This article showcases our top picks for the best The Netherlands based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top The Netherlands Venture Capital Companies
INKEF Capital is a venture capital firm based in Amsterdam, backing promising early stage companies in Europe. INKEF takes pride in being a patient, long-term investor with the ability to support companies through several rounds of funding.
From the early stages of a technology or life science venture, INKEF Capital supports entrepreneurs building their ideas into successful international businesses. Investment areas: Technology, Life Science, Healthcare.
Blanco Services are experts from the e-brokerage, banking industry and IT that know how to make asset management procedures faster, better and cheaper occupy the offices of blanco. To do so, they develop products based on the newest technology which make life for wealth and asset managers significantly easier.
They developed a 60-minute Client Onboarding that will rapidly register your wealth management customer. They also built a fully automated Know Your Customer tool that determines the risk appetite of your customers through a quick and easy online procedure.
And they provide services that will keep your company compliant with legislation (like the Financial Supervision Act [Wft], the Money Laundering and Terrorist Prevention Act (Wwft), and beginning next year MiFID II) and in control of risks.. .
VC4A links transformational entrepreneurs to growth opportunities. Each connection, measured as a transaction, represents an entrepreneur connecting to the knowledge, network, and capital they need to succeed.
VC4A supports the making of these connections through the core activity of building, improving and maintaining the VC4A.com website, a critical piece of infrastructure for supporting entrepreneurs building high growth high impact ventures.. .
Oneplanetcrowd since 2012, the first sustainable crowdfunding platform in the Netherlands. Through the platform, entrepreneurs finance the development of their innovative products and services with resources from ‘the crowd’.
Projects on Oneplanetcrowd contribute to a more sustainable or more social world.. .
EXOR S.p.A. is one of Europe’s leading investment companies and is controlled by the Agnelli Family.
With a NAV (Net Asset Value) of over Euros 9 billion, EXOR sums up an entrepreneurial story based on more than a century of investments. EXOR makes long-term investments focused on global companies in diversified sectors, mainly in Europe and the United States.
EXOR’s goal is to beat the MSCI World Index in Euros in the long term through the increase in its Net Asset Value (NAV). EXOR invests in different sectors, mainly in Europe and in the United States, focusing on few global companies.
EXOR is a responsible owner, combining its entrepreneurial approach with a sound financial discipline. It focuses on the development of its companies, improving their competitive position and profitability.
It maintains a constant dialogue with the management of the companies in which it invests, while fully respecting their operating autonomy.. .
Fashion For Good
Fashion for Good™ is a global initiative that reimagines how fashion is designed, made, worn, and reused. Through innovation and practical action, we demonstrate a better way for the fashion industry to work that allows companies, communities, and our planet to flourish.
Fashion for Good consists of six complimentary initiatives, each of which works to enable a circular fashion industry: An early-stage and a late-stage program to identify and scale circular technologies and business models, an acceleration fund, a ‘how-to guide’ for more sustainable fashion, a co-working space with likeminded organisations, and the Fashion for Good Experience, based at Rokin 102, Amsterdam. .
New10 B.V. helps owners of SME businesses to finance their plans and ambitions for growth.
Our goal is to set the new norm in SME lending by offering a fully digital application process from uploading financials to signing contracts. New10 provides the credit decisions within 15 minutes with clear conditions and insights of the applicant’s financial health.
Entrepreneurs can complete their application wherever and whenever they like. Fast, simple, and clear.
New10 is initiated by ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and combines the financial knowledge and expertise of the bank with the agility and advanced technologies of a start-up..
Tablomonto is an early stage venture capital firm based in The Netherlands. We believe in building businesses together with the founders and are looking for remarkable and diverse founding teams.
This is why next to investment in cash, we also bring key capabilities through our venture partners and allied experts to the founding team: such as technology, HR and (digital) branding & marketing capabilities. We have deep expertise and networks in FinTech, InsurTech, Healthcare, FMCG, Retail and eCommerce and are looking for investments in these sectors.
We invest between €100k and €1.5Mn initially. Lastly we believe in diversity & inclusion and are continuously working on attracting a diverse pipeline.
If you are a female founder or diverse management team, we definitely want to hear from you.. .
The Big Search
We’re a globally distributed organisation of consultants, talent researchers, engineers, and designers, as well as product and operations specialists, building the recruitment model of the future. Every day, we support company builders and investors across the technology ecosystem on their organisational growth needs.
