Capital-E

Capital-E is an Antwerp-based venture capital firm founded in 2006 that specializes in early-stage investments in companies developing electronics, industrial, consumer goods, and technology solutions across Western Europe. The firm provides early stage capital to companies with unique selling propositions based on enabling electronics or advanced materials, leveraging its relationship with IMEC, the largest independent research center in micro- and nano-electronics in Europe. With a focus on micro and nano electronics, nanotechnology, and advanced materials, Capital-E invests in a variety of sectors including image sensors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, green energy, communication, semicon processing, and metrology. They seek to invest between €0.25 million to €1 million per company, scaling up to €7.5 million per company over multiple rounds, and are actively involved in the management of their portfolio companies.

Sofie Baeten

Managing Partner

Lou Hermans

Partner at Capital-E

Robert Jelski

Venture Partners

Ruud van der Linden

Venture Partners

Pascal Vanluchene

Venture Partner. Co-Founder of Capital-E

Marc Wachsmuth

Managing Partner, Co-Founder of Capital-E

37 past transactions

NovoPolymers NV

Private Equity Round in 2013
NovoPolymers NV develops encapsulant solutions for the photovoltaic market. It offers thermoplastic encapsulant sheets for crystalline silicon based photovoltaic modules; and hydrocarbon thermoplastic elastomer materials. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Puurs, Belgium.

Movidius

Series C in 2011
Movidius is a vision processor company that designs compact, high-performance, ultralow power, computational imaging and vision processing chips, software, development tools and reference designs. Movidius’ architecture delivers a new wave of intelligent and contextually aware experiences for consumers in mobile and wearable devices, and other consumer and industrial camera applications. Movidius is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Movidius is a venture-backed start-up with investors including: AIB Seed Capital Fund, Atlantic Bridge, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
EBlink SA Europe manufactures wireless fronthaul technology products for mobile multimedia applications worldwide. It offers FrontLink, a wireless fronthaul unit that provides a wireless connection between the base station processing element and the remote radio heads, as well as allows up to three independent channels on a single wireless fronthaul link supporting three-sector site configurations or tri-band remote sectors. The company also offers technical assistance, site engineering, installation, commissioning, and maintenance services to mobile operator customers through its network of partners and distributors. It offers products for various applications, such as presentations, macro sites, additional macro sectors, micro sectors and small cells, right of way sites, campus solutions, densely packed areas, temporary cell sites, and C-RAN enablers. EBlink SA Europe was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, France with additional offices Antwerp, Belgium and Silicon Valley, California.

AsicAhead

Series B in 2007
AsicAhead NV operates as a fabless semiconductor products manufacturing company. It develops integrated circuits for mobile, wireless and wire-line communications. The company offers radio frequency silicon solutions, including zero-IF radio architectures, on chip analog tunable filtering, transmitter loops, fully integrated synthesizers, analog digital converter, and digital analog converters. It offers wireless analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for wireless applications in global system for mobile communication, wireless local area network, bluetooth, and ultra wide band. AsicAhead was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Genk, Belgium. The company also has offices in Mountain View, California and Godalming, the United Kingdom. As of August 31, 2008, AsicAhead NV operates as a subsidiary of AnSem N.V..
Silicon Mobility is a technology leader for cleaner, safer and smarter mobility. The company designs, develops and sells flexible, real-time, safe and open solutions for the automotive industry used to increase energy efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions while keeping passengers safe. Silicon Mobility's products control electric motors, battery and energy management systems of hybrid and electric vehicles. By using Silicon Mobility’s technologies, Manufacturers improve the efficiency, reduce the size, weight and cost of electric motors and increase the battery range and durability. Silicon Mobility technologies and products accelerate the car’s powertrain electrification and the deployment of driverless vehicles
eoSemi is an emerging privately-funded semiconductor product company based in South Yorkshire. Shrinking electronic systems are placing significant pressure on traditional timing and frequency devices to reduce in size without compromising performance - something they cannot do easily or cheaply. eoSemi is a new technological transformation. It meets head-on the challenges of size-vs-performance, with an enabling technology that allows for creation of far more compact designs, and that facilitates new classes of product and application.

