Judge, Europe South (IESE) Regional Finals
Muriel Uytterhaegen holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Ghent and an MBA from the Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School. Muriel is currently responsible for the Arkiv fund of Gimv. Gimv Arkiv Tech FundII has an investment focus on innovative early stage companies active in ICT and Cleantech.
She has over 15 years of experience in innovation management, technology transfer, venture capital and the growth of high-tech startups. She started her career as a consultant for BDO before joining the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in 1997. There she was responsible for several projects related to innovation and financing spin-offs and one of the initiators of Vlerick Venture Coaching, an initiative to coach young start-ups. In 2000 she was involved in the creation of Octalis, a spin-off from the UCL, active in Security and Audio-Visual Data Traffic Management. Before joining Gimv in 2013 she worked for the Flemish Innovation Fund (VINNOF), a seed capital fund that invests in young innovative companies in Flanders. As Senior Investment Manager she was responsible for ICT and board member of the portfolio companies in that sector (Caliopa, CMOSIS,Dacentec, NMDG, Oxynade, ..).