Author Archives: Linda Stam

Maartje redt al 12 jaar kinderen in India: ‘Ik zou maar 3 maanden blijven’

Het plan was: drie maanden vrijwilligerswerk in een tehuis in India met kinderen met een beperking. Maar toen Maartje van den Brand daar aan kwam, is ze nooit meer weggegaan. Onlangs leverde Fleur Groenendijk Venture Capital een bijdrage aan haar Stichting Japthi. Met deze bijdrage renoveert de stichting een klaslokaal in Koni, Zuid India. 


‘Ik had een enorme oerkracht om die kinderen te beschermen’

Lees hier meer in het RTL Nieuws interview met oprichter Maartje van den Brand.

Of luister zelf naar Maartje’s bevindingen op Radio 1 waar ze live sprak.

Bent u geïnteresseerd? Sindskort geeft Maartje ook lezingen om ook andere doelgroepen – zoals ex-verslaafde jongen – te inspireren naar aanleiding van haar verhaal. Ze spreekt over de kinderen, hoe om te gaan met tegenslagen, de veranderingen en haar eigen motiviatie. 

 

Traditionele zeiljunk Daring Duck, 25 juli 2019

De traditionele zeiljunk is officieel van Daring Duck. De zeiljunk is één van de grootste traditionele houten zeiljunks van de provincie Fujian.

Naast dat de boot wordt gebruikt als opleidingsschip voor de scouts, kan hij vanaf augustus ook gecharterd worden voor tochten, eventueel met BBQ of thee-ceremony (in Fujian een populaire manier om relaties te bestendigen).

Persbericht over Fundsup, het Nederlandse matching platform voor angel investors en startups, 1 juli 2019

PERSBERICHT

Amsterdam, March 11, 2019

Dutch matching platform Fundsup is a favorite among angel investors looking for startups

Investors and startups are joining Fundsup, a new matchmaking app that links entrepreneurs and investors based on algorithms, in large numbers.

Arjen Strijker, founder of Fundsup

In recent years, more and more investment capital has become available in the Netherlands. Nevertheless, many startups find it difficult to raise smart capital at an early stage. Where can they find the one investor who has the right knowledge and the right network to really help their company in this phase and who’s also willing to (co-)finance it?

For investors, it is often difficult to discreetly find the one startup that aligns with their own mission. The deal flow often emanates from visiting business events and is therefore quite limited. After all, how do you know that you are speaking to the right people at such a startup meeting?

“Business angels are one of the largest providers of external capital during the early stages of the company’s development. In addition to providing risk capital, a business angel also plays a role in mentoring, advising, establishing valuable contacts and other forms of non-financial added value,” says Peter Roosenboom, Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). “Business angels act more anonymously and there are no solid lists of business angels as is the case for venture capitalists. It’s often difficult for entrepreneurs to get in touch with these investors. By using modern techniques such as matching applications, entrepreneurs and investors can find each other more easily.”

Matchmaking app for early stage investing

This solution is provided by Fundsup, a company founded by Arjen Strijker. The 39-year-old entrepreneur has developed an online matchmaking platform that makes it considerably easier for entrepreneurs and investors to find one and other.

Fundsup works in a similar way to a dating app, only here finding an investment deal is what it’s all about. Entrepreneurs in need of growth capital create an extensive company profile on the online platform, which they can publish after a screening by Fundsup. In this way they can efficiently and effectively bring their company to the attention of a fast-growing network of investors.

The affiliated investors, in turn, can find interesting new deals more easily and anonymously. They can indicate their investment criteria by means of filters. When a new deal is available that meets these criteria, they receive a pushnotification in the Fundsup app. If the investor is indeed interested, he can swipe up to contact the entrepreneur via a chat function.

Anonymously exploring startups while on the go

Although Fundsup only launched its first version in March 2018, more than 2400 new founders have already joined this new technology. Investors are also enthusiastic; 300 players are now active on Fundsup, including business angels, Quote 500 members and other wealthy individuals, private equity houses, government funds and investment clubs.

Founder Arjen Strijker understands the rapidly growing enthusiasm for Fundsup among investors very well. “The next generation investors lead a busy and hectic life, creating a need for a more efficient way to discover interesting deals.

Fundsup is much quicker, easier and more effective than scouring startup meetings. You can now explore startups while in an elevator or on the go, in complete anonymity.”

Over the past 10 years, Strijker has organized more than 65 international events to bring starters and investors together. An app to facilitate deal discovery was a logical next step for him: “To increase the chance of a good match between investor and startup, I decided to digitize the deal discovery process. Many other companies do this on the side, but with Fundsup we have made this our core business.”

Fundsup also offers new opportunities for universities, governments and development companies to support the creation of meaningful connections between founders and investors. Startup incubator YES!Delft has already confirmed that it will work with Fundsup to bring promising startups to the attention of investors.

