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500 miljoen naar startups en scale-ups in 2018

1 januari 2019

 

Looking at the funding numbers, the Dutch startup ecosystem is in excellent health! Every year we make a list of all publicly announced startup deals in The Netherlands, and for 2018 we were able to find more than 130 deals, with a median investment amount of 1 million euros.

Why this funding list

The goal of the Startupjuncture funding overview is to provide transparency into the Dutch ecosystem. The list shows that there are many startups that receive funding. We explicitly provide a full list rather than just a total number, to help other people do additional research. 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 ge funding. We are grateful that many investors and startups make this data available, since this data is important for other startups. In our view, having such data helps startups plan their investment strategy.

How the funding list is created

Searching: The list was created by searching the leading Dutch startup blogs for data about investments. Since startupjuncture is less active, we are relying on our colleagues. We would like to thank startup news sites Sprout, Emerce, EU startups and Silicon Canals for   and public databases dealroom (via startupdelta) and Crunchbase.

Selecting: We have used a liberal definition of ‘startup’: we include any investment in an innovative companies that intend to scale. If you have a more stricter definition of a startup, feel free to download the list and apply a filter on the data. The top 15 companies of the list are probably more scale-ups than startups: they have already found a business model. We believe however that any good research into startup funding should include these scale-ups as well. It would be very unfair to first exclude the major successes, and then conclude that there are few successful startups.

Estimation: In some cases, the amount of funding is undisclosed. We made an estimation of the funding amount in order to estimate total funding. We do this depending on what funding round it is and the type of investors. Our typical estimate is 500.000 euros since this is a typical seed/first round for a Dutch startup.

Validation: We have only included deals where there is an external source. Nevertheless: mistakes and omissions are possible. If you discover a mistake, please let us know.

Top startups

There are 11 startups that have received more than 15 million in funding. They are the startups/scale-ups that were most successful in raising funds. This is of course not the same as overall success: some of the most successful business do not need to raise funds.

Comparison to previous years

Comparing the total amount of funding is dangerous: one or two outliers have a huge impact on the total. Nevertheless it makes for interesting headlines so in the chart above we have included the totals. 2018 is a normal, good year for funding. There is no sign of a slowdown in startup funding. for more details on the previous years, check the following overviews:

The full 2018 Dutch startup investment list

This list provides for each startup the amount of funding received, the investors, and a link to the source of the investment information. The list is sorted on (estimated) funding amount.

