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Capital & finance

Capital is a key ingredient to grow your business. The Rotterdam region offers various funding options. This page presents a summary of angel investors, venture capital funds and subsidies.

Funding guide by InnovationQuarter

The Funding guide (Financieringsgids) contains explanations about the various funding sources and the stages of the business cycle for which they would be appropriate.

InnovationQuarter Capital

IQ Capital is a fund that manages € 80 million in capital for investments in innovative companies, ranging from start-ups to scale-ups and the mature SME sector in the province of South Holland.


Matchmaking tool for start-ups/scale-ups and investors.


The programme of the City of Rotterdam that helps innovative start-ups and scale-ups to apply for European subsidies.


GIST will support you in setting up a feasibility study as well as in funding the external costs this study entails.

Rotterdam Capital Days

The Rotterdam Capital Days is a 5-day experience that connects ideas, talent, and money.


A crowdfunding investment platform on which private individuals can help fund start-up businesses in exchange for a (small) proportionate share of equity.

De Investeerders Club

A group of informal investors whose monthly meetings provide young founders with the opportunity to pitch their idea, concept or company.

Angel Academy

A place for angel investors to learn, meet, and connect. Angel Academy’s courses support the Dutch angel ecosystem by creating a network that provides insights and support to investors.


A venture capital firm that acts as a disruptor among VCs. Keadyn believes investors should leave a bigger footprint than their money. Their coinvestment model is a modern take on investment fund models, allowing investors to opt in on a deal-to-deal basis.


A very handy valuation tool. Working with founders across the globe, this Rotterdam-based company provides online business valuations as well as personal valuation advice.


Funds in which the City of Rotterdam is involved or participates: