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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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Sneak Preview – Investors, Founders and Team Behind Disruptor SuperBuddy

Sneak Preview – Investors, Founders and Team Behind Disruptor SuperBuddy

On November 10th, the first event in our new series Sneak Preview – With Current Investors took place. It turned out to be a huge success! Superbuddy, the social, on-demand grocery shopping disruptor was the host. During the event, investors who were interested in Supperbuddy’s…

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Advice From Europe’s Top 10 Startup CEOs

Advice From Europe’s Top 10 Startup CEOs

Creating a startup takes courage! Believing in yourself and in your team is key to taking the leap, and the first step towards being a successful entrepreneur. At least, this is what we gather from listening to the top 10 startup CEOs in Europe. Earlier…

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Startups That Converted via Leapfunder Share Their Experience

Startups That Converted via Leapfunder Share Their Experience

If you receive our newsletters or have signed up to our website you know Leapfunder always has promising startups raising funding. From technology to fashion to e-commerce, many creative and inspiring startups have completed rounds with us, finding their investors in the largest angel network in…

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Looking for Angel Investors? How to Build an Angel Community Near You

Looking for Angel Investors? How to Build an Angel Community Near You

The startup scene is flourishing worldwide. Young internet companies are popping up like mushrooms in fall, with innovative high-tech companies in quick pursuit. But as is often the case with new developments, there seem to be more companies than funding available. Yet there is enough…

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Startups, Investor Updates Are Important (Here’s Why)

Startups, Investor Updates Are Important (Here’s Why)

So, you’ve spent hours and hours searching for investors and pitching your idea. You’ve reached your funding goals (Congratulations!) and now it’s time to roll up your sleeves, get to work and forget about everything else. The next time you will worry about investors will…

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5 Reasons Startups Fail And How To Avoid Making These Mistakes

5 Reasons Startups Fail And How To Avoid Making These Mistakes

The startup ecosystem is ripe with stories of failure and success. It’s important to gather real-world experience to navigate the startup lifecycle and learn from the pitfalls. With a staggering 90% failure rate, we look at the most common reasons why startups fail and what…

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Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Podcasts – digital audio files with information valuable to subscribers – can be a great source of inspiration for startups, providing real-life stories of other startups, of their successes, failures and strategies. They are also a great tool  for investors, who can find insider tips and…

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What to Expect When Investing in a Startup: Part I

What to Expect When Investing in a Startup: Part I

Dear Investor, This blog is part 1 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. The first of the two-part series explains what happens…

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Investors and Startups Take Over Amsterdam

Investors and Startups Take Over Amsterdam

Another edition of Amsterdam Capital Week has gone by, during which Leapfunder’s events played a great role. Both investors and founders interacted offline, something they don’t often get to do on such a scale. From the biggest Round Table Session we ever hosted to Angel…

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