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Dutch Startup News Update: Merkspace, VarmX, Harver, nlfunding.co and more

Monday means time for a new recap of last weeks startup news. You miss something or would like to be featured? Feel free to drop us a line at team@startupjuncture.com!

News & updates

Merkspace connects Amsterdam and Tel Aviv startup scene
Merkspace should connect the Amsterdam and Tel Aviv startup scene. They teamed up as a new startup-incubator and co-working space in a monumental building at the Herengracht. Startupjuncture readers can now get one month membership for free!

Overview all tech venture capital investors
Juriaan Karsten launched nlfunding.co – an overview of all tech venture capital investors in the Netherlands. We love the idea; sharing is caring and it makes it much easier for startups to find matching investors.

To keep up with culture and sleep, Spanish entrepeneur Maria Estrella Jorro de Inza opened up the first nap bar in Madrid. Siesta & Go offers a nap for 16 euros and lunch hours are peak time. Brilliant idea!

Funding

VarmX lifesaver raises seed
A new lifesaving protein raised seed funding, the use of it should prevent blood clotting. VarmX is a biotech startup working on health solutions that matter.

Harver will change the recruitment industry
A new pre-selection tool using AI and learning techniques will change the HR industry, according to Harver. The team raised a big investment to further develop and rollout TalentPitch.

Fashiontrade.com supported by Zalando and Bestseller
Zalando and Bestseller SE enter a joint venture for shared ownership of Fashiontrade.com and to grow. Fashiontrade is a b2b fashion marketplace.

Monday Reads

Why Ethereum startups don’t need silicon valley. Are cryptocurrency and ICO’s the new ways to raise capital?

Women in Silicon Valley speak up against the culture of harassment they experience. It’s a mens world and that ain’t fun all the time.

Apps are still a thing and according to research done by App Annie, The Netherlands scores very well as app economy. We know how to make money out of applications. (DUTCH)

July means summer means holidays. Schiphol is experiencing some tough times handling all passengers, so this app might come in handy. MissCasey helps you claim money back when your flight is delayed, canceled or when your luggage is lost.

Sabine de Witte

Sabine de Witte successfully failed her own startup and embraced the lessons she learned to connect startups and investors. She helps startups with pr and online communications, writes about tech as a journalist, judges events as a ‘pitch bitch’ and travels the world as startup spotter.

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