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ITPA Group

ITPA Group B.V.

ITPA prevents IT performance issues and resolves delays and instabilities in the entire IT environment. This way ITPA solves the problem of delays, outages, instabilities in IT environments of all organisations where IT is a backbone of the operations. ITPA can resolve issues but also prevent issues to happen in the future. This saves organisations huge amounts of money due to : loss of revenue, reduction in productivity, instant cost for repair, expensive consultant in long lasting projects, structural turnover loss (clients and partners leaving), brand and image damage.   The problem In case an IT outages, delay or instability occurs, how to detect the cause? And how do you know you are not working on solving symptoms instead of the root cause? What are relations between the components? Changing one thing can lead to causing another issue. You also do not want long consultancy projects with huge hourly rates and no need to solve issues really fast. Our own research shows that in 81% of the IT performance issues the problem is caused by incorrect parameter settings. These parameters are set initially set, but the IT environment changes drastically over the years (changed number of users, applications, infrastructure, patches and updates, etc.). Now the parameters are not optimized anymore, they even can cause IT problems.    The solution: Performance Improvement as a Service USP 1: Holistic approach no restricting to parts of the IT environment By means of a holistic approach, ITPA does not restrict the scope and focusses on the entire IT. This way all issues can be detected really fast. USP 2: Detection and solution ITPA will not only detect, but also resolve the causes of delays and instabilities. USP 3: Artificial Intelligence to optimize the parameters By using the ITPA Artificial Intelligence system, ITPA can really fast detect, analyse and optimize the parameter settings. This is absolutely unique. USP 4: prevention By offering the monitoring services we can see issues occurring up to 90 days ahead. Prevention is even better than resolving the issues when it really occurs. USP 5: Speed to optimize Because of the tool we work with, we can really speed up the process of solving issues and preventing issues to happen. Real time notifications can be send out to partners and clients (by SMS, text messages, dashboard, 24x7 hrs etc). The speed to resolve the issues is unique. USP 6: Continuous innovation On a short notice ITPA will launch Blockchain Performance Improvement as a SaaS solution.   Client case: Parameter Management at Energy provider Situation: An international energy provider is running a massive ERP application. The system is, slow, unstable and sluggish. End users have been complaining for quite some time to the point that they did not even complain anymore. Several IT advisors and well-known vendors examined the problems. Specialists were flown in from abroad to deal with the matter. This took one and a half year and produced no results... Only high invoices for consultancy services in specialist areas where the symptoms occurred. After being diagnosed by ITPA a report was issued within a week, providing the optimal parameter settings for this customer. Result: After 7 days the system was stabilized and there were no more delays or breakdowns; no more downtime. In the following week the performance was much faster. No more complaints or helpdesk calls. All parties involved (suppliers, customers and partners) are very satisfied.   Investment ITPA Group is raising a minimum of €300K as a convertible note to scale-up capacity and specialization in the Netherlands and expand via partners internationally (Benelux, UK, Germany, France, but also further abroad). The funds will be dedicated mainly to expand the company in the fields of direct-and-indirect sales and marketing, technical development, product development, service delivery management.  
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Soulskill

Soulskill B.V.

Traditional means of employment are going through dramatic change with the millennial workforce joining in, and these combined with related technological and cultural shifts are driving a growth in freelancing globally. In younger demographics, and especially in the creative space, >50% of all roles are performed by freelancers - a trend we expect will continue and spread to other sectors.We are therefore building soulskill.com - a talent relationship manager for small and mid-sized team to maintain and grow their freelance workforce. 6 member core team, all full time. Technology developed in house and founders have previously built and exited technology companies Received ~EUR 85K technical grant from the Dutch Good Growth Fund (under the RVO) in July 2018 3+ active pilots in India, currently in the process of formalising the commercial contracts. Strong pipeline of marquee clients Our MVP is live and is currently focused on solving the Freelancer Staffing problem for our clients. Over time we intend to extend our solution and / or integrate it with existing products around Project tracking and management, Freelancer sourcing, Client relationship management, Invoicing and potentially Payrolling as well - which should allow us to provide a full-suite cloud ERP to service businesses of the future.   The initial version of our product was built by our subsidiary in India, and the IP ownership has been completely transferred to our Dutch B.V. since 01-10-2018. Future financing and revenue collection will also all take place via our Dutch B.V.
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Leapfunder Growth

Hinksprong B.V.

