This is what gender diversity in the Dutch startup ecosystem looks like

Last year, some Dutch VCs launched a ‘diversity statement’, called #FundRight. The aim of this movement is to bridge the gender funding gap and achieving a divers startup ecosystem.

And it was badly needed; 13% of funding rounds in 2018 went to mixed- and female-founded startups, yet they received only 3.5% of the funding, according to TechLeap’s Gender Diversity Report.

No measurable progress in bridging the gender funding gap

Since we collected data about venture capital investments in Dutch startups anyway, we thought it would be a relatively minor effort to see if we could already see some improvements. How are the VCs doing in terms of reaching their own gender diversity goals?

Well, it’s still “om te janken”.

Read about it on our blog: https://medium.com/golden-egg-check/this-is-what-gender-diversity-in-the-dutch-startup-ecosystem-looks-like-cc4667aa11fa

And the most active venture capital investors in 2019 were…

In 2019 more than €1.4 billion was invested in Dutch startups and scale-ups by more than 290 different investors. What investors were most active?

We made a ranking of active investors based on the number of investments in Dutch startups and scale-ups they were involved in (first and follow-on rounds).

Please find our overview of most relevant investors on our blog: https://medium.com/golden-egg-check/and-the-most-active-venture-capital-investors-in-2019-were-dae4c583d134

Active investors include:

  • BOM
  • Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland
  • LBDF/ LIOF
  • Antler
  • UNIIQ
  • Value Creation Capital
  • Health Innovations
  • Inkef
  • henQ

Startup & Scale-up Funding Analysis 2019: What’s Hot in the Netherlands?

Last week, we wrote that Dutch tech startups and scale-ups raised over €1.4 billion in 2019 in part 1 of our funding analysis.

In this second part, we’ll look at what’s hot in the Netherlands; what are the popular cities and themes?

This blogpost includes:

Amsterdam is (again) the capital of venture capital

More than one third (37%) of all investments were in Amsterdam companies. Together they raised close to €700 million in growth capital. This is the same amount as all other cities combined. Amsterdam-based scale-ups also accounted for the largest chunk of Series B — and later — rounds.

Popular topics: same old and new trends

Some topics, like Online Platforms, Software/ SaaS, E-Commerce Fintech and Biotechnology were hot in 2019, but are in fact hot always. Themes that were specifically popular in the past years that we think give an interesting peak in the future are:

  • Sustainability & Impact — e.g. meat substitutes (Meatable, Protifarm and Boon) and circular economy
  • Electric Vehicles & (Urban) Mobility — e.g. Hardt Hyperloop, Scoozy, dott, Etergo, Snappcar
  • Sophisticated Software (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain etc.) — e.g. Finturi, Dutch Analytics, PTTRNS.ai
  • Robotics — e.g. Smart Robotics, Accerion, SenseGlove

Read more on our blog: https://medium.com/golden-egg-check/startup-scale-up-funding-analysis-2019-whats-hot-in-the-netherlands-4e7500193fd

Startup & Scale-up Funding Analysis: What’s Hot in the Netherlands?

Last week, we wrote that Dutch tech startups and scale-ups raised close to €750 million in 2018 in part 1 of our funding analysis.

In our second article, we’ll look at what’s hot in the Netherlands:
🚀 What type of startups & scale-ups got funded?
💸 Who are the most active investors?
🤓 What university yielded the most funded spin-offs?
🔥 What city/ hub was on fire last year?

Spoiler alert: Amsterdam is the capital of venture capital. 😏

Read our article here:
https://medium.com/golden-egg-check/startup-scale-up-funding-analysis-whats-hot-in-the-netherlands-47a2ed4678b5

Order our Funding Analysis report and dataset here: https://goldeneggcheck.com/funding-analysis/

Startup & Scale-up Funding Analysis: Dutch tech companies raise €750 million in 2018

Dutch tech startups and scale-ups raised close to €750 million in venture capital in 2018, according to our analysis. This is almost €90 million more than in 2017.

Pretty interesting, but we found it even more interesting to look at the underlying patterns, such as: 

  • What are average seed, Series A, Series B etc. funding rounds? Are they going up or down?
  • How much capital was invested per category? What were the hottest topics in 2018?
  • Is the distribution of deal sizes different from 2017?
  • What are the best funded startup hubs?
  • What are most active venture capital investors?

In our new blogpost we’ll share our analysis about how and how much was invested last year in Dutch tech companies. Read it at https://medium.com/golden-egg-check/startup-scale-up-funding-analysis-dutch-tech-raise-750-million-in-2018-4d4d59eebafc

Order our Funding Analysis report and dataset here: https://goldeneggcheck.com/funding-analysis/