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The New Face of Leapfunder: Maaike de Reuver

The New Face of Leapfunder: Maaike de Reuver

As a startup founder who sold her company, Maaike de Reuver is familiar with both the problems the startups encounter, and the investor landscape. She joined Leapfunder as a Community Manager recently, and her first Round Table Session is already behind her. Find out more…

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Hugsy: The Best Possible Care for Babies

Hugsy: The Best Possible Care for Babies

We interviewed Sylvie & Jody, the co-founders on a quest to give babies the best possible start in life! Hugsy is a smart blanket that makes the positive effects of kangaroo care last longer. Find out more about this amazing startup, the problem they’re trying…

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Adine Rooyackers: The Person Behind The Success of Leapfunder Parties

Adine Rooyackers: The Person Behind The Success of Leapfunder Parties

Adine Rooyackers, a wandering writer, doesn’t need a lot of words to get your message across. Whether as a copywriter, content manager, an editor, or a community manager at Leapfunder, she has always been present on the Dutch startup scene. She made Leapfunder Round Table Sessions…

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What to Expect From Startupbootcamp’s Demo Day

What to Expect From Startupbootcamp’s Demo Day

FinTech has been one of the hottest startup themes in the last three years and CyberSecurity is one of the top industries angels and VCs are betting on for 2017. The reality is that there is no FinTech without CyberSecurity and this led Startupbootcamp to…

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Tips on How to Pitch Perfect by Top VCs

Tips on How to Pitch Perfect by Top VCs

Delivering a proper pitch is not as easy as it sounds, there are a lot of things you should focus on. Investors are looking for people who have the power to crush their competition, they want you to show them you can invent the future,…

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Fitmanager: Healthy Lifestyle for Everyone

Fitmanager: Healthy Lifestyle for Everyone

Fitmanager is an online software system (SaaS), for both clubs and their members, that takes care of all the things people don’t want to waste their time on (planning, administration, communication or payments). It has been created with an idea that exercising and leading a healthy…

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The Differences Between the US and European Startup Ecosystems

The Differences Between the US and European Startup Ecosystems

Startups tend to succeed as part of a community or innovation ecosystem. The US and the European startup ecosystems are quite different. While Europe’s scene is definitely on the rise, the US is still out in front when it comes to attracting investment and delivering…

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From Idea to Success: Top Startup Accelerators in Europe

From Idea to Success: Top Startup Accelerators in Europe

Accelerators. They offer 3 months with great mentors, their network of the biggest industry players and access to investors. All of that for a chunk of your company. Accelerators take your idea and your team at a stage when you usually don’t even know your…

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5 Books Every Investor Must Read

5 Books Every Investor Must Read

Books – digital and printed – remain one of the main sources of information in the world. Politicians, scientists, teachers, economists, & world leaders all agree on one thing: reading is power. We’ve collected 5 books every investor must read, especially if they are just…

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Startup Due Diligence: Where is the Red Flag? Part II

Startup Due Diligence: Where is the Red Flag? Part II

Dear Investor, This blog is part 2 of a series of tips on the due diligence process for potential startup investments. These tips can be helpful both for startups in the early stages of their venture who are trying to raise funding, and for investors…

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