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Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Benoit Lips Jean Dessain Toon Vanagt


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Total investments 12
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 11
Rounds per year 1.33
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Software
  • Food and Beverage
  • Messaging
  • Apps

Lean FUND is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The company was established in Europe in Belgium. The main department of described VC is located in the Louvain.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Belgium. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Sortlist Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Apps, Subscription Service.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Lean FUND, startups are often financed by Seedcamp, NUMA. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Meusinvest, LeanSquare, BAN Vlaanderen. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Rocket Internet, Piton Capital, DN Capital.

This organization was formed by Benoit Lips, Jean Dessain, Toon Vanagt. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 71 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2014. Comparing to the other companies, this Lean FUND performs on 20 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Communications Infrastructure
Information Technology
Peer to Peer
$12M15 Sep 2021 Belgium, Walloon Brabant, Belgium


Natural Resources
$177K10 Jun 2016 Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium


$118K09 Oct 2015 Belgium, Walloon Brabant


Communications Infrastructure
Information Technology
Peer to Peer
$649K09 Feb 2015 Belgium, Walloon Brabant, Belgium


$383K16 Jan 2015 Liège, Liège, Belgium


Financial Services
Online Portals
$177K18 Nov 2014 Belgium, Walloon Brabant, Belgium


Social Media
Subscription Service
$70K04 Sep 2014 Los Angeles, California, United States


Intellectual Property
$236K02 Sep 2014 East Flanders


04 Aug 2014 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


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