Amsterdam as a startup ecosystem packs a lot of potential. Over the last decade, the overall value of the startup ecosystem has been rising fast in Amsterdam. Startups founded since 2000 in the city have a combined value of more than $86Billion. The city scores highly in terms of the quality, number, and level of activity of local investors as well as the overall volume and growth of the early-stage funding available for startups.
Below is the list of best VC investors in Amsterdam.
Top VC Investors in Amsterdam
Rockstart is an early stage investor that empowers purpose-driven founders across three domains: Energy, AgriFood and Emerging Technologies. Rockstart invests in early-stage startups and provides access to capital, market, and expertise by connecting founders with co-investors, mentors, partners, and the wider Rockstart network.
Latest fund size: €27M (2022)
Notable Investments: Wercker, Hubs, Bomberbot, Syndy, Codeplace, Postcron, Studio
Merck Ventures is the strategic, corporate venture capital arm of Merck. Its mandate is to invest in innovative technologies and products with the potential to significantly impact Merck‘s core business areas. From its headquarters in Amsterdam and offices in the US and Israel they invest globally in transformational ideas driven by great entrepreneurs.
Latest fund size: -
Notable Investments: Progyny, Ambrx, Transalte Bio, ObsEva, Galecto, Xilio Therapeutics
INKEF Capital is a venture capital firm based in Amsterdam, backing promising early stage companies in Europe. INKEF takes pride in being a patient, long-term investor with the ability to support companies through several rounds of funding. From the early stages of a technology or life science venture, INKEF Capital supports entrepreneurs building their ideas into successful international businesses. The investment areas includeTechnology, Life Science, Healthcare.
Latest fund size: €500M (2016)
Notable Investments: Sentinels, Shapeways, Onward, GeoPhy, Bloomon
Finch Capital is a Growth Capital firm focused on investing in high-growth financial technologies companies run by exceptional entrepreneurs. Their mission is to fund and support the best entrepreneurs creating products that will shape the future of finance.
Latest fund size: €150M (2021)
Notable Investments: Trussle, Purely Capital, Knip, Twisto, Pritle
5- Prime Ventures
Prime Ventures is a venture capital firm focusing on investing in European companies in the technology and related industries and leverages its capital, experience and network to actively guide them into global category leaders. From its offices in The Netherlands and the UK the independent partnership manages over EUR700 million in committed capital.
Latest fund size: €254M
Notable Investments: Mendix, Just Eat Takeaway, falcon.io, Pagantis, Applift, Bright Computing
Newion is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in B2B software companies. Its mission is to support entrepreneurs in building software companies into category leaders that create sustainable impact, and in doing so generate excellent returns to its investors.
Latest fund size: €85M (2017)
Notable Investments: 24i, Roadmap, Oxynade, Mall-Connect, iWelcome, Q-go, Mirror42
Peak is the early-stage VC fully backed by entrepreneurs. Based in Amsterdam, Peak fiercely backs founders across Europe, particularly in the BeNeLux, DACH, and Nordics. Their EUR 66M fund is 100% financed and ran by experienced entrepreneurs - with the scars to prove it. Peak specializes in models, rather than specific industries or verticals. To date, they have more than a decade of experience in scaling marketplace, platform, and SaaS companies - both B2B and B2C - from Seed to Series A and beyond.
Latest fund size: €66M (2019)
Notable Investments: Weave, OneFit, United Wardrobe, Finders Design, Radionomy
Revo Capital completed the final close of its €90M second fund in October 2021. It continues to invest in seed to early and growth-stage startups.
Latest fund size: €90M
Notable Investments: PayCore, Parasut, Foriba, Endeksa.com, Peoplise
Endeit Capital is a growth capital investment firm with offices in Amsterdam (NL), Hamburg (DE) and Stockholm (SWE). They provide mid/later stage growth capital typically between €7m - €15m to European scale-ups. Their areas of investment include digital media & marketing tech, marketplaces, BtB/BtC commerce & enterprise cloudservices. The latest Fund III represents €255m.
Latest fund size: €255M
Notable Investments: Comtravo, GASTROFIX, Riaktr, Hubs, Unruly, smartclip
Since 2007, Amsterdam-based SET Ventures has invested in European technology companies that impact the future of the energy system. SET Ventures focuses broadly on innovative energy generation, energy distribution and storage and energy efficiency. SET Fund III provides early growth-stage capital to ventures that shape the energy system transition through smart software and services-based business models.
Latest fund size: €100M (2020)
Notable Investments: Sonnen, GreenFlux, Limejump, Sefaira, AlertMe