Had a nice Sinterklaas weekend? Or planning Pakjesavond this eve? Here’s our present to you: a nice Dutch startup news update!
News & Updates
The incubator for social startups Enviu from Rotterdam got 2.4 million dollar grant from the Bill & Milanda Gates Foundation to work on a sanitation solutions in India.
Ten startups have entered the final stage of the cleantech accelerator in Utrecht.
Rockstart’s 6th Web & Mobile accelerator is launching! The programme starts March 1, 2017. You can apply until January 15.
Discount app Yellowbag launched their new version last week. Instead of just notifying you when a specific item drops in price, you can now browse the platform in search for more deals. Launch Yellowbag (zie mail)
The latest Dutch addition to the sharing economy: StorageShare, an ‘Airbnb for storage space’.
‘Smart blinds’ startup Kindow from Delft needs a little bit more crowdfunding. On Symbid they are just a few k’s short of their 150.000 euro goal. Have a look at this clever solution!
Fintech company Five Degrees has received 10 million euro in growth funding from new shareholder Karmijn and existing shareholders Velocity Capital and 5Square.
VR studio Pillow’s Willow from Eindhoven got ‘several tons’ in funding from an angel investor and accelerator Lumo Labs.
Solar panel leasing startup Solease received its first funding from a VC. The company got an 600.000 euro investment from the American VC CF Capital Management to spend on sales and marketing. The startup already got 8 million euro in grants and loans.
The ‘content crunch’ is truly upon us: the state of blogging, content marketing and online publishing in 2016 (Medium)
“There is a misconception about VC as a glamorous job; in truth, it can be downright frustrating.” Confessions of a venture capitalist (Tech in Asia)
The UK is trying to restore its tech sector after the Brexit vote. The government gives startups 400 million pounds to prevent foreign buyouts. (The Next Web)