Netherlands

Amsterdam-StartupDelta

Attraction Phase

Amsterdam is a very open city with the most nationalities in one place in Europe. The combination of highly educated people and liveable wages results in an amazing work and life culture.

Nils Beers
Director at StartupDelta

Sub-sector Strengths

Agtech & New Food

The Vegetarian Butcher, a meat substitute startup with 2,600 sales outlets in 13 countries, was acquired by Unilever in 2018. Wageningen University & Research was #1 worldwide in agriculture and forestry in 2017. Picnic, the online grocery platform, raised a $109 million series B round in 2017.

Life Sciences

Prexton Therapeutics was acquired by Lundbeck for over $1.1 billion. The European Medicines Agency, a leading regulatory agency, is moving its headquarters to Amsterdam in 2019. Acerta Pharma was acquired for $4 billion in 2016.

Why you should invest in Amsterdam-StartupDelta

SOFTWARE STARTUP OUTPUT
3 k-4.1 k
GLOBAL AVG.
1,010
ECOSYSTEM VALUE
$16 bn
GLOBAL AVG.
$5 bn
#4 Global Ecosystem
Agtech & New Food
Top 15 Global Ecosystem
Life Sciences
10
Exit Growth
INDEX
7
Output Growth
INDEX
4
Funding Growth
INDEX

Reasons to move your startup to Amsterdam-StartupDelta

EARLY-STAGE FUNDING PER STARTUP
$166 k
GLOBAL AVG.
$284 k
TOTAL EARLY-STAGE FUNDING
$663 m
GLOBAL AVG.
$837 m
SOFTWARE ENGINEER SALARY
$54.1 k
GLOBAL AVG.
$58.3 k

Welcoming international talent

Highly skilled immigrants can qualify for the 30% tax 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 corporates across every sector. Nearly 200 multinationals have their European headquarters in Amsterdam, including Netflix, Uber, Tesla, and Salesforce.

Startup Community

Startup Genome
Partners & Members

AkzoNobel
Amazon Web Services
Booking.com
Brainport Eindoven
Brightlands
Chubb Benelux
Deloitte
Eneco
Founded in Groningen
Health Holland
Holland Fintech
ING
Innovation Quarter
KVK Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
Liberty Global
Microsoft
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Novel-T
Oost NL
Rabobank
StartLife
StartupAmsterdam
StartupUtrecht
Ziggo

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