Dutch startups so far didn’t make a final sprint to top last year’s total funding of half a billion euro. According to our quarterly overview, there were 34 deals for a total of 59 million euro in Q4. Nestpick and InteRNA Technologies got the most funding in the last quarter of 2015.
With Q4 added, the total money invested in Dutch startups is 428 million euro. That’s at least 72 million euro less then last year, when Dutch startups raised more than 500 million euro in 2014.
Because of larger deals in previous quarters, the fourth quarter’s average investment is way lower: 1.7 million euro – compared to €2.3M (Q1), €2.6M (Q2) and €4.3M (Q3).
Important note: these numbers are based on updated data from our total year overview.
The last quarter of 2015 also had the least amount of deals in comparison to previous quarters: 34 compared to 37 (Q1), 40 (Q2) and 43 (Q3).
The median investment size in Q4 is 1 million euro, higher than all previous quarters this year.
Data in this table is also based on our complete 2015 data.
- Like we do every quarter when the amount of funding is undisclosed or unknown, we have made an educated guess.
- We’re aware that not all deals are being published or communicated (sometimes for obvious reasons). Therefore it’s almost impossible to get the list complete. The data we did get however gives you a good impression. If we missed something, let us know.
- We don’t include takeovers or majority stakes.
- We don’t include crowdfunding, unless it’s a convertible note or equity crowdfunding.
- We don’t include grants or subsidies.
- We don’t include funding below 50.000 euro.
|Name||Amount (€)||Type||By||Who||Link||Investment from country|
|Nestpick||11,000,000||series A||VC||Rocket Internet, Mangrove, Enern||StartupJuncture||DE, LU, PL/CZ|
|InteRNA Technologies||9,500,000||series A||VC||INKEF||Dealroom||NL|
|Relay42||undisclosed||series A||VC + angel||Holland Venture||StartupJuncture||NL|
|Directlyfrom.nl||“more than 3 million”||angel||Jonas Kjellberg||Hella Hueck||SE|
|CustomerGauge||2,300,000||series A||VC||Newion Investments||CustomerGauge||NL|
|VirtuaGym||2,100,000||series A||VC||Saffelberg Investments||StartupJuncture||BE|
|Nestpick||2,000,000||VC||Target Global, b-to-v Partners||StartupJuncture||RU + DE|
|eFaqt||2,000,000||seed||VC + angels||The Hatch Firm, InvestInFuture||StartupJuncture||NL|
|8vance||2,000,000||series A||VC||LBDF, Kickstart Venlo||StartupJuncture||NL|
|Onegini||1,500,000||series A||VC||The Hatch Firm, Innovation Quarter||StartupJuncture||NL|
|Deskbookers||1,500,000||seed||VC + angels||Point Nine Capital||StartupJuncture||DE + NL|
|Calendar42||undisclosed||seed||VC||Mainport Innovation Fund||StartupJuncture||NL|
|StuDocu||1,350,000||early stage||VC||Peak Capital, Point Nine Capital||StartupJuncture||NL + DE|
|Tradecast||1,200,000||seed||Rabobank IJsseldelta + shareholders||StartupJuncture||NL|
|Bolt Mobility||1,000,000||convertible notes||crowdfunders||StartupJuncture||NL|
|Pimmr||825,000||seed||angels||Marco Aarnink, Wilco Jiskoot, Wolf Nathan, Peter Jan Rubingh, Willem van der Hooft||StartupJuncture||NL|
|LeadBoxer||500,000||seed||VC||The Hatch Firm||Index.co||NL|
|House of Einstein||500,000||seed||angel||undisclosed||Emerce||NL|
|Barqo||500,000||seed||angels||Jelle Hoffenaar + others||Emerce||NL|
|Pastbook||350,000||seed||VC + angels||Vortex Capital Partners e.a.||StartupJuncture||NL|
|Fastr||335,000||seed||angels||PPM Oost + angels||PPM Oost||NL||Q4|
|Minibrew||250,000||seed||VC||VOC Capital Partners||StartupJuncture||NL|
As you know, we don’t include any form of subsidies. But the €10.2M grant from Bill Gates to In2Care to help fight malaria is hard to neglect as a positive stimulus for the startup.
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