Founding Partner. Before co-founding SmartFin, Jürgen was also member of the Investment Committee of Sniper Investments. Until its sale to FIS in 2014, Jürgen was the founder and CFO of Clear2Pay, a leading payments technology company. Under his leadership, he grew the company to one of the world leaders in payment security software with more than 1,200 employees in 14 countries. Jürgen also co-founded: NGData, a big data company offering customer intelligence management software and services to track customer behavior in real time; Minos Capital, an early-stage private investment vehicle focused on FinTech investments; and The Glue, a software platform to enable financial services companies to accelerate innovation and facilitate rapid transformation initiatives. He started his career as Investment Manager with Dexia Ventures (previously Quadra Invest), where he focused on investing in early-stage technology companies while taking a pro-active role in their business strategy, product launches and financial management. He currently holds Board positions at several technology companies such as Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), Itiviti, NGData, UnifiedPost, Itineris, The Glue, Akinon and Deliverect.
Jurgen holds a Master of Science degree in Political and Social Sciences and an MBA from the University of Antwerp.