Netherlands

Amsterdam-Delta #12

Attraction Phase
MEMBERS:
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy TechLeap.nl

In the current crisis, the world is increasingly dependent on digital and technological solutions from startups and scaleups. In the Netherlands, we understand it is more important than ever to empower our leaders in tech to futureproof the world.

Nils Beers
CEO - Techleap.nl

Sub-sector Strengths

Agtech & New Food

Amterdam’s food industry continues to grow. Picnic, the online grocery platform, raised a $275 million series C round in 2019. The Vegetarian Butcher, a meat substitute startup with 2,600 sales outlets across 13 countries, was acquired by Unilever in 2018. Wageningen University & Research was #1 worldwide in agriculture and forestry in 2019.

Life Sciences

The European Medicines Agency, a leading regulatory authority moved its headquarters to Amsterdam in 2019. Aidence, an AI-based imaging company looking to accelerate the diagnosing of X-Ray, MRI and CT images, raised $11 million in a series A funding round. AM-Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company, secured around $127 million in VC funding in 2019 to further develop their treatment for acute kidney injury (AKI).

Why you should invest in Amsterdam-Delta

TOTAL EARLY STAGE FUNDING
$960 m
GLOBAL AVG.
$431 m
ECOSYSTEM VALUE
$22 bn
GLOBAL AVG.
$10.5 bn
Top 20 Global Ecosystem
Funding
Top 20 Global Ecosystem
Talent
9
Exit Growth
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10
Investor Activity
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4
Funding Growth
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Reasons to move your startup to Amsterdam-Delta

MEDIAN SEED ROUND
$500 k
GLOBAL AVG.
$494 k
MEDIAN SERIES A ROUND
$2.4 m
GLOBAL AVG.
$2.7 m
SOFTWARE ENGINEER SALARY
$61 k
GLOBAL AVG.
$42.1 k

Welcoming International Talent

Highly skilled immigrants can qualify for the 30% tax reimbursement ruling, international graduates get one year to find work or start a business post-graduation, and there are entrepreneur visas available.

Corporate Connections

Startups can gain access to corporations across every sector. Nearly 200 multinationals have their European headquarters in Amsterdam, including Netflix, Uber, Tesla, and Salesforce.

COVID-19 Policy

The Dutch government support package includes tax deferrals, a temporary employment bridging scheme, and a credit guarantee program. Together with Techleap.nl, Invest-NL, and the regional development agencies, the government structured a soft loans regime for startups, scale-ups and innovative SMEs, which provides bridge loans of up to €2 million. Invest-NL also launched a €100 million convertible loan scheme, which offers larger loans.

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