Member of the Investment Committee

Rudi is a member of the Investment Committee of Smile Invest. He is a serial entrepreneur in the healthcare sector and founder of the diagnostics company Biocartis. He has been involved with several other diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies as founder, CEO or board member. Rudi also was a Venture Partner at Advent Venture Partners from 2007 to 2011. He received several international awards for his scientific and entrepreneurial contributions in the healthcare sector.


Current positions

  • Biocartis (Founder & Chair of the Strategy Committee)
  • MDx Health (Board member )
  • IMEC, Member Scientific Advisory Board


Former experience

  • Advent Venture Partners
  • Galapagos Genomics (Chairman)
  • MyCartis (Founder)
  • Tibotec (Founder and CEO, sold to Johnson&Johnson)
  • Virco (Founder and Chairman, sold to Johnson&Johnson)



  • KULeuven – PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences


Former board representation

  • Flanders Bio
  • Respivert
  • VIB
  • Guest Professor at several universities