After the United Kingdom, Germany and France, Netherlands is the 4th best in Europe according to the Global Location Trends report published by IBM.

“Last year the Netherlands attracted 396 foreign investment projects, which together created an estimated 9,500 jobs.”

The Netherlands is 6th best globally for valued jobs created per foreign investment project.

” These are higher-paying and/or knowledge intensive jobs created by higher-value investment projects. Ireland is the global leader on this front, closely followed by Singapore Lithuania and Switzerland. The Netherlands falls just below Finland for top-ranking destinations by average job value of investment projects.

The ICT sector in the Netherlands particularly profited from foreign direct investments last year, with over a quarter of foreign investments landing in this sector. Globally, the ICT sector also performed very well attracting 5 percent more investment and creating 10 percent more jobs.” –

At city level Amsterdam is the 4th most popular destination concerning the number of projects. In our offices diversity is viewed as a benefit, that is why we are housing companies and members from Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom and lot more…”

But what are your concrete options to finance a startup?

Here you can find the biggest Dutch entrepreneurs that give back to the startup and tech community by funding and advising young tech companies. We also gathered the ways of financing a startup from zero. On this figure you can take a look of a startups’ life cycle – Leapfunder

Financial life cycle of a startup