Rank Startup Investor Amount Source
1 Bitfury Korelya Capital € 70,000,000 silicon canals
2 Dutch Finance Lab Pieter Schoen € 30,000,000 startupjuncture
3 Xenikos Medicxi and RA Capital Management € 30,000,000 xenikos
4 Shapeways Lux Capital € 25,775,850 shapeways
5 Ohpen Amerborgh € 25,000,000 startupjuncture
6 Framer Atomico, Accel € 21,000,000 silicon canals
7 Mimetas ELSG, Aglaia Oncology, Korys, Cathay, Innovation Quarter, OostNL € 18,450,000 mimetas
8 Lava Therapeutics Gilde Healthcare and Versant Ventures € 16,000,000 Lava Therapeutics
9 Digital Insurance Group Zurich Insurance and Finch Capital € 15,000,000 finsmes
10 Tiqets HPE growth capital € 15,000,000 HPE
11 Bidroom undisclosed € 15,000,000 silicon canals
12 VarmX BioGeneration Ventures and Innovation quarter € 12,500,000 silicon canals
13 Effect.AI ICO € 11,000,000 crunchbase
14 GreenFlux Eneco, SET Ventures, BOM, ICT Group € 11,000,000 sprout
15 Fastned bond issue € 11,000,000 silicon canals
16 Black Bear Chemelot Ventures, ING Sustainable Investments, Stitching DOEN, SCG, Social Impact Ventures and 5square € 11,000,000 silicon canals
17 Zivver Dawn Capital, DN Capital, HenQ € 11,000,001 zivver
18 Impraise Keen Venture and HenQ € 9,500,000 silicon canals
19 Photanol GROEIfonds, Investeringsfonds Groningen € 8,000,000 photanol
20 Cobase ING ventures € 7,500,000 silicon canals
21 Mosa meat Bell Food Group and Merck € 7,500,000 silicon canals
22 HousingAnywhere Vostok New Ventures € 6,000,000 baaz
23 VirtuaGym Endeit capital € 6,000,000 virtuagym
24 Mews HenQ € 6,000,000 HenQ
25 SMART Photonics informal investors € 6,000,000 smartphotonics
26 ParkBee Statkraft, InnovationQuarter € 5,000,000 startupjuncture
27 Lightyear private investors € 5,000,000 ED
28 Cleeng C4, Walvis participaties € 5,000,000 emerce
29 Hardt InnoEnergy € 5,000,000 silicon canals
30 Instant Magazine Connected capital, Newion € 4,500,000 silicon canals
31 Screenpoint Medical Siemens Healthineers and private investors € 4,300,000 Radboud UMC
32 OneFit INKEF Capital € 4,250,000 Sprout
33 Connecterra Sistema VC and AG funder € 4,200,000 Agfundernews
34 Innecs Power Systems Finindus, ENERGIIQ en BOM € 4,000,000 innecs
35 Innecs Power Systems Finindus, ENERGIIQ and BOM € 4,000,000 duurzaambedrijfsleven
36 Blendle Morten Strunge and BookSpot € 4,000,000 nu.nl
37 Roadmap Newion Investments € 4,000,000 sprout
38 Temper Slingshot € 4,000,000 silicon canals
39 Harver Insight Venture Partners € 3,900,000 startupjuncture
40 SemiBlocks BOM € 3,000,000 sprout
41 Crisp undisclosed € 3,000,000 silicon canals
42 Felyx private investors and ABN AMRO bank € 3,000,000 EU-startups
43 Fairphone crowdfunding via oneplanetcrowd € 2,500,000 silicon canals
44 Beyond Sports Triple IT € 2,400,000 sprout
45 blanco Volta Ventures and KBC Start it Fund € 2,000,000 blanco
46 Knowingo Airbridge € 2,000,000 airbridge
47 Exasun ING Sustainable Investments, ENERGIIQ, ABN Amro “several millions” innovationquarter
48 Phenospex LIOF € 2,000,000 futurefoodfund
49 Solease Crwdfunding via Duurzaaminvesteren € 2,000,000 silicon canals
50 Aectual AKEF, DOEN Participaties and American company € 1,800,000 sprout
51 Kepler Vision Technologies UVA Ventures, Stokman € 1,700,000 vectrix
52 Avular Lumipol Holding € 1,500,000 sprout
53 Physee undisclosed € 1,500,000 bright
54 Wonderflow P101 (Italy) € 1,500,000 tech.eu
55 Factris Speedinvest Fintech € 1,500,000 silicon canals
56 MRIguidance Health Innovations € 1,500,000 silicon canals
57 Rex.AI Newion ventures € 1,500,000 silicon canals
58 LeydenJar Technologies UNIIQ, BOM € 1,450,000 linkedin
59 Nowi Disruptive Technology Ventures € 1,400,000 linkedin
60 Openclaims Velocity Capital and Tablomonto € 1,300,000 emerce
61 Salvia BioElectronics BV BOM) and Thuja € 1,300,000 innovationorigins
62 Stapp.in Taxi Baan and Houttequiet and investment fund Silicon Polder Ventures € 1,300,000 silicon canals
