Techleap.nl released it's annual report on the tech ecosystem in the Netherlands, and a few points stood out to us.
Check them out below and let us know what you think! Or, check out the full report here.
The Dutch Ecosystem is the Most Successful in the EU
While the EU is slowing down compared to ecosystems in US and Asia, the Amsterdam-Delta is the top-ranked startup ecosystem for the second year in a row. In 2022, the Amsterdam system overtook Paris, while staying ahead of Berlin and Stockholm.
With Amsterdam as our home, it's exciting to see the ecosystem continue to develop. Plus, our sights are set on breaking into the London market in 2023, and we're happy to see it maintain it's presence as #2 in the world.
Lacking Diversity is Slowing the Potential of the Dutch Ecosystem
Despite growth of the ecosystem, the Dutch startup scene is leaving a lot of opportunities for growth on the table year-over-year. The report draws multiple conclusions as to what is causing this, specifically a lack of capital.
However, a point that caught our attention is regarding a lack of diversity in Dutch startup founders and how this limits the pool of new ideas and ventures. The report mentions five points that could boost the growth of the ecosystem by 2030; including increasing the share of female founders and the share of founders from non-western places, increasing the number of spin-offs from Dutch universities/research institutions, and boosting the share of founders with a nonacademic background.
As the equity management for founders, by founders - we work everyday towards the goal of empowering early-stage entrepreneurs to pursue the journey of becoming a founder. The bulk of our customers are first time founders, and we are happy to see a focus on energizing new founders in the Dutch ecosystem!
Spinoffs from Dutch Universities and Research Institutes are Increasing
Despite the recent slump (likely caused by COVID-19) in spinoffs, universities and research institutes have increased focus on science-based ventures, substantially increasing their numbers over the past 8 years.
With tools like the Slicing Pie and a constant focus on early-stage ventures/budding entrepreneurs, we're thrilled to see the continued success and growth of spinoffs from Dutch universities and Research Institutes.
It all starts with an idea! 💡