Belgium

ESIL Angel: Claire Munck

Bio at a glance

Claire Munck is the CEO of BeAngels, and has been involved with BeAngels for almost ten years. She is also the founder and CEO of the Women Business Angels Club in Belgium. Claire’s core areas of expertise are in business angel financing, early-stage equity finance, entrepreneurship support, and public-private partnerships.

Works at

BeAngels connect innovative growth companies to equity finance and coaching by experienced angel investors. The network is composed of 250 members  and has been helping innovative entrepreneurs to find financing for more than 10 million Euros in the last 4 years.

Early stage investing in Belgium today:

  • It is above the EU average in skills & innovation and ‘second chance’ but scores below the EU average in entrepreneurship.
  • Overall, Belgium’s score for entrepreneurship is among the lowest performing EU countries. The number of high-growth enterprises is about 60 % lower than in the top-3 performing EU countries.
  • Many measures have been implemented at federal and regional level, in particular in education, business transfer and disadvantaged groups (including women, young people).
  • Belgium has a vibrant start-up environment due to the wide range of public support measures as well as one-stop-shops for business creation and the increasingly favourable conditions for access to finance.

My goals in Belgium

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