Investing in the Future
As the investment arm of the Flemish government, Gimv has shaped the development of Flanders since its inception. Now with 75 companies in its portfolio of investments, it has actually come out of the financial crisis stronger than when it went in. How has it managed? And what’s the secret of its success?
For the past three decades, Gimv has been investing venture capital into some of the most innovative companies in Belgium and beyond. With 75 portfolio companies currently under their belt, generating a total turnover of more than €6 billion, they’ve emerged from the financial crisis more robust than ever.
As the investment arm of the Flemish government, Gimv has shaped the development of Flanders since its inception. Under their influence, the region has seen a shift from the traditional industries of coal, steel, and textiles, to a modern, technology-based economy.
Today, the organisation works closely with graduates of Vlerick, continuing to discover new investment opportunities and shape the direction of the region’s development. We met with Gimv CEO Koen Dejonckheere to find out how