Breaking startup news
Who wants to pay for articles and news? Someone? Anyone? It is no secret that online publishing is a tough market. More and more startups that are looking at alternative models of distribution for publishers are finding this out the hard way. Amsterdam startup Maggy just announced that from December 1st it will close its doors. There were not enough paying customers, and the founders could not find a strategic partner to bring the company to the future.
More than a year ago we wrote how the Dutch startup Athom was making their product Homey ready for the market. They raised 1 million euro to develop Homey: a device that connects with many different electronic devices in your household, such as your lights, television, or oven. The founders of Athom kept their word, as Homey is now available to anyone in shops such as Mediamarkt and iCentre.
Participating in Startupbootcamp is starting to pay off for 24sessions. The Dutch startup is one out of ten nominees for the DigitalTop50 Awards, in the category “best European B2B startup”. The Awards is an initiative of none other than Google, McKinsey, and Rocketinternet. The winner will be announced at the Slush Conference that will be held in Helsinki on November 30th and December 1st. How do you boost your startup up to such a high level?
We all know that it often can be difficult to find the right gift for friends and family. Sometimes we do not have inspiration, or we just can’t find the time for it. Feli wants to help us find the right gift with the option to order it directly as well. Not only will it save desperate giftseekers a lot of time, they also finally might find a suitable and personal gift for their friends. The App was launched last year, and turned out to be successful. In corporation with startup Botboys, Feli therefore added a new feature to it: a chatbot.