Dutch startup news update – Takeaway, YES!Delft, Brightlands
5 March, 2021 by
Dutch startup news update – Takeaway, YES!Delft, Brightlands
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Here's the latest news from the Dutch startup ecosystem.

News & Updates

Takeaway.com, the parent company of Thuisbezorgd, finally announced an IPO. It will be listed in the Euronext Amsterdam index.

YesDelft last week expanded, literally. It added YES!Delft Labs to the Science Park Technopolis from the Technical University Delft, a 2500 m2 office space and 900m2 lab space. The project of 12 million euro was needed to give home to a growing number of tech starters in the region.

The 'smart city' hub of Heerlen will open the new Brightlands Smart Services Campus today. In the next ten years 100 million euro will be spent on this ambitious project.

The 'all-you-can-fly'-startup Jetwise filed for bankruptcy, CEO Vince Meens said on Facebook. It was letting users fly in a private jet from Amsterdam to Ibiza and Cannes for 10.000 euro per year.

Pension fund ABP added an extra 300 million euro in venture fund INKEF Capital. ABP is founding partner and cornerstone investor of said fund.

Bas Beerens, co-founder of WeTransfer, won the LOEY Award 2016 for best entrepreneur in the Dutch online industry. Next to that Hans Ober from Ticketswap won the first LOEY Talent Award.

In the new European startup podcast Startup Milestones, aimed at inspiration for founders, co-founder Michel Willems of BimBimBikes shares his lessons learned. How do you quickly scale to 66 countries worldwide?

As a startup, how do you manage short-term survival and long-term success? In a thought experiment you will learn to use the Startup Matrix, a startup equivalent of the famous BCG-matrix.


Xinaps, which creates plugins for architecture software, got funding (undisclosed amount) from the Enabling Technology Fund and Innovation Quarter. Frank Schuyer started Xinaps in 2015 through a management buy-out of Vabi Software.

Success for Dutch co-founder and CTO Arean van Veelen of OfferUp. The mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the US announced a series C investment of 119 million dollar led by private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

Morning read

The story of Theranos: How Elizabeth Holmes's House of Cards Came Tumbling Down (VanityFair)

How The Best Companies Build Their Cultures (Product Hunt/Medium)

Please, learn to focus. A four letter word for bad design (Medium)

The Storytelling secret of Super Mario – and what entrepreneurs can learn from them (FastCompany)

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