After the United Kingdom, Germany and France, Netherlands is the 4th best in Europe for foreign direct investments 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 also ranked 6th as 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 spaces, 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.

You can also go back to our earlier post around Funding here, including some details one of our member companies, Brenger, provided during this event!

This accompanying graphic from Leapfunder may be of help too. It looks at the ways of financing a startup from zero, looping it to a startups’ life cycle. Does this graphic look similar for you? Or do you have other investment options you tried and worked? Let us know in the comments!

Financial life cycle of a startup