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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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VC Matches SuperBuddy’s Leapfunder Investment Campaign

VC Matches SuperBuddy’s Leapfunder Investment Campaign

The regional venture investor firm, PPM Oost, strengthened the rapidly growing social groceries platform SuperBuddy by matching the startup’s recent fundraising campaign. PPM Oost reached into its Innovation Fund to double the amount raised by SuperBuddy on our platform. This is a great step forward…

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

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

Welcome back to my new blog: this is part of a series of blogs where I give inside tips to startups and investors alike. In this blog, the first of a two-part series, we will provide some tips on the due diligence process for potential…

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Events in 2017 no Investor Should Miss

Events in 2017 no Investor Should Miss

The Dutch startup scene is always full of events, demo days and awards. And 2017 will be no different, it will be a year with a lot to discover and learn. Here are the important Dutch events no investor should miss in 2017, this list…

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Most Funded Startups via Leapfunder up Until 2017

Most Funded Startups via Leapfunder up Until 2017

Our previous blog post was about Leapfunder’s 2016 achievements and becoming a stable market leader in The Netherlands. This wouldn’t be possible without our main asset, the amazing startups that chose Leapfunder as their tool to raise investment. This is why, in one of our…

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