We help your startup get a better chance
Raising capital is a key milestone in a startup’s life. Startups have to deal with more risks than other companies because there is asymmetry between founders and funders. Also, many startups are very price-sensitive and prefer negotiating without advisors, which exposes them to substantial risks.
dups holistic approach helps startups thrive by ensuring their value is correctly assessed and their growth is properly supported. We are typically involved in fundraisings of €500k+.
Startups and SMEs have ill-equipped governance, and the figures speak from themselves. According to our research, only 34% of SMEs (amongst which startups) have a shareholders’ agreement and only 1 in 4 is familiar with corporate governance best practices. Vlerick’s Rising Star 2019 study finds that 80% of startups do not have a board of directors. A sound governance structure is however a prerequisite to properly support the growth of a company and avoid pitfalls.