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We know how to help you raise smart money

dups is an independent advisor which helps startups raise capital, grasp if the deal on the table is fair for them and negotiate better conditions.

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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.

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They say about us

“I’m very satisfied with the way dups advised and accompanied us throughout the acquisition process. The team is reactive and attentive. I would call on them again without hesitation.”

Ludovic Chevalier, Speaky

They say about us

“Better alone than in bad company: the saying is (far too) often true for us entrepreneurs. However, if there is one subject to be dealt with when you raise capital, it is the governance with your investors and towards your founders. The dups team has the pragmatism to make sure you start on solid foundations.”

Thibaut Dehem, 87seconds

They say about us

“As part of the development of our activities and the realization of a business plan to enable the company to break new ground, we turned to external investors. Deminor accompanied us in the realization of the partnership with the new investor: holding negotiation meetings, drafting contractual and legal documents… I particularly appreciated their availability, flexibility and professionalism that allowed us to complete this new stage quickly and effectively.”

Olivier Beghin, IsoHemp

They say about us

“The dups team provides an ideal mix of financial and legal expertise, making your fundraising process a big success.”

Adrien van den Branden and Thomas Vanderstraeten, Canyon Legal

They say about us

“It was great working with such an available and proactive team. Their expertise helped us ensure the overall success of HeronTrack’s fundraising, within a transparent and affordable budget. And as a bonus, there is no jargon or confusing steps with dups: everything is made crystal clear for you to understand the whole process. I would definitely recommend working with them, both to new entrepreneurs and to those with a track record. Just do it with dups!”

Sebastien De Grauwe, HeronTrack

We also help you raise your knowledge

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Founders FAQ #6

The dups Founders’ FAQ is a compilation of the most common questions founders ask us about their startup, their fundraising or their relationship with investors.   I don’t feel like having someone checking on me all the time. Can we contractually agree on task division between me and the investor(s), and ensure I have enough […]

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Founders FAQ #5

The dups Founders’ FAQ is a compilation of the most common questions founders ask us about their startup, their fundraising or their relationship with investors.   Can I remain the director of a company, even if I no longer have a majority stake? Can I still have a say in some decisions? Under Belgian law, […]

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Founders FAQ #4

The dups Founders’ FAQ is a compilation of the most common questions founders ask us about their startup, their fundraising or their relationship with investors.   What kind of compensation should be provided to founders? How to ensure that it keeps them motivated? When launching a startup, founders often don’t get a salary out of […]

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