Kaptivo

Series A in 2007
Kaptivo uses AI to make visual collaboration easier and more efficient. With Kaptivo, remote meetings now include live-streamed whiteboard content, with augmented capabilities including automatic note-taking. With Kaptivo, remote meetings now include live-streamed whiteboard content, with augmented capabilities including automatic note-taking. Businesses and schools use Kaptivo in conjunction with Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, Slack and other collaboration tools to improve productivity while keeping content secure.

Silicon Line GmbH

Series B in 2018
Silicon Line GmbH, an analog IC design house, provides analog signal ICs for optical data transport in mobile devices and consumer electronics applications. The company offers single and multi-channel vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) drivers and TIAs for consumers, as well as datacom/telecom, industrial, security, and medical applications; serializer/de-serializer for MIPI D-PHY camera and display applications, as well as classic display interfaces like RGB; and HDMI and USB modules. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Munich, Germany with a subassembly (OSA) factory in Hasselt, Belgium; and additional offices in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and the United States.

CMOSIS nv

Series B in 2009
CMOSIS nv develops and supplies standard off-the-shelf and customized CMOS image sensors for professional, scientific, and industrial applications. The company offers image sensor solutions ranging from sensor design over prototyping, characterization, and packaging to qualification and volume production. Its products are used in the fields of machine-vision, biometrics, and motion analysis, as well as in medical equipment, scientific, and space applications. cmosis nv was founded in 2007 and is based in Antwerp, Belgium.

Nanda Technologies

Venture Round in 2010
Nanda Technologies was founded in 2006 in Munich. They are an international team of experienced engineers and managers from the semiconductor/high-tech industry. They are in the process of bringing their new product to the market by working together with selected lead customers.

Silicon Line GmbH

Series A in 2007
Silicon Line GmbH, an analog IC design house, provides analog signal ICs for optical data transport in mobile devices and consumer electronics applications. The company offers single and multi-channel vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) drivers and TIAs for consumers, as well as datacom/telecom, industrial, security, and medical applications; serializer/de-serializer for MIPI D-PHY camera and display applications, as well as classic display interfaces like RGB; and HDMI and USB modules. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Munich, Germany with a subassembly (OSA) factory in Hasselt, Belgium; and additional offices in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and the United States.

Accelleran CVBA

Series A in 2016
Accelleran CVBA designs carrier class indoor and outdoor integrated small cells for LTE TDD applications. It offers small cell software solutions that are targeted at various segments/use cases, such as residential femtocell, enterprise, public urban, public rural, and public remote. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Geel, Belgium.

NovoPolymers NV

Venture Round in 2015
NovoPolymers NV develops encapsulant solutions for the photovoltaic market. It offers thermoplastic encapsulant sheets for crystalline silicon based photovoltaic modules; and hydrocarbon thermoplastic elastomer materials. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Puurs, Belgium.

Trinean

Venture Round in 2008
Trinean is a Belgium based technology provider, bringing micro-volume molecular spectroscopy to the next level by combining best in class analytical software with a highly standardized read-out platform. Founded in 2006 as a spin-out of the Ghent University, Belgium and Imec Leuven, Belgium, the company commercializes UV/VIS spectrometers for biomolecule quantification. The DropSense™16 and DropSense™96, analyzing up to 16 and 96 samples resp., use microfluidic chips for standardized sample analysis (DropPlates™ and Slides). The Trinean platform is complemented with a software toolbox for improved data interpretation and lab-automation.

eoSemi

Venture Round in 2010
eoSemi is an emerging privately-funded semiconductor product company based in South Yorkshire. Shrinking electronic systems are placing significant pressure on traditional timing and frequency devices to reduce in size without compromising performance - something they cannot do easily or cheaply. eoSemi is a new technological transformation. It meets head-on the challenges of size-vs-performance, with an enabling technology that allows for creation of far more compact designs, and that facilitates new classes of product and application.

siOPTICA GmbH

Private Placement in 2018
siOPTICA GmbH offers secretive solutions that can screen data from unauthorized views for payment terminals or ATMs. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Jena, Germany.

siOPTICA GmbH

Private Placement in 2020
siOPTICA GmbH offers secretive solutions that can screen data from unauthorized views for payment terminals or ATMs. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Jena, Germany.

