Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam aims to be the first publicly listed accelerator in the world

Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam aims to be the first publicly listed accelerator in the world

18-Oct-2019

AMSTERDAM, 18 October 2019 Startupbootcamp Amsterdam will list its next FinTech accelerator (SBC Fintech Amsterdam 1921 B.V.) on the Rabo&Crowd platform, powered by Nxchange, a next-generation stock exchange.

After the first successful FinTech & CyberSecurity program in Amsterdam, Startupbootcamp is launching its next program. Up until now, only professional investors could invest into the accelerator programs. With Rabo & Crowd, the broader public can now also invest in the accelerator program with SBC Fintech Amsterdam 1921 B.V. by becoming the first publicly listed accelerator in the world. 

Startupbootcamp plans to accelerate thirty startups in total from the FinTech & CyberSecurity sector in the next three years in exchange for 6% to 8% of company equity. 

Out of the hundreds of applications worldwide, Startupbootcamp selects only ten of the most promising startups annually. Startupbootcamp will intensively guide the selected startups, connect them with its network of large corporations, and giving them access to hundreds of mentors and investors in its ecosystem. Startupbootcamp pay the startups 15 thousand euros to cover the costs of taking part in the program. 

After three months of intensive acceleration, the startups become part of the Startupbootcamp alumni network and receive help with raising capital. SBC Fintech Amsterdam 1921 B.V. aims to resell the stake in its startups within the next seven years. 

Investors can subscribe to the depository receipts  from 23rd October to 19th November. These represent a value of 2.325 million euros. 

Partners in this Fintech & Cybersecurity accelerator program are Rabobank, Banca Sella, Hakrinbank and Capgemini. 

Investors can register online until the 19th of November to be eligible for tickets of €37.500 each. The detailed Information Memorandum will be available on October 23rd on the website of Nxchange.

“The information and the offering in this invitation is not intended to be available to any person in the United States or any “U.S. person”. A U.S. person is generally defined as a natural person, residing in the United States or any entity organized or incorporated under the laws of the United States. U.S. citizens living abroad may also be deemed U.S. persons.” more information here.

Startupbootcamp and Rabobank are organizing four information meetings to explain more about the IPO and answer any questions. These will be held on 30th October and 6th November at Rabobank office in Amsterdam, and on the 31st October and 8th November at Startupbootcamp HQ in Amsterdam You can register via this link. 

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Notes For Editors: For more information about this press release, contact: amsterdam@startupbootcamp.org 

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About Startupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp builds innovative ecosystems in which startups, corporates, knowledge institutions and mentors innovate and accelerate each other’s growth. Startupbootcamp has locations in Amsterdam, Melbourne, Cape Town, Mexico, Dubai, Milan, New York and other cities. For more information visit: http://www.startupbootcamp.org

 

About Rabobank Group

Rabobank is an international financial services provider operating on the basis of cooperative principles. It offers retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking, leasing and real estate services. As a cooperative bank, Rabobank puts customers’ interests first in its services. Rabobank is committed to being a leading customer-focused cooperative bank in the Netherlands and a leading food and agri bank worldwide. Rabobank Group is active in 38 countries. For more information about the Rabobank Group go to www.rabobank.com.

 

About Rabo&Crowd

A new service by Rabobank and Nxchange, Rabo&Crowd provides businesses with access to a brand-new financing channel, combining a bank loan provided by Rabobank with funding from private investors. 

 

About Nxchange

The Nxchange platform enables SMEs to attract funding by issuing tradeable bonds. Investors can buy and sell these bonds on the Nxchange stock exchange. Nxchange has a licence for a regulated market. Apart from Euronext, Nxchange is the only organisation in the Netherlands that holds this licence.