A headshot of Cédric Van Nevel, who is wearing a suit with a blue shirt and is standing in front of a dark wooden wall

Cédric Van Nevel is a partner at Qbic, an early-stage venture fund that invests in the spinouts of its 16 partners throughout Belgium. Van Nevel joins us to chat about the fund’s origins, why it’s such a strength to work with teams pre-incorporation and why Qbic is happy to keep focusing on the local ecosystem rather than expand internationally.

He also ponders what makes Belgium such an entrepreneurial country and looks back at his own career, which brought him to Qbic in 2019 after earlier stops in corporate venturing for Bekaert, overseeing gas transport and storage infrastructure projects for Fluxys, and advising clients in the logistics sector for Boston Consulting Group.