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Weekly startup news update: Unagrid, new funds and first customers

Good morning! Here’s what happened in the Dutch startup scene last week and what you need to know for the upcoming week.

Funding, launches & updates

Dutch Internet of Things startup and track and trace solution Undagrid‏ last week announced a funding round. KLM, Schiphol, Rabobank and TU Delft invest through their mutual Mainport Innovation Fund to enable the company to enter new markets.

Amsterdam-based dermatology app company SkinVision raised 3.4 million dollar in a funding round led by Danish pharmaceutical company Leo Pharma. SkinVision’s app helps users to track changes to their moles and detect skin cancer and other skin conditions.

Amsterdam based legal startup Legalloyd announced a funding round of 500.000 euro by a group of informal investors.

New funds

VC firm Van den Ende & Deitmers last week announced a second investment fund of 107 million euro. The company will also go by a new name: Endeit Capital.

Holland Venture, one of the oldest growth investment funds in The Netherlands, announced a new fund for investing in early stage technology startups.

Events

On Wednesday this week, the LOEY Awards will be awarded to the best Dutch online entrepreneurs. StartupJuncture spoke to last year’s winner Marco Aarnink, founder of Drukwerkdeal.nl and one of the youngest multimillionaires of our country.

The best ideas to tackle climate change will gather in Amsterdam September 4th for the finale of ClimateLaunchpad.

Monday morning read

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Suzanne Blotenburg
Tweets @SuusNL - Journalist & writer in the fields of business and economics. Co-editor-in-chief @StartupJuncture. Likes to write about #Startups #Entrepreneurship #Policy #Innovation #Newconomy

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