The KBC Start it Fund was created to provide seed capital to selected companies from Start it @kbc. Following this incubation phase, some proven business models will need a first round of funding to further develop. The so-called equity-gap often leaves start-ups in a pickle. The additional funds needed surpass the investment capabilities of the FFFs (Friends, Family and Fools) and angel investors who sponsored the team this far, while professional venture capital firms will not always be too eager to perform a full investment analysis for limited investment amounts. With this Venture Capital fund, KBC wants to help bridge the financial transition from the first building blocks to a worldwide established icon.