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Dutch Startup News Update: Boyan Slat, SendCloud, Hotelchamp, Synple, Contentoo

What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update!

News & Updates

Boyan Slat keynote speaker at CapitalFest

StartupFest Europe is proud to announce that inventor and entrepeneur Boyan Slat is one of the keynote speakers at CapitalFest, September 27 in Beurs van Berlage. The founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup will inspire startups and scale-ups how to combine business and solving global challenges.

Innovation Pitching Event at The Heineken Experience

The Cambridge University Open Innovation Forum in Food hosts November 16 Innovation Pitching Event where all kind of innovators (startups, SME’s, corporates and universities) can pitch there innovations to among others Cargill, Mars, PepsiCo, Heineken, P&G, General Mills and other top-20 global players across the Food, Drink and FMCG sectors.


E-commerce tool Sendcloud raises 5 million euro investment

Dutch scale-up SendCloud received the investment from henQ and existing investors TIIN and BOM. The Eindhoven based startup started in 2012 and developed a platform where small and medium-sized webshops can save time on their shipping process. In a Series A round they raised 2 million euro in 2016.

Hotelchamp raises €4M in total seed funding

Amsterdam-based startup Hotelchamp secures an additional investment of 2.25 million euro, on top of an earlier 1.75 million investment. The additional funding round attracted both existing angel investors and fresh blood, angels serving as entrepreneurs within the hospitality and online industry.  The seed funding will be used for further company growth.

Logistics startup Synple raises €1.1 million from MIF II and Newion

Breda-based logistics startup Synple has raised 1.1 million euros from Mainport Innovation II and Newion. The capital raised will be used to add more customers to the company’s platform, hire staff and ramp up for international expansion in 2018.

Contentoo Picks Up Funding and Appoints Advisory Board

Contentoo, the platform for specialised B2B copywriters, has raised funding from angel investors Frans van Hulle and Bas Offers. The capital raised will be used for the further development of the platform and market expansion. Van Hulle and Offers will also join Contentoo’s advisory board.

Monday Afternoon Watch

The Two Most Common Mistakes Growth Stage Founders Make

Here is a great video of Ali Rowghani, former COO of Twitter and now partner at Y Combinator. I have experienced this myself firsthand. The product was so that we didn’t how to fulfil demand. But the founders didn’t ‘scale’ and so didn’t the company. The Dutch colliery of what Rowghani is says working on your company instead of working in your company. Unfortunately at the company which I referred the founders are still working in their company that hasn’t grown since I left. Take heed, and put your ego aside. I know it’s hard, but its not impossible. Make yourself dispensable.

Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash


Samir Saberi
Entrepreneur | Co-founder @StartupsAnoniem, @StartupJuncture | Partner @StartupDelta | Node1| Tech Blogger| Samir is interested in and loves to work with crazy, dissident, rebel startups that challenge the status quo to make things better. Drop him a line at samir[at]startupjuncture[.]com

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