And at the end of last year, the City of Rotterdam and the regional development company InnovationQuarter also entered into a partnership with Fundsup, in order to find co-investors with specific knowledge and expertise in certain markets. Other regional development companies have also shown interest. Once these collaborations are in place, Fundsup aims to roll out to the rest of Europe. ¨

Experts about the importance of Fundsup:

Jan Geert van Hall, Investment Director YES! Delft: “Deal sourcing for real early stage startups is traditionally a difficult and time-consuming process, which does not always lead to success. For us as incubators, it is simply not possible to organise this efficiently. That is why we welcome initiatives such as Fundsup: it enables us to ‘plug in’ into networks of investors that are relevant to our startups and thus generate a high-quality deal flow.”

Rinke Zonneveld, director of InnovationQuarter: “Despite the fact that we are one of the most active investors in the Netherlands and annually discuss their financing needs with around eight hundred companies, we still notice on a daily basis that it is difficult to find a match between founders and investors. Through Fundsup we hope to build the financing bridge faster.”

Barbara Kathmann, councilor of Economy in Rotterdam: “As a municipality we want to play a role in facilitating meaningful connections between innovative entrepreneurs and investors who can jointly make an impact in Rotterdam. Through our cooperation with Fundsup and InnovationQuarter we can offer entrepreneurs an instrument to present their innovation to investors and we help investors with a better picture of the investment opportunities in Rotterdam. In this way we stimulate the Rotterdam economy and employment.”

Fundsup Fast Facts

Mission: Get the friction out of early-stage fundraising through data-driven matchmaking.

How: an online matchmaking platform for investors and startups

App: iOS and Android

Founder: Arjen Stijker (39 years)

Note for the editors:

Fundsup still has about 200 (of 500) investor accounts available to experience Fundsup for free for 6 months, and founders can still register for free until the end of March 2019. You can register via fundsup.co

For more information and interview requests, please contact:

Alexandra Schott

alexandra@fundsup.co

+31 6248 79290

 

HQ: Amsterdam

Current number of users: 300 investors, over 2400 startups

Web address: fundsup.co

DARING DUCK 探索夏令营带孩子们勇敢成长 !

DARING DUCK SUMMER CAMPS ARE COMING!

Daring Duck in Xiamen heeft weer een mooi programma opgesteld voor de zomer van 2019!

Velen zeggen dat naar een kamp gaan geweldig is omdat het voor kinderen een wereld is die ze nog nooit eerder hebben meegemaakt. Een Camp-omgeving geeft een magisch gevoel! Kinderen leren andere kinderen kennen, maken vrienden, ervaren een omgeving die levenslang blije herinneringen zal achterlaten en nog veel meer. Bij DaringDuck weten we dat Camp meer is dan wat ouders in eerste instantie zien.

Daring Duck 2019 Zomerkampen:

Introductie Zomerkampen
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/FvFpAD2IK5Iy0dUgEwzMhg 

Referenties van vorige kampen

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/m0lZEJKgVnQamnpQgb-sUw

Waarom zijn zomerkampen goed voor je kid?

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Ovpt6WwxDk65SUMuJLNExA

SEEVER IN KEK MAMA

Het volgen van jouw favoriete Influencer, Youtuber, pagina of persoon kost veel tijd en je moet steeds weer elke social media app openen. Seever maakt het mogelijk om in één app de profielen van jouw favorieten “Greatest” te bekijken. Seever is de social media app waar jij in één overzicht de populairste kanalen van jouw Greatest kan bekijken.

Meer informatie over Seever? Klik hier!

WEBUILDFORKIDS

Onlangs heeft Fleur Groenendijk Venture Capital een bijdrage geleverd aan stichting weBuildforKids. Met deze bijdrage renoveert de stichting twee scholen in Senegal. Als dank hebben de kinderen een prachtige tekening gemaakt.

weBuildforKids staat voor:
Honderd Procent passie
Honderd Procent van uw giften worden lokaal besteed.
Honderd Procent van de overheadkosten betalen we zelf, ofwel; alle reis- en verblijfskosten zijn onze eigen rekening.
Honderd Procent inzet van ons als vriendengroep.
Honderd Procent voor de hulpbehoevende lokale gemeenschap.

MEDICAL-X AT IMSH2019 ON CBS SAN ANTONIO

IMSH2019 is over but hype is still on ! You can catch a glimpse of our hyper-realistic trauma ALS trainer Adam-X featured on CBS San Antonio along the rest of high-tech manikins.
IMSH 2019 features 250+ sessions, workshops, pre-conference courses, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and best-practice discussions full of ideas for anyone working in healthcare simulation field.

DERVIS DEMIRTAS OP DE INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON SIMULATION IN HEALTHCARE IN TEXAS

The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is a scientific conference that explores the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation. IMSH provides the tools and resources healthcare professionals need to advance their skills, impact change in delivery systems and practice, and, ultimately, to improve patient safety.