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Tips for investors and startups published in Q1 in 2019

Live Rounds Update: March 28th

Live Rounds Update: March 28th

When it comes to technological innovation, Europe is now lagging behind not only the US and Japan but also China. Today, of the world’s 15 largest digital firms, not one is European. One of the major gaps that needs to be addressed is early-stage funding.…

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Dutch Startup Changemakers: Janneke Niessen

Dutch Startup Changemakers: Janneke Niessen

Janneke Niessen is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, innovator, and creative thinker, who started her own company almost 20 years ago when ‘startup’ was still a non-existing word. And even though everyone discouraged her, she went on with the idea. Find out how she entered the…

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Video Lessons: Shareholders’ Agreement Clauses: The Good Leaver/Bad Leaver

Video Lessons: Shareholders’ Agreement Clauses: The Good Leaver/Bad Leaver

In our new ‘Video Lessons’ blog series we share knowledge for both startups and investors in a short video format. The next couple of video lessons will be dedicated to the shareholders’ agreement. The shareholders’ agreement is a contract between all shareholders. It defines additional…

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Live Rounds Update (the Netherlands): March 14th

Live Rounds Update (the Netherlands): March 14th

The Dutch housing market is showing no signs of cooling down. Amsterdam has the fastest rising real estate pricing, but there are similar trends in Rotterdam and The Hague as well. In what are you investing these days? Real estate or startups? Did you know that by…

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Live Rounds Update (Germany): March 14th

Live Rounds Update (Germany): March 14th

Berlin’s real estate prices continue to increase. PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate in 2019 rank Berlin the second best city in Europe according to its overall investment and development prospects. In what are you investing these days? Real estate or startups? Did you know that by investing…

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German Startup Changemakers: Kai Malkwitz

German Startup Changemakers: Kai Malkwitz

Kai Malkwitz is an entrepreneur, a business angel and a startup mentor. He successfully founded and exited two startups in the past. Since 2016, he focuses on helping entrepreneurs in founding and growing their businesses. His focus is on Energy, Mobility and Smart City solutions,…

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RefundMe: Get Your VAT Refunds Instantly

RefundMe: Get Your VAT Refunds Instantly

RefundMe is a platform that digitises the VAT refund process for tourists, retailers, airports and governments. Their IoT-based solution enables the government to validate purchases automatically without the need for manual intervention. With their solution, all stakeholders benefit from the process. Find out what type…

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obob: The Photo Communication and Documentation Tool for Craft Enterprises

obob: The Photo Communication and Documentation Tool for Craft Enterprises

obob is an easy to use photo tool for teams in construction, trades and facility management. Making a photo with obob means automatically capturing, documenting, communicating and organising all necessary data around the photos. Therefore, initially, non-descriptive photos become readable, searchable and shareable images. The…

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Live Rounds Update: February 21st

Live Rounds Update: February 21st

In our new ‘Video Lessons’ blog series we share knowledge for both startups and investors in a short video format. The next couple of video lessons are dedicated to the shareholders’ agreement. Check out the promising startups currently raising funding: Civocracy, RefundMe, obob, Soulskill & PleanSat. Stay tuned for…

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Video Lessons: What is a Shareholders’ Agreement/Founders’ Agreement?

Video Lessons: What is a Shareholders’ Agreement/Founders’ Agreement?

In our new ‘Video Lessons’ blog series, we share knowledge for both startups and investors in a short video format. The next couple of video lessons will be dedicated to the shareholders’ agreement. The shareholders’ agreement is a contract between all shareholders. It defines additional…

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The Most Read Blogs in 2018

The Most Read Blogs in 2018

In 2018 we interviewed leaders, investors and founders from the Dutch and German startup scene. For those of you interested in the most inspirational stories, we have collected 10 most-read blogs from 2018: Johan van Mil is an active investor, entrepreneur and the co-founder of…

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Live Rounds Update [the Netherlands]: February 7th

Live Rounds Update [the Netherlands]: February 7th

The Dutch startup scene is always full of events, demo days and awards. And 2019 will be no different. Check out the events no investor should miss in 2019! Lean Startup Summit is a full-day event that brings big ideas from Eric Ries’s books off the page…

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Live Rounds Update [Germany]: February 7th

Live Rounds Update [Germany]: February 7th

The German startup scene is always full of events and demo days. And 2019 will be no different. Check out the events no investor should miss in 2019! Lean Startup Summit is a full-day event that brings big ideas from Eric Ries’s books off the…

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Events in 2019 in Germany no Investor Should Miss

Events in 2019 in Germany no Investor Should Miss

The German startup scene is always full of events and demo days. And this year will be no different. Here are events no investor should miss in 2019! Lean Startup Summit Berlin When: February 11 & 12, 2019 Where: Berlin Web: Lean Startup Summit Berlin…

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Live Rounds Update: January 24th

Live Rounds Update: January 24th

In 2019 we’ll focus on extending our business in Germany and the first commercial activities in the Nordic region. 2018 was about becoming a recognized infrastructure player in Berlin and consolidating our position in the Netherlands with a consistent flow of deals. Lean Startup Summit is a full-day event that brings…

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Events in 2019 in the Netherlands no Investor Should Miss

Events in 2019 in the Netherlands no Investor Should Miss

The Dutch startup scene is always full of events, demo days and awards. And 2019 will be no different, it will be a year with a lot to discover and learn. Check out the events no investor should miss in 2019! Integrated System Europe When:…

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What We’re Planning for 2019 and What We Achieved in 2018

What We’re Planning for 2019 and What We Achieved in 2018

2018 was about becoming a recognised infrastructure player in the Berlin startup scene. Also, we have consolidated our position in the Netherlands with a consistent flow of deals. We have made our platform more sophisticated. It’s now mobile adaptive and easily adapts to every legal…

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Live Rounds Update [the Netherlands]: January 10th

Live Rounds Update [the Netherlands]: January 10th

We hope that from 2019 we will see the Dutch startup ecosystem go into its mature state. In particular, we would like to see a better ‘exit culture’. After years of hard work, the investors and the entrepreneurs deserve a good exit. Lean Startup Summit…

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Live Rounds Update [Germany]: January 10th

Live Rounds Update [Germany]: January 10th

Leapfunder has gone from being entirely unknown to a recognized part of the ecosystem. Everybody seems to be aware of us and what we’re doing. Our monthly Investor Round Table Sessions have become a highly appreciated part of the Berlin startup ecosystem because startups have direct access to…

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Our New Year Wishes for the Berlin Startup Community

Our New Year Wishes for the Berlin Startup Community

The Berlin startup scene seems to have largely avoided the dip in startup life that has been going on in other European cities. Although incubators and accelerators remain active in Berlin, the startup ecosystem is able to rely on the startup ecosystem itself. When you…

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Our New Year Wishes for the Dutch Startup Community: Ready for a Next Level

Our New Year Wishes for the Dutch Startup Community: Ready for a Next Level

Six, seven years ago the startup ecosystem in the Netherlands had a fast increase in visibility and activity. Startup accelerators, such as Rockstart and Startupbootcamp, changed the way things work, and a new co-working space seemed to open almost every month. More and more aspiring…

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