Companies invested last year 500 million in Dutch start-ups




Dutch start-ups, including many tech companies, last year received a joint investment of more than 500 million. Payment Provider Adyen got 200 million the largest amount, according to a survey.

The figures are derived from De Volkskrant, who has done research into the investment capital that Dutch startups acquired last year. They are mainly tech companies that have won large sums of money. Besides the processor of digital payments Adyen 200 million concerns, eg, Order for online food and Elasticsearch, which offers search and analysis platform. Both companies were given last year respectively 74 million and 55 million.

Also online travel agency Travel Bird, application builder Mendix and software companies Bright Computing, XebiaLabs and Ticketscript received investment capital. Many of the companies that De Volkskrant calls have been active for many years, which is not entirely clear what the newspaper has taken as a definition for start-up. Incidentally, reports De Volkskrant that a number of investment companies have now become established in the Netherlands.

The survey indicates that Dutch companies a more significant role to play in its start-up world. However, there are no figures from previous years, which is not clear which trend in the financing of start-ups is Dutch.


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