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Hey startup-founder, venture builder, investor, or startup fangirl/boy, How are you doing?! Scaling-u
November 19 · Issue #3 · View online
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Hey startup-founder, venture builder, investor, or startup fangirl/boy,
How are you doing?! Scaling-up in Europe already!!??
It has been an exciting week, with the acquisition of cybersecurity startup SecurityMatters for a whopping $113 million by Forescout. 🤑
We already had our eye on them when SecurityMatters raised $5M from KPN Ventures and others, thanks to (our partner) EIT Digital Accelerator. 💰
Ever wanted to meet a real prodigy? The 14-year-old AI expert Tanmay Bakshi will be speaking at IBM’s Developer Day on November 21st. Register now! ✏️📅
Travelbird’s predicement seems almost over, now that competitor Secret Escapes took over a part of the company and its staff. Read all about it! 📰
Picnic gets a competitor from app-only supermarket Crisp. They’re making a huge splash with the largest seed-round in the past three years in the Benelux (or so they claim). 💰
Looking to catapult your deeptech scale-up in Italy? Here’s how to embark that journey in the country of food, fashion, and espresso according to EIT Digital Accelerator. ☕🚀
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Have a great week!
Remco Janssen
Founder and publisher, Silicon Canals

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