Good morning and welcome to another weekly update with all the Dutch startup news. Here’s what you need to know:
Not a lot of funding activity last week. Fitness app Virtuagym raised 2.1 million euro (series A) from Saffelberg Investments to boost its international growth.
News & updates
Nerdalize, which heats homes with computing power (‘cloud heating’), was named the best climate venture in Europe 2015 by Climate-KIC.
At the Accenture Innovation Awards, Nerdalize also won in the category Clean & Affordable Energy. Other winners include BUX (The Internet of Me), Yippie! (Personalized Shopping & Paying), GoodHout (Circular Economy) and WeVolver (Health & Wellbeing). Here’s a list of all the winners.
Last week The Netherlands saw a new startup accelerator coming to town: PortXL settled in the Rotterdam harbour to grow companies in the transport/logistics, energy, chemical/refinery and the maritime industry.
Nuklius launched last week, a talent mapping app that connects people with startup ideas to people with the right talent to develop it.
Monday morning read
How to grow users by slashing marketing – the strange story of e-commerce startup Poshmark, involving an entrepreneur almost going to jail. (Pando)
The time has come for an European startup visa. 5 reasons why. (Tech.eu)
We all know HackerNews, Angellist, ProductHunt and Betalist. What are the best places to promote your startup for virtually nothing? (The Next Web)
A tricky question: When should you start meeting with investors? (Jason Calacanis)
Photo provided by Nerdalize