Top-10 startup success stories: February 2023

February is the only month that has a length of fever than 30 days. But even that does not stop our startups from achieving significant milestones! Read more and find out about the startups that have gained new partnerships, closed investment rounds, nominated as young and enterprising talents, and more in our top 10 startup success stories in this February edition.

1. Aquablu

Aquablu exited is announce its new partnership with Insider. Both companies are on a mission to reduce single-use plastics in offices. Insider has noticed a trend: people increasingly switched from coffee to drinking water. Because Insider has a lot of clients visiting their office in Amsterdam, they looked for esthetically pleasant solutions and offered their clients the best water possible that is sourced from Aquablu.

2. Aqysta

Aqysta is happy to share about their newly raised investment round to expand the GROWN farm incubator. The investment comes from a group of investors, including Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK)EcosiaGLS TreuhandWe4F and Angel Investors. More information can be found HERE.

3. DeNoize Respyre

Every year FD presents an overview of young (under 35), enterprising talents. Aman Jindal (Founder of DeNoize) and Auke Bleij (Founder of Respyre) are part of this list this year! More information can be found HERE.

4. DuckDuckGoose

We are happy to share that Parya Lotfi, co-founder of DuckDuckGoose, has been granted the AI Entrepreneur award by Women in AI NetherlandsWomen in AI is a nonprofit do-tank working towards inclusive AI that benefits global society. DuckDuckGoose is creating innovative and ethical AI solutions to combat the negative impact of deepfakes.

5. Envision

Envision introduced new Editions of the Envision Glasses, offering easy upgrades between editions and progressing towards a subscription-based model for feature updates. More about this can be found HERE.

6. FeedbackFruits

FeedbackFruits selected by Utah Education Network (UEN) as winners for three categories: outcomes and assessment, social annotation, and polling! With their new partnership with UEN, Utah institutions can now purchase FeedbackFruits with no procurement processes. For more information, click HERE.

7. Momo Medical

Momo Medical BedSense was nominated as a winner of the regional preliminary round of South Holland for the Healthcare Innovation Award 2023 by a jury! The Momo BedSense provides healthcare professionals with insights and an overview of nursing home residents. Care providers can see at a glance what attention is needed from the residents, who, in return, reduce the workload. 

8. Qlayers

Qlayers has signed a cooperation agreement with Confined Space Robotics, under which CSR has officially become one of Qlayers’ clients in the North American region to deploy its robot for tank refurbishment projects. More information can be found HERE.

9. Somnox

Somnox and Drake & Farrell, the leading sustainability solution provider for circular supply chains, announce a long-term partnership. Drake & Farrell will build the Somnox 2 and establish an aftermarket solution. With this partnership, Somnox aims to extend its products’ lifecycle by using Drake & Farrell’s knowledge and experience on the circularity of electronics. This supports Somnox in its rollout of its new “Sleep As A Service” subscription model.

10. Tiler

Tiler was a winner of the challenge that the municipality of The Hague launched for innovative and sustainable transport ideas for the Binckhorst. The challenge was part of the national Startup in Residence Intergov program. Therefore for the upcoming 6 months, you will see Tilers wireless charging plates at various Park & Ride locations of The Hague for testing purposes.

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