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Dutch Startup News Update – Cabture, Startupbootcamp in China, Rutte meets startups

Here’s everything you need to know about the startup scene in The Netherlands right now. 

Funding

Dutch e-commerce platform CloudSuite received an investment from 5square and existing investors.

Time tracking startup Tiq announced a 310.000 euro seed investment from four angels.

Co-browsing startup Surfly from Amsterdam got a 1 million euro investment from their American partner ReadyTech.

Ad-in-a-cab startup Cabture secured 104 percent of its crowdfunding goal. The company wants to create interactive journeys from A-Z for passengers.

News & Updates

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often associated with low job performance and a greater chance of becoming unemployed. But a new study by Ingrid Verheul of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and a team of colleagues shows that there could be an benefit too. They found that people with hyperactivity, one of the main symptoms of ADHD, are more likely to start their own company and become self-employed.

Accelerator Startupbootcamp announced their expansion to the Chinese market with the launch of a first China-based program. Focusing on scaling the country’s digital health entrepreneurs, the program marks a joint partnership between Startupbootcamp and Thinkzone – a private incubator accommodating over 500 enterprises in mobile internet, software R&D, and digital media.

YES!Delft had the honour to welcome Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday. Rutte met with several founders, including those of Nerdalize, who announced a new partnership with Eneco. Software startup ParaPy found a launching customer in aviation company Fokker.

Fokker will be working with Parapy to automate and optimize the complex process of designing and building aircraft parts.

Nerdalize places servers in homes to generate affordable cloud computing, free heating and a significant CO2 reduction.

The European Commission and European Investment Bank announce a fund for broadband infrastructure open to participation of National Promotional Banks and Institutions and of private investors. The Connecting Europe Broadband Fund should raise at least €500 million at first closing and aims to invest in equity and quasi-equity, including mezzanine and subordinated debt, in some 7 to 12 broadband projects each year from 2017 to 2021.

Luxembourg, Ireland, Cyprus, and the Netherlands are among the world’s 10 worst tax havens, despite an ongoing EU crackdown on tax avoidance and profit shifting across the bloc. The findings come in a report by the charity Oxfam, which aims to expose the worst offenders in the “global race to the bottom on corporate tax.”

Monday Reads

What to look for in an accelerator? As much as accelerators often tout themselves as the place to learn everything about entrepreneurship, I believe that this is actually not the most important part (by far) – The Heretic

Israel continues to produce an impressive number of highly successful tech startups for a country with a population of just 9 million people. The 21 coolest tech startups in Israel- according to Business Insider.

Suzanne Blotenburg

Tweets @SuusNL – Journalist & writer in the fields of business and economics. Co-editor-in-chief @StartupJuncture. Likes to write about #Startups #Entrepreneurship #Policy #Innovation #Newconomy

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