Delft-based smart office management platform Mapiq secures €10 million, time to go global

Delft-based smart office management software platform Mapiq has received a €10 million investment from Rinkelberg Capital, the investment office from the founders of TomTom. The capital is slated to further fuel Mapiq’s international expansion plans. Founded in 2013 by Jasper Schuurmans and Sander Schutte, the Mapiq platform puts anything an employee needs, from reserving a […]

Sweden’s last-mile delivery service Instabox craves Poffertjes, enters Dutch market through acquisition of Red je Pakketje

Stockholm-based last-mile deliveries for e-commerce company Instabox has acquired Dutch firm Red je Pakketje, and now establishes a strong presence in the market. While officially announced today, the acquisition closed in mid-April. Red je Pakketje founders Sam Rohn, Tijs van Driel, and Kay Rohn will stay on with the new company and are reportedly reinvesting […]

Dutch food delivery startup Bistroo aims to take on the industry giants by returning ‘power to the people’

Eindhoven-based Bistroo is on a mission to offer a sustainable alternative to the predatory food delivery marketplace. They’re seeking to do this through a collective shift away from the giants, namely Just Eat, formerly, and/or Uber Eats in the Netherlands, over to a more restaurant owner and consumer-friendly platform. The young company has just raised $10 […]

Delft-based quantum tech startup QphoX raises €2 million, uses Quantum Modem to turn theory into reality

Delft, Netherlands-based quantum tech company QphoX has raised €2 million in a round led by Quantonation, Speedinvest and High-Tech Gründerfonds, with TU Delft also participating. The company’s breakthrough device, the quantum modem, will allow quantum computers to talk to one another, a first step in unlocking the “quantum internet”. QphoX has earmarked the funding for […]

Paris-based Ynsect bugs out, acquires Dutch agTech Protifarm

Paris-based natural insect protein maker Ynsect has acquired Ermelo, Netherlands-based mealworm-ingredients-for-human-food maker Protifarm. No financials were provided, however, Protifarm’s lead investors Marvesa and P.O.T BV will become shareholders of Ynsect through the transaction. Through the acquisition, Ynsect is reporting the addition of a third production site which will ultimately deliver on the firm’s long-term strategic […]