The Amsterdam-based travel startup Bohemian Birds has raised €500,000 of funding. The company offers tailor-made trips for large groups – such as student unions and study associations – to more than 100 countries. One of the investors is the former director of Booking.com, Elisabeth Stevens, who has helped Booking.com scale up from 300 to 18,000 employees.
Amsterdam-based smart-mobility startup Dott has raised €30 million in a Series A funding round, which will be used to fund the production and market launch of its new e-bikes and e-scooters. The investment was co-led by existing investors EQT Ventures and the South African multinational Naspers, with participation from Axel Springer Digital Ventures and others. The company’s e-bike will be launched in the coming months in cities in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK; Dott’s e-scooters will be available by the end of the year.
Jexia, an Amsterdam-based startup that offers a developer platform that helps customers easily develop web and mobile applications, has raised €4 million from angel investors to accelerate its growth. The FaaS (Functions-as-a-Service) platform allows developers to drastically speed up software development and build apps; it also maintains many of the application’s components.
A community platform for local co-working spaces and incubators, Knowork, is receiving funding from ASIF Ventures. Knowork promotes community engagement and management, with functions including integrated event listings, announcements and job posts. ASIF Ventures is a student-run VC fund that invests exclusively in startups founded or co-founded by students or recent graduates in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam-based FinTech startup Mollie has raised €25 million from a group of technology and payment entrepreneurs in its first-ever funding round. The online payment service aims to simplify banking – from overdraft fees to payment processing – for small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by simplifying complex financial technology. According to the company, the investment will be used for growth and the expansion of Mollie’s team and operations as well as scaling the research and development teams working on next-generation financial solutions.