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Amsterdam, NLD
Lab 6
Postbus 3322

Amsterdam, NLD


Board of Advisors
Co - Founder & CEO
Co - Founder & CTO


TOTAL $406k
Angel, 4/2010
Javest Investment Fund
Seed, 4/2012
Seed, 11/2013
Hans Veldhuizen



LayerGloss is a creative, young and successful company behind several mobile apps and the LayerGloss App Creator. The LayerGloss App Creator is an online app building platform built by designers for designers. Based on the concept of Drag, Drop and Publish, it simplifies the process of creating high-end, highly interactive apps. Programming skills are no longer necessary.

Phuong Do (CEO) and Martin van Spanje (CTO) founded LayerGloss in 2010. Together they make an ideal combination: Phuong is rooted in the creative world, and previously worked for renowned customers through her own design studio, Studio Fenix. Martin is a true veteran when it comes to app creation, having developed several top grossing Dutch apps (Belstatus, Weerbericht and OVChipstatus).

In March 2012 LayerGloss was selected from over 450 entries by StartupBootcamp in order to participate in their accelerator program. During the three-month program, highly experienced and renowned mentors advised LayerGloss on several business areas such as strategy, finance, marketing and communication. The final pitch by Phuong Do resulted in several interested investors. Eventually LayerGloss selected three of these. In addition to winning the StartupBootcamp accelerator program, LayerGloss reached the semi-finals of the Accenture Innovation Awards. Also, Wired Magazine proclaimed LayerGloss as one of the hottest European startups. LayerGloss was even selected as one of the hundred and fifty ‘most exiting startups in the world’ by Web Summit.

Recent Milestones



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Above: Screenshot LayerGloss App Creator
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  1. Layergloss, one of Europe’s 100 hottest startups, lands US$500K to accelerate international expansion ( [edit]
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