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Dutch startup news update: Fitmo, Pimmr, 8vance

Here’s what you need to know about what happened in the Dutch startup scene last week.

Funding

Electric scooter startup Bolt Mobility secured a record investment of over 1 million euro in convertible notes via crowdfunding platform Leapfunder. 37 private investors so far have pledged the money, 75 scooters were already sold.

Big data startup 8vance from Venlo raised 2 million euro from investment funds LBDF and Kickstart Venlo. The startup matches jobs with talent, and uses big data to ultimately make the recruitment market more transparant.

Restaurant recommendation app Pimmr got funded for 825.000 euro by five informal investors. The money will be used to expand the team with more developers.

News & Updates

Fitness coaching app Fitmo last week gave away a sneak peak for their app for the Apple Watch in Amsterdam’s Apple Store. The official launch will be in January 2016.

Wageningen-based In2Care got a big fat grand from the Bill & Melinda Gated Foundation. With 10.2 million dollar, the startup can test and develop a new malaria prevention method.

Monday morning read

Building a new brand? Better have a beard and a bullshit backstory. (Quartz)

How to properly manage priorities for your startup team – by Robert Gaal (Medium)

The end of the year is near, so time for lists! From AI to Hyperloop and from Android to Volkswagen: here are the 15 biggest tech events of 2015 (BusinessInsider)

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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