More deals, less cash: in 2015, Dutch tech startups raised nearly €430 million in funding

According to Dutch tech blog StartupJuncture, tech companies in The Netherlands (or started by Dutch founders) have raised just south of €430 million in funding this year, down from €500 million last year.

A lot of that has to do with the $250 million round announced by Dutch fintech giant Adyen in December 2014, which skewed the numbers quite a bit.

Also worth noting: the number of deals accounted for by StartupJuncture this year is up significantly from 2014, essentially doubling from 76 to 150 monitored transactions (which include equity crowdfunding rounds, we should add).

This year, major rounds for Dutch startups included $82 million for Catawiki, $25 million for WeTransfer and financing rounds for (technically US-based) HackerOne and Shapeways, and – again – Adyen.

For more analysis and the raw data table, check out StartupJuncture’s article.

In January, will release in-depth analysis on the M&A transactions and funding rounds for all of Europe, which will also allow us to put our numbers next to StartupJuncture’s and compare the stats for The Netherlands with the rest of the bloc. Stay tuned!

Also read:

Can Amsterdam catch up to Europe’s top startup hubs, London and Berlin?

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Dutch meeting room booking platform Deskbookers secures €1.5 million in seed funding

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