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IT Tower - 15th Floor 480, av. Louiselaan
Av. Louise 480
Brussels, 1050, BEL


Founder & Partner



Founded in November 1998 by entrepreneurs Laurent Drion and Gregory Hédo, E-Merge has invested, generally as lead investor, in more than 30 Technology Startups .

We focus on early stages of development (Seed and Series A).

Our three original target industries were: Telecom, E-Commerce Tools & Online Payment Systems.

In 2012 we also started paying attention to Commercial Space investment opportunities, including businesses built around the open-source CubeSat standard and made our first investment in this area.

The portfolio companies are carefully selected for their technological and commercial strengths. They have strong dedicated management teams with relevant expertise, a significant growth potential, strongly automatized processes, and recurring revenue.

Typical investments range between USD 50,000 and USD 1,500,000 per portfolio company.

In addition to capital, E-Merge shares its experience with its portfolio companies in a wide range of areas: strategy, development of the business plan, key-persons recruitment, technology choices, marketing & press relations, legal matters, fundraising, M&A etc…

Portfolio companies also get access to E-Merge’s extended network in its target industries.

E-Merge distinguishes itself from other investors by the entrepreneurial profile of its founders and managers, for its rapid decision-making and for taking the risk of investing in very early stage companies.

Thanks to their entrepreneurial background E-Merge’s partners have an excellent understanding of the challenges facing innovative startups and their founders.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
AngelList 9/2013Venture Round$24M19
Outbox 7/2013Series A$5M9
Spreedly 6/2013Seed$300k1
NanoRacks 6/2013Series A$2.6M1
NanoSatisfi 2/2013Seed$1.2M4
SubtleData 11/2012Seed$500k6
Cabify 9/2012Series A€1.5M4
Ordoro 7/2012Venture Round$1.2M1
Agilys 3/2012Seed€550k1
Voxbone 10/2007Seed€1.07M1
Babelway 5/2007Venture Round€630k2
InternetVista 12/2005Venture Round$213k1
Ogone 2000Seed$500k1



  1. How AngelList Hacked Its $24M Round ( [edit]
  2. Outbox, The Startup That Digitizes Your Postal Mail, Raises $5 Million Series A ( [edit]
  3. Spreedly Raises $300k in seed funding ( [edit]
  4. Nanoracks Raises $2.6m in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  5. NanoSatisfi Raises $1.2M To Disrupt The Aerospace Industry With Small, Affordable Satellites ( [edit]
  6. SubtleData Raises $500K in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  7. Cabify Raises €1.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  8. Ecommerce Company Ordoro Raises $1.2M to Make “Confirm” Button Hassle-Free ( [edit]
  9. MyShopi trouve 550.000 euros pour faire les courses ( [edit]
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  11. Babelway obtains start-up financing from Emerge, Sherpa Invest and others ( [edit]
  12. internetVista raises new capital from E-merge ( [edit]
  13. Start-up Abssys Consulting à l'étroit en Belgique Sa plateforme de paiement vise l'Europe ( [edit]
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