With €557M growth capital in 2018, Dutch startup ecosystem solidifies its position once again

With €557M growth capital in 2018, Dutch startup ecosystem solidifies its position once again

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Over the last several years, the Netherlands enjoys a flourishing entrepreneurial scene and is one of the forerunners when it comes to the startup activities in Europe. As the year passes, the number of inspiring Dutch startups seems to be only growing to new heights.

In the latest report by Startupjuncture, the Dutch startups raised €557 million in growth capital in 2018 with a total of more than 130 deals.

Notably, the funding in 2018 is considerably higher when compared to 2017 with €442 million. According to Startupjuncture.com, the reason to publish this funding overview is to provide transparency in the Dutch Ecosystem and to help startups plan their investment strategy.

They’ve also mentioned, “We hope the list shows startups what type of startups receive funding in The Netherlands, who the most active investors are, what the typical amount of funding is and at what stage startups can get funding.”

In particular, 11 startups have received more than 15 million in funding last year, compared with 6 in 2017. Some of the startups include Bitfury, Dutch Finance Lab, Xenikos, Shapeways, Ohpen, Framer, Mimetas, Lava Therapeutics, Digital Insurance Group, Tiqets and more.

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