This article was published on April 26, 2024

This week in Dutch tech

Our weekly review of IT in the Netherlands

This week in Dutch tech

Hallo, Netherlands! Welcome to TNW’s first weekly round-up of tech news from our glorious home country.

As we count down to TNW conference in Amsterdam on June 20 and 21, we’re ramping up our coverage of the Dutch IT sector. We’d also love to hear your thoughts on the local ecosystem. Drop us a line if you want to showcase your startup, share a digital tip, or just tell us your deepest, darkest secrets. 

In the meantime, let’s get to the news.

What we’re writing

  1. Chip giant ASML plans Eindhoven expansion in big win for Dutch tech
  2. ‘Airbnb for cars’ platform SnappCar changes hands in bid for further growth

What we’re reading

  1. Legrand to buy Dutch healthtech firm for over €500mn (Bloomberg)
  2. Amsterdam’s Rodeo Software faces bankruptcy after fraud investigation (Het Financieele Dagblad)
  3. Google invests $640mn in new data centre in Netherlands (Reuters)
  4. Amsterdam fintech unicorn Mollie is now 20 years old: Key takeaways from 2023 financial results (Silicon Canals)

Dutch startup of the week: Meatable

The farm of the future? Credit: Meatable
The farm of the future? Credit: Meatable

Our editorial team has a varied diet. Our blend of carnivores, vegetarians, and flexitarians can make plans for group meals divisive. But we’re all united in our fascination with cultivated meat.

The Netherlands is often called the birthplace of the lab-grown cuisine. It’s also become a hub for today’s emerging sector.

One of the scene’s leading lights is Meatable. The startup recently hosted the first-ever (legal) cultivated meat tasting.

“It tasted just like meaty sausages do!” Meatable co-founder Krijn de Nood told TNW.

You can read our coverage of the milestone event here.

Conference speaker to watch

Each week one of our writers will share a top tip for TNW Conference. Today’s pick comes from Ioanna Lykiardopoulou:

Being a sucker for AI-driven healthcare applications, I’m looking forward to watching Elina Berglund, co-founder and CEO of Natural Cycles, the world’s leading contraceptive app.

A Swedish particle physicist and entrepreneur, Berglund founded Natural Cycles with the mission to provide women with a hormone-free alternative for contraception.

Berglund is among the femtech innovators who are helping close the gender gap in health data.

You can find out more about Berglund, femtech, and health data’s gender gap here. And if you want to hear Berglund talk at TNW Conference, we’ve got a special offer for our readers.

At the ticket checkout, use the code TNWXMEDIA to get 30% off your business pass, investor pass, or startup packages (Bootstrap and Scaleup).

That’s all for this week’s round-up. Until next Friday, tot ziens!

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