Dutch Funding Overview 2017: €442 million in total

2017 was a year with many surprising investments, even a few amounts that we haven’t seen before in the Dutch startup eco-system. Our economy is certainly doing better and startups can now seed from the education and support given over the years. Startups mean innovation, change. The total amount of investments in the Dutch startup industry known by us, states €441.696.000.

And based on our overview, the ICO hype hasn’t reached the Netherlands yet. Which doesn’t mean crypto isn’t playing a growing role in the industry.

 

Funding 2017 fun facts

– more investors were listed undisclosed as previous (check out the Funding Overview 2016 for other comparisons)
– Q1 and Q4 were the most successful investment wise, Q2 and Q3 were pretty quiet. Startups, you might want to take this into consideration!

Top 10 investments 2017

The top 10 investments in 2017, where number 1 isn’t such a surprise despite the amount, but number 2 is. It was absolutely one of the highest investments made in e-commerce/delivery startups. One of the biggest investments made in software, Messagebirds’ series A investment of €60.000.000 was one of the surprising amounts this year.

1. Picnic €100,000,000
2. Messagebird € 60,000,000
3. Xeltis € 45,000,000
4. Bloomon € 21,400,000
5. GitLab € 20,000,000
6. Ohpen € 15,000,000
7. EclecticIQ € 14,000,000
8. Tiqets € 14,000,000
9.SnappCar € 10,000,000
10. SolarNow € 9,000,000

Startups with a social impact

Noteworthy is the fact that there’s not one specific sector raising more money then others, like last year medtech was one of the biggest money raisers. The top 3 consists of commercial scale-ups, SaaS like Tiqets still is going strong while further in the list we see startups with an impact raising more money, such as health, biotech, energy and mobility. The sharing economy is still in progress, if we’re looking at SnappCar for example. Fintech is still on the move, with Bux and InvoiceFinance in the lead and we can predict this will be one of the emerging markets for 2018.

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nrNameamount(eur)SourceInvestment typeorigin
1Picnic100,000,000StartupJunctureseries BNL
2Messagebird60,000,000StartupJunctureseries Ainternational
3Xeltis45,000,000press releaseseries Cinternational
4Bloomon21,400,000StartupJunctureseries BNL
5GitLab20,000,000StartupJunctureseries CINT
6Ohpen15,000,000StartupJunctureseries Bunknown
7EclecticIQ14,000,000StartupJunctureseries BNL
8Tiqets14,000,000StartupJunctureseries BNL
9Snappcar10,000,000StartupJunctureventureinternational
10SolarNow9,000,000StartupJunctureseries BNL
11Harver7,100,000StartupJunctureseries AUS
12Solarus6,700,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
13Framer6,500,000finsmesseries Ainternational
14Fairphone6,500,000StartupJunctureventureNL
15Scenic Biotech6,500,000pressreleaseSeedNL
16InvoiceFinance6,000,000StartupJunctureventureNL
17The Avocado Show5,000,000StartupJunctureventureinternational
18Housing Anywhere5,000,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
19Quantib4,500,000StartupJunctureventureNL
20VanMoof4,000,000StartupJunctureventureNL
21Hotelchamp4,000,000StartupJunctureseedNL
22Withlocals3,500,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
23ZIIVER3,000,000StartupJunctureventureNL
24Lifesense Group3,000,000StartupJunctureventureinternational
25The Ocean Cleanup2,710,000StartupJuncturegrantUS
26Clear Flight Solutions2,600,000StartupJunctureseries Binternational
27stream.io2,500,000StartupJunctureventureUS
28Pluriomics2,500,000StartupJunctureseries BBE
29MiniBrew2,450,000StartupJunctureseedinternational
30Land Life Company2,400,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
31Aidence2,250,000StartupJunctureseedNL
32TRVL2,200,000StartupJunctureseedunknown
33Health Value Creation2,000,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
34Ecochain2,000,000press releaseseries ANL
35iWelcome2,000,000StartupJunctureseries Cinternational
36Oxynade1,800,000StartupJunctureventureNL
37Eye on Air1,800,000StartupJunctureventureNL
38Pastbook1,600,000StartupJunctureseedNL
39Public House of Art1,500,000StartupJunctureventureinternational
40Triggi1,100,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
41Synple1,100,000StartupJunctureventureNL
42Sjoprz1,100,000StartupJunctureventureNL
43BUX1,060,000StartupJunctureseries CNL
44Join1,000,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
45SuperBuddy1,000,000StartupJunctureseries BNL
46United Wardrobe1,000,000StartupJunctureventureNL
47Travis the Translator1,000,000sproutcrowdfundinginternational
48Bolt Mobility1,000,000StartupJuncturecrowdfundingNL/UK
49Sound Energy1,000,000StartupJunctureventureNL
50Blendle1,000,000StartupJunctureseries AUS
51iCasting1,000,000StartupJunctureseedNL
52NutriLeads1,000,000press releaseseries ANL
53Parcompare1,000,000StartupJunctureventureNL
54Press Page1,000,000StartupJunctureventureNL
55Polarsteps900,000StartupJunctureseedNL
56Lipocaut900,000StartupJunctureseedNL
57Felyx850,000StartupJunctureseedNL
58Bundles600,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
59Hyperloop/Hardt600,000StartupJunctureseedNL
60Semiotic Labs600,000StartupJunctureseedNL
61DashTag550,000StartupJunctureseedinternational
62AxonIQ500,000press releaseseedNL
63Amsterdam Scientific Instruments500,000StartupJunctureseedinternational
64Green Basilik500,000StartupJunctureseedinternational
65Amber Mobility500,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
66SendCloud500,000StartupJunctureseries ANL
67ScanMovers500,000StartupJunctureseedNL
68Bittiq500,000StartupJunctureseedNL
69Healthy Workers500,000StartupJunctureseedNL
70VarmX500,000StartupJunctureseedNL
71Mypo500,000StartupJunctureseedinternational
72GAIKU500,000StartupJunctureseedNL
73Indica500,000StartupJunctureseedNL
74MOCS500,000StartupJunctureseedNL
754suites400,000StartupJunctureseedunknown
76We4sea400,000StartupJunctureseedNL
77PR.co400,000StartupJunctureseedNL, UK
78TicTag300,000StartupJunctureseedNL
79Amylon300,000StartupJunctureseedNL
80Hercules Pharmaceuticals300,000StartupJunctureseedNL
81Fibriant300,000StartupJunctureseedNL
82Bohemian Birds250,000StartupJunctureangel/crowdfundingunknown
83Usono176,000StartupJunctureseedNL
84Scyfer000,000StartupJunctureacquisitionUS
85resnap000,000StartupJunctureacquisitionNL
86Wercker000,000StartupJunctureacquisitionUS

Sources and assumptions

Our overview is based on the investments we’ve listed or were reported to us. Big thanks to The Ministerie of Economische Zaken, Thomas Mensink from Golden Egg Check and StartupDelta for sharing their data with us.
In some cases we had to make an estimate of the amount of funding, since not all companies disclose the funding amount. We have used the following assumptions: Unknown seed is estimated as €500.000. Unknown VC money estimated as €1m
We have listed three acquisitions in the list, since we know that people (including startup founders) considers these newsworthy events. However they do not count as investments, since there typically is no inflow of cash into the company, only a change of ownership.

You’re not in the list but think you deserve a spot? Please, drop us a line at team@startupjuncture.com

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