We deliver key executive hires, build-out whole teams, or bring the right operational advisors into the room. Our mission is to drastically improve hiring processes by combining human expertise with technology and data.
We’ve spent the last 5 years, hundreds of hires, thousands of days, and millions of data points optimising our model, deepening our know-how, and iterating on our technology stack – yet for us, this is only the beginning. The Big Search originally started out as the executive search firm Tomato Talent and rebranded in 2020.
Why The Big Search? Because our client’s big search for the right candidate and our candidates’ big search for the right opportunity, is our big search too. We’re always looking for bright individuals who fit our culture to join the journey!. .
ASIF Ventures empowers young entrepreneurs in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam to rapidly develop their bold and bright ideas by providing both financial and social investment. We are the first venture capital fund that is completely student-run.
We invest in student- or recent graduates start-ups, ranging from B2C products to SaaS and everything in between.. .
Ramphastos Investments N.V.
Ramphastos Investments is a venture capital and private equity investment firm owned, funded and led by Dutch entrepreneur-investor Marcel Boekhoorn. We are specialized in growth investments through buy-and-build, innovations, new markets and partnerships.
We are focused innovation-driven companies with a unique competitive position that show worldwide growth potential by tapping into major secular trends such as the internet of things, cyber security or wireless connectivity. Marcel Boekhoorn is joined at Ramphastos Investments by a team of ten partners who bring a wealth of investment and management experience share a passion for entrepreneurship and helping companies grow to create long-term value.
We hold interests (mostly majority stakes) in more than 20 companies across a range of sectors, from retail (Hema) to ultra wide-band antennas for mobile networks and ioT (Antenna Company), high performance glass for the aviation industry (AviationGlass), voice authentication technology (Lumenvox) to payment solutions (Funanga), gaming software (Habanero), the Netherlands’ prime science park (High Tech Campus Eindhoven) and energy. We are actively involved in defining and executing our companies’ growth strategies together with their management, and we pride ourselves in adding value.
We believe that good management and employees hold the key to the success of our businesses. We work with a great deal of independence and are quicker, more flexible and often more creative than other investors – and unlike the majority of private equity investors, we are not looking for quick exits and short-term profit.
We aim to build value in the long term. Our approach has proven successful to date with often stellar returns..
Entweder believes that with thoughtful ventures the workspace can evolve into a place where growth is balanced with well-being. These ventures are started by Entweder and are always further developed in cooperation with two founders into a proven, and thus marketable, scale-up.
In addition to being an innovative venture builder, Entweder is also a pragmatic venture capitalist and therefore completely independent. For more information about Entweder’s footprint, please check ‘Sold ventures’ on the website..
Amerborgh International N.V. is a management company that specialises in, among other things, investing and acquiring stakes in companies, asset management, cross-media expenditure, hotel operations and property development.
The company is also involved in activities related to the arts and culture. The shares are held by the delegated Managing Director of Amerborgh International N.V., Alex Mulder, who is the founder of the USG People N.V.
He has led USG People for almost 35 years, up until 2006 as its President and CEO. From 2006 up to 2016 he was a member of the supervisory board of USG People until Recruit took over USG People..
eVentures Africa Fund
eVA Fund is dedicated to mobilize capital and experience in the Netherlands and Europe to invest in small- and medium-sized African internet-related companies. The company is focused on the development in terms of capital and business development support such as knowledge, experience, access to proven business concepts and applications, and network.
eVA Fund was founded in 2010 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.. .
Link Asset Services (Netherlands) B.V.
Link Asset Services mainly works on behalf of banks and other financial institutions. At the request of these institutions they help people who experience problems with the payment of their mortgage .
They always do this by making personal contact in order to map out the financial situation and to see where the problems are. Through personal guidance and motivation, they strive to come to a structural solution.
They receive compensation from their clients for this work. The customer is central to Link Asset Services and that is what the structure and culture of Link Asset Services is geared to.
Their employees are enthusiastic specialists who help customers with difficult situations with their own responsibility.. .
Moon.Ventures scales and develops young innovative businesses to embrace the digital real-time era. The company not only provides the brain capital for digital transformation and growth acceleration but it also acts according to its own advice and actively invests in companies through its Moon.Ventures growth fund.
The firm’s investments focus on the early startup and scale-up phase of companies, providing seed capital across different sectors and industries from media and healthcare to retail and recruitment. Moon.Ventures was established in 2016 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands..
