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🚀 Funding alert: Builders Studio closes €1.5 million! 🚀

🚀 Funding alert: Builders Studio closes €1.5 million! 🚀
By Michael van Lier • Issue #22 • View online
This September is a BIG month for us here at Builders. We are proud to announce our funding close of €1.5 million! We launched a fund of €6 million earlier in 2022, of which we closed the above amount with the intention of launching 2 SaaS companies soon, and 6 more in the near future. Read about our funding close, and our future plans here.
Of the two planned ventures, one is already in the making. Nudge our EiR Hendrik-Jan Griffioen to know about what we’re building in the field of strategic goal-setting.

News from our universe 🪐
  • We received an overwhelming response to our funding announcement and thought to share a more candid experience of how we went about this round, and what we learnt from it. Check it out, and share your thoughts!
  • Silicon Canals has published a piece about our funding. Read here.
  • Tech.eu also released an article about our achievements and our future plans. Read it here.
  • Honoured to have Emerce also feature the news of our funding on their platform. Take a look here.
  • Obeyo has officially announced its new CTO and Co-Founder! Steven Aanen has joined our Proptech community engine venture to head their tech and is hard at work alongside Obeyo’s Co-founder Michael Steinmann to gear toward its launch.
  • I will be a speaker at Building Scalable Ventures at Grote Kerk, Alkmaar today and tomorrow. Catch me there to hear my thoughts on building startups with the stage gate model. Learn more here.
  • Dana de Koning, CEO of Influentials hosted a masterclass for influencer marketers to hone their skills via case studies, trend discussions and networking opportunities with fellow industry experts on the 15th of September at GHG, Rotterdam.
  • Experienced entrepreneurs from our network joined us for the Builders Universe Night on the 30th of August, where we hosted an interactive dinner during which our portfolio entrepreneurs Hendrik-Jan Griffioen and Michael Steinmann posed their unique critical asks to the guests, following which advice, feedback and insights were exchanged.
  • Our year-long partnership with talent consultancy WeGrow International has come to end this month. It was a great journey, where Saskia and her team helped match us with a Business Designer, CEO, CTO, Head of Talent and Venture Analyst. Highly recommend them!
  • In that vein, we’re starting a new chapter in our quest to match with the best-in-industry. Welcome Christian Tran as our Head of Talent! With an impressive track record behind him, we’re excited to make magic happen together.
What we’re following 👀
  • Just 22 minutes of daily physical activity can save your life. In the era of desk jobs, don’t forget to get up stretch, and maybe even indulge in a couple of rounds of ping pong to keep your heart healthy. Read more about this study here.
  • “Offer something that somebody is dying to pay for” - The ultimate aim of the need to build products that solve pains. Read this insightful read about Akash Mukherjee’s quest for product-building methods that solve a critical problem for its target segment. Read here.
  • How do the best-marketed companies display their CTA button on their website? How does it reflect on their understanding of their customer’s mindsets? What learnings can we take away from this? Read this interesting piece by Jano le Roux to know more.
  • Brush up your Spanish (or switch on the translator) for this one! Coliving is one of the fastest growing residential real estate asset classes in Spain, and the future of living seems to be heavily swerving towards it. Read here to know more about the whopping investments, real estate acquisitions and future plans in the field in the country.
Come build with us 🧑‍💻
Check out our open positions, and share around if you know anyone who could fit the following profiles:
Until next time,
Michael van Lier
Managing Director at Builders
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