E-Merge - Unicorn Nest


Headquarters Location

Belgium, Brussels


E-Merge is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1998. This investor is located in Europe, Belgium. The main office of this VC is situated in Brussels.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2016. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from E-Merge is 100-500 millions dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. E-Merge participates, on average, in 9 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. In real terms, this VC performs 12 percentage points less exits than other funds.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as FinTech, Enterprise Software. In addition, there are 24 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. However, start-ups from 4 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Cabify, Rappi, Spire Global are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Aside from E-Merge, start-ups are often funded by Y Combinator, KEC Ventures, Healthy Ventures and 10 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Y Combinator, KEC Ventures, Healthy Ventures, overall with 30 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually Slow Ventures, Accomplice, Techstars Ventures, and 62 VCs in total.

The fund was established by Grégory Hédo, Laurent Drion. We also identified another 3 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

6.5% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

5.2 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.3 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Y Combinator, KEC Ventures, Healthy Ventures

Funds Investing Together

Y Combinator, KEC Ventures, Healthy Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

Slow Ventures, Accomplice, Techstars Ventures

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