Silicon Line GmbH

Private Placement in 2018
Silicon Line GmbH, an analog IC design house, provides analog signal ICs for optical data transport in mobile devices and consumer electronics applications. The company offers single and multi-channel vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) drivers and TIAs for consumers, as well as datacom/telecom, industrial, security, and medical applications; serializer/de-serializer for MIPI D-PHY camera and display applications, as well as classic display interfaces like RGB; and HDMI and USB modules. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Munich, Germany with a subassembly (OSA) factory in Hasselt, Belgium; and additional offices in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and the United States.
Accelleran CVBA designs carrier class indoor and outdoor integrated small cells for LTE TDD applications. It offers small cell software solutions that are targeted at various segments/use cases, such as residential femtocell, enterprise, public urban, public rural, and public remote. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Geel, Belgium.

Kaptivo

Series B in 2010
Kaptivo uses AI to make visual collaboration easier and more efficient. With Kaptivo, remote meetings now include live-streamed whiteboard content, with augmented capabilities including automatic note-taking. With Kaptivo, remote meetings now include live-streamed whiteboard content, with augmented capabilities including automatic note-taking. Businesses and schools use Kaptivo in conjunction with Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, Slack and other collaboration tools to improve productivity while keeping content secure.
Silicon Line GmbH, an analog IC design house, provides analog signal ICs for optical data transport in mobile devices and consumer electronics applications. The company offers single and multi-channel vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) drivers and TIAs for consumers, as well as datacom/telecom, industrial, security, and medical applications; serializer/de-serializer for MIPI D-PHY camera and display applications, as well as classic display interfaces like RGB; and HDMI and USB modules. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Munich, Germany with a subassembly (OSA) factory in Hasselt, Belgium; and additional offices in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and the United States.

Accelleran CVBA

Series B in 2021
Accelleran CVBA designs carrier class indoor and outdoor integrated small cells for LTE TDD applications. It offers small cell software solutions that are targeted at various segments/use cases, such as residential femtocell, enterprise, public urban, public rural, and public remote. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Geel, Belgium.

siOPTICA

Venture Round in 2020
siOPTICA GmbH offers secretive solutions that can screen data from unauthorized views for payment terminals or ATMs. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Jena, Germany.

CMOSIS nv

Series A in 2008
CMOSIS nv develops and supplies standard off-the-shelf and customized CMOS image sensors for professional, scientific, and industrial applications. The company offers image sensor solutions ranging from sensor design over prototyping, characterization, and packaging to qualification and volume production. Its products are used in the fields of machine-vision, biometrics, and motion analysis, as well as in medical equipment, scientific, and space applications. cmosis nv was founded in 2007 and is based in Antwerp, Belgium.
siOPTICA GmbH offers secretive solutions that can screen data from unauthorized views for payment terminals or ATMs. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Jena, Germany.
SureCore Ltd was set up in June 2011 in order to understand the challenges facing the industry as it moves towards sub-28nm technologies and the problems caused by atomistic variability. Working closely with the world acknowledged experts in this area Gold Standard Simulations Ltd, (www.goldstandardsimulations.com) sureCore has assembled an impressive engineering and management team to address the challenges posed at these nodes and develop novel architectures and techniques to exploit the features and benefits of the new process technologies being developed.

Movidius

Series D in 2013
Movidius is a vision processor company that designs compact, high-performance, ultralow power, computational imaging and vision processing chips, software, development tools and reference designs. Movidius’ architecture delivers a new wave of intelligent and contextually aware experiences for consumers in mobile and wearable devices, and other consumer and industrial camera applications. Movidius is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Movidius is a venture-backed start-up with investors including: AIB Seed Capital Fund, Atlantic Bridge, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.

