Wednesday November 25th, 2015, at the yearly event Present Your Startup – organized by Haarlemvalley – live funding exceeded the first edition in 2014 by fourfold! A room full of investors pledged their money in front of a live audience of 300 people. The jury of Haarlemvalley elected the winner of the evening: Zivver. Zivver won thanks to his great performance and legal opportunity for data leaking. He won the jury prize of EUR 15.000. ZIVVER will start the conversation with Volta Ventures about a possibility of funding for 1 million euro. The interaction with the audience was there indeed. Green Battery received funding of EUR 160k at the finals, enabling him to buy bigger battery systems and gain more market share in the Netherlands.
The public award winner is Chattable, with most votes on the website of Haarlemvalley. He wins a price of EUR 10.000. He received a total funding of EUR 110k for his social dining application for international corporates. More funding was pledged Digitale Nazorg received EUR 50k and Bardoggy will continue the search for another investor to match the 100k promised by an Haarlemvalley investor. Cloudgames received a funding of 100K.
Present Your Startup, Haarlem Valley´s contest, offers a platform for innovative start-ups with need for a relatively small investment to conquer the national and international market. Besides the jury award winner and the public award winner, all the finalists are winners. Each of them received a services credit from Microsoft for an amount of EUR 150.000, in total Microsoft invests more than 1 million dollar in the Haarlemvalley finalists. This funding gives them a head start to their competitors.
The finalist of this year are:
• Bardoggy, Advertising platform for hospitality companies
• Cloud Games, Games Platform with HTML5 games
• Tom Kabinet, Secondhand books platform
• Digital Nazorg, Online services for bereaved
• Green Battery, Battery with green energy for festivals and more
• Zivver, Send and receive important documents protected
• Chattable, App for social dining
Haarlemvalley wants to make Haarlem a capital investment city. As the suburb of Amsterdam, Haarlemvalley focuses on small investments with great impact. In 2015 Haarlemvalley started with an incubator for the finalists of Haarlemvalley, to bring them to the next level of entrepreneurship and make these start-ups an international success. Present Your Startup 2015 provided all 7 startups with funding with a total amount in cash of EUR 420.000.