Last week, of course, was crazy. The Startup Fest Europe really shook things up. Here’s what you need to know:
FastNed raised more than 3 million euro through the new Dutch exchange Nxchange.
Magnetic.io, the creator of VAMP, raised 500.000 euro from Volta Ventures.
Microsoft committed a 100.000 euro investment in Grwo during the Techilicious diner in Delft.
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In case you have been living under a rock: Prince Constantijn will become the ‘new Neelie‘ as special envoy for startups at StartupDelta.
KPN Ventures did its first fund-in-fund investment in the US VC Cottonwood European Technology Fund.
Competition for FastNed: the Dutch energy company NLE is about to invest its 2015 profits into building charging stations for electric vehicles.
At day 2 of The Next Web, French startup Qanda (co-founded by Dutchie Martin Verpaalen) won the Boost pitch competition.
In Eindhoven, the former Startupbootcamp HighTechXL team is being supported by the Eindhoven Startup Alliance.
Startup Fest Europe: recap of recaps
A recap of our reports from events throughout the week:
The Next Women – Queen Máxima: “The level of female entrepreneurship in The Netherlands is higher compared to the male counterpart.”
Startup Fest Europe opening – Tim Cook: “You got to do it for love and passion, not for the green.”
The Future of High Tech – Prince Constantijn: “Startups and corporations validate science.”
Startup Fest Europe day 2
Startup Fest Europe day 3
The Next Web Day 1 – Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten: “If there’s no toilet paper, tweet me.”
Campus Party Netherlands: – It sure got one thing right and that’s atmosphere.