This Week in Technology: The Dutch Edition

Hey everyone, welcome aboard our exciting tech journey right here in the heart of the Netherlands! You’ve just tuned into TNW’s weekly digest – a cozy corner where we talk all things tech, straight out of our beautiful homeland. As we eagerly await the TNW Conference in Amsterdam this June, we’re cranking up our spotlight on the vibrant Dutch IT landscape. Got a cool startup story, a digital hack, or some juicy secrets you’re itching to share? Well, we’re all ears!

In the world of bytes and pixels, let’s dive into the latest scoop, shall we?

## This Week’s Tech Chronicles

1. Big news folks – ASML, the heavyweight champ of chip manufacturing, is all set to expand its footprint in Eindhoven. This move spells a massive win for Dutch tech prowess. Read more about their plans [here](https://thenextweb.com/news/chip-giant-asml-eindhoven-expansion).

2. Ever heard of the ‘Airbnb for cars’? SnappCar, the platform that’s revolutionizing car sharing, is switching gears under new management to fuel its growth. Catch the full throttle story [here](https://thenextweb.com/news/snappcar-changes-hands-bid-for-further-growth).

## What’s Buzzing in the Reading Room?

– Over €500mn says hello to Legrand as it acquires a leading Dutch healthtech firm. Bloomberg spills the beans [here](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-04-23/legrand-to-buy-dutch-health-tech-firm-for-over-500-million?embedded-checkout=true).

– Amidst a swirl of fraud investigations, Amsterdam’s Rodeo Software faces the brink of bankruptcy. Get the lowdown from Het Financieele Dagblad [here](https://fd.nl/tech-en-innovatie/1514531/amsterdams-softwarebedrijf-in-surseance-na-fraudeonderzoek).

– Google’s splurging $640mn on a spanking new data centre in our very own backyard – talk about a digital power move! Reuters covers this story [here](https://www.reuters.com/technology/google-invests-640-mln-new-data-centre-netherlands-2024-04-23/#:~:text=AMSTERDAM%2C%20April%2023%20(Reuters),will%20create%20125%20new%20jobs.).

– And here’s a toast to Mollie, Amsterdam’s fintech unicorn, celebrating two decades of digital excellence. Silicon Canals brings us key insights from their 2023 financial highlights [here](https://siliconcanals.com/news/startups/amsterdam-mollie-now-20-years-old/).

## Spotlight Startup: Meatable

![The farm of the future? Credit: Meatable](https://cdn0.tnwcdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2022/10/cultivated-meat-revolution.jpeg)

In today’s food for thought, we’re all agog about Meatable, a pioneering startup that’s redefining meat production without the farm. Our omnivorous editorial team found common ground in their fascination for Meatable’s cultivated meat – yep, we’ve got all bases covered from carnivores to veggies and the in-betweens. Picture this: an inaugural, legal tasting of lab-grown sausages that had us questioning, “Is this the real deal?” Spoiler: it totally is! Dive into our firsthand experience [here](https://thenextweb.com/news/just-like-meaty-sausages-europe-hosts-first-cultivated-meat-tasting).

“Being a sucker for AI-driven healthcare applications, I can’t wait to catch Elina Berglund at the TNW Conference,” shares our writer Ioanna. Berglund, a trailblazer in femtech with Natural Cycles, is on a mission to offer women a hormone-free contraception choice. She’s breaking barriers and addressing the gender discrepancies in health data, one app at a time. Learn more about Berglund’s inspiring journey [here](https://thenextweb-com.webpkgcache.com/doc/-/s/thenextweb.com/news/how-femtech-closing-gender-gap-health-data). Plus, snag a cool 30% off your TNW Conference pass with our exclusive reader discount: TNWXMEDIA.

That wraps up this week’s tech tales from the Dutch landscape. Got feedback or stories you’re dying to share? We’re all ears! Until next Friday, keep it techy, tot ziens!

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