How do you look for good startups and scale-ups?
For any innovative organization, partnering with startups and scale-ups seems like an interesting strategy. We believe it can certainly add value, as a cooperation partner or customer, as a participation or acquisition, or to get ahead of a threat of industry disruption. We are happy to help with an ‘investment thesis’ for the corporate.
Identifying interesting startups in an early phase can become a distinguishing factor. But if you want to work with startups, you first have to know how to find them. You can of course wait for startups to register with you, but you can also actively seek out startups.
A number of tools and databases are available for free or as freemium. These can be very useful to scout for a particular type of founder or startup. These databases offer a list of (Dutch) startups and are therefore a good starting point. The disadvantage of the databases is that they are not complete (especially startups that have not yet raised funding are missing), they are available to everyone and therefore also to competitors and it is difficult to assess the quality of the startups.