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Dutch startup news update: UtrechtInc, Social Impact Ventures, Alinker

Here’s what you need to know to stay up to date in the Dutch startup scene!

News & Updates

Incubator UtrechtInc has shared some insights on their results up to 2015: 68 percent of the 134 startups is still active today. In total UtrechtInc startups have raised 194 million euro so far and created more than 700 jobs.

The Alinker walking bike, the winsome project for everyone who wants to stay active, completed its crowdfunding campaign for the US and Canadian market. Last year it successfully was crowdfunded for the Dutch market.

The European Investment Fund is injecting 19 million euro in the Dutch VC Social Impact Ventures. Social IV now has 30 million euro in its ‘war chest’, meant for healthy, social businesses.

A new Dutch startup in the ‘gig economy’ launched: Clevergig. The Amsterdam-based company offers a solution for finding flexible workforce in hospitality. Recently the somewhat similar startup FlexAppeal got funded.

Solar window startup Physee sure chose the right time to start with their pilot. StartupJuncture last week spoke to this promising company.

Amsterdam-based cyber-security startup EclecticIQ secured an investment of 5.5 million euro from INKEF Capital and KPN Ventures.

Monday read

“Business model? What business model? We don’t have one”, says Alex Chung, CEO of Giphy. Why GIFS are the future of communication. (PopSci)

Your wallet will most likely become the next platform. How can startups compete? (TechCrunch)

European founders love NDAs. US VCs however don’t. Why we don’t like NDAs and why you shouldn’t worry. (VeeCee)

We end with some comic relief. Those cute toddlers sure have a lot in common with your CEO. (The Cooper Review)

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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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