It’s the silly season – however, that doesn’t mean the startup world comes to a halt. Here’s all the Dutch startup news you need to know.
Funding & news
Last week we published our second quarterly report on funding for Dutch startups: 101 million euro was invested, 17 million euro more than Q1.
Also, great news for GitLab. The GitHub competitor got 1,5 million dollar in seed funding.
Energy company Eneco announced that they will invest 100 million euro in energy startups, as part of a new innovation programme.
Dutch VC Orange Growth Capital invests 6.5 million euro (series A) in Salviol, a British big data startup.
A milestone for car sharing darling Snappcar. The startup crowdfunded 1 million euro (convertible loans) to date.
We featured drone startup AvioniCS before, and now the company launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Plug ‘N’ IoT, a device to make your own Internet of Things. Be sure to have a look!
Monday morning read
In Technology, Small Fish (Almost Always) Eat Big Fish – Great article on how startups create their own markets, and how big slow companies fail to keep up. (Stanford Business)
The Dark Side of Leading a Startup – Being a CEO of a startup isn’t always that fun. Beware of depression. (Inc / Business Insider)
How to run a PR campaign in 10 steps – An inside look in how Amsterdam based Crowdy House manages its PR campaigns. (pr.co blog)
Top 10 startups to watch from Eindhoven (e52)
Photo by Pieter van Marion (creative commons via Flickr)