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Weekly startup news update: Synerscope, Crowdynews, Philips

Good morning! Here’s everything that happened last week in the Dutch startup scene:

Recap & funding

Another corporate has seen the light in the Netherlands: bank ING set up a innovation lab for fintech startups.

Philips on the other hand has always been innovative. It will take that image to the next step by working together with the Internet of Things accelerator Plug and Play from Silicon Valley.

What’s the added value of an business incubator? Check out these insights on Dutch startup incubators.

Big data startup Synerscope from Eindhoven got “several millions” in series A funding from VC Mangrove. (link’s in Dutch)

Also, investor Dasym took a minority interest in car sharing platform ParkFlyRent.

Updates

Social media curating startup Crowdynews from Groningen is expanding to the US. (link’s in Dutch)

Multichannel startup Zoomin.tv sold a majority stake (51 percent) to Swedish Modern Time Group for 88 million euro. (link’s in Dutch)

A promising start for Elemental Water Makers: their desalination system is live and running on the Virgin Islands, creating fresh water out of the sea.

A great tool for founders who want to set up a cooperation contract: the Founders Toolkit. (site’s in Dutch).

Events

Here are some great events you can attend in the near future:

Hackers & Designers Summer Academy – be sure to check out the party as well. (July 29 – Aug 8)

Startupbootcamp E-commerce Fasttrack Amsterdam (Aug 3 & Aug 5)

Mega Summer Startup Breakfast in Haarlem (Aug 7)

Monday morning read

A question we get every day: when do startups stop being startups?

Remember the ‘7 rejections’ post from Airbnb? Here’s a story from the other side of the table: an investor who missed out on investing in Airbnb.

From 0 to 8 figure revenue in 18 months – WARNING: LONG LONG LONG READ. Also: a lot of drama. But great lessons can be learned.

 
Photo by Pieter van Marion (creative commons via Flickr)

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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