Luc De Vos

Director, Father, and entrepreneur in Leuven, Belgium

Luc De Vos

Director, Father, and entrepreneur in Leuven, Belgium

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50 SHADES OF VENTURING

Luc De Vos pioneered the Internet in Europe. He was cofounder of the EUnet International group as the first commercial ISP in Belgium and the first pan-European large(st) ISP, it was in fact the European counterpart of UUnet in the US. Advent was the venture capital provider from 1996 to 1998. EUnet International was acquired in 1998 for $155 million by Qwest Communications Int'l (NYSE:Q) and was about a year later subsequently injected into a new joint venture with KPN: KPNQwest.

As such, he is one of the very early business angels of this new "media and Internet" generation industry that was shaped in the nineties.

Luc has been a key actor in the creation, development and internationalisation of some of the household names that sparkle or have sparkled on the ICT sky of Europe such as: KPNQwest, Stepstone, Starlab, and is still an active investor in CarsOnTheWeb and ADAM Software. He is also board member of Sofico and Oxynade.

In 2011 he was again at the cradle of a paradigm shifting company in the 'digital health' space: Scanadu, that was started in Belgium with and by serial entrepreneur Walter de Brouwer as CEO, who then moved to Silicon Valley. Scanadu closed already $50 mio in seed and Series A and B funding and has already delivered its first clinical trial products. Luc has also invested in 'tech.eu', TV app Bhaalu, and recently (2015) Finactum and PuzzlePhone.

Vintage 1958 but still feeling rather young Luc has ventured in over 50 companies for over 30 years.

  • Education
    • Catholic University of Leuven