Dutch startup news update: Recruitz.io, Siren Care, Plug & Play
5 March, 2021 by
Dutch startup news update: Recruitz.io, Siren Care, Plug & Play
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As the first days of January have passed by, we’re slowly getting used to type ‘2017’ instead of ‘2016’. Anyway, it’s Monday, so here’s a little recap of all the Dutch startup news!


HousingAnywhere, a Rotterdam-based international exchange student housing platform, has raised a 5 million euro series A round to finance its international growth.

Briter, a digital learning platform from Den Bosch, has received at least a 200.000 euro seed investment from an informal investor.

The proof-of-concept fund for the South Holland region UNIIQ announced two more investments. Semiotic Labs (smart energy) gets 600.000 euro and Fibriant (biotech) picks up 300.000 euro.

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Readers of Dutch business website Sprout have named Recruitz.io the startup of the year 2016 (link in Dutch).

Siren Care has won the CES award in the category hardware. The startup, co-founded by Dutchie Henk Jan Scholten, creates smart socks that warn patients of, for instance, diabetes, when there are health hazards.

Also, Clear Flight Solutions was named one of the top 10 coolest ‘gadgets’ at the CES by TechCrunch.

A new Silicon Valley programme enters the Netherlands: Plug & Play will start March 23 in Amsterdam.

Journalism Blendle, after its acquisition of Paper, now offers a monthly curated service called Premium. Not really the all-you-can-read Spotify model some hoped it would be, as that strategy isn’t viable yet. All it needs is publishers willing to do so.

GUTS won the Music Meets Tech Awards during the Eurosonic 2017 music festival. Yeah, we know, another award etcetera etcetera. But that’s not the point here. This startup is doing something cool: it wants to stop the reselling of concert tickets (for ridiculous prices). It does so with the help of blockchain technology.

The applications to Rockstart’s second Smart Energy acceleration programme are open.


Today is the launch of Core Life Analytics, an Utrecht-based startup. Their platform HC Stratominer offers data analytics to the life sciences industry. Their mission is to rescue scientists who are drowning in data.

After two years of developing, this product startup called Stoov officially launched its heated pillows business.

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