Jürgen Ingels is co-founder of Smartfin Capital and managing partner. SmartFin Capital is a long-term-oriented private equity fund that provides expansion and replacement capital to private growth companies in Smart Technologies with a special focus on Financial Technologies that display the potential for significant value creation in fast growing market segments throughout Europe.
Mr. Ingels has just founded a European Fintech ecosystem Eggsplore operating out of Belgium. The pillars of this ecosystem are education, events and support. Exchanging knowledge and developing ideas into profitable projects will make Eggsplore a central meeting for innovators, investors and entrepreneurs.
In 2000, Mr. Ingels was founder and Chief Financial Officer of Clear2Pay N.V., a leading innovative payments technology company focused on delivering globally applicable solutions for secure, timely and streamlined payments processing. Today, Clear2Pay employs more than 1,200 people in 22 countries. On October, 2014, Clear2Pay was acquired by FIS, the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology solutions in a 375 million euro deal.
Mr. Ingels is also co-founder of NG Data, a leading big data company offering customer intelligence management software and services to track customer behavior in real time.