Getting you funded

Early Stage Fundraising

Finwise offers a concierge funding service for European Tech Startups & Scaleups that are seeking to raise Seed to Round A Financing between 500K and 3m EUR

Finwise is a boutique advisory firm for startup/scale-up companies. We gained a long experience on the investor-side and are all too familiar with the challenges of the startup-entrepreneur. Our mission is to connect both worlds.

the truth is

Fundraising will never be quick and easy
But we can put you in a far stronger position to get there.

Startup entrepreneurs almost universally agree that raising money for their startup is one of the biggest challenges and problems they face. It is indeed often stressful, frustrating, time-consuming and it distracts founders from keeping the focus on product development or sales. Fundraising for startups/scaleups is an extremely relationship-driven process based on trust. Founders often try a spray and pray approach but not only is this ineffective, but it also reduces any potential goodwill. And it’s unlikely to the big names in the newspaper that will fund your business. We can’t promise you the process is ever going to be quick and easy, but our expertise and connections will put you in a far stronger position to optimize and maximize the whole process towards a good closing.

  • We put in a lot of time to really understand your company, market and vision. We only work with a few clients at a time.

  • Due to an established network built over a long period we are able to bring you trusted referrals to the right investors and to people you do not have easy access to.

  • We believe that exclusive agreements are not necessary and not to the benefit of a startup

  • We believe that paying a set fee or a monthly fee is usually unnecessary. We don't charge any fees beside the success fee.

Key people

Patrick Soetens

Managing Director/Founder
Patrick Soetens has over 20 years experience in finance and investing and combines both investor and startup experience as CEO of a Swiss online bank.

Jan Vorstermans

Associate Partner
Jan Vorstermans is the former Chief Operating Officer of Telenet. Since 2013 he focuses on helping startups grow. He’s a specialist in Digital Transformation and Technology and one of the most connected insiders on the market.

Eddy Van Cutsem

Senior Adviser
Eddy has a depth of management experience within the European insurance/reinsurance sector. Since 2014 he is an independent consultant offering strategic advice.

Due to an established network built over a long period we are able to bring you trusted referrals to the right investors you do not have easy access to.