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Weekly startup news update: Snappcar, Gibbon, StartupJuncture meetup

We’re back with a weekly startup update. What was hot last week and which events should you attend?


Last week there was good news for video streaming startup Cleeng, grabbing 1,1 million euros in series A funding from Pascal Cagni, a former Apple executive.

Also, the Dutch/Slovenian quantified car startup ULU got an investment of 500.000 euros by the Chinese investment group Fang.


Car sharing startup Snappcar recently started a new crowdfunding campaign. In no time they collected 100.000 euros. They’re aiming for 500.000 euro to speed up expanding internationally.

P2P learning platform Gibbon is changing: their new beta focuses on the B2B market. The B2C and C2C lessons for now will still be there, but becoming less important over time. Have a look at the new Gibbon.

Events this week

On Thursday May 21th StartupJuncture, KPMG and WeWork Amsterdam partner up to host a meetup with drinks. Startups, corporates, and everyone with a startup mindset is welcome to join from 5 PM at WeWork Amsterdam. Register via the events meetup page.

Today, we’re also at the YES!Delft network event, celebrating 10 years of the incubator. Neelie Kroes (StartupDelta), CEO’s of big companies and even prime minister Mark Rutte will be there. The event is invitation only, so make sure to make a last minute request!

Also, on Thursday May 21th there’s another edition of Rockstart Answers, this time in Eindhoven.

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Lorenz van Gool
Lorenz is co-editor-in-chief of StartupJuncture. As a freelance editor and journalist, he writes about startups, innovation and (e)-business. Loves to report from conferences. Really likes cleantech and journalism startups. You can ask him anything about dinosaurs. Twitter: @lorenzroman

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