Bureau PENG has a long history in offering debt assistance to municipal authorities. With the investment from Holland Venture, Bureau PENG wants to further expand its network within banks and social security institutions.
The specialists at Bureau PENG are deployed on projects at municipalities, credit banks, financial institutions and companies. In addition to the excellent knowledge of the field and the high level of productivity, it is above all the coaching power that makes them unique..
Globitas is a hands-on investor, run by entrepreneurs. The team of Globitas targets and invests in underperforming and undervalued companies and assets with remediable challenges.
We typically enter in special situations, where information, speed and knowledge, are key to a successful engagement. We aim to take a controlling interest and pro-actively apply our investment strategies to add value to our participations.
Our success is driven by the collective energy, creativity, and contributions of all of our stakeholders. We strive to build positive, sustainable and social-responsible relationships.
The team of Globitas deploys creativity, finds personal engagement with stakeholders, works together with our team of industry experts and opportunity partners. We successfully close smartly structured deals, and unlock value from our participations whilst always safeguarding our downside risk.
Based on the opportunity vested in our investment themes, where we believe in long-term value potential, Globitas invests in corporate investments, asset-backed transactions, real estate and non-performing loans.. .
Main Mezzanine Capital
Main Mezzanine Capital is part of Main Capital Partners (www.main.nl), an investment and financing company focused on profitable and growing companies in the software and TMT sector within the Benelux and Germany. The funding of Main Mezzanine Capital comes from its own shareholders, as well as high net-worth individuals, family offices and (former) entrepreneurs, who wish to set aside their assets in a responsible and cost-effective manner – according to Van ‘t Hoenderdaal a sort of “closed crowd fund”.
Main has provided 12 mezzanine loans so far. Companies in the mezzanine portfolio of Main are a.o.
OnGuard, TravelBird, ABIT and The Valley.. .
FusionATCM is a trade cycle management software company that offers ATCM, a SaaS-based software platform, which is integrated across many asset classes. The platform combines workflow capabilities to enable portfolio managers, traders, and related operational staff members to work based on instinctive exceptions only, increasing STP rates and reducing operational costs.
It delivers end-to-end and automated front, mid, and back office functions across asset classes inside and outside investment management organizations. ATCM encourages its users to put questions together, get access to data in a variety of visualizations, and focus more on the results..
Talent & Pro is the market-leading total partner in the Netherlands in the field of secondment, projects and advice in financial services. Talent & Pro is active in banking and insurance, the actuarial market and the pension & life market.
Within these market sectors more than 800 highly skilled talents and top professionals work actively supporting the work processes of our clients. The head office is in Utrecht..
Stimuleringsfonds Volkshuisvesting Nederlandse
Stimuleringsfonds Volkshuisvesting Nederlandse is a Dutch non-profit investment firm that aims to help clients manage their funds wisely. It offers financing solutions alongside municipalities and other authorities for several companies and other institutions.
Stimuleringsfonds Volkshuisvesting Nederlandse began operation in 1996, with its headquarters in Amersfoort in Utrecht in the Netherlands.. .
Truvalu.startups supports radical innovation to enter emerging markets. Truvalu.startups is designed as a pragmatic program and will accelerate you in a short amount of time to go far lengths.
Truvalu.startups, formerly iMPACT Booster, is a business accelerator that provides the expertise, hands-on support and connections to help your business enter emerging economies. We guide great innovations through the pioneer gap and turn sustainable ideas into profitable companies..
NextStage is a Dutch network for start-ups and fast growing companies in ICT, Creative Industries and Life Sciences. It brings innovative entrepreneurs in contact with investors, service providers, business development partners and content deliverers.
NextStage regularly organises networking events which feature interesting speakers and elevator pitches. It also organises investor meetings and workshops where start ups and entrepreneurs can pitch their products and services to investors and NextStage partners.
This network has over 200 members and is supported by several business partners. Bas Langelaar is the founder and chairman of the NextStage network..
Valery Capital started the business specialising in placing technology focused funds, direct deals and co-investments as Anthony and Thomas had both prior experience in this space. Anthony brought his Private Equity investment experience and Thomas brought technology operational management and M&A advisory skills.
As the firm has grown it has extended its focus and experience working with generalist buyout, mezzanine, debt and infrastructure funds. The firm also provides advice on liquidity solutions to investors via secondary transactions..
