What is Wil-Low?

Wil-Low BVBA is a Belgian company founded by the Lowagie-Willaert family. The owners have founded several companies in the IT sector. They are active as board member, C-level officer, investor, and advisor in different start-ups and scale-ups.

Over the years, we have won several awards:

  • BelCham Entrepreneurship Awards: iText Group NV: "Most Promising Company of the Year 2014"
  • Deloitte's Fast 50: iText Group NV
    • 2013: 3th place in Belgium; 10th place in the Benelux; 53rd place Fast500 EMEA
    • 2014: 1st place in Belgium; 28th place Fast500 EMEA
    • 2015: 2nd place in Belgium; 143rd place Fast500 EMEA
    • 2016: 40th place in Belgium
  • Stevies:
    • American Business Awards: iText Software Corp.
      • Bronze Stevie 2015: Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year (up to 100 employees)
      • Bronze Stevie 2016: Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year (up to 100 employees)
      • Bronze Stevie 2017: Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year (up to 100 employees)
    • International Business Awards: iText Software BVBA
      • Silver Stevie 2016: Most Innovative company of the Year
      • Silver Stevie 2017: Most Innovative company of the Year
  • European Business Awards (for Belgium)
    • 2015/16: Ingeborg Willaert and Bruno Lowagie: National Public Champion "RSM Entrepreneur of the Year"
    • 2016/17: iText Group NV: National Champion "Business of the Year with turnover of 0 - 25M euro"
  • Flanders Investment & Trade, Lion of the Export: nominee 2016, iText Group NV
  • JavaOne Rockstar Award 2015: Bruno Lowagie: "IANAL: What Developers should know about IP and Legal"
  • Miscellaneous: nominations for
    • Trends Business Tour (2014, 2015),
    • Data News Awards for Excellence (2015),
    • Entrepreneur Awards (2016),
    • Computable IT Person of the Year (2016, 2017),
    • and many more (you can't win them all).

Wil-Low is currently involved in the management of Thinkfree NV and iText Group NV.

 

Current (personal) investments:

  • 2016-2028: Commitment of 1.5M euro in SmartFin, a VC specialized in FinTech,
  • 2017: Investment of 50K euro in ChiliPublish, a PDF company offering a PDF editor and an SDK,
  • 2017: Investment of 100K euro in Electric Girl, a German-Belgian co-production.