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Lean FUND is a privately held seed and early stage investment fund managed by experienced entrepreneurs. On top of our first round investment, we provide coaching from our integrated Lean REACTOR.

Our vision is to spark a chain reaction of European innovation and fuel entrepreneurship from our base camp in Belgium.


Our fund is managed by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and experts in the digital economy.

  • Henri Fishgrund
    Fund manager
    Henri has founded and managed 65 companies over the last 30 years. He has done business on nearly every continent. Recently he created and developed the AxisParc, which is the home to the Lean FUND and it’s reactor.

  • Benoit Lips
    Fund manager
    Executive with technical background, Benoit has founded, managed and sold several companies (still running) in the field of digital marketing and technology. He now focus on disruption and value creation, helping startups and established companies to unlock the potential of the digital (r)evolution!

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  • Toon Vanagt
    Fund manager
    Entrepreneur with broad experience in all aspects of setting up and managing ventures in Europe. Hands-on experience with e-business, consulting, big data and ICT projects (Klusveiling.nl, data.be, casius.be, Virtualization.com to name a few).

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  • Jean Dessain
    Fund manager
    Executive with strong financial background primarily in capital markets and M&A, Jean assists European SME’s for financial management and financing strategies. He is also adjunct professor of finance at IESEG (Lille University).

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  • Alain Kirchenstein
    Fund manager
    With a Business background, graduated from Solvay school / (ULB), Alain has started his career as an account manager within 2 big multinationals. He then developed his own family company, active in different areas such as computers, real estate and furniture.

  • Serge Rozen
    Fund manager
    Engineer by background, Serge has spent the last 18 years as a partner in an international consulting firm, leading major transformation projects and implementing state of the art technology solutions. He has also participated to innovation programs internally and at clients


Lean FUND invests in innovative startups with skilled teams that have proven they can work together (when the going gets tough). Prior to our investment, they must have shown promising traction with their Minimum Viable Product. Below are the startup and ventures we have funded so far.

Application form

Prospective startups looking for seed funding can submit their request below.



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