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.
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.
Via StartupUtrecht you also have access to investors from ABN AMRO Informal Investment Services. This connects you with investors from ABN’s private banking network of successful (ex) entrepreneurs and top managers. In addition to capital, they also assist your company with knowledge, experience and a network. This way they contribute to the success of your company. They mediate in all branches and for all phases of life in amounts between € 100,000 and € 2,000,000. Startups from the Utrecht region that use this service from ABN-AMRO through StartupUtrecht do not have to pay a 500 euro registration fee.
ING also helps young, fast-growing companies to realize their plans. Through ING Informal Investing, the bank connect you with investors.
Money Meets Ideas
Together with Utrechtinc, Rabobank and KplusV StartupUtrecht also links innovative startups to informal investors from all over the Netherlands through the Money Meets Ideas platform. The amounts that can be collected vary from 100,000 to 1.5 million euros. A success fee of 2% applies.
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.
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 (RVO.nl) 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).