2Gears S.A., the award-winning creator of the Governance.io Investment Fund Oversight solution, secured a long-term bank loan from Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) as part of its recent funding round of EUR 2 million. The company will use the funds to further accelerate development of the platform and fuel international expansion to four new EU markets.
(Featured Image – Sitting from left to right: Bert Boerman, CEO and Co-founder of 2Gears S.A., Franck Hollerich, Corporate Relationship Manager at BIL – Standing from left to right: Arnold Spruit, Chairman of the Board at 2Gears S.A., and Tom Lessel, Head of Corporate Banking at BIL / Image Credit: BIL)
“We launched our solution in 2015. In the last months we have seen a considerable acceleration of new client business, both in Luxembourg and outside. At the beginning of 2017 we will start our expansion into the UK, Ireland, Germany and France, in addition to supporting business requests from other countries such as the US, Hong Kong and Singapore. We are expanding our team to support our development”, says Bert Boerman, CEO and Co-Founder of 2Gears.
“We are also working on many more functionalities that will make our clients’ lives even easier. Our aim is to make investment fund oversight effortless! This financing from our banking partner BIL will help us to take the next big step”.
2Gears S.A. was named “Luxembourg FinTech Startup of the Year” in June 2016 for its pioneering Investment Fund Oversight platform, Governance.io. The solution enables professionals to transparently organise and exchange all data, documentation and controls of the investment funds they manage.
Tom Lessel, Head of Corporate Banking of BIL, added: “As a strong supporter of the Luxembourg startup ecosystem and innovative companies, BIL is proud to bring financing to FinTech of the Year 2Gears S.A. We were impressed by their innovative solutions and growing track record. This loan is backed with the InnovFin guarantee that helps us boost financing to Luxembourg-based startups and SMEs”.
BIL signed a financing agreement with the European Investment Fund (EIF) in 2015 to provide 60 million euros of finance to innovative companies in Luxembourg over the next two years. The loans are backed by a guarantee of the EIF, enabled by the InnovFin initiative. Its aim is to accelerate lending to increase job creation and economic growth in the EU.