The Netherlands has long been interested in supporting venture capital. Due to the open mind the country holds towards alternative investment opportunities, the Netherlands continues to grow as a lucrative setting for venture capitalists.
The country is not only highly multilingual (prominently Dutch and English) - making business a lot easier in terms of language, but also offers easy access to the French, German and Belgian markets.
Due to the Netherlands’ healthy and highly connected startup ecosystem, a physical location in the Netherlands also fosters relationships that can accelerate the global ambitions of startups and VCs alike.
Venture Capital in Amsterdam became a key enabler of tech startups and corporates in the 21st century. As such, the city became attractive for VC firms. With Dutch ingenuity in multiple sectors of the technology industry, of which SaaS is prominent, the Netherlands has become a global pioneer for innovative technologies that will shape the future. Due to this, Amsterdam is the city where venture capital firms looking to invest in smarter, tech driven futures are found.
Venture Capital in Amsterdam, as an industry, is already considered to be among the most prominent in Europe, making it easy to understand why many VCs are eager to have boots on the ground in the Dutch capital. Not to mention, Amsterdam regularly ranks between 5th and 8th position in Europe for VC funding in any given year.