Startupbootcamp Commerce 2019 Cohort Secures Investment Over 1 Million EUR

Startupbootcamp Commerce 2019 Cohort Secures Investment Over 1 Million EUR


Amsterdam, 29 May 2019Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, the leading global startup growth program organized its Commerce Accelerator Demo Day on the 28th of May 2019. Twelve startups, with founders from 9 different nationalities (Netherlands, Italy, UK, Finland, Germany, Ukraine, and Brazil amongst others), pitched the results of the three months of acceleration to an audience of 250 commerce experts, investors and corporate partners at the headquarters of Rabobank in Utrecht. So far, the startups already raised commitments of more than 1 million euro during the program.


The journey of the 12 teams started in February when they were selected out of 417 applicants worldwide from 51 countries. Throughout the program in Amsterdam, the teams were mentored by a network of leading executives and investors, and received support from Startupbootcamp Commerce program partners, such as AWS, PwC, America Today, Capgemini, Ingenico, Typeqast, and Rabobank, as well as exposure at the major conferences – The Next Web Amsterdam and VivaTech Paris.


For the startups, Demo Day is an excellent platform for big announcements. Several companies announced that they had acquired new customers and partners:


“We really enjoyed our time during the Startupbootcamp Commerce program. For the last 3 months, the SBC team has made valuable introductions to experts in the industry, and we’re one step closer to launching in Europe. We were also able to double our revenue in this period. Our team is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration way past the program.” (Waitrr, Singapore)

“Startupbootcamp is a great way to get out of your startup bubble, to see things differently, and implement in 3 months what you would otherwise do in a year.” (We Are Eves, Netherlands)

“We came to Startupbootcamp with a solid solution, rapidly growing with 30K loyal users already. Three months later, we are very grateful we gave it a chance. We’ve been surrounded by great people and engaged professionals that were supporting our success above all.”  (Stripo, USA)

Ernst Hoestra, Investor and Managing Director of the Startupbootcamp Commerce program, commented: “We’re really proud of our 12 startups and what they have achieved in the past 3-months. We continue to support female and international founders and put on even more importance on diversity, inclusion, and continuous growth of their businesses both during and after the program.”


He further explained: “This year we have a cohort representing nationalities from all over the globe, from China to the USA, Ukraine to Finland. We see that an emerging Brexit drove some of the teams across the channel, we also have several teams that actually support other startups with their service offering, which is then helping to create a stronger ecosystem. Finally, we have seen the teams have already created traction and impact, winning hackathons, pitch contests, got invited to the largest global conferences, and signed deals with clients and investors.“


All 11 startups from the Startupbootcamp Commerce cohort last year, are still in business, raised almost 5 million and realized nearly 20 million worth of committed business, while teams grew by almost 3x times.


The startups will continue to be supported by the Startupbootcamp Global Alumni growth program, which connects close to 800 startups worldwide.


The Startupbootcamp Commerce Class of 2019:

Bits (USA):

Get Bits of Stock™ when you spend with the brands you love.

During the Startupbootcamp, Bits has won several awards and pitching opportunities, including exposure at TNW, VivaTech and Money2020 Conference.


Discoperi (Netherlands):

Discoperi saves lives by preventing road accidents and enables drivers to control and monetize their data thanks to AI and car connectivity.

Throughout the program, Discoperi has built a pipeline of potential clients with 12 million euro future value.


Eldurado (Germany):

Digital procurement assistant inorder helps you to buy operating equipment in your Company – inorder maps all procurement processes simply, modularly and digitally.


Epiqur (Turkey):

EPIQUR is a high-quality live broadcasting platform specialized in music, moving concert experience to the “Digital World”. (Netherlands):

Let others pay on your behalf via SMART approvals.


High Profile Club (UK):

Award-winning techPR that connects entrepreneurs with the media.

The startup managed to develop an MVP and expand the value proposition to its membership base in the Netherlands. (Netherlands):

Transaction Infrastructure as a Service [TIaaS] | the dawn of the Second Financial Revolution.


Stripo (USA):

Online Email Template Builder empowering the creation of Interactive Emails that leverage engagement and boost newsletter campaign’s ROI by 400%.

Throughout the program, Stripo was able to showcase its solution to top brands in the EU, like, AH, Picnic, and many more. Thanks to this it has pilots and partnership agreements with top digital agencies in the Netherlands. It grew almost 2x and became cash positive.


Ubique (Italy, NL):

Production as a Service – the secure platform to digitise your goods management. Produce locally, on demand, customized items in an efficient way.


Vimma (UK):

Vimma is an AI powered challenger ad-network that runs on people’s opinions.

During the program, VImma has closed multiple pilots with world-class brands, as well as on-boarded a mentoring team consisting of some of the most senior executives in digital brand marketing.


Waitrr (Singapore):

Waitrr is a B2B SAAS platform that allows diners to order & pay for dine-in orders in any restaurant using their own phones.

Waitrr was able to double its revenue in this period.


We Are Eves (Netherlands):

We Are Eves is the first social beauty network. An online marketplace where real women share honest beauty tips and reviews.



About Startupbootcamp Commerce

Launched in 2014 in Amsterdam, Startupbootcamp Commerce is a leading global accelerator program focused on the innovation in the commerce and retail industry. Supported by a strong network of major corporates, as well as an extensive mentor, investor, and alumni group from all over the world, Startupbootcamp Commerce is a part of the global award-winning Startupbootcamp, a network of industry-focused startup and scale-up innovation programs. For more information visit here

Twitter: @SbcCommerce


About Startupbootcamp

Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is an award-winning global network of industry-focused innovation programs. With 20+ programs in Europe, Asia, North & South America, MENA & Africa, selected startups get access to the most relevant mentors, partners, and investors in their industry. For more information visit:


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