Datashift Teams Up with Finco for its Next Chapter

6 February 2024
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I'm thrilled to share some exciting news with you all. Today, Datashift takes a major leap forward as we proudly announce our strategic partnership with Finco, a private equity firm. This collaboration is a pivotal moment for us, as we set our sights on reaching new heights in business expansion and team development. Our goal? To become not just a market leader in Belgium but an undisputed force across borders.

Since our beginnings in 2015, Datashift has been on an incredible journey. We've experienced year-over-year revenue growth of over 50%, evolving from a startup into a powerhouse with a team of over a hundred dedicated Datashifters. Our milestones, from successful partnerships to opening new offices and launching specialized divisions, have set the stage for what's to come.

Our employee growth from 2015 till now

To fuel our ambitious growth plans and offer an even more comprehensive service, we partnered with Merodis to find a strategic ally. Enter Finco - a partner who not only sees the strength in our uniqueness but also challenges us to stay sharp. With Finco by our side as a sparring partner, alongside our exceptional operational team, we're geared up to continue our upward trajectory in the coming years.

Martijn Willaert, Managing Partner of Finco Private Equity, shared his thoughts on our collaboration, noting, "From our initial discussions, we were impressed by the pragmatic vision and extensive expertise of the Datashift team. Datashift is the ideal partner for us to capitalize on the exponentially growing importance of data and artificial intelligence for businesses."

As we embark on this exciting journey, we're considering potential acquisitions and international expansion. However, our immediate focus remains on nurturing our existing talent and welcoming new team members to excel in our dynamic environment. At Datashift, our motto is ‘Achieve. Impact. Together.’, and that rings truer than ever.

To stay ahead in the game, we plan to establish a separate strategic division, emphasizing data governance and ethics. We want to help our clients make informed choices in the realm of AI. Additionally, we're evolving our services towards more turnkey solutions, focusing on areas like ESG, dynamic pricing, and other specific applications.

In celebration of our upcoming 10th anniversary, we're excited to announce the Datashift festival: DataBoutique. More details will follow, so stay tuned!

Today I want to thank everybody that took part in this Datashift journey. Together, let's achieve real impact and continue to set new standards in the world of data.

Nico Huybrechts, Co-founder and CEO of Datashift