Top-10 startup success stories: January 2023

2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit. It is a symbol of longevity and prosperity. In our community, we can already see that startups start the year with exciting news that promises excellent results in the long term! Read more and find out about the startup that has been recognized as the most innovative in the Netherlands, how some of them received finding and more in our top 10 startups success stories in this January edition.

1. Chainels

Chainels, the tenant experience app, announced that it had closed a successful Series-A funding round, raising nearly €3,000,000 from Belgian Capricorn Partners through their Capricorn Digital Growth Fund and Aconterra. Chainels is a property management portal and community platform which enhances communication between all stakeholders, including landlords, tenants, occupiers, investors, owners, developers, operators, local authorities and public officials.

2. Hardt Hyperloop

Hardt Hyperloop is happy to announce its latest investment from key industry and investment partners. This funding comes from several of its existing backers and multiple new EU- and US-based investors. This follows the commitment from the European Commission’s EIC Accelerator Program of €15 million just last year. This investment will enable Hardt to start the assembly of the European Hyperloop Center tubes, pushing forward on the goal of achieving a commercial hyperloop line before 2030. More information can be found here!


ISISPACE Group is proud to confirm the successful launch of 47 payloads from 8 different countries during its ISILAUNCH38 mission on board Falcon 9 Rocket. The launch occurred on the 3rd of January from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) in Florida.

4. Mapiq

Mapiq is happy to share that its workplace experience platform is now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace, making it easy for global enterprises to implement the solutions they need to improve how people connect and collaborate at work. More information can be found here.

5. Nurtio Technologies

Nurtio Technologies is happy to share that it has secured an undisclosed investment from the Amsterdam-based impact fund Shamrock Ventures. The received fund will help to accelerate the growth of its current product lineup, strengthen its market position and prepare to launch new products.

6. Pats Indoor Drone Solution

Pats indoor Drone solution PATS-C system has won the silver medal in the Service & Software category of the Sival Innovation Awards of 2023. PATS-C is an innovative device equipped with an infrared camera that records the flight movements of noctuids (moths) over an area of 100 m², representative of the pests’ activity in a one-hectare shelter.

7. Physee

Physee is happy to share that FOTONIQ, a spin-off company from PHYSEE, will further commercialise PAR+ horticulture coatings. During the first critical years of development, the product could mature under the wings of PHYSEE. Now that it has achieved significant traction in the market, it is time to spread its wings and continue as the independent company FOTONIQ. More information about it can be found here.

8. SenseGlove

SenseGlove is a winner of the KVK innovation Top 100 of 2022. The startup has been recognized as the most innovative company in the Netherlands. SenseGlove enables touch interaction in VR through some of the world’s most intuitive and affordable hardware and software.

9. Qlayers

Qlayers are one of the finalists in the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge! From over 4000 applications, Qlayers has been selected as one of the top six “Industry 4.0 and Autonomous Machines” finalists. The finals day will take place on the 9th & 10th of March in Paris. You can get a ticket with a 20% discount using the code “MEETUSINPARIS” via this link.

10. SuperSola

SuperSola won The Innovation price in the category “Home Appliances” at the CES 2023 Las Vegas.

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