6
  • Funds raised: €34,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: The Park Playground, Makerverse, Penny Black

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@ninepointfive.vc.

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