Report: The Netherlands is the leading startup ecosystem in the EU

The Netherlands is the number one startup ecosystem in the EU, surpassing both Paris and Berlin. That’s according to the 2024 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome, which ranked the Netherlands at 14 globally. According to the report, the country has reached a $96bn ecosystem value between H2 2021 and 2023 — well above the global average of $29.4bn. During the same period, the Netherlands saw the birth of six unicorns, including Mambu and bunq. In 2024, the country has already added two: fintech startup Datasnipper and property management system Mews. Funding-wise, last year, Dutch VC-backed startups raised…

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