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Exit! Exit! Read all about it

Exit! Exit! Read all about it
By Michael van Lier • Issue #5 • View online
Friends, the word is finally out! I am super excited and proud to announce IPS has been acquired by Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS), the Dutch market leader in web hosting with a focus on digital agencies.
Just a quick recap; IPS became part of the Builders family in 2015 and was one of the first companies within our studio portfolio. Their acquisition is a major exit for Builders, and marks an exciting new era for IPS to grow and scale-up.
Since IPS has been around for a decade, we strongly felt it was the right time to spin IPS out of the studio and let them scale-up under new ownership. With this move, IPS has enough stomping power to become Europe’s biggest badass managed cloud partner for the creative and innovative industry.
With the funds from this exit, we’re launching our studio fund. We’re focused on the future of work, or what we call life at work. We’re looking for visionary investors and exit founders to join our next adventure. So a shameless plug: be one of the first to invest in our studio, and as a bonus get exclusive access to our venture deal-flow.
Wait what? Why now, and what’s next? I’ve written down some of my first thoughts in this article.

What we’re following 👀
  • High Alpha on product-led growth (PLG) for SaaS businesses.
  • NASA on launching their new startup studio virtually.
  • An in-depth whitepaper on understanding startup studio legal structures by FutureSight.
  • Our home base Rotterdam was recently included in the ‘Tech Cities of the Future 2020/2021’ ranking by fDi Magazine (a Financial Times publication) and The Next Web.
  • An exclusive insight into how today’s fastest-growing B2B businesses turned their early users into paying customers.
  • A local perspective on why you should move your startup to Rotterdam.
Come build with us 🧑‍💻
Internships 🎓
  • Startup Studio Marketing Intern at Builders (NL)
  • Startup Development Research Intern at Builders
More big news is yet to come. Make sure to follow our studio on LinkedIn and be the first to receive new updates.
Michael van Lier
Managing Director at Builders
IPS team left to right: Sharon Klaver, Robin Bohnen, Sharon Kruijswijk, Joyce Ng, Richard Sikkel, Michael van Lier.
IPS team left to right: Sharon Klaver, Robin Bohnen, Sharon Kruijswijk, Joyce Ng, Richard Sikkel, Michael van Lier.
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