Investors and entrepreneurs network NextStage, online internet magazine Emerce and StartupJuncture as media partner are looking for the Dutch startups that closed the best startup deal of the year. And your vote counts too.
2014 has been an active year for Dutch startup investment. StartupJuncture listed 75 deals with a total investment of 500 million euros for Dutch startups.
Who collected the biggest investment? What was the best investment deal or which deal was the most remarking? And which investor therefore has made the smartest move?
And the nominees are…
- Blendle. Axel Springer Digital Ventures and the New York Times Company invested 3 million euros in the media company.
- 3D Hubs. The print service raised 4.5 million dollars in Series A to accelerate international expansion.
- Snappcar. Car sharing platform with a crowdfunding record of over half a million euros.
- Peerby. The local lending app and sharing economy darling has raised 1.7 million euros from a group of international investors.
- The Cloakroom. The online personal shopping startup announced a 1.2 million euro funding round last year.
- Zazzy. The 3D printed jewellery platform announced an undisclosed amount of funding from prominent Dutch angel investors (being a nominee however says something about the amount).
- Fitmo. The fitness App raised 1.2 million euros.
- Voradius. The local products- and inventory search engine announced a second funding round, again led by Javest Investment Fund.
- Sendcloud. The e-commerce platform raised an undisclosed amount of funding from SanomaVentures.
- Wercker. The Amsterdam and San Francisco based cloud delivery platform announced it raised $2.4 million in Series A funding led by Notion Capital.
- Travelbird. This travel website, founded in 2010, secured over 17 milion euros from Global Founders Capital/Rocket Internet.
- ZEEF. The platform that provides topic pages curated by experts, announced exactly 1,205,500 euro from a group of informal investors.
- Quiver. This document protection startup seems to have already 10 million euro committed for their next funding round.
- Iceleads. This e-commerce sales optimalization startup secured 3 milion euros from Vortex Capital Partners.
- Casengo. This Amsterdam based customer support startup, announced a 1.5 million euro funding round from a syndicate of European investors, led by Dutch firm henQ.
Vote for your favourite candidate here!
The winner will be announced during a show in Amsterdam, at De Oerknal on April 16 and will be taken on a startup trip to New York City or London.
Guest speakers and guests include Oscar Kneppers, Floris van Alkemade and Patrick de Zeeuw, as well as investors from Prime Ventures, SanomaVentures Peak Capital and Henq Investment. Sign up here.
NextStage was founded by investment fund Vectrix in 2004 as an open network for investors, entrepreneurs and experts.
Photo by Pieter van Marion (creative commons via Flickr)