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In the Dutch tech startup scene, it’s no secret that TravelBird – the daily travel discounter turned hotshot scale-up – is aiming for the moon. Even though the founders have made no secret of their desire to go public, no signs where there of an imminent offering. Until this week, when Main Capital and the Keizersgracht-located travel empire released a read-between-the-lines press bombardement about a multi-million euro mezzanine loan.
On a late September day so sunny and warm it felt like the middle of summer, the second edition of the Capital Tour XXL rode through town on Tuesday September 27th. At this event which was part of Amsterdam Capital Week, more than a hundred founders got on their bikes to meet with investors who opened their doors all over Amsterdam.
It is very likely that the Dutch startup-scene will have a new unicorn to look up to. If the IPO of TakeAway.com goes as planned, the food delivery startup will be valued at around 1 billion euro. This certainly is an incredible achievement, but the company can’t sit back and relax yet: there’s possibly tough times ahead.
Did you know that there are more than 1900 types of edible insects? And that more than 2 billion people all over the world enjoy these for their daily meals? Those are not only fun facts useful for your next pub quiz, but also gave inspiration to Marvin from Germany and Czechs Daniel and Radek, who became experts in entomophagy. This practice recognizes and stimulates the consumption of insects. With this expertise in the human consumption of insects and a professional chef who likes to make things delicious they started SENS