Jürgen Ingels



Jürgen Ingels
Founder, Smartfin Capital

Jürgen Ingels is the Founder of Clear2Pay, a leading payments technology company. Under his leadership, he grew the company to one of the world leaders in payment software with more than 1,200 employees in 14 countries and successfully sold the business to FIS for $400 million in October 2014. Following the sale of Clear2Pay, Jurgen co-founded Smartfin Capital, a private equity fund targeting late growth and scaling up fintech companies and B-Hive, a European Fintech Hub based out of Brussels, aimed at bridging the gap between established players in financial services and fintech startups and scale-ups. In 2015, Jurgen co-founded The Glue, a provider of infrastructure solutions for financial institutions.
He started his career as Investment Manager with Dexia Ventures (previously Quadra Invest), where he focused on investing in early stage companies while taking a pro-active role in their business strategy, product launches and financial management. He currently holds Board positions at several technology companies such as Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), MariaDB, Itiviti, NGData, Itineris,…
Jurgen holds a Masters degree in Political and Social Sciences and an MBA from the University of Antwerp.

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