FactorPlus has put the Dutch Caribbean on the global map by being the first factoring company internationally to obtain the “International Certification of Factoring Services”. The certificate was granted by the International Factors Group (IFG) to FactorPlus after an intense audit of the company. Curaçao, where FactorPlus started in 2006 and where most employees reside, is very proud of being the first globally to get certified.
Companies often ask me to help them with starting an online shop. It’s easy, isn’t it? Put your website online, and orders will pour in! The Internet is full of success stories which create the illusion that online selling is easy. I have worked on a number of successful online shops in my career. But I also saw how many shops failed.
There’s been much researched and reported about why businesses don’t turn a profit—some chronically operating “in the red” month after month until failure finally ensues. In fact, reports reveal that a staggering 50% of new small businesses fail in the first year, alone, and only one-third survive 10 years or more.
Proudly part of Amsterdam Capital Week, Crowdfest is the very first live crowdfunding festival. During this event the hottest startups bring you the coolest innovations. Think Parade meets Kickstarter; at Crowdfest there is art and live music while you test new products and invest in the businesses of the future. This festival is an amazing opportunity for creating live connections between creators, interested users and potential investors.
Capital On Stage is the global, unconventional funding conference where investors pitch to startups, and founders pick which investors they want to meet. After 4 years of travelling Europe, Asia and the US and as part of Amsterdam Capital Week, Capital On Stage returns to Amsterdam on September 24.
Catch 20 venture capitalists present themselves to the best startup founders of the Netherlands and abroad. Plus all attending founders are guaranteed two private meetings with investors of their choice during the afternoon of Open Office Hours.
StartupAmsterdam asks SanomaVentures’ investment director Herman Kienhuis about lessons learned; what disqualifies a startup from funding; developments in Dutch capital; and Amsterdam Capital Week.
RocketHub was proud to host the production crew from Ovation TV for a recent shoot to promote their new partnership, Creative Studio. In case you haven’t heard, Ovation TV’s Creative Studio is for creative crowdfunding projects, with $15K in extra prize-money from Ovation TV going to three amazing artists and creators.
Wonderloop might be the first company ever to raise money on Snapchat, and I might be the first angel to invest through Snapchat. All this was possible through The Power of Asking! As an angel investor I get a lot of hopeless pitches daily. As all the pitches come through email, I have developed an ability to filter through them and now I mostly look at “insider deals” when I want to invest.