Capricorn ICT Arkiv, Quest for Growth and Pamica invest in Leuven-based scale-up miaa Guard
Leuven, Belgium: 3 January 2019 – Capricorn Venture Partners is investing both from the Capricorn ICT Arkiv as well as from Quest for Growth in a total round of € 3 million in miaa Guard, the Leuven based Identity and Access Management Solutions Company. Pamica, the investment vehicle form Michel Akkermans has also joined the round.
miaa Guard was founded in 2009 under the name of VintiQ by Carlo Schüpp and Ward Duchamps. Both founders are passionate professionals in information security and gained excellent experience at companies such as Swift, Ubizen and Deloitte ERS Security & Privacy. In 2014 the product brand “miaa” was established referring to the ‘management of identity, access and authorization’, which led to the company name “miaa Guard”.
miaa Guard offers a unique cloud-based platform to manage access to digital services. While the miaa platform responds to modern needs of privacy, it offers solutions in a sharing economy. In a sharing economy, consumers and professionals share access to sensitive records and internet-of-things through mobile apps. While traditional security models fail on scale, the miaa platform scales to tens of millions of users with self-service, self-healing and intuitive workflows for managing access.
miaa Guard already implemented its platform throughout the world from India to Poland and from France to the U.S for renowned clients such as Coca-Cola, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and the NBA. Closer to home, miaa Guard has been involved with smart ticketing at bus company De Lijn and the manufacturer of internet-of-things Hager.
The funds will be used to accelerate the growth of miaa Guard. Both Michel Akkermans and Katrin Geyskens are joining the miaa Guard Board of Directors.
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