2017 IMEC.iStart Accelerator Program

We are proud to be selected in the 2017 IMEC.iStart accelerator program. This will offer us an excellent opportunity to scale out Yields.io solutions and services.

About Yields.io

At Yields.io, we have created Chiron, our award-winning platform for model risk management (MRM). Chiron is Yields.io’s flagship product. In other words, it is an open, scalable and customisable platform that allows model risk managers to implement their model risk management framework in code.

Our clients use Chiron across all three lines of defence to standardize testing and generate regulatory compliant documentation. Therefore, this approach increases operational efficiency, leading to lower costs, faster time to market and more collaboration between teams.

Chiron’s key services include:

  • automation of repetitive analyses (such as backtesting, benchmarking or data quality assessments) so that model risk managers can focus on their SME tasks
  • collaborating between all three lines of defence
  • creation of reproducible model documentation and validation reports
  • monitoring model quality evolution over time

In 2017, Jos Gheerardyn and Sébastien Viguié, two model risk management veterans founded Yields.io. Furthermore, we are an international portfolio of clients made of investment banks, insurance companies as well as regional financial institutions. Besides, the expansion is going quickly and we offices in Brussels and Ghent, Belgium and London, United Kingdom.

About Imec.istart

Imec.istart is an open accelerator program, offers tech startups pre-seed funding and tailored support to succeed and grow globally. They believe in entrepreneurship and technology and their mission is to support tech entrepreneurs when they’re ready to take the plunge. Additionally, imec.istart does that through a world-renowned coaching program backed by imec.istart as well as with a first investment to speed things up and convince other financiers. 

Imec.istart launched the accelerator in 2011 in Belgium as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Almost ten years later, imec is a globally recognized program with a portfolio of over 200 startups and scaleups, including an exhaustive partner and mentor network.

At last, every year, they select around 30 high-potential startups to join their 12-month program in Belgium.