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Axel Makangu

Senior Associate

Axel joined Silverpeak in 2021 and is a Senior Associate. He supports the Partners across various stages of client mandates.

Axel holds a particular interest in fintech, Web3/crypto, edtech, eCommerce enablement and marketplaces.

Before joining Silverpeak he spent three years at Avolta Partners, a technology M&A advisory boutique in Paris. Here, he advised venture-backed companies on capital raising and M&A.

Additional M&A and advisory experience was gained at Tandem Capital Advisors (the Belgian investment banking boutique), Innovity and, PwC.

Axel has held several positions within tech companies; he previously worked at Uber as an Operations & Logistics Coordinator in the Benelux region, where he focused on driver growth, experience, and analytics. He also spent time in business development at two Brussels-based B2B SaaS start-ups: Wooclap and Overloop (fka

A Belgian national, Axel works in English, Dutch, and French. He holds a BSc in Economics & Management from the UCLouvain and a joint MSc in Corporate Finance from both the UCLouvain (Louvain School of Management) and KU Leuven.

Axel tries to hit the gym regularly, plays American football, and has joined the Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club. As a keen follower of Formula 1 and American football, he supports Lewis Hamilton and the Cincinnati Bengals.