With €3 million seed money from individual investors, Crisp just launched as an online delivery supermarket with a speedy app after just six months of prep time. Formulated as a "digital Saturday farmers market”, the company offers 1,200 products coming directly from 200 different local farmers, growers and makers. Currently the focus is purely on the Netherlands, but Crisp’s entrepreneurial team have experience in successfully scaling abroad with previous projects – so stay tuned…
Factoring company Factris is receiving €1.5 million in funding from European venture capital firm Speedinvest Fintech. This initial investment will support expanding sales, marketing and growth capabilities for across Europe. Through a largely automated online platform backed by personal service, Factris takes on all invoicing duties for small- and medium-sized businesses, so management can focus on growing the company.
Interactive design platform developers Framer raised over €21 million in a Series B investment from European venture capital firm Atomico, with participation from Accel and AngelList. Founded in 2014 by ex-Facebookers Koen Bok and Jorn van Dijk, the company developed its Framer X interactive design platform for app developers seeking top-end quality. Current clients already include the tech world’s main players: Uber, Twitter, Dropbox, Google and Facebook. The company intends to use the money to continue to build up its platform.
Amsterdam-based proptech platform Lone Rooftop is getting €2.2 million from independent fund Nimbus Ventures. Lone Rooftop’s PIE platform applies Wi-Fi signals and various sensors to chart out occupancy and make buildings ‘smarter’ in terms of hospitality, work efficiency and sustainability. With its new growth fund, the start-up can now expand and scale up to reach its the goal of becoming the world’s leading space utilisation platform.
Offering city trips to surprise locations, the startup srprs.me crowdfunded almost €900,000 via 489 investors on OnePlanetCrowd. “We want to bring open-mindedness back into a world where we take our responsibility,” says founder and CEO Raymond Klompsma. Surpassing the original target of €700,000, the company can now increase market share, automate its systems and develop more eco-friendly products, such as carbon-neutral accommodation and train and electric car travel.
Online ticket platform Tiqets has announced an additional €20 million in investment, over the &euro15 million it received last year as Series B funding led by HPE Growth Capital. Founded in 2014, the Tiqets platform currently offers digital tickets for over 1600 museums and attractions in 140 cities worldwide. With this new backing, the company hopes to grow fast and big enough to take on online ticket competitors such as Booking.com.
In a time when increasing scientific research is backing the prime importance of sleep, people are attracted to slogans such as “A good night’s rest for all”, and online bedding company Van Morgen has raised €455,000 (and counting) through crowdfunding on Symbid. Van Morgen offers luxury quality for “an honest price,” while emphasising sustainable and transparent production practices. With the new funding, the company hopes to unroll its concept across Europe.
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