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Dutch startup news update: WeTransfer, Future Food Fund, Meds2Go

We’ve almost finished our 2016 sprint. Here’s what you need to know about the Dutch startup scene.


Proof-of-concept fund UNIIQ last week invested in two startups: Andrupos (identification software) and VarmX (pharmaceuticals).

Amsterdam-based HR/recruitment startup Yearn this year received a total of 400.000 euro in pre-seed money, raised in two rounds of private crowdfunding.

Talking about funding: be sure to send us info regarding investments in your startup if you want to be featured in our annual investment report. So far we had some great response about funding we missed. Help us create the most complete list! Ping us at team (at) startupjuncture.com.

News & Updates

WeTransfer has appointed a new CEO. Gordon Willoughby (ex Amazon, Ebay) will succeed Bas Beerens, who will become executive chairman instead.

The Future Food Fund is a new fund backed by the ‘seed capital arrangement’ from the Dutch government. It is led by experienced entrepreneur Heleen Dura-Van Oord (Peak Capital, DQ&A), among others. The fund invests 150.000 euro up to 2 million euro in startups or early growth agri-horti-food companies.

Applications for the second edition of the Renew The Book Startup Competition close in two days (applications close December 21). Renew The Book is a 40 day event for five startups to focus on innovating the publishing and book industry.

The portable cooling system for medicines Meds2Go has won the YES!Delft LaunchLab.

Rotterdam-based startup Mopinion was one of the first startups to enter the customer feedback sector. But how to innovate when there wasn’t a market yet?

Monday reads

Clean, cool, content curation. Dutch startup Revue got featured on TechCrunch! (TechCrunch)

Blendle co-founder Alexander Klöpping explains why the mall of Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht is a better place for your startup than the canals of Amsterdam. (Business Insider NL, article’s in Dutch)

We’re all supposed to be 100% motivated, 100% of the time. But that’s not reality. (Medium)

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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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