The Amsterdam-based startup 24Sessions, which supplies technology for video calling, has raised €1 million from the venture capital firm Capital Mills. The funding will be used for expanding globally. 24Sessions already counts big names such as Aegon, Argenta and Rabobank among its clients.
The Dutch medical AI startup Aidence has raised €10 million. Founded in Amsterdam in 2015, Aidence is a medical imaging company that focuses on early recognition of lung cancer by applying AI algorithms to medical imaging. The startup has received a €10 million investment in a funding round led by INKEF Capital and Rabo Ventures, alongside existing investors Northzone, HenQ and Health Innovations. This means Aidence’s total funding up to now comes to €12.5 million.
The major Dutch bank Rabobank is investing €7.5 million into the flower delivery startup Bloomon. The company provides a subscription-based flower delivery service, which sends flowers directly from the grower to the buyer; its location in the Netherlands, home to the world’s biggest flower export industry, puts it at a strategic advantage. The new funds will be used for European expansion. Bloomon currently operates in six European countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France and the UK.
I AM POP
The Amsterdam-based startup I AM POP has raised €2 million. The startup provides a private messaging platform that allows record labels, musicians and event organisers to send private messages to fans, with the advantage of circumventing social media algorithms and alleviating users’ privacy concerns. Clients include labels Sony and Warner and organisations such as MAMA Festivals, Mad Decent and Ministry of Sound.
The startup SafeSize, based in Almere, has raised €10 million for its 3D tech that helps people find the right shoe size when buying shoes online. SafeSize combines what they call the world’s largest database of 3D scanned shoes with 3D foot scanning fitting algorithms and machine learning, with the aim of finding shoppers a perfectly fitting pair of shoes. It has raised €10 million in a Series B round from existing investors 3TS Capital Partners and Convent Capital, plus additional investors.
The digital marketing analytics and reporting startup Whatagraph has received a €600,000 investment from Open Circle Capital and internal investors. Founded by three brothers from Lithuania, Whatagraph is a Rockstart alumnus and based in Amsterdam since taking part in the accelerator programme and beginning to scale internationally.
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