Newion II invests in IDES Technologies

Nijehaske / The Netherlands - Braine-L'Alleud / Belgium, 10 January 2012 -

IDES Technologies, an innovative Belgian start-up providing superior fraud detection solution to the financial sector, announced today the closing of the Series A funding partnering with Newion Investments II.

IDES Technologies has transposed a successful technology used in the medical sector, delivering fraud detection solutions to the financial sector. In first instance focusing on payment and card transactions, IDES Technologies intends to deliver solutions to the finance, insurance, and telecom sectors for areas such as account application or transaction scoring, for face-to-face as well as virtual or mobile channels, and for different types of transactions.

IDES developed eyeDES(TM) - an innovative card fraud detection and prevention technology. Based on advanced statistical pattern recognition methodologies successfully tested in the medical sector, eyeDES technology helps financial institutions to reduce fraud loss, protect their brand and minimize card holders churn.

"Fraud in card payments and e-commerce remains a priority concern for banks, payment schemes, regulators, consumers and retailers. By closing of the Series A round and joining forces with Newion Investments, IDES Technologies gained a partner who is financially strong and in addition brings in professional expertise in leading start-up companies into a successful business development. IDES Technologies can now focus on its go to market strategy, by offering a superior new solution to the financial sector", said Leon Dhaene, Chairman of the Board of IDES Technologies.

Cristina Soviany, CEO of IDES Technologies, added "Plan is to bring to the market our scoring engine for real time scoring of credit card transactions. Objective is to deliver a flexible and easy to operate solution, embedded in the authorization system of our clients. Our eyeDES scoring solutions can work standalone or in parallel with existing solutions, delivering immediate added value to our clients without major disruption in their current environment."

"We expect that fraud with regards to credit card and mobile payments continues to increase dramatically. IDES Technologies offers a superior and faster detection of fraud cases resulting in damage reduction for their clients. We expect IDES to make a quick and healthy growth, therefore matching our criteria for our Newion II. We are excited to be part of this ambitious and promising team" Patrick Polak, Managing Partner of Newion Investments Management adds.

About IDES Technologies :
IDES Technologies is the winner of the 2011 Civica European Venture Contest award and prize as the most promising innovation in the ICT Finance Marketplace (14 December 2011), and was awarded the Best presentation of an innovation in ICT Finance Marketplace at the Digital Agenda Assembly of the European Commission (16 June 2011). For further information on IDES Technologies, please visit or contact Cristina Soviany on tel. +32 474 560 086 or Leon Dhaene on tel. +32 473 642 249.

About Newion Investments :
Newion is since its inception, mid 2000, one of the most successful General Partners in its segment. Under the existing portfolio companies of Newion are: Service2Media, Lean Apps, Asysco, E-semble, Mirror42, Servoy.

In April last year Newion's third fund, Newion II had its first closing. Newion II is a fifty million fund focusing on business technology/software companies in the Benelux. Cornerstone investor is European Investment Fund through the "Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme"("CIP") of the European Union.
For more information please visit or contact Patrick Polak on tel. +31 (0)513 640633.

Newion Investments Management B.V.

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