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Entourage Launches to Combine Venture Studio with Early-Stage VC Fund

Pieterjan Bouten, Maarten Mortier, and Evert Beeckman are officially launching Entourage, a Ghent, Belgium-based firm that combines a venture studio with an early-stage VC fund model. 

The fund raised $30m from In The Pocket, led by Jeroen Lemaire, as well as accomplished B2B SaaS entrepreneurs like Jason M. Lemkin, Stijn (Stan) Christiaens, Zhong Xu, and Joris Van Der Gucht, and family offices like Coral & Wallace, Alychlo, Baltisse,

The funding will be used to create and invest, combining a vetted approach to building new software companies with ‘Entourage Studio’ and a targeted early-stage investment strategy that will enable ‘Entourage Capital’ to back the most ambitious European SaaS founders.

The first company in Entourage Studio is Tekst, an AI platform to automate support and back-office for big enterprises founded by Wouter Janssen and Tiebe Parmentier.

On the investment side, Entourage Capital launches with 3 high-growth B2B SaaS companies in its portfolio: Aikido Security, Henchman and NineID.