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Dutch startups raise 101 million euro in second quarter of 2015

According to our quarterly overview, 29 Dutch startups have raised more than 101 million euro (EUR101.6m) in Q2 this year. Compared to the first quarter this year (83.7 million euro), we saw a smaller amount of deals, but for a larger total sum. Shapeways raised the largest amount of funding: 27.2 million euro.

Dutch startups have raised more funding in Q2 2015 than in Q1. In total more than 101 million euro was raised with 29 deals, compared to 83 million with 33 deals in the earlier quarter of 2015.

Only two quarters in we feel it’s too soon to conclude there’s a specific investment trend of ‘less deals, bigger deal size’. Especially because of a larger amount of later stage deals (which of course means more money), compared to the quarter before (3 vs. 5).

Largest deal in 2015

While the average investment was larger in Q2 the median investment with 600.000 euro was lower than last quarter’s 1 million euro.

There were three rounds of funding exceeding 10 million euro: Shapeways (27.2 million euro), HackerOne (22.7 million euro) and TravelBird (16.5 million euro). So far, the series D funding round for Shapeways is the largest deal for a Dutch startup this year.

Below is the full table of all deals, with links to source where available. When the amount of funding is undisclosed or unknown, we have made an educated guess.


Rank Name Amount Type By Who More info
1 Shapeways 27,200,000 Series D VC INKEF, Index, AndreessenHorrowitz, Union Square Ventures, Hewlett Packard StartupJuncture
2 HackerOne 22,700,000 series B VC New Enterprise Associates, Marc Benioff, David Sacks et al. VentureBeat
3 Travelbird 16,500,000 series B VC & strategic Rocket Internet StartupJuncture
4 Dealerdirect 8,000,000 series C VC Rocket & Prime Ventures Silicon Canals
5 Forcare 5,000,000 series B VC Prime Ventures StartupJuncture
6 RCCS unknown VC 5square StartupJuncture
7 RedSocks 3,000,000 series A angels StartupJuncture
8 BlueBee 1,750,000 series A VC Buysse & Partners, TU Delft StartupJuncture
9 WizeNoze 1,750,000 angel Ministry of Economic Affairs StartupJuncture
10 Speakap unknown series A VC & strategic USG & Walvis Participaties FD
11 Cleeng 1,100,000 series A angel Pascel Cagni StartupJuncture
12 LiveWords 1,000,000 series A angels Paranza, Bram Polak Vectrix
13 Pie 1,000,000 series A VC & angels GREE Ventures Silicon Canals
14 Athom / Homey 1,000,000 seed angels StartupJuncture
15 Crowdy House 600,000 seed angels StartupJuncture
16 ITSLanguage unknown series A strategic SanomaVentures StartupJuncture
17 ULU 500,000 seed VC Fang Group Release
18 Watcher Enterprises 500,000 equity crowdfunding Release
19 Ace & Tate unknown seed
20 Fanly 500,000 seed angels Theo Hoeksema, Chris Bouwer et al. Silicon Canals
21 Undeveloped 400,000 convertible notes VC Axivate Capital Dealroom
22 GrowPromoter 400,000 seed angel Silicon Canals
23 Bundle 250,000 seed angel Hans Veldhuizen StartupJuncture
24 Part-up 215,000 seed angels StartupJuncture
25 Notificare 200,000 seed VC Keadyn StartupJuncture
26 Favoroute 195,000 convertible notes Leapfunder
27 Festive 150,000 seed angel Connexieb2b
28 Giaura 144,000 convertible notes Leapfunder
29 Metrica Sports 100,000 seed angels StartupJuncture

Frontpage image by Roman Boed under a Creative Commons License

Lorenz van Gool
Lorenz is co-editor-in-chief of StartupJuncture. As a freelance editor and journalist, he writes about startups, innovation and (e)-business. Loves to report from conferences. Really likes cleantech and journalism startups. You can ask him anything about dinosaurs. Twitter: @lorenzroman
  1. Michiel says:


    Shapeways is opgericht in 2007. Is dit nog een startup?

    Kien heeft op Indiegogo 100.000 dollar opgehaald.


    Ook Athom heeft een miljoen euro aan funding binnen.


    Op Silicon Canals staan meer deals in Q2. Fanly bijvoorbeeld.

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