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Sacha Vekeman

Business Incubation & Acceleration, Restructure & Investment, Portfolio Management

Location
Gent Area, Belgium
Industry
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Current
  1. Scense,
  2. 247 Invest Venture Capital Partners,
  3. Qamira
Previous
  1. Camargus,
  2. Mobiya Limited,
  3. Core DataCloud
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Scense

Scense

CEO

– Present

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Background

Summary

CEO ad interim at Scense BV, a Dutch software company. Leading the business restructure and product innovation. Actively building indirect and international sales channels. Responsible for M&A.

Managing Partner at 247 Invest Venture Capital Partners. We manage a European portfolio of start-ups with assets in high-growth industries such as sports broadcasting, communications security, consumer mobile, enterprise software, cloud computing and software-as-a-service.

Angel Investor and board member of Qamira, virtual camera technology company.
Angel Investor and co-founder of tech startup Mobiya Ltd. Mobile classified search.

Middle-East specialist with track record in GCC technology distribution, government security and fundraising as General Partner in the investment holdings Adara Capital (www.adaracap.com).

Cloud and hosting consultant to the telecom and banking industry with blue chip clients such as Telenet and KBC; working with vendors such as EMC, HP, VirtualSharp, Core DataCloud.

Board Advisor Contributing to Business Strategy, Management Performance, Risk Management and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Interim CEO and change manager.

More than 17 years of experience in large multinational corporations, technology startups and high-growth companies. Worked and lived in London, Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels.

Enterpreneur in Residence at Incubaid and iMinds. I contribute as experienced entrepreneur in the coaching and incubation of high-tech startups with support of TechTour and Startups.be.

Supporting technology companies to productize, scale-out and build a go-to-market via international business development and venture capital backing.

Designing, executing and delivering revenue from global technology partnerships with world leaders such as IBM, EMC, HP, NetApp, Oracle, Microsoft and Google.

Business Development (www.Prosquare.net) and Venture Fundraising (www.247Invest.net).

Experience

CEO

Scense
– Present (6 months)Rotterdam

Managing Partner

247 Invest Venture Capital Partners
– Present (8 years 10 months)Gent Area, Belgium

Investor, Chairman of Board of Directors

Qamira
– Present (10 months)Brussels Area, Belgium

Entrepreneur in Residence

iMinds
– Present (2 years 11 months)Gent Area, Belgium

Investor, Founding Partner

Camargus
(2 years)Li├Ęge Area, Belgium

Investor, Co-founder

Mobiya Limited
(8 years)London, United Kingdom

Board Member, Non-Exec Director

Core DataCloud
(2 years 6 months)London, United Kingdom

Business Development Cloud Storage

Telenet Solutions
(7 months)Gent Area, Belgium

Business Development Cloud Computing

Aserver.com
(1 year 10 months)

Business Development Software-as-a-Service

Planzone.com
(1 year 1 month)Paris Area, France

Director, Marketing & Strategic Alliances

NTT Europe Ltd.
(4 years 6 months)London, United Kingdom

Sports Sponsorship Director NTT Europe

UEFA
(2 years)London, United Kingdom

Business Development Hosting & Managed Services

Dedidgate & DataCenterTechnologies
(1 year 1 month)Gent Area, Belgium

Business Development Internet. Launch Easy.be

Roularta Media Group
(1 year 4 months)Brussels Area, Belgium

Business Development Application Service Providers

PSINet Europe
(1 year 4 months)Brussels Area, Belgium

Patents

Mobile DNA Ltd Advertising System and Process

United Kingdom 0612395.4
Filed June 23, 2006

International patent filing for Mobiya's mobile classified advertising system. Methodology patent securing our micro-payment engine's communication and information flow for buyer and seller interactivity over mobile communication. Has 30 claims!

Languages

  1. Dutch

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. English

    Full professional proficiency
  3. French

    Professional working proficiency
  4. Spanish

    Elementary proficiency

Certifications

Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage

Dale Carnegie Training

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