Our Startups

Here below is a timeline of the startups we've bootstrapped, some of which have been incorporated as a separate entity.

Jul 2016
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Company: Snapdex

Founder(s): Laurent Van Winckel

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Website: snapdex.com

Type of business: Snapchat directory

Stage: Growth


Snapdex is a directory of Snapchat users. It let's you easily discover new people on Snapchat that may be of interest to you. It fixes Snapchat's lack of discovery feature.

Sep 2014
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Company: Vggie

Founder(s): Joke Gysen, Laurent Van Winckel

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Website: vggie.com

Type of business: Vegetarian marketplace

Stage: In development


Vggie's mission is to make meat obsolete, thereby reducing the killing of animals for our own pleasure and contributing to a more ecological world.

Jun 2013
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Company: Mise

Founder(s): Laurent Van Winckel

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Website: mise.co

Type of business: Location-based chatting

Stage: In development


Mise connects you with people and events nearby in real-time.

Feb 2013
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Company: Storanza

Founder(s): Nicolas Marchand, Robbie Nevens, Gilles Marchand, Laurent Van Winckel

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Website: storanza.com

Type of business: Furniture marketplace


Storanza is an online shop specializing in furniture and home decoration.

Oct 2011
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Company: FaceCoverz

Founder(s): Laurent Van Winckel

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Website: facecoverz.com

Type of business: Facebook vertical

Stage: Acquired


FaceCoverz is a resource website and Facebook app that provides Facebook Timeline cover photos for your Facebook profile.

Jul 2010
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Company: Spotia

Founder(s): Laurent Van Winckel, Robbie Nevens

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Website: spotia.com

Type of business: IT consultancy

Stage: Active


Spotia is a software company that provides subscription-based SaaS to small businesses, including other IT-related services.

Aug 2007
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Company: CJReport

Founder(s): Prameya Bhandari, Laurent Van Winckel

Headquarters: Syracuse, New York

Website: cjreport.com

Type of business: Citizen journalism

Stage: Deadpooled


CJReport was a citizen journalism news website. CJReport's mission was to give citizens a voice in a world where traditional media and the government resorts to censorship. Citizen journalism was a trending phenomen back in 2007 - 2008, and we competed against news websites such as NowPublic.com, CNN's iReport and Newsvine.com, but ultimately failed to gain enough traction.

Dec 2002
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Company: GiGamer

Founder(s): Laurent Van Winckel

Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Website: gigamer.com

Type of business: Online flash games

Stage: Acquired by Escalate Media


GiGamer was an online flash games and movies portal.