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:

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:

Active investors include:

  • BOM
  • Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland
  • Antler
  • 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,
  • Robotics — e.g. Smart Robotics, Accerion, SenseGlove

Read more on our blog:

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

Vorige week schreven we dat Nederlandse tech startups en scale-ups in 2018 bijna €750 miljoen hebben opgehaald in deel 1 van onze funding analyse.

In ons tweede artikel kijken we naar wat hot is in Nederland:
🚀 Welk type startups & scale-ups haalden investeringen op?
💸 Wie zijn de meest actieve investeerders?
🤓 Welke universiteit genereerde de meeste gefunde spin-offs?
🔥 Welke stad/ hub was ‘on fire’ afgelopen jaar?

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

Lees ons artikel hier:

Bestel onze Funding Analyse rapportage en dataset hier:

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

Nederlandse startups & scale-ups hebben in 2018 bijna €750 miljoen aan venture capital opgehaald, blijkt uit onze analyse. Dit is bijna €90 miljoen meer dan in 2017.

Interessant, maar nóg interessanter vonden wij het om te kijken naar de onderliggende patronen, zoals:

  • Welk type startups & scale-ups halen het meest geld op?
  • Zijn de rondes (Series A, B etc.) toegenomen in omvang?
  • Welke investeerders zijn het meest actief?
  • Halen hightech bedrijven meer kapitaal op dan software bedrijven?

In onze nieuwe blogpost geven we onze analyses en inzichten over hoe en hoeveel er afgelopen jaar geïnvesteerd is in Nederlandse tech-bedrijven. Lees hem op

Bestel onze Funding Analyse rapportage en dataset hier: