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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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Leapfunder in 2016: An Established Force

Leapfunder in 2016: An Established Force

2016 was a bad year for unicorns and it wasn’t great for Dutch startups either. Funding went down around the world, but for us, 2016 is the year when we became a stable market leader. Not only are we the largest Angel network in the…

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Our New Year Wishes for the Dutch Startup Community

Our New Year Wishes for the Dutch Startup Community

According to StartupJuncture’s 2016 funding report, Dutch startups altogether raised at least 263.9 million euro in funding – 166 million euro less than in 2015. What can we do to increase these stats in 2017 and secure more capital available for Dutch startups? Here are our…

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What to Expect When Investing in a Startup: Part II

What to Expect When Investing in a Startup: Part II

Dear Investor, This blog is part 2 of a step-by-step description of what you should expect when investing in a startup. We talk about investing via Leapfunder but many of the points made here are generally applicable. In the first part, we explored what happens…

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From San Francisco to The Netherlands: Interview with Badger Maps

From San Francisco to The Netherlands: Interview with Badger Maps

We interviewed Steve Benson, founder of Badger Maps in San Francisco. He started his company four years ago after leaving Google. Continue reading to find out what’s the best way to meet investors in the Silicon Valley, tips to raise funding in the US, differences between…

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What 2016 Meant for Dutch Startups

What 2016 Meant for Dutch Startups

2016 has been an amazing year for us, for the startups we’ve helped raise funding, the investors we introduced them to… but more importantly for the Dutch startup ecosystem as a whole. Looking back on the past months, here are some of this year’s highlights.…

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