  Welcome to the Founders Club!   Leapfunder was co-founded by >70 active Angel investors. They are called the Founders Club. They shape Leapfunder strategy. This offer of investment is for the current Founders Club, as well as for potential new members.   (If you are a member of the Founders Club: some of this you know already.)   The Founders Club are investors who have invested in us, and use us to build their portfolio. This offer of investment is an invitation to join that Founders Club. You will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas so we can enhance our product.   Leapfunder aims to enable early stage high-potential companies to raise equity online from a pool of informal investors. For this Leapfunder has developed online investment tools that are designed for the combined needs of the companies and the investors.   Since the launch in July 2014 Leapfunder has passed € 13 Mln raised in > 70 companies with ca. 70% successfully funded.   Over 2017 Leapfunder covered 68% of its operating expenses from cash revenue. It would have been possible to run cash neutral, if it weren’t for the international expansion plans.   During 2017 Leapfunder obtained regulatory clearance to operate in Germany. Leapfunder plans to expand beyond Germany to all Northern Europe, possibly followed by France.   Leapfunder handles account management, business development and compliance from Amsterdam and Berlin. All software development has been outsourced to India. All social media is run from Barcelona.   The Leapfunder products has two parts: i) the Leapfunder Note is a robust financial security that makes it easy to bring together larger numbers of equity investors. It can be used by all relevant legal entities in Germany and the Netherlands. Also Leapfunder has developed ii) the Leapfunder Hub, an online social network for investors, to facilitate building syndicates and deal discovery. The IT architecture of this online social network allows its use in almost any EU jurisdiction.   Leapfunder facilitates investment by: Providing a social networking community on leapfunder.com Providing software that allows the start-up to execute the investments online A standardized legal structure, which small investors can rely on   Leapfunder aims to benefit from an investment transaction only if the start-up is successful. The fee for Leapfunder therefore has two parts: a % cash commission on each successful transaction a % of share options in each startup that uses Leapfunder Leapfunder can exercise its share options at any time   The cash commission is intended only to cover costs, whereas the options aim to lift Leapfunder into profitability.   Leapfunder is not a crowdfunding website. Its start-ups typically aim to work with 10-20 informal investors, who are investing between E5-50k each. Investors can look at the full information on each deal by invitation only. We emphasize in all our communications that Leapfunder offers an online form of classical Angel Funding.   In order to accelerate the expansion into the German market Leapfunder is aiming to raise approximately EUR 200,000 with this round. This should give a runway of approximately one year.  
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Stampwallet

Stampwallet B.V.

