According to calculations by Startup Juncture, the Dutch startup ecosystem is “in excellent health”. Each year, editor-in-chief Sieuwert van Otterloo lists all publicly announced startup deals in the Netherlands, and for 2018 he has been able to find more than 130 deals, with a median investment amount of 1 million euros.

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Dutch-startup-funding-2014-2018

This why Van Otterloo produces the list every year:

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 get 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.

The top of the list this year is for blockchain company Bitfury, with an investment of 70 million euros by Korelya Capital.

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top-11-startups-2018

Here is the complete list, with 137 startups and scale-ups this year, at Startup Juncture.

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