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Smartfin investeert 7 miljoen in platform voor freelancers

Het tweede investeringsfonds van Smartfin Capital, het bedrijf rond fintechpionier Jurgen Ingels, is toe aan zijn vierde investering in drie maanden. Het pompt 7 miljoen euro in Roamler, een Nederlands matchmakingplatform tussen grote spelers in telecom, energie en retail en zelfstandigen die willen bijverdienen. De installatie van wifimodems of slimme thermostaten, de controle van rekken[…]

Gentse fintech’er Silverfin tankt 30 miljoen dollar

Met een nieuwe aandeelhouder grijpt het softwarebedrijf Silverfin het momentum in de digitale transformatie van financieel management en boekhouding. De hofleverancier van accountants en consultants overweegt ook uit te breiden naar New York. Silverfin automatiseert sinds 2013 het werk van accountants, consultants en boekhouders, onafhankelijk van het boekhoudpakket dat ze gebruiken. De software beperkt de[…]

Gentse thuisleversoftware Deliverect haalt 16 miljoen op

Zhong Xu en Jan Hollez, de twee ondernemers achter de thuisleveringssoftware Deliverect, doen een forse kapitaalronde bij onder meer het Canadese pensioenfonds Omers. Door de spectaculaire groei van online maaltijden, zeker in deze coronatijden, hebben ze de wind in de zeilen. Na Europa willen ze ook de VS en Canada veroveren. Het lijkt erop dat[…]

Gents gedragsonderzoek via webcam haalt 3 miljoen op

Het Gentse Eyesee verhoogt zijn kapitaal met 3 miljoen euro. Het doet aan digitaal gedragsonderzoek met behulp van onder meer 'eyetracking' via de webcam. Het optimaliseert zo reclame, webshops en websites. Ondanks de coronacrisis blijven bepaalde Belgische groeibedrijven de weg naar durfkapitaal vinden. Het Gentse Eyesee kondigde maandag aan dat het 3 miljoen euro aan[…]

Leuvenaars achter videotechnologie halen 9 miljoen op voor wereldwijde expansie

Behalve de 5 miljoen van Smartfin Capital haalt de Leuvense snel­groeier Theo Technologies nog 3,8 miljoen op bij onder meer Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen, Media Invest Vlaanderen en banken. Een live voetbalmatch waarbij u uw buren hoort juichen bij een doelpunt voor u het thuis kunt zien? Een YouTube-filmpje dat seconden moet laden voor u het kan[…]

Tweede fonds rond Jurgen Ingels heeft eerste twee prooien beet

Smartfin, het durffonds rond de fintechpionier Jurgen Ingels dat het voorbije halfjaar 240 miljoen euro ophaalde, pompt 5 miljoen euro in het Vlaamse Theo Technologies en nog eens zoveel in het Turkse Akinon. De totale investering in beide bedrijven kan de komende jaren oplopen tot 60 miljoen euro. Het gaat al om het tweede fonds[…]

Coucke en Belfius stappen in Smartfin Capital

Het tweede Smartfin-technologiefonds heeft 39 miljoen euro extra opgehaald, na de eerste closing van 200 miljoen. Smartfin Capital kondigde eind november aan dat het 200 miljoen euro heeft opgehaald voor zijn nieuwe technologiefonds. Amper een maand later komt daar nog 38,6 miljoen euro bij in een tweede closing. Een derde closing komt er niet meer,[…]

Jürgen Ingels & co. verwennen aandeelhouders

Het technologiefonds Smartfin Capital laat 30 miljoen euro naar zijn aandeelhouders stromen. Het kerstcadeau van Smartfin verloopt via een uitkering van 19,5 miljoen euro én via een vrijstelling van een volstortingsplicht van 11,2 miljoen. Die vrijstelling houdt in dat de investeerders de middelen die ze in het fonds zouden stoppen niet meer op tafel moeten[…]

Tweede Smartfin-fonds klokt af op 200 miljoen euro

Het tweede technologiefonds van Smartfin Capital haalt een derde meer op dan de oprichters, onder wie de fintechpionier Jurgen Ingels, verwacht hadden. Nog voor het einde van het jaar moet één investering rond zijn. Smartfin II is eigenlijk al het derde fonds rond Jurgen Ingels, Bart Luyten, Thomas Depuydt, Bert Baeck en Simon Dewaele. Smartfin[…]

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  • Begin your digital transformation journey today

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  • Deliverect groeit pijlsnel: 30 miljoen bestellingen en een nieuwe financiering van $65 miljoen!

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  • Replacing your legacy CIS: 5 steps that will help you select the right CIS and vendor

    The Customer Information System is the brain of a utility. Replacing a legacy CIS does not happen overnight. When choosing a new CIS, it is important to define selection criteria and to establish a selection process. These 5 steps will help you with that! The post Replacing your legacy CIS: 5 steps that will help you select the right CIS and vendor appeared first on Itineris - Customer Information System for Utilities.

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  • Going Big Screen: How to Best Bring Your Application to Samsung Tizen?

    Listen to this blog: Your browser does not support the audio element. As recent as the last few years, online streaming has evolved tremendously. Initially, most streaming happened on desktop devices, but today that is not the case. Today, video streaming is conquering the big screen (Smart TVs). Without a doubt, one of the most notable big screens is Samsung with the Tizen operating system (OS). Based on Conviva’s State of Streaming from 2020 Q4, Samsung accounts for roughly 49% of streaming on Smart TV, leaving other vendors such as LG (±22%) and Vizio (±12%) in the rearview. Due to the growing popularity, and almost 50M Samsung Smart TVs being shipped every year, interest to deploy OTT apps directly on Samsung Smart TVs has risen significantly. While deploying an OTT app on the Tizen operating system is far from complex, there are a number of caveats. In this blog, we will go through the possible approaches to deliver apps to Samsung Tizen. THIS IS A SNIPPET FROM OUR “GOING BIG SCREEN: BRINGING VIDEO TO SAMSUNG TIZEN” GUIDE WHICH YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE.

  • CurieuzeNeuzen: citizens are researching the effects of heat in their own gardens

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