Cybersecurity is very much on the rise in the Dutch startup ecosystem recently. It’s not just the Startupbootcamp Fintech & Cybersecurity program that re-opened applications after its first batch graduated a short while ago. Some prominent startups raised impressive growth capital rounds, and another renowned scale-up won a prestigious award. Time to take a closer look.
Startup Deal of the Year for EclecticIQ
EclecticIQ is one of the more renowned Dutch startups battling for a safer web, by means of sophisticated cyber threat analysis. As we reported last year, the company raised a whopping €5.5M from Inkef Capital. As it turns out, that seemed like a pretty good deal to other investors. They awarded EclecticIQ with the Startup Deal of the Year-award, beating Bynder (€20M), InvoiceFinance (€3.4M), Recruitz (€2M), and HotelChamp (€1.75M).