The 10 most active Dutch Series A investors in 2019

The 10 most active Dutch Series A investors in 2019

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In 2019, the Dutch startup ecosystem saw some funding rounds including Mollie, Dott, Fixico and more. It can be fairly said that the Dutch tech startups are in a good state right now.

As per reports, the Dutch tech companies have raised €750 million funding in 2018 alone. The funding comes in various ways including Series A, Series B, seed funding, early-stage funding, etc. At the same time, Dutch investors are also considered very smart and have contributed to the development of some of the biggest global companies so far.

Today, we have listed the most active Dutch Series A investors that have made the maximum funding rounds to date as sourced from Dealroom.

Opus Capital/Tenner (Amsterdam)

Founders: Kellogg Fairbank, Marc van Piggelen, Arco Zaanen
Number of rounds: 46
Founded year: 2017

Tenner also known as Opus Capital builds payment data services that help power next-generation companies. The investor has over 30 years of experience in the payments industry. The company works with leading companies including PayPal, First Data, KPN, Braintree Payments, Ingenico ePayments, GlobalCollect, European Merchant Services and American Express.

Prime Ventures (Amsterdam)

Founders: Sake Bosch
Number of rounds: 45
Founded year: 1999

Prime Ventures is a leading Dutch venture capital firm that invests in European companies. The investor leverages its capital, network and experience to make them global category leaders. Prime Ventures has invested in notable companies including Creative Group, Meero, AImotive, iwoca, Intrinsic-ID, etc. located across Europe.

INKEF Capital (Amsterdam)

CEO: Michael Stam
Number of rounds: 42
Founded year: 2010

INKEF Capital focuses on healthcare technologies including medical devices, digital health, diagnostics and biotechnology. It is also involved tech companies involved in fintech, SaaS, internet and enterprise software. Its notable investments include GitLab, ProFibrix, GeoPhy, GTX Medical and more.

InnovationQuarter (The Hague)

Director: Rinke Zonneveld
Number of rounds: 33
Founded year: 2014

InnovationQuarter works to make South Holland economically strong. It is a regional development company based in South Holland, which invests in fast-growing and innovative companies. It assists foreign companies in establishing in this region. Also, InnovationQuarter organises cooperation between the government, knowledge institutions and innovative entrepreneurs. The notable investments from this company include Mimetas, Ncardia, ParkBee, etc.

henQ (Amsterdam)

Founders: Coen van Duiven, Herman Hintzen
Number of rounds: 29
Founded year: 2004

henQ sells software products that facilitate the primary processes of other businesses. The company works on the niche to scale rapidly and become the leading investor in the world. It has a network spanning across major global software markets. Mendix, Aidence, Stravito, SendCloud, Housing Anywhere, etc. are among the notable companies that have received investments from henQ.

Newion Investments (Heerenveen)

Founders: Jaap van Barneveld, Patrick Polak
Number of rounds: 29
Founded year: 2000

Newion Investments has built a strong track record of investing in fast-growing and exciting companies. The team focuses primarily on the Benelux market but is also open for co-investments in the Nordics and Germany. The current fund, Newion Investments II focuses on early-stage or expansion-stage tech companies. The notable investments made by the company include Oxxio, Collibra, Foleon, etc.

Thuja Capital (Utrecht)

Founders: Harrold van Barlingen
Number of rounds: 27
Founded year: 2006

Thuja Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm focuses on investing in product-focused companies. It operates with the aim to have an impact on both doctors and patients alike. Apart from investing, Thuja Capital also becomes an active part in the company to make it successful. Avantium Technologies, NightBalance, etc. are some notable investments.

DSM Venturing (Heerlen)

CEO: Feike Sijbesma
Number of rounds: 27

DSM is a purpose-led global science company involved in health, nutrition and sustainable living segments. It drives economic prosperity, social advances and environmental progress to create sustainable value for the stakeholders. The company delivers innovativeinnovation solutions. It has invested in Verdezyne, Morphotek, Novomer, etc.

Finch Capital (Amsterdam)

Founders: Hans de Back, Radboud Vlaar
Number of rounds: 23
Founded year: 2013

Finch Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm and focuses on both Europe and South East Asia. It is a thematic investor that invests in fintech and deep tech businesses. Zopa, Trussle, Squirro, BUX, etc. are some notable companies that have received investment from Finch Capital.

Endeit Capital (Amsterdam)

Founders: Hubert Deitmers
Number of rounds: 21
Founded year: 2006

Endeit Capital is an independent investment firm that has invested the first fund in 20 companies. It has a proven track record in strategic and operational improvements. Endeit Capital stimulates various initiatives to encourage entrepreneurship. Eyeworks, Unruly, Leadfeeder, etc. are the notable investments made by this investment firm.

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