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Tips for investors and startups published in Q3 in 2017

Dutch Startup Changemakers: Constantijn Van Oranje

Dutch Startup Changemakers: Constantijn Van Oranje

Prince Constantijn Van Oranje, the Netherlands’ startup ambassador, is helping shape the Dutch startup ecosystem with both StartupDelta, an initiative for fast-growing innovative startups with an international focus; and StartupFest, an event that connects European startups with providers of capital, business, and talent. We had…

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Angel Investors in the Netherlands

Angel Investors in the Netherlands

Angel investors in the Netherlands tend to invest in companies they understand and where they can contribute to the management decision. Since Angel investing is based on personal preference they gravitate towards products they themselves might use. Find out about the different types of investors…

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Dutch Startup Changemakers: Simone Schoutens

Dutch Startup Changemakers: Simone Schoutens

Simone, 27, is a director of Capital Tour XXL and she recently joined the Amsterdam Capital Week team. Her goal at Capital Tour XXL is to ‘demystify the world of funding’ in different cities in the world. Find out more about her background, what particularly…

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Trunkrs: Love to Deliver

Trunkrs: Love to Deliver

Trunkrs is an innovative logistical delivery company with a strong focus on the end receiver. Because a perfect delivery is the start of recurring customers! With smart IT solutions, they create services that make life easier for both consumers and organizations. Their aim is to…

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Leapfunder is Live in Germany

Leapfunder is Live in Germany

Leapfunder has grown into a leading Angel investor network in the Netherlands, but we are determined to take on bigger challenges and help even more start-ups to raise funding. In order to achieve our goal, from now on, we are also live in Germany! Find…

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An Overview of Startup Investors in the Netherlands

An Overview of Startup Investors in the Netherlands

Almost two years ago Juriaan Karsten had to shut down his first startup due to lack of funding. In order to help other startups prevent the same thing, he created nlfunding.co, an online overview of all startup investors in the Netherlands. This directory is an…

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The Benefits of Raising a Second Leapfunder Round

The Benefits of Raising a Second Leapfunder Round

ProctorExam, Clevergig and Progauntlet are just some of the startups that have decided on raising a second Leapfunder round. We had a chance to ask them about its benefits, if they expected a second round when they started the first one and whether the investors…

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Dutch Startup Changemakers: David Beckett

Dutch Startup Changemakers: David Beckett

David Beckett is a pitch coach that coached over 500 startups to make outstanding pitches and raise over €120 million in investment and over €5 million in prize money at pitching competitions. He’s also the creator of The Pitch Canvas© which over 50,000 people have…

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Dutch Startup Changemakers: Marc Wesselink

Dutch Startup Changemakers: Marc Wesselink

Marc Wesselink is a motivator, a business coach and a critical optimist who was involved as a co-founder in 12 startups. He has an in-depth knowledge in many fields which can help entrepreneurs maintain a 360-degree view of their business. He is currently in charge…

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Unicorn Hunters’ Advice

Unicorn Hunters’ Advice

Unicorn investing can be extremely rewarding, not only does it give investors the opportunity to experience huge returns, it also gives a front-row seat on the thrilling roller-coaster of the growth trajectory. Sequoia Capital, the New York City-based hedge fund Tiger Global Management and SV…

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Dutch Startup Changemakers: Frederieke Wolter

Dutch Startup Changemakers: Frederieke Wolter

We had a chance to chat with Frederieke Wolter, the founder of Favoroute, a platform for travel guides that can be used via web or mobile app. Favoroute has successfully handled the technical side of the platform and has been helping travelers to explore the…

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5 Things We’re Most Proud Of

5 Things We’re Most Proud Of

Although we are only 3 we have grown into being one of the main sources of seed funding in the Netherlands. We’ve closed more than 100 funding rounds with an average value of over E100k. The capital through our system has been growing by more…

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