Nanny Nina and The Good Roll will crowdfund 1 million – Tech startup Thick head under

1. Nanny Nina and The Good Roll will raise 1 million

Nanny Nina and manufacturer of sustainable toilet rolls The Good Roll both want to raise 500,000 euros to 1 million euros through crowdfunding. The twin sisters’ childcare Jasmijn and Lyla Kok use a convertible loan at 5 percent interest. Nanny Nina says that she is on her way to a turnover of 3 million euros this year. You can board from 2,500 euros. Sander de Klerk and Melle Schellekens’ toilet roll maker wants to invest in expanding the team and marketing campaigns. The Good Roll expects to reach a turnover of around 5 million euros this year.

2. Technical start-up Thickness is below

The Hague tech startup Tykn has been declared bankrupt by the Hague Court. The startup worked on one digital identity wallet, which will make it possible to digitally verify identity data. In 2019, the start-up of Tey Al-Rjula, Jimmy Snoek and Khalid Maliki received an investment of 1.2 million euros from the IT entrepreneur Johan Mastenbroek from The Hague. Tykn primarily wanted to provide a solution to the 1.2 billion people who have no official identity due to wars, disasters or outdated paper systems.

3. Smart toy train derailed: LoCoMoGo bankruptcy

It sounded like a nice plan. Children learn to program in a playful way with a toy train. Unfortunately, Amsterdam startup LoCoMoGo is bankrupt. The company was founded in 2019 by Kibet Kipkemoi. He first raised 90,000 euros from investors and then another 250,000 euros via pre-order promotions via Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

This startup teaches children to program with a smart toy train

4. Regional investors want to be able to invest more

Regional investment firms invested € 80 million in young companies in 2020. Of the operating contribution received by the ‘ROMs’, 80% comes from regional governments and 20% from national governments. Of the 323 million euros invested between 2016 and 2020, a profit of 47 million euros was booked. These are some results from an evaluation of regional investment companies that were sent to the House of Representatives. Rinke Zonneveld from InnovationQuarter (and soon Invest-NL) uses the report to make a request in De Telegraaf for a higher contribution from the national government. In addition, in some cases the ROMs want to be able to invest more per. company than the limit of 5 million euros.

New CEO of Invest-NL, Rinke Zonneveld, does not shy away from risks

5. Elon Musk wants the Twitter trial postponed

Tesla founder and professional raw horn Elon Musk will have more time for his lawsuit against Twitter. The social media company is suing the billionaire after he canceled his $ 44 billion purchase of Twitter. He wants the trial adjourned from September to February. “Twitter’s sudden request to close the case with bloodshed after two months of delay and blurring is the latest tactic to hide the truth about spam accounts and push the takeover through,” reads the court’s request.

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6. And then this: VU students complain about ‘racist’ espionage software

In corona times, many educational institutions used surveillance software to prevent students from cheating. Proctorio was used at the Free University. Students log in by having their faces scanned. In the now 26-year-old Robin Picornie, her face was not or with difficulty recognized, probably because the software has difficulty with her black skin color. The student asked the Free University to stop using the software and apologize to the public. After the university refuses, the student goes to Human Rights College. She wants the college to assess whether the university has discriminated against black students.

What we also read:

  • The Danish Working Environment Authority closes Tentoo. The Flex company should have evaded the radio agreement by hiring employees as freelancers, as there was actually an employment contract. (The Financial Times)
  • These European universities have the most unicorn founders among their alumni. The Netherlands does not play a significant role. (Sifted)

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