Thus far, around 60 Dutch startups have visited Silicon Valley over the last 5 years during the annual Holland in the Valley Startup Bootcamp. Last week, Dutchbasecamp, The Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco and Bootup Ventures announced the 12 companies participating in this year’s bootcamp across the pond. The selected companies represent a wide range of different industries, ranging from products in wearable technology to software aimed at helping retailers.
As we’ve mentioned in one of our previous posts, the companies will participate in an intensive four day program. Here they will have meetings with Silicon Valley industry experts, company visits and will pitch their companies during Dutch Demo Night. According to the organization the companies were specifically selected because of their concrete plans for expansion to the US in the near future.
Here is the full list of selected companies, in no specific order.
Sendcloud is one of the two StartupBootcamp alumni companies participating in this year’s Bootcamp. Sendcloud is cloud based solution to oversee and simplify the shopping process for web shops.
Founded in 2012 by Casper Bakker, Stephan Groen & Pascal Kousboek, Picqer warehouse management software enables retailers to manage all their orders, picklists, shipments, products and inventory.
This matchmaking service for employers matches companies with candidates based on their cultural fit. The website does not tell us how this is done. The company is now operating in The Netherlands and Belgium and working together with some respected companies, such as Deloitte, Philips and Unilever.
Pauline van Dongen
Pauline van Dongen specializes in creating wearable technology. Amongst one of the products she developed is the wearable solar dress. For the developed of the solar dress, Pauline has teamed up with researchers and other experts making it possible to charge your devices With her projects she is combining 3D printing and textile.
This Rotterdam based startup makes DNS easier, safer and faster. The company is an internet research and development company. LiquiDNS, one of their recent developed products protects users from cyber attackts. It improves the security, speed, stability of your companies web infrastructure.
Cupenya monitors and improves business performance with real-time workflow analytics. The company is one of the recent graduates from the Rockstart Accelerator program. With the Kioo product line it provides operational insights for individual, team and company scale. According to the website the company is already running operations in Dallas, USA.
Monyq is operating in the field of financial services. Founded Igor Kluin, who previously founded Qurrent wants to bring order to someone’s personal finances. The service they developed to help you manage your personal finances allows people to create separate boxes for specific categories.
Tiqets makes it possible for travel companies to easly sell “dated” and “non-dated” entertainment to their customers. The company was founded in 2013 by four entrepreneurs, Christiaan Solcer, Luuc Elzinga, Maarten Raaijmakers and Bas de Boer.
iLost offers an online solution for lost and found goods. Back in November the company announced its EUR450K funding round. The company was one of the companies participating in the StartupBootcamp Class of 2013.
WUA specializes in online conversion benchmarking. Founded in 2008 ( the company does not meet the criteria of operating less than 5 years) the company is serving top tier clients with its services, such as Microsoft, Samsung and Google. According to their website WUA offers benchmarking for its customers in 10 key countries.
Seezers is an online crowdsourcing platform allowing companies to work closely together with its customers during the product development cycle. Its product has been used by various companies (e.g. REEF, Grolsch).
This Rotterdam based startup, founded by two Italians has developed an online valuation tool that allows entrepreneurs to get an insight into the valuation of their company through answering an extensive questionnaire. Last weekend the company announced that it has closed EUR225,000 in further seed funding.