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» Profile Founded in November 1998 E-Merge has realised so far 40+ early-stage direct investments (mostly as lead investor) and 80+ investments through AngelList Syndicates. As from early 2016 we make new investments only in companies syndicating their round on AngelList. If you would like us to consider your investment opportunity, please contact us through AngelList once your syndicate is set up. More information on listing your startup on AngelList and on AngelList Syndicates

We focus on early stages of development (Seed and Series A) and invest up to $1.5m per portfolio company, usually spread over several rounds.

Target industries are: e-commerce infrastructure (with a special focus on online payment systems), newspace, communications, and autonomous vehicles.

Preferred business models are: SaaS & Marketplaces.

All three E-Merge partners have each spent 15+ years as founders before becoming full-time investors and have therefore a pretty good understanding of the challenges facing innovative & ambitious early-stage startups and their founders.

 
» Team Laurent Drion, Founder/Partner

View Laurent Drion's profile on LinkedIn Laurent holds a Business Engineering degree from Solvay Business School (ULB, Belgium).

In 1991, during his studies, he co-founded Mac Line together with Gregory.

Before creating E-Merge, both of them were also early stage investors in Internet Access Provider Skynet, which fast became the leading access provider in Belgium and was later acquired by Belgacom.
 
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  Grégory Hédo, Founder/Partner

View Grégory Hédo's profile on LinkedIn Grégory Co-founded Mac Line in 1991 with Laurent .

Before creating E-Merge, both of them were also early stage investors in Internet Access Provider Skynet, which fast became the leading access provider in Belgium and was later acquired by Belgacom.
 
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   Patrice Decafmeyer, Partner

View Laurent Drion's profile on LinkedIn Patrice holds a Business Engineering degree from Solvay Business School (ULB, Belgium).

He began his career at Citibank where he held responsibility for portfolio risk analysis and reporting.

He was the founder of Arbalet, a meta-search engine for jobs and comparison shopping funded by E-Merge, and had previously co-founded 2 other companies in Latin America (telecom and hospitality).

He also worked on statistical risk modeling at SAS Institute and accumulated 10+ years of experience in 14 countries as an independent consultant in financial risk management.

Patrice joined E-Merge as Partner early 2012.
 
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