The people behind the fund

Bart Luyten
Bart has experience as Investment Director of ‘Partners At Venture’, as Managing Partner of ‘Privast Capital Partners’ and as General Partner of ‘Bams Angels Fund” – all Belgian based Venture Capital funds with a focus on ICT, high-tech, med-tech and multimedia investments.
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Luc Synaeghel
Luc is the Founding and Managing Director of ‘Partners At Venture’ -a Belgian based Venture Capital fund active since 1997 with upper quartile returns. As of November 2006 Mr. Synaeghel also became CEO of ‘Sniper One’, a successful  long/short equity fund active on the Belgian stock market.

Willem Prinselaar
Willem is co-founder and Managing Partner of ‘Privast Capital Partners’ -a Belgian based Venture Capital fund active since 1999 with upper quartile returns . He has had an international career with ICI Plc. (1967-1993) during which he was heavily involved in a large number of acquisitions and divestments.

For its investment- and divestment decisions, the Fund is assisted by a high profile Investment Committee exclusively made up of experienced venture capital and private equity professionals that have a certain distance from the fund’s day-to-day operations in order to take decisions based on a ‘helicopter view’ of the Fund’s portfolio.

The Sniper team also enjoys the support of a distinguished group of industry experts -including successful entrepreneurs from the management’s previous portfolio’s – that will help identify, advise and develop portfolio companies and will actively support management through their vast networks and expertise.

“We use the entrepreneurs from our previous ventures, to sell us to other entrepreneurs”

Bart Luyten

Bart has experience as Investment Director of ‘Partners At Venture’, as Managing Partner of ‘Privast Capital Partners’ and as General Partner of ‘Bams Angels Fund” –all Belgian based Venture Capital funds with a focus on ICT, high-tech, med-tech and multimedia investments-.  He is on the Board of different European technology companies and  serves on the …

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Luc Synaeghel

Luc is the Founding and Managing Director of ‘Partners At Venture’ -a Belgian based Venture Capital fund active since 1997 with upper quartile returns-. As of November 2006 Mr. Synaeghel also became CEO of ‘Sniper One’, a successful  long/short equity fund active on the Belgian stock market. As from January of 2010, Mr. Synaeghel was …

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Willem Prinselaar

Willem is co-founder and Managing Partner of ‘Privast Capital Partners’ -a Belgian based Venture Capital fund active since 1999 with upper quartile returns-. He has had an international career with ICI Plc. (1967-1993) during which he was heavily involved in a large number of acquisitions and divestments. Upon leaving ICI he created DBM Belgium, specializing …

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