Quite a lot happened last week in the Dutch startup scene. Buckle up!
DNA analytics startup Bluebee from Delft has raised a 10 million euro series A round from Belgian investors Capricorn ICT Arkiv, Korys and Biover II.
Amsterdam-based designer fashion resale platform The Next Closet secured an investment of 1 million euro from online publisher Wayne Parker Kent.
News & updates
Tiqets was named the fastest growing startup of the Netherlands by The Next Web and Adyen in their annual Tech5 competition.
Very cool stuff by Delft startup Physee: they launched the PowerWindow, transparant double-paned windows that convert light into electricity. Be sure to keep track of this company!
Co-founder of Shake-on Joeri Schoemaker won the ‘Dutch championship pitching‘ last week.
Digital healthcare/e-health/medtech is hot! Startupbootcamp is launching a Digital Health accelerator in Berlin.
April Fools, April Fools everywhere. SiliconCanals did a nice wrap-up of all jokes by the Dutch tech and startup scene (link’s in Dutch).
Monday morning read
A whole new generation of on demand businesses is no longer solely focusing on tech. The ‘Uber for X’ mentality has proven to be quite arrogant. Must read! (FastCompany)
Blendle is the posterboy journalism startup of The Netherlands. But why are similar companies, like MyJour and eLinea, failing? (NRC – article’s in Dutch)
Journalist Dan Lyons once got a job at startup Hubspot. He regretted it so much he decided to write a book about it. (Fortune)