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It’s a Deal! DSIF Invests in The PropTech Start-up Clairify

A total amount of 50.000 euros has been invested in Clairify, a start-up founded by the two University of Twente alumni Wim Kamerman, Tibor Casteleijn and University of Amsterdam alumnus Felix van den Horst. Clairify’s technology is changing the real estate sector with its innovative smart sensors that measure the air quality and effects on people’s health.

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20 Venture Capital Terms You Should Know

All start-up teams that request investments from venture capitalists face different investment procedures and situations that involve specific knowledge and background in financing. For a beginner in the venture capital world, there is an enormous flood of terminology and financial information, which at a first glance might seem complicated and difficult, but there is no reason to panic. We will provide you with the most commonly used terminologies in the venture capital environment and will enrich your financial vocabulary.

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5 Simple Ways to Be an Effective Leader in Small Teams

Usually, the first steps of start-up development are realized in small teams, with an emphasis on good cooperation with each other. Management of small teams differs in some aspects from one of larger teams, mostly because of its more intimate working atmosphere. In this blog, we provide you with tips that can help with leading a small team and improve team-work efficiency.

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Pandemic Edition: Tips on Keeping Your Start-up Team Motivated

COVID-19 forced start-ups to rapidly adapt to the online environment and navigate through financial and operational challenges. This sharp change influenced team motivation and engagement due to the lack of physical interaction. In this blog, we provide you with general tips on keeping your start-up team motivated in these uncertain times.

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How to Fundraise: Business Plan Guideline

The business plan is an opportunity to scrutinise the potential challenges before taking off. With it, you lay the foundation of your start-up and explain its potential to investors. In this blog, we provide you with an ultimate guideline for the business plan.

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How to Fundraise: Start-Up One-Pager Guideline

The first impression is formed in the first 7 seconds. The question is: what first impression do you aim to have on an investor using your one-pager? In this blog, we provide you with a general content guideline you should apply when requesting funding.

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Want to Launch a Start-Up? 5 Tips from The Founder of LoCoMoGo Kibet Kipkemoi

A future entrepreneur must know what one will deal with before jumping straight into the uncertain world of start-ups. This blog will provide you with tips from a founder of a promising start-up LoCoMoGo and will give you a glimpse of investor’s expectations for your future start-up. You will learn a noteworthy product strategy, the importance of your start-up purpose, a formula for the perfect pitch, the significance of a good team, and challenges that awaits you.

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Studies and Start-up: Tips and Tricks

We know that launching a start-up can be very challenging, and for some combining start-up with studies seems almost impossible. But is it?
In fact, some of the most successful start-ups, such as Facebook, WordPress and Dropbox were all created by students. We also wanted to break this stereotype by interviewing the founder of Hops & Grains, Yorick Bosch. As he and his team had a first-hand experience of what it is like to maintain good grades at the university and at the same time build a start-up. By combining his input with other useful tips & tricks, we prepared some insights on how to successfully launch a start-up as a student.

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Venture capital – what is it?

In the majority of cases, many early-stage startups do not have the option for self-funding. They are forced to look for financing from external sources. Due to their high-risk label, many startups often have very thin chances of obtaining finance through low-risk investing institutions such as banks. Venture capital as a rising trend in the startup and investment world might just make life for startups easier.

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