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Myrthe Bastings: The New Person Behind Leapfunder’s Round Table Sessions

Myrthe Bastings: The New Person Behind Leapfunder’s Round Table Sessions

Myrthe Bastings always had a passion for communication and enjoys making the right connections between people. A couple of months ago, she joined Leapfunder as a Community Manager, and four Round Table Sessions in two different cities are already behind her. Find out more about…

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Industry Changemakers: Michael Dooijes

Industry Changemakers: Michael Dooijes

We talked to Michael Dooijes, the Co-founder and Managing Director of Startupbootcamp’s FinTech & CyberSecurity program, who is passionate about how innovation can impact the lives of millions. With his involvement in the startup ecosystem, he is trying to bridge the gap and help transition…

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Salestack: Your One Stop Shop for Sales Acceleration

Salestack: Your One Stop Shop for Sales Acceleration

Salestack brings lead discovery into a new era. It changes the way businesses: select, qualify and warm-up their sales leads. It also saves their clients up to 90% of their time prospecting by generating qualified leads succeeded by automated and personalized outreach solutions. Find out…

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How to Become a Startup Investor in the Netherlands

How to Become a Startup Investor in the Netherlands

Have you ever considered investing in early-stage startups? There are many who find trying to make a business excel extremely rewarding. For those of you who want to become a business angel, but don’t know where to start, we spoke to three experienced startup investors…

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Industry Changemaker: Johan van Mil

Industry Changemaker: Johan van Mil

In our new ‘Industry Changemakers’ blog series we pick the hottest topics and the experts that can tell us all about them. We talked to Johan van Mil, an active investor, entrepreneur and the co-founder of Peak Capital about the European VC scene. Find out…

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Events in 2018 no Investor Should Miss

Events in 2018 no Investor Should Miss

The Dutch startup scene is always full of events, demo days and awards. And 2018 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 2018! Integrated System…

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Our New Year Wishes for the Dutch Startup Community

Our New Year Wishes for the Dutch Startup Community

In the Netherlands, we saw a lot of activity in the startup scene about 5 years ago. Around that time the startup accelerators – such as Rockstart and Startupbootcamp – came to the Netherlands. They were able to bring all the pieces of a startup…

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What we achieved in 2017 and what we’re planning for 2018

What we achieved in 2017 and what we’re planning for 2018

2017 was about consolidating our position as the biggest angel investment platform in the Netherlands, consistently with the most deals. In 3,5 – 4 years of history, we’ve only seen about 10% failure rate. That doesn’t mean that all our companies are going to be…

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Dutch Startup Changemakers: Anouk Bikkel

Dutch Startup Changemakers: Anouk Bikkel

Anouk Bikkel works as a Director at Amsterdam Capital Week, one of the most important startup events in the Netherlands, where startups and investors connect and create long-term partnerships. Find out what is it about startups that particularly attracts her, what she predicts for the…

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A Chat With Investors: Martin Amersfoort

A Chat With Investors: Martin Amersfoort

‘A Chat With Investors’ is our new blog series, in which we ask successful investors to share their knowledge, experience, and tips for both entrepreneurs and beginning startup investors. We had a chance to talk to Martin Amersfoort, who has a Ph.D. in optoelectronics, was…

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