Philip Vermeulen gained experience as a banker with Chase Manhattan Bank in London (UK), Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent (1979-1985). Then he became COO/CEO of Sidel Computer Systems nv (1985-1988). In 1988 he joined GIMV nv – the largest V.C. provider in Belgium - where he was strongly involved in the pioneering years of Venture Capital in Belgium. In 1997 he became CEO of the FLV Fund cva which he left in 2001. Between 1998 and 2001 he was member of the Board of E.V.C.A. (European Venture Capital Association). From 2002 on he works as a partner with the Ventures4Growth Group where he operates in deal making, coaching entrepreneurs and companies, and consulting. He has a Master in Applied Economics at the VLEKHO (1978) and an MBA at the Vlerick Leuven Management School (1979).