We want to change
the way we trade

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Let's make trade future-proof together!

Why we exist
B2B commerce has a significant impact on our lives. It ensures that we can work, eat, and enjoy life. Yet it does not reach its full potential. The trade industry is a collection of industries that work together in different areas, but everyone minds their own business regarding innovation.

AREA42 wants to improve trade with you and make solutions for a fluid and risk-savvy trade environment. We're a venture builder specializing in B2B trade and run the most inclusive TradeTech community globally.

We go where no wo/man has gone before!
We're working hard to make trade future-proof.
No blah blah - just real and sustainable impact for our and future generations.

Sharing knowledge
Our TradeTech community gathers intelligent and pragmatic people who want to move forward. Together we’ll reinvent trade and create innovations that benefit the entire trade ecosystem.

Solving big issues
We’re partnering with others to tackle problems too complex to fix alone (a.o. World Economic Forum, Fintech Belgium, La Place Fintech). 

Solving trade problems with TradeTech
TradeTech is a new industry that leverages technology to improve the trade of goods and services. We solve real B2B trade problems with TradeTech, turning TradeTech solutions into reality.

Laser-focused on what matters most
There are a lot of aspects when it comes to TradeTech, but we believe the Trade Finance Gap of 1.7 trillion dollars deserves our full attention. For years we’ve been building knowledge on the financial part of TradeTech, but we’re open to looking at other facets, too.

Putting our money where our mouth is
Finding new, alternative ways to create business opportunities is what we love. With the help of our investors and our parent company, Credendo, we can take them to the next level.


These are the people behind AREA42.

Lode Vermeersch
General Management
Florent Bardy
Product Manager
Jana Púllová
Product Owner
Jessica Nemeth
Product Manager
Kit Teng Desoete
Growth & Community
Saskia Buntinx
Office & Happiness
Adrian Birlogeanu
Lead Engineer
Jan-Pieter Laleman
Data Scientist
Frank Speeckaert
Diego Silvestri
Operations Manager
Roy Nahum
Product Manager
Nesrine Ben Njima
Process Expert
Martina Otcenasova
Product Manager
Lucie Burisin
Product Owner
Filip Heruvim
Test Engineer
Yassine Kharchaf
Full Stack Developer
Pablo Abreu
Product Owner
Maximilian Blacher
Back End Developer
Joris Meert
Data Scientist
Sorin Urziceanu
Full Stack Developer
Dries Timmermans
Silvia Orosova
Customer Success Manager
Frederik Simoen
Lab Lead
Gregory Gobel
Hector Granero
Graphic Designer

Meet our partners

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Let’s have a chat

Hi, I’m Frederik. I can’t wait to hear from you and discover the opportunities to join forces.