Funding agency The Harbour and investor network BeAngels join forces

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Ghent-based funding agency The Harbour and the Belgian private investors network BeAngels have entered into a strategic partnership. By doing this, both companies reinforce their role in the Belgian funding landscape.

The BeAngels network was created to address two problems: to help young startups that are facing funding and support difficulties, and also provide investors with an organized and structured network to facilitate their investments in the real economy.

BeAngels values:

  • Boldness: Our ability to innovate, to think outside the box, to serve our ecosystem
  • Excellence: Our ability to achieve success for ourselves and others by always giving our best
  • Cooperation: Our ability to bring together diverse client profiles that share a common goal.

The Harbour is a dedicated team that is by your side throughout the entire process of your search for growth financing. Each core team consists of a Senior Advisor, Funding Advisor and Financial Analyst. This way we can help you from A to Z with your financing.

The Harbour team has more than a century of experience and therefore knows how to get things done. They acquired this knowledge at the Big Four, several (large) banks and various (inter)national accountancy and law firms, among others.

That more than a hundred years of experience will soon become part of your growth story.

This partnership creates a broader ecosystem which benefits Belgian entrepreneurs and growing companies greatly.

Claire Munck, CEO of BeAngels and Marijke Van de Sompele, CEO of The Harbour.

Greater access for entrepreneurs

This partnership entails that, from now on, both parties will proactively share their networks with each other. Thus allowing entrepreneurs to access a larger network of investors, but also making it easier for entrepreneurs to compile a balanced funding mix.

We each have our own role and strengths.

Whereas BeAngels specialises in smart capital, The Harbour concentrates on finding the right financing strategy for ambitious companies.

The cases provided by the Harbour extend the offer for our business angels looking for investing opportunities in growing companies.

Munck clarifies
Claire Munck, CEO of BeAngels and Marijke Van de Sompele, CEO of The Harbour
Claire Munck, CEO of BeAngels and Marijke Van de Sompele, CEO of The Harbour

The partnership proves to be a great asset for The Harbour too, says Van de Sompele.

Our entrepreneurs now have access to a larger network of investors. We have fewer connections in the French-speaking part of our country, so we’re looking forward to presenting our first cases to the angel investors of BeAngels.

Van de Sompele

Creating a Belgian ecosystem

For both CEOs, this is a new step towards a Belgian funding ecosystem.

We want the best entrepreneurs from our country to have access to the best investors and vice versa. This cooperation is for the both of us a first step towards an ecosystem that will break through the language barriers.

according Munck and Van de Sompele