News – Venture Capital & Private Equity practice
2 February 2016
Antwerp – 3 February 2016. Cresco proudly announces its strategic partnership with Eggsplore, a pan-European Fintech initiative for the sharing of knowledge experience, innovations and technology. Eggsplore launched in Brussels with structural partners Cresco, McKinsey, Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, Euroclear, ING, KBC, Proximus, SmartVentures and SWIFT.
Cresco – strategic partner of Eggsplore
Eggsplore is a partnership organization, consisting of major established financial institutions, technology and knowledge providers, as well as universities and business schools.
Representatives of the structural partners - Cresco, McKinsey, Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, Euroclear, ING, KBC, Proximus, SmartVentures and SWIFT- form a governing board that will set the strategy and focus of the organization. Agoria Banking Technology Club, Febelfin, iMinds, Solvay Business School, Startups.be and Vlerick Business School are among the associate and research partners that will also work with Eggsplore.
The organization has a strong content focus, with strategic programs focusing on both technology areas (Internet of Things, Distributed Ledger, Artificial Intelligence) as well as business areas (external innovation, growth company scaling, regulation).
It aims at a broad member base of Fintech companies that will benefit from the interaction among themselves and with the structural partners, large players and policy makers.
David Dessers, managing partner at Cresco, explains why the firm has entered into this structural partnership: “At Cresco, we are passionate about entrepreneurship and contributing to entrepreneurial growth. We are honored and thrilled to enter into a strategic partnership with Eggsplore, which will undoubtedly become the leading European Fintech ecosystem. Belgium has incredible Fintech entrepreneurs, companies and talent.” Pieter Capiau, partner at Cresco, adds: “We firmly believe that Eggsplore and its structural partners will create very strong strategic programs and activities, providing the fintech companies and other ecosystem participants with the necessary knowhow, insights and network to exponentially scale their activities.”
Wim De Waele, CEO of Eggsplore, outlines the importance of this partnership: “Eggsplore is excited to build a successful long-term partnership with Cresco. Cresco will take the lead in several strategic programs focused on innovation and growth. The firm and its lawyers are unequivocally considered by technology entrepreneurs, companies and investors as thought leaders and experts on entrepreneurship and growth, involved in highly complex business, funding and M&A transactions for many entrepreneurs, emerging and growth companies. They will be contributing unique subject matter expertise to Eggsplore.”
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