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Leapfunder blog Q4 2014

2014, The Year of Making it Happen!

2014, The Year of Making it Happen!

Time flies when you’re building a company you believe in. 2014 was an important year for Leapfunder. We were able to develop our MVP software up into a mature commercial product. We completed the Startupbootcamp Amsterdam programme and were able to work with the investor…

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Leapfunder Investor Gathering: Offline matters!

Leapfunder Investor Gathering: Offline matters!

At Leapfunder we want to foster communities. Both for startups and investors, both online and offline. Therefore we organised the very first Leapfunder investor gathering last Thursday December 11 to give Leapfunder investors the opportunity to meet each other. The goal: To take the online…

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Leapfunder Sales Academy Event

Leapfunder Sales Academy Event

Did you know that will miss about 70% of the market if you are not doing any outbound sales (cold calling/emailing)? Too often sales is underrated for startups. Most of the startups rely on inbound sales, but in the B2B market, after the first round of…

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Awesome Startups Currently Raising Funding

Awesome Startups Currently Raising Funding

Awesome startups are currently raising funding via Leapfunder and we wanted to take this opportunity to present their disrupting, amazing solutions. Each one of them is solving a pain, moving fast and breaking things, working day and night in order to offer their significant improvement…

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Startup Weekend Eindhoven by Bert-Jan Woertman

Startup Weekend Eindhoven by Bert-Jan Woertman

This Friday 28 November, Startup Weekend Eindhoven is taking place. Bert-Jan Woertman, Marketing and Business development director at High Tech Campus, is one of it’s initiators of this event. We asked him about the event, it’s beginnings in Eindhoven and about his expectations for this Startup…

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Beleggen in start-ups? Denk hier aan

Beleggen in start-ups? Denk hier aan

Belegger.nl stelde Tienko Rasker de volgende vragen. Wat doet Leapfunder precies? ‘Wij zijn een firma die de techniek, dus de software en contracten levert aan start-ups zodat die deze kunnen gebruiken voor het binnenhalen van investeerders op hun eigen site. Ondernemers komen bij ons met…

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A New Trend in the Financing of Medical Technologies

A New Trend in the Financing of Medical Technologies

It is estimated that improvements in healthcare have increased life expectancy by about 13 years since the 1900s¹, not to mention their impact on relief of pain and disability. With an ageing population in Western countries and higher spending power of countries like India or…

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How to Invest in Startups – Tips From US Based VCs & Angel Investors

How to Invest in Startups – Tips From US Based VCs & Angel Investors

Most of the startups around the world are familiar and addicted to the incredibly valuable “How to Start a Startup” class by Sam Altman of Y Combinator, taught at Stanford. In the class they share everything they know about how to start a startup, for free,…

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Startupbootcamp HighTechXL Took Off This Week in Eindhoven!

Startupbootcamp HighTechXL Took Off This Week in Eindhoven!

Startupbootcamp HighTechXL program in Eindhoven took off this week! Meet the 11 stars of their winter batch and let us convince you why it’s not enough to only keep an eye on the Amsterdam startups. Find out why you should make sure to save February 6th in your calendar,…

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Investing in MedTech: Inspektor QLF

Investing in MedTech: Inspektor QLF

Mark Lenssen is founder of Zorgfunders, an initiative for crowdfunding & networkfunding of healthcare institutions in the Netherlands. Zorgfunders is currently consulting Inspektor QLF, a company developing dental diagnostic devices,to raise convertible notes through the Leapfunder platform. We take the opportunity to interview Mark about…

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Bridging The Equity Gap

Bridging The Equity Gap

Often founders spent more time raising funding than they do on building their business. If they succeed, they have lost valuable time during which they could have grown their company. If they fail raising investment, the whole company fails. We started Leapfunder with a goal…

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Peer Pitching: Back To The Core And Soul Of a Pitch – Interview with André Knol from Innoleaps

Peer Pitching: Back To The Core And Soul Of a Pitch – Interview with André Knol from Innoleaps

To take you back to the core of the pitch and introduce you to a valuable exercise “Peer Pitching”, we interviewed André Knol, Co-founder and CEO of Innoleaps where he supervises complex innovation programs and loves to realize breakthroughs in the field of strategy and new business.…

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Coffee with the CEO: Crowdfunding from an investor’s perspective

Coffee with the CEO: Crowdfunding from an investor’s perspective

Early 2014 I tumbled into my first crowdfund campaign almost by accident. An anonymous tweet lured me to a crowdfund platform, pointing to an IT-startup looking to fund the development of a beta product into a sellable product. They said they were going to multiply…

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Aandelen versus converteerbare obligaties

Aandelen versus converteerbare obligaties

Maar al snel is er geld nodig. Wat is dan makkelijker dan nieuwe aandelen uitgeven? De vennootschap geeft aandelen uit, er komt geld binnen en het bedrijf kan verder. Maar tegen welke prijs geef je aandelen uit? Welke rechten krijgen de nieuwe aandeelhouders? Een aandelen…

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Are convertible notes always the right solution?

Are convertible notes always the right solution?

No financial instrument is without discussion. Many early stage startups are very happy with the convertible note as a financing instrument. Not having the valuation discussion with your investors is a huge plus and speeds up the whole process. Especially when the convertible notes are…

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