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.
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