Venture capital is an important form of additional finance for startups which have already gained some market experience. Venture capital is usually invested in return of shares in your company. Not only do they provide the financial means, but usually the private equity is provided by experienced companies who can help you to continue your growth with their expertise and experience. The Netherlands Venture Capital Association is the representing organization of most venture capital funds in the Netherlands. Furthermore, the following blogs posts from VEECEE and Peak Capital offer advice on how to meet investment criteria. Finally, don’t forget to check out nlfunding.co for an overview of the entire investment landscape.
Accelerators and incubators can invest in your startup with expertise, network and, depending on program, seed capital. Amsterdam has a wide variety of accelerators and incubators, including Rockstart, StartupBootcamp and ImpactHub. Find more accelerators and incubators on the StartupAmsterdam website.
Angels can play an important role in prolonging the life expectancy of your startup. Find angels who are active in Amsterdam on our Startup Map.
Several business banks in the Netherlands provide regular loans to SME’s. This can also be the bank where you have your regular bank account. For a list of all Dutch banks, please follow this link: http://banksnetherlands.com/banks/
Crowdfunding has gained a lot of popularity in recent years as a source of investment for startups. As a result, there is a wide variety of crowdfunding platforms available in the Netherlands. Take inspiration from the ten best Dutch crowdfunding campaigns in 2016, selected by StartupJuncture. Can venture capital and crowdfunding mutually reinforce each other? You can read an in-depth discussion on this topic on the VEECEE website.
The Amsterdam Capital Week is held each year in the last week of September and is completely focussed on creating as much interaction between the Investor Scene and the Startup Community. The week hosts lots of different events focussing on the specific niche areas of investment with one main event at the centre of it all to provide the investor world with the latest trends from some of the leading minds in the area. For more information, click the logo below: