Esoptra NV, a Herentals, Belgium-based DataOps company, raised €2.4m in funding.
The current round converts a €1m convertible loan while adding €1.4m in capital from founders, existing and new private investors with extensive networks in a.o. logistics and pharmaceuticals.
In conjunction with the funding, Omar Mohout, business technology writer and Sirris startup specialist, and Pieter-Jan Mermans, co-founder of energy demand-response company REstore, which was acquired by Centrica in 2017, were added to Esoptra’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to make additional sales and marketing efforts and scale its data innovation platform, while preparing for international expansion in the course of 2020.
Founded in early 2017 by Paul Carpentier and Jan Van Riel, Esoptra develops and markets a scalable DataOps platform for reusable business applications that leverage available data. The solution implements fundamental data patterns that occur similarly across various industries and vertical applications.
Specific business functions take the form of separate software “pluglets,” which in the future will mainly be built by third parties.
The company has a team of 16 employees across teams in Herentals and Ghent in Belgium and Bangalore in India.