Amsterdam-based startup Tiqets, a platform for booking tickets to museums and other cultural attractions, has raised a $60 million Series C round led by Airbnb. The funding will go to developing better tools for the company’s partners and accelerating global growth. The company currently employs more than 200 people worldwide.


Confocal, an Amsterdam-based life sciences spin-off from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), has received an ‘innovation loan’ from InnovatieFonds Noord-Holland. The €255,000 loan is for developing a fast confocal imaging module for microscopes. Due to the higher speeds, the new module will be suitable for live cell imaging. Confocal was founded in Amsterdam in 2016 with an investment by UvA Ventures Holding and received an additional financial injection from Value Creation Capital in 2018.

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