Smart Square Ventures BV
Smart Square Ventures is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and started because we felt there was a need for a tech driven M&A and financial advisory company which is focused on small and middle market companies that can benefit from strategic re-direction, operational enhancements and balance sheet realignments. Depending on what structure is most appropriate for each opportunity, our ability to commit to a wide variety of services allows for maximum flexibility when structuring a transaction.
Our team has experience to maximize the return to stakeholders in any situation. We deliver decades of real-world experience advising high-growth companies on scaling world class teams, optimizing go-to-market strategies, measuring against key performance metrics, managing high-stakes acquisitions, preparing for life as a public company and building businesses that stand the test of time.
Backed with industry sector expertise, an extensive global network and a strong track record in M&A, strategic partnerships, and private placements, Smart Square is the right partner for emerging growth companies. Because of our background we are able to offer a wide variety of services of financial advisory, strategic consulting, as well as senior level operational experience to accelerate our client goals.
Post acquisition, our team is able to help drive long-term value by providing financial, strategic, operational and governance support that our management teams require to make their businesses successful.. .
Venturelytic is an investment software that supports next-generation investment managers in making data-driven investment decisions. It aims to become one of the most used tools internationally by investors within the next five years.
Its products include Deal Structuring, Deal Analytics, and Deal Prediction. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Den Haag, The Netherlands..
Capital On Stage
Capital On Stage is a data-driven, physical matchmaking platform for venture capitalists and funding-ready founders with a unique twist – the spotlight is on the investors. Matchmaking takes place through an established global series of invitation-only events, where founders book private meetings with world renowned investors covering a range of investments.
Only startups actively seeking funding between €500k – €10m will be considered. Since the first Capital On Stage in Amsterdam in 2011 we’ve hosted first-class events in London, Berlin, Singapore, New York and Tel Aviv, resulting in millions in VC funding..
DDF Ventures manages and finances the development of early-stage life-sciences companies. DDF Ventures provides its portfolio companies with the professional management and network that are needed for early-stage companies to become successful.
DDF Ventures applies its in-house team of life science CEOs to work with the scientific founders of the portfolio companies to progress their scientific inventions to innovative and commercially attractive products.. .
Twente Technology Fund
The Twente Technology Fund is an independent venture capital fund aiming to capitalize on new technological developments. It provides investment capital to fund high tech entrepreneurial activity in Twente region in general and at the University of Twente in particular.
The Fund is a specialist fund, targeting companies that are developing commercially promising products and technologies in attractive sectors like Clean Technology, Nanotechnology, ICT and Biomedical Technology. The Fund focuses on seed and early stage companies, but also on pre-seed commercially viable academic projects..
Amsterdam Capital Week
Amsterdam Capital Week is a week in which startups from around the world travel to Amsterdam to meet and pitch for over 500+ investors. The week features events during which angel investors, venture capitalists and (crowd-)funding events open their doors to startups.
Amsterdam Capital Week is about two-way connections: all participants, both startups and investors, get to pitch meet and learn to inspire new investments and long-term partnerships.. .
Renewable Ventures is a renewable energy investment and management company. It finances and operates renewable energy assets.
The company was founded by Joe Kastner, Chad Sachs, and Mark McLanahan in 1999 and is headquartered in Amsterdam.. .
At CRM Help they know that a startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup.
Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have some sort of “exit.” The only essential thing is growth. Everything else we associate with startups follows from growth..
Corporate Venturing Network Netherlands
Corporate Venturing Network Netherlands (CVNN) was originally founded in 2002 by serial entrepreneur Wilbert Willems and well known corporate venture expert Rob Kirschbaum. CVNN is a successful network of corporations active in corporate venturing and open innovation.
It establishes relationships between large corporations and also links them to small and medium sized enterprises, universities, public private partnerships and start ups creating an ecosystem for innovation in The Netherlands and surrounding countries. Moreover, it strives to bridge the gap between the corporate need of influx of new business ventures and spin outs of (university) techno starters..
The Young Venture
The Young Venture participates in (mainly Internet) companies with a long term objective. They believe in authenticity and enthusiasm and invest in entrepreneurs with willpower and a no-nonsense mentality.
The Young Venture wants a close involvement in its investments and this is a “click” between shareholders is required. The Young Venture would never sell soon after the founding of a company but aims to keep on growing and developing..
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