Founded in 2013, Dealroom is an Amsterdam-based data and software platform, providing worldwide intelligence about startups, innovation, and venture capital investment to governments, VCs, and individuals. This Dutch company has raised €2.75 million in a Series A round co-led by Shoe Investments and Knight Venture Capital.
Dealroom intends to use the funding to expand in Europe and beyond, including making key hires in these markets.
Yoram Wijngaarde, founder and CEO of Dealroom:
We are thrilled to use this funding to make some key hires, expand our data capabilities, forge new partnerships, and continue to build communities with local governments and other key players in the ecosystem.
This Dutch platform delivers insights to publish influential reports based on research and data about startups, investment, funding, M&A deals, and socio-economic impact.
Furthermore, the company works with a combination of technology, data science, government, and manual data sources to build its expertise across different languages, local hubs, and ecosystems, and the fast-developing venture capital landscape.
Dealroom provides governments, including over 15 European hubs, with fully managed, white-labeled solutions to understand, access, and communicate intelligence and data about their ecosystem.
It’s worth mentioning that several large scale ecosystems, including UK (Tech Nation), France (La French Tech), Berlin (Senate), Netherlands (TechLeap), Amsterdam (StartupAmsterdam), and over a dozen other hubs across Europe are working with Dealroom in this capacity.
Bas Beekman, director at StartupAmsterdam, comments:
We work with Dealroom to better understand what’s happening in Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem and to benchmark our progress against other tech hubs in Europe. The research and data we glean are critical for us to attract and support new startups and talent and to be able to cater to specific trends, such as opportunities for AI. It also powers our Startup Ecosystem Platform.
Dealroom uses a combination of manual research and automated tools that incorporate AI, natural language processing, data science, and APIs to identify and process relevant company information and insights in real-time.
Ronald van der Heijde, Managing Director at Shoe Investments:
We have been watching the value Dealroom brings to VCs and corporates looking for the world’s most promising companies, governments who need to make sense of the data about their ecosystem, and founders and entrepreneurs in Europe who need local and private support. We look forward to working with Dealroom as it continues to scale.
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