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Bart Cauberghe

Bart Cauberghe

Bart Cauberghe
Managing Partner & Member of the Investment Committee


Bart co-founded Smile Invest in 2017. Before that he spent 8 years at a pan-European investment firm with €1.8B AuM. He was member of the executive committee and managing partner of the Smart Industries team with a particular focus on ICT, engineered products and advanced production. He started his career founding a small technology engineering company and subsequently as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where he worked across Europe and Asia with a focus on technology, industrials and pharma.

Bart is married and a father of two children. In his free time he enjoys travelling, spending time in nature and a good glass of wine.

Former experience

  • Gimv (Managing Partner)
  • The Boston Consulting Group (Principal)


  • Harvard Business School & Insead - Executive Courses
  • EMS - KU Leuven - Postgraduaat Bedrijfseconomie
  • VUB Brussel - PhD in Applied Sciences
  • VUB Brussel - Master in Engineering Sciences

Board & shareholder representation


  • 4ITEGO
  • IGS
  • Cargo Floor
  • Effect Photonics
  • Hospidex
  • Microflor
  • Oldelft Ultrasound
  • SmartSD
  • Sentech


  • Dcinex
  • Europlasma
  • Proxiad 
  • Punch Powertrain
  • SFG
  • Xeikon
  • XL Video