Access to capital

The Utrecht startup ecosystem can deliver many forms of capital injections to fulfill the needs during all stages of your startup. Discover the options!

  • Targeting your Investors
  • Meeting Investors
  • Regulations & Subsidy
  • Crowdfunding

Targeting your investors

Looking for funding? In corporation with Golden Egg Check StartupUtrecht helps you target the right investors in an easy and informal way. With the Golden Egg Check we keep track of the investment strategies, preferences and criteria of all (venture capital) investors in the Utrecht region and the Netherlands.

To the Golden Egg check

Meeting investors

StartupUtrecht has taken the initiative to set up an investor network in the Utrecht region. This network improves the access of startups in Utrecht to informal investors and vice versa. The informal investors who can join the investor network are private individuals who want to invest in startups and who feel connected to the Utrecht region.

Are you a startup that wants to pitch their case for a group of investors or an investor who wants to join the network? Contact Heerd Jan Hoogeveen for registration and information. We hope to see you soon at one of our meetings.

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Other investors

Subsidy schemes Economic Board Utrecht

Partners of StartupUtrecht, like the Economic Board Utrecht (EBU), have various subsidy schemes (link in Dutch). To make crowdfunding even more attractive, the EBU for instance has set up the Green, Healthy, Smart Fund. The EBU can contribute up to 25% to the financing in the form of a loan if the rest of the financing demand is raised via a crowdfunding platform or via a credit union.

Innovation credit Dutch government

The Dutch government also encourages companies to develop innovative products. For example, through a tax benefit, innovation credit or a subsidy.

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( also helps startups and scaleups to grow and to accelerate their business by offering credits, subsidies and guarantee schemes, by providing access to networks and by organising specific events.


Of course crowdfunding can be an option as well. The main advantage being its possible marketing impact. Here you can find the top 10 crowdfunding websites in the Netherlands (link in Dutch).

Top 10 crowdfunding websites