Frédéric always combined Business and Technology to create new ideas and ventures in an international context. After his initial career at Barco, a startup experience with Xemex, he joined Alcatel, where he has gathered 15 years of experience in Telecommunication, Broadband, Video Technologies, Internet of Things and Connected Life. Through several marketing and product management functions at Alcatel, later becoming Thomson and renamed Technicolor, Frédéric became Vice President of Technicolor’s Broadband Division and in 2011, Vice President Europe North and General Manager for Belgium. In 2008, Frédéric was at the origin of Femto activities within Thomson.
Frédéric is also active as mentor, jury and investor in several Technology start-ups and incubators.
Frédéric Van Durme has a Commercial Engineering Degree from the University of Antwerp, an MBA from the Antwerp Management School and a Master of Intercultural Management from ICHEC. He was fortunate to complement his academic career with Corporate Programs at Harvard and IESE business schools.
Trevor has over 30 years of experience in the communications industry from early work in military communications, mobile data systems in the 80’s at VHF and UHF and Fixed Wireless Access systems at 3.5GHz to more than a decade in cellular infrastructure systems development with Tier 1 equipment vendors and smaller start-up organisations. He was instrumental in defining the concept of the 3G Femtocell and the concepts behind the Iuh architecture during 2006 when working with ip.access in Cambridge and has since held leading roles in the emerging small cell industry with Technicolor and ip.access.
A strong believer in the potential of small, cross-disciplinary teams working in a disciplined, light-weight methodology to out-perform conventional development structures, Trevor has now worked with the Accelleran team for more than six years to build a practice which we believe to be cutting edge not only in terms of return on investment but also the demonstrable quality of the resulting product.
Stan has over 20 years experience in technology Research, Development and Marketing in both wired and wireless markets.
Stan started and headed the Thomson/Technicolor Femto Group, a focused multidisciplinary group with the charter to develop 3G Femto Business. Prior to that, Stan held different roles in product line management for Technicolor’s wired broadband customer premises equipment activity.
Prior to joining Thomson through the acquisition of the DSL customer premises activity from Alcatel in 2001, Stan held various positions in both Alcatel’s corporate research and wired broadband access groups.
Stan holds a Masters degree in Engineering Electro-Mechanics from the University of Brussels.
Marc is founder and partner of Capital-E, a European venture fund focused on early stage semiconductor and hardware start-ups, with 103 m € of assets under management.. He has 19 years of private equity/Venture Capital experience. Besides investing he is also responsible for the administration of the funds and the investor relations. Marc is in charge and/or sits on the board of the following portfolio companies: eoSemi, Trinean, Merus Audio, SureCore, SiliconLine, Accelleran, and had two very successful exits with the current fund: CMOSIS and Movidius …He is also board member of the different funds, representing the team. Prior to Capital-E, Marc was Executive Investment Manager at one of the premier Belgian venture capitalists. (GIMV). Earlier, he was Business Manager for the French ICT service company Altran Technologies, where he helped with the successful deployment of the company in Belgium. Before that, Marc worked with Atlas Copco for 4 years, based mainly in Japan in charge of business development and project management for the Southeast Asian region.
Marc holds engineering degrees from the Universities of Brussels (VUB) and Liège (ULG), a Master of Science degree from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the UK as well as a postgraduate degree in finance from the Solvay Business School (ULB).
Rudi is currently fund manager at Ark-Angels Fund (AAF) and Ark-Angels Activator Fund (AAAF), both regulated ARKIV funds in Flanders (Belgium). The funds primarily operate in co-operation with experienced business angels for investments in regional SME companies with high growth potential.
Between 2007 and early 2012, Rudi was a managing partner at Capital-E, an early stage venture fund focused exclusively on micro-electronics and advanced materials related start-ups in Europe. The fund had a privileged relationship with IMEC, the largest independent research center in micro- and nano-electronics in Europe.
From 2000 till 2007, he was an executive investment manager in the ICT team of GIMV, a premier Belgian venture capital company.
Beside the international VC experience, Rudi also has in-depth industry and technology experience as an operational executive. Before becoming a VC, Rudi worked for more than 11 years at Siemens in R&D, product marketing and business management. He has held management positions in Belgium as well as on a corporate level in Germany, travelling and working throughout Europe, US and Asia. Rudi started his career in 1986 within the Applied Research Labs of Philips in the Netherlands.
Rudi holds an engineering degree in electronics & automation, complemented with an MBA.