Silicon Mobility

Private Placement in 2018
Silicon Mobility is a technology leader for cleaner, safer and smarter mobility. The company designs, develops and sells flexible, real-time, safe and open solutions for the automotive industry used to increase energy efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions while keeping passengers safe. Silicon Mobility's products control electric motors, battery and energy management systems of hybrid and electric vehicles. By using Silicon Mobility’s technologies, Manufacturers improve the efficiency, reduce the size, weight and cost of electric motors and increase the battery range and durability. Silicon Mobility technologies and products accelerate the car’s powertrain electrification and the deployment of driverless vehicles

MyEnergy

Series A in 2011
MyEnergy is a personalized guide to energy savings; helping households across the United States reduce energy consumption and save on utility bills. By logging onto the free site, users have access to energy saving tips and incentives, including the ability to compare energy use with others, set goals, and track progress. Users can also earn rewards by lowering energy bills. MyEnergy is compatible with hundreds of utilities across the country and will soon be able to serve over 90% of the U.S. population.

Trinean

Venture Round in 2012
Trinean is a Belgium based technology provider, bringing micro-volume molecular spectroscopy to the next level by combining best in class analytical software with a highly standardized read-out platform. Founded in 2006 as a spin-out of the Ghent University, Belgium and Imec Leuven, Belgium, the company commercializes UV/VIS spectrometers for biomolecule quantification. The DropSense™16 and DropSense™96, analyzing up to 16 and 96 samples resp., use microfluidic chips for standardized sample analysis (DropPlates™ and Slides). The Trinean platform is complemented with a software toolbox for improved data interpretation and lab-automation.

Movidius

Series E in 2015
Movidius is a vision processor company that designs compact, high-performance, ultralow power, computational imaging and vision processing chips, software, development tools and reference designs. Movidius’ architecture delivers a new wave of intelligent and contextually aware experiences for consumers in mobile and wearable devices, and other consumer and industrial camera applications. Movidius is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Movidius is a venture-backed start-up with investors including: AIB Seed Capital Fund, Atlantic Bridge, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.

PharmaDiagnostics

Series B in 2010
PharmaDiagnostics NV engages in the development of analytical techniques to accelerate the drug discovery process. The company provides human albumin binding, human orosomucoid, membrane, and redox potential assays, as well as assay systems, which include experimental pKa, experimental log D, P-glycoprotein interaction, Cytochromes P450 interactions, and solubility of new chemical entities in fasted and fed intestinal conditions. It offers assays to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The company is based in Zellik, Belgium.

Movidius

Series A in 2008
Movidius is a vision processor company that designs compact, high-performance, ultralow power, computational imaging and vision processing chips, software, development tools and reference designs. Movidius’ architecture delivers a new wave of intelligent and contextually aware experiences for consumers in mobile and wearable devices, and other consumer and industrial camera applications. Movidius is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Movidius is a venture-backed start-up with investors including: AIB Seed Capital Fund, Atlantic Bridge, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.

Silicon Mobility

Series B in 2018
Silicon Mobility is a technology leader for cleaner, safer and smarter mobility. The company designs, develops and sells flexible, real-time, safe and open solutions for the automotive industry used to increase energy efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions while keeping passengers safe. Silicon Mobility's products control electric motors, battery and energy management systems of hybrid and electric vehicles. By using Silicon Mobility’s technologies, Manufacturers improve the efficiency, reduce the size, weight and cost of electric motors and increase the battery range and durability. Silicon Mobility technologies and products accelerate the car’s powertrain electrification and the deployment of driverless vehicles

Kaptivo

Series A in 2009
Kaptivo uses AI to make visual collaboration easier and more efficient. With Kaptivo, remote meetings now include live-streamed whiteboard content, with augmented capabilities including automatic note-taking. With Kaptivo, remote meetings now include live-streamed whiteboard content, with augmented capabilities including automatic note-taking. Businesses and schools use Kaptivo in conjunction with Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, Slack and other collaboration tools to improve productivity while keeping content secure.

Movidius

Series B in 2010
Movidius is a vision processor company that designs compact, high-performance, ultralow power, computational imaging and vision processing chips, software, development tools and reference designs. Movidius’ architecture delivers a new wave of intelligent and contextually aware experiences for consumers in mobile and wearable devices, and other consumer and industrial camera applications. Movidius is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Movidius is a venture-backed start-up with investors including: AIB Seed Capital Fund, Atlantic Bridge, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.