All these months, there were layoffs and pay cuts due to the persistent COVID-19 pandemic. Not only that, last year a lot of companies reduced their recruitment numbers, while some froze hiring. However, things are looking better this year. We understand that finding a job doesn’t happen overnight and that it’s a job in itself – we want to make that search of yours a little bit easier.
Through this article, we are trying to reach out to people who are currently looking to switch careers or are looking for a new job particularly in Belgium. The Belgian startup ecosystem has been growing and thriving over the years, with Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp being the key startup hubs of the country. According to Dealroom, Belgium has witnessed nearly 41 funding rounds in 2021.
Here’s a list of 7 Belgium-based startups that have raised capital in 2021 for expansion and are hiring fresh talents right now. If you’re in Belgium and looking for a job, check out this list and spread the word. Also, don’t forget to tell all your friends who are looking for jobs.
Certain details of these startups, such as founders’ names, founded year, and the total funding amount raised, have been sourced from Dealroom.
Founder/s: Jean-Charles Velge, Quentin Colmant
Founded year: 2016
Total funding: €35.7M
Qover designs builds and distributes digital insurance solutions globally to help fast-growing companies. It offers multiple types of insurance for rent guarantee, travel, rider liability, accident, and more. The company features digital insurance infrastructure for offering insurance quotes and contracts through insurance API. Users can access their own dashboard, manage portfolios, and monitor statistics.
Currently, the company is operating in sectors including the gig economy, soft mobility, travel, and PropTech, and is active in more than 32 countries. It covers more than one million people across Europe. Some of its partners include giants such as Deliveroo, Revolut, Wolt, Decathlon, Cowboy, and Immoweb, among others.
Founder/s: Jan Hollez, Jelte Vrijhoef, Jerome Laredo, Zhong Xu
Founded year: 2018
Total funding: €73.9M
Deliverect is a subscription-based service that integrates third-party online ordering platforms like Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Glovo, and Doordash into restaurants’ point-of-sale systems. The software helps in automating the inbound online order flow through a single point and eliminating the requirement for restaurant staff to monitor multiple devices and manually re-enter orders into their existing system.
Just last month, in April 2021, the company announced that it raised €54M in its Series C round to expand its business. The company is currently hiring talents in various countries. Click here to find out all the different roles currently open at the company.
Founder/s: Gerbert Vandenberghe, Karel Striegel, Tim Dierckxsens
Founded year: 2018
Total funding: €2.6M (includes 2 Angel and 2 Seed rounds)
Arkane Network was founded to solve the complexity of blockchain technology and make it ready for mainstream adoption. With Arkanes solution, every Rest-API Developer can develop blockchain-based products. Arkane does this with its blockchain agnostic, digital wallet services, NFT services (including NFT minting APIs) and the Arkane Market (an NFT Marketplace) for companies and popular blockchain games such as CoinStats, NFTBank, Atari, Bondly Finance, The Sandbox, and Aavegotchi.
The company has recently raised €1.55M to continue its growth as a blockchain industry leader. Arkane is currently growing its team and is looking to set up an independent branch in Berlin. You can apply here.
Founder/s: Olivier Verdin, Sebastien Dellis
Founded year: 2014
Total funding: €22.5M
AppTweak is a provider of App Store Optimisation (ASO) tools driven by data science. The ASO tool helps companies to grow their apps and games with actionable insights in a simple interface. According to the company, its tools provide solutions for every step of the app’s life cycle. AppTweak’s features include ASO intelligence, Ad intelligence, App intelligence, and market intelligence.
The company has trusted partners of more than 1,500 mobile leaders, including Amazon Music, Jam City, Yelp, and Adobe, among others. AppTweak supports customers from all around the world and has offices in Brussels, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Bengaluru (India).
Just last month, the company raised $22M in its Series B round of funding to grow its platform globally and increase its workforce. The company is currently hiring for marketing manager, developers, and UI/UX designers, among other roles. Check out the list of open roles here.
Founder/s: Philippe Chevalier
Founded year: 2000
Total funding: €10M
N-Side is a software consulting company that offers analytics designing optimisation solutions for life sciences and energy management. The company offers solutions from strategy to operations to provide decision-making power to companies by leveraging their value of data and business knowledge. Its cloud-based custom solutions use technologies such as machine learning (ML) and powerful algorithms to solve complex industry challenges.
N-Side empowers organisations with data-driven decisions to optimise processes and use resources wisely while efficiently managing risk and maximising profits. Its customers include companies from sectors such as pharmaceuticals, power exchanges, Transmission System Operators (TSO’s), and Distribution System Operators (DSO’s), among others.
Earlier in March 2021, the company raised €10M to accelerate its growth in turnover and increase its headcount. If you are looking to work with them, click here to find out about their open positions.
Founder/s: Maarten Masschelein, Tom Baeyens
Founded year: 2018
Total funding: €14.6M
Soda basically wants to help keep data “fit for purpose”, verifiable, and trustworthy by connecting data engineers, operations, and the business to collaborate and work with trusted data sets. With open-source testing projects and monitoring platform, the company allows its customers to create an integrated data environment to help them respond faster to change, better adopt and deploy new technologies, as well as to develop new products and services.
With its recent funding of €11.5M in Series A round, Soda Data is looking to bolster its data monitoring platform. And to do that, the company is currently hiring engineers and other roles. If you are looking to work with them, you can apply here.
Founders: Hugues Bultot, José Castillo
Total Funding: €156M
Founded year: 2013
Univercells is a business-to-business provider focused on increasing the availability of affordable vaccines and biotherapeutics to address global health challenges. The company is developing turnkey solutions for a series of vaccines and biotherapeutics to be delivered at an affordable price.
Recently, Univercells bagged €70M in its Series C round of funding from Bill Gates, George Soros, SFPI-FPIM, SRIW, Christian Dumolin, Guido Vanherpe, and Marc Speeckaert. To make gene therapy manufacturing cheaper, the company is looking to expand and hire new talents. Currently, it is hiring for full time and internship positions. You can apply here.
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