We are Stampwallet, a Startupbootcamp Alumni, the technical front-runner in the loyalty landscape through offering a loyalty app as well as developing innovative tailored loyalty solutions. This way, we not only offer loyalty solutions to companies but also offer solutions to loyalty companies. We make your loyals feel like royals.     Introduction Loyalty programs. They have existed since the late 18th century in the form of copper tokens, later evolved in paper stamps, and now has the form of all kinds of currencies. They have become commonplace in today’s society. Traditional brick and mortar stores are using them to keep pace with the evolving e-commerce world, and e-commerce sites are using them to boost retention and drive down acquisition costs. While loyalty programs seem to be inseparable, there still isn’t a ‘golden’ solution that fits all. Often they are too expensive to implement, to hard to understand, too difficult to use, or simply generate too much friction with the consumer. Now that’s where Stampwallet does it differently. We offer ‘seamless’ loyalty solutions through our innovative hardware and software.   Our story Starbucks being your first customer that’s a dream for a lot of companies. But for Stampwallet this is a reality. The story of Stampwallet all started 2 years ago with Stampwallet’s CEO, Wouter, his previous media company, Media599, stationed in sunny Curacao. Every morning, before going to the office, he would drive up to Starbucks at the Mambo Beach Boulevard and get his regular coffee. To be honest, quite some money was spent there to get his early ‘wake up’ drink, but never was he rewarded for his undefined loyalty.   One day the manager sat down next to him. She was worried about her customers while Starbucks in Curacao was not able to use their famous corporate loyalty program. More and more customers would try out other coffee places. Knowing that Wouter had his media company, she asked him to come up with something that she could use to engage with her customers. And as Wouter accepted the challenge, in no time, Media599 had released an app that enables Starbucks Curacao to offer their customers a ‘digital stamp card’ to save for discounts and prizes and in return, the customer would register under their name and email address. Data started flowing in and the customers returned to purchasing coffees from Starbucks. After 3 months almost 10.000 customers already used the app and after sending a personalized message to them, they noticed an increase of 21% in retention rate.   Learn how the Stampwallet app works:     Word spreads fast among the islands of the Caribbean and before Wouter knew it, more and more companies started asking for the same type of program. They all wanted an easy way to reward their customers and to gather data, and thus, Stampwallet B.V. was born and founded. At first, only a platform on which merchants could easily create their own loyalty program in the form of a stamp card, low costs, customizable, and the insights in customer data.   Pretty soon, Wouter needed an additional pair of hands. Lauren, a hospitality management Bachelor with ample experience in the hospitality and service industry found his way in due to his passion for loyalty. “Hospitality is the foundation of loyalty. When someone goes beyond what you expect, that’s where you become loyal. It’s all about going that extra mile.”   Together Wouter and Lauren started building the business. Innovation is key to the loyalty industry business while competition is fierce. Therefore, the focus was mainly on growing the company and developing new methods to exchange loyalty currencies. QR codes and battery-driven beacons were the first solutions to be offered. However, the beacons had many flaws that hurt the business.   After looking for new ways to replace the beacon, a new strategic partner arose from Canada with an expertise in motherboards. Through this cooperation, a new in-house developed beacon was placed on the market called ‘the super-beacon’. A device that can be connected with printers and unmanned machines, such as parking, vending, and carwash machines, to generate loyalty transactions. With these endless possibilities, the development dams broke for Stampwallet. New solutions kept on being created and more and more hardware and software were developed after which the target market got bigger and bigger. The possibilities now had an implication on every type of industry in the world. In other words, a ton of tech to do amazing things with, but not a clear view of what the market exactly needs. Therefore, to bring back focus, the company moved to the Netherlands in February this year and joined the accelerator program Fintech & Cybersecurity Startup Bootcamp in Amsterdam. Now the company has turned itself into the tech frontrunner of the loyalty landscape.   Apart from the loyalty app proposition, development and sales have shifted towards 'tailor-made loyalty solutions' and 'products'. These products are a result of the tailored solutions with set APIs and pre-developed code. In such, they can be sold and implemented with just minor changes.    Their expertise in data, loyalty, digital customers, flexibility and speed of developing loyalty solutions is what makes them unique. Their strategy is to push their loyalty apps throughout their infrastructure of 6 agents, stationed all over the world, and focus on customized solutions in The Netherlands and the Caribbean. With this model, their flexibility and speed for innovation stay on a high level, while still having the ability to scale fast.   Our solutions Stampwallet loyalty app Branded apps (your own promotion in a company branded app) White labels (sell your own 'stampwallet') API integration in webshops, accounting software, and existing loyalty platforms Super Beacon to connect to every POS on the market POS integrations Receipt alterations (print loyalty rewards on receipts) Scanner app to quickly reward customers Receipt capturing Raffle tool Customized solutions Their latest solutions and innovations are the 'Stampwallet Loyalty Chatbot' for Facebook Messenger and WeChat (that together have 2.2B users) and the 'Personal Characteristic Recognition solution'. With the Loyalty Chatbot innovation, they can onboard users into your loyalty platform within 30 seconds. Without having to register or downloading an app! Unique in the world! Our 'Personal Characteristic Recognition' solution is an implementation of loyalty in which visually identifiable characteristics, such as facial elements and license plates, are used to create user accounts and to save automatically. This also led us to 'reverse loyalty'; a first-time reach-out to the consumer 'after' they have received enough points to be redeemed for incentives.      Traction Stampwallet has over 800 merchants listed in 6 different countries. They created a powerful distribution network of resellers in 6 countries that are reselling our app to their clients. This fits their mission perfectly: Think global but act local. The focus is on The Netherlands and the Caribbean, while their network of agents focuses on its own territories. Selling agents are now active in Sweden, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Africa, Brasil, and Panama. Additionally, they work directly with great companies like:     Revenue In 2017, Stampwallet managed to show a 100% increase in revenue for each quarter. All revenues come from the sales and development of white labels, subscriptions, licenses, and API integrations. Due to the auto-renewal subscriptions model for the Stampwallet app and their continuation on the contracts of white labels and licenses, most revenue is recurring with a churn rate of 1.24%. As the sales focus shifted towards 'tailor-made' loyalty solutions at the start of this year, so did the growth in revenue for this stream. All targets (as stated in the financial sheets) have been successfully reached.      The forecasted revenue for 2018 is based out of the contracts that 'already' have been signed, POCs that have been initiated, and leads that are in the pipeline. Therefore it is important to mention that the bar chart below illustrates the future of Stampwallet with the 'current' resources. in QR it is planned to hire a sales team and account manager.      Funding round Now is the time for Stampwallet to catapult their products and services into bigger markets. For his, the first step has been taken to move to The Netherlands. Since foot was set on Dutch soil, Stampwallet has already gained much business. New agents have been acquired, new products have been developed, new partners have been connected, and new contracts have been signed.   However, Stampwallet needs resources to meet their demands while demand is thriving. These clients need to be followed up to create revenue. The future of Stampwallet will move towards cooperation with bigger corporates, developing new innovative products to enhance loyalty experiences, and connecting a license based revenue model to it. With this strategy, the value will keep on growing with each new client.   Our funding will be used as followed:
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Bolt Mobility B.V.

Amount€3,035,000
Date30 March 2017
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Hinksprong B.V.

Amount€742,495
Date19 March 2018
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Floating Market B.V.

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Date02 April 2016
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