63 Hardt Block Party (Gregory van der Wiel) € 1,250,000 startupjuncture
64 Swipeguide Newion Investment € 1,000,000 startupjuncture
65 Blockport ICO € 1,000,000 startupjuncture
66 Inkless Angel investors € 1,000,000 inkless
67 MindAffect OostNL, Bernard Muller € 1,000,000 nu.nl
68 Homerr CNBB Venture Partners € 1,000,000 emerce
69 The Next Closet PDENH, anneke Niessen € 1,000,000 sprout
70 Peel Pioneers BOM, Stichting Doen and ABN Amro € 1,000,000 peelpioneers
71 Attrace undisclosed € 1,000,000 perssupport
72 BridgeFund undisclosed € 1,000,000 bridgefund
73 Travelbags RTL Ventures € 1,000,000 schoenvisie
74 Attrace undisclosed € 1,000,000 silicon canals
75 Brenger Tablomonto € 950,000 silicon canals
76 Voltea Unilever, Rabobank, ETF, Anterra € 900,000 crunchbase
77 Quicargo group of experts and investors € 900,000 linkedin
78 Quicargo Angel investors € 900,000 emerce
79 Srprs.me crowdfunding € 900,000 silicon canals
80 Correspondent Pierre Omidyar € 800,000 emerce
81 FlorAccess group of e-commerce investors € 750,000 startupjuncture
82 Otrium Fred Gehring (ex-CEO) and Ludo Onnink (ex-CFO) and Adriaan Mol € 750,000 startupjuncture
83 Loqed Nextstage € 700,000 vectrix
84 Objectiv Dutch entrepreneurs € 684,320 venture beat
85 Flex-appeal two informal investors € 600,000 startupjuncture
86 IMSystems (Archimedes Drive) InnovationQuarter en Lucros Investment € 600,000 innovation quarter
87 Geospark Airbridge € 500,000 finsmes
88 Picturae Karmijn undisclosed karmijn
89 EST-Floattech Rotterdam Port Fund undisclosed portofrotterdam
90 Unit040 BOM and Parinvest undisclosed emerce
91 Kriya Materials Henkel undisclosed chemelot
92 Triple Solar DOEN Participaties and PDENH undisclosed solarmagazine
93 Ockto ABN Amro undisclosed iex.nl
94 GoodFuels Social Invest Ventures undisclosed consultancy.nl
95 One Of A Kind Technologies Gimv undisclosed OOAKT
96 Fiberneering OostNL undisclosed oostNL
97 360SportsIntelligence OostNL undisclosed oostNL
98 Dobbi PostNL, Henkel undisclosed sprout
99 Onera BOM undisclosed silicon canals
100 Zummit Van der Meijden Investment undisclosed computable
101 Fibonacci Van der Meijden Investment undisclosed computable
102 GoCredible Rabo Frontier Ventures undisclosed emerce
103 Jules LIOF € 500,000 chapeau
104 GeoSpark Airbridge equity partners € 500,000 crunchbase
105 Vertoro Chemelot Ventures, LIOF € 500,000 chemelot
106 Joindata Rabo Frontier Ventures undisclosed emerce
107 Volgroen PDENH and DOEN undisclosed solarmagazine
108 Wellsun Thomas Borsboom and Lucas van Reeken undisclosed wellsun
109 Unless Block Party (Gregory van der Wiel) undisclosed computable
110 Sneleentaxi Symbid crowdfunding € 500,000 silicon canals
111 Dyme ASIF undisclosed silicon canals
112 Edubookers BOM undisclosed silicon canals
113 Alledaags Nextgen Ventures € 500,000 silicon canals
114 EAVE Forward.one undisclosed Forward.one
115 Sjoprz Liof undisclosed LIOF
116 Careibu undisclosed € 400,000 silicon canals
117 ContentKing a group of informal investors € 350,000 startupjuncture
118 Concord neonatal UNIIQ € 300,000 startupjuncture
119 Innovative Mechatronics UNIIQ € 300,000 uniiq
120 SunData DOEN € 300,000 Sundata
121 Oceans of Energy UNIIQ € 300,000 sprout
122 Voitures Extravert undisclosed € 300,000 voitures-extravert
123 Numeric Biotech UNIIQ and Erasmus MC € 300,000 numericbiotech
124 Closure Janneke Niessen € 300,000 silicon canals
125 Plek via Voordegroei € 300,000 silicon canals
126 Shypple Brabant Development Cooperation (BOM) 250000 (estimated) startupjuncture
127 DFFRNT Media Talpa Network 250000 (estimated) startupjuncture
128 Voicey Block Party (Gregory van der Wiel) € 250,000 startupjuncture
129 EAZ Wind Groninger Economisch Investeringsfonds € 200,000 energeia
130 Eco-movement Arches Capital € 200,000 silicon canals
131 Blockdata undisclosed € 200,000 silicon canals
132 LessonUp Peak capital € 100,000 sprout
133 Batchforce Peak capital