Weekly startup news update: Proforto, eFarmer, Monday morning read

Here’s what happened in the Dutch startup scene last week.

Funding & Updates

Nijmegen based Proforto raised 500.000 euro from informal investors to go abroad. The startup is an online company clothing webshop, which mainly focusses on construction workers and medical professionals.

Fintech startup Daalder received 400.000 euro from VC Keadyn.

eFarmer, the ‘TomTom for tractors’, won the Dutch ticket to the Slush festival in Helsinki. Based in Noordwijk, the startup can measure the position of tractors on the field, so they won’t miss a single spot.

Danish startup Red Tulip Systems moved to The Netherlands and now has its HQ in Amsterdam. The startup offers identity security for government and police officials.

Events

Last week was all about the Amsterdam Capital Week. Expect a report from Capital on Stage soon here.

This week you can pitch your festival startup at Pioneers Amsterdam, and win a ticket to the Pioneers Festival in Vienna. (2 October)

The city of Breda isn’t really known for its startup scene, but the Breda Startup Award hopes to prove otherwise. (2 October)

Are you a medtech startup? Pitch for a jury and learn how to scale your company in Enschede. (1 October)

Monday morning read

Think about this one when you’re building an app. It’s all in the thumb. Why Tinder-like apps are the way of the future (Medium)

A message for corporates: go venturing or die. (Barcinno/StartupJuncture)

Great advice for founders from Chris Sacca: become the best storytellers. (Medium)