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How to prevent co-founder conflict

There are many succes stories of startups, but studies show that most new businesses fail in their first years. One of the top reasons for this failure is conflict in startup teams. It is damaging for a startup company when the founders are involved. In this blog we provide you with some topics to discuss with a co-founder, based on a free startup contract...

Dutch scaleup funding 2019

At least 20 Dutch scaleups managed to raise € 10 million or more in 2019. In this overview we list the largest Dutch funding rounds in 2019. The list below shows the largest funding rounds of 2019. Picnic, the Dutch delivery supermarket raised € 250 million. Via Silicon Canals. Gitlab, the source code and software development platform raised...

Welcome to the Jungle: Startupbootcamp Cybersec Fintech demo day

Yesterday was demo day for the class of 2019 of the Startupbootcamp Fintech and Cybersecurity accelerator program. Twelve startups gave exciting pitches and announced their latest successes on a Jungle-themed stage at Rabobank Utrecht. The demo day demonstrated the successful transition that Startupbootcamp has made from local programmes to themed programs:...

Dutch startups raise more than 500 mln in 2018

Looking at the funding numbers, the Dutch startup ecosystem is in excellent health! Every year we make a list of all publicly announced startup deals in The Netherlands, and for 2018 we were able to find more than 130 deals, with a median investment amount of 1 million euros. Why this funding list The goal of the Startupjuncture funding overview...

Luqo wins Gouden Guppy for best educational digital product

Utrecht based education-technology startup Luqo has won the Golden Guppy award. This prize is awarded by a professional jury to innovative digital media products for children from 0-6. Luqo has won the award by creating a table to game device that allows multiple children to play digital games with physical tokens. About Luqo Luqo was founded in...

Dutch team launches OpenBook: a privacy-friendly Facebook alternative

OpenBook is a new initiative to set up an open source, privacy-friendly, fun and honest social network. The initiative started early 2018 and is currently raising funds via Kickstarter. We interviewed ethical hacker Vincent Ruijter, who is security engineer in the Open-book team about their new initiative. He shares his motivation to join the project,...

Dutch startup funding Q2 2018: more than 200 mln

Dutch startups have raised more than 200 million euros in funding in the second quarter of 2018. We were able to find more than 70 startup investments, with a median investment size of 900.000 euros. About this overview Since december 2015, Startupjuncture has made annual and quarterly overviews of startup funding announcements (these are the links...

Blockchain startup Blockport makes crypto-trading accessible to entry-level public

The Amsterdam-based blockchain startup Blockport makes crypto investment easier for entry-level crypto-traders by launching a social, user-friendly and secure platform and the company launched an Open Beta phase. The platform for public users opened this stage starting today. Blockport’s ‘social exchange’ can be used by beginners and advanced crypto-traders...

Voicey receives €250k pre-seed investment from Block Party

Voicey – The first influencer marketing platform with an on-the-go app, received funding from pro-footballer Gregory van der Wiel and his investment fund Block Party. During the course of a year the platform has been developed and thoroughly tested by a select group of influencers and brands. Voicey is now ready to conquer the world. In addition, Voicey...

Dutch startups raise more than 100 mln in Q1 2018

Twenty-four Dutch startups have raised a bit more than 1000 million euros in the first quarter of 2018 (up until april 16). The median funding amount was 1 million euros. Below is a table with links to all the deals. Ranking Methodology For this analysis we looked at deals reported here on startupjuncture, but also on deals listed in the Crunchbase...

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