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Weekly startup news update: Adyen, Magnet.me, Fairphone

Here’s what happened last week in the Dutch startup scene:

Funding & updates

Another round for fintech startup/scale-up Adyen: Iconiq, the fund of tech moguls like Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Reid Hoffmann, invested an undisclosed amount, valuating the business at 2 billion euro.

Rotterdam founded Magnet.me is expanding to the UK with an official launch in the financial district of London. The startup offers a platform connecting students with employers.

Fairphone, who creates ‘ethical’ smartphones, crowdfunded a whopping 9 million euro to create their second phone.

Startup workplace B. Amsterdam started their startup school, to battle youth unemployment.

From our sources: Solease got approximately 4 million euro in grants and subsidies from the provinces of Limburg, Utrecht and Overijssel to put solar panels on the roofs hundreds of houses.

Events

New events on our events page:

Get in the Ring Netherlands final
Startup Weekend Utrecht
Big Android BBQ Europe
Get in the Ring chapter Zwolle

Monday morning read

Growth Tribe started a 3-month growth hacking programme in Amsterdam, here’s why. Must read! (Medium)

A lot of buzz about the Web Summit. We love startup events, but this one seems to have the wrong motives. (Tech.eu)

So you have an e-business… should you consider going from clicks to bricks? (TNW)

 
Photo provided by Fairphone

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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