20 January 2022
European AI startup landscape is growing the Netherlands and Norway are joining the European AI initiative
- AI (artificial intelligence)
Your eligibility for corporate funding or a corporate loan will depend on many factors, such as timing, the amount needed, type of funding you prefer and the risk profile of your company.
Some 80% of the startups and other entrepreneurs try to seek funding at the wrong time and at the wrong place. If you do not succeed in finding investors, that’s probably due to the fact that you don’t know which funding options are available and/or you failed to effectively pitch your business idea to possible investors. Maybe because you have not adequately worked out your market demand in detail yet or because you are requesting funding before you have established a proper team. All reasons for investors to decide against funding your business. Simply because the risks are (still) too high.
There is an array of funding options available. The level and type of funding you seek and the timing determine your best funding option. Friends and family are often willing to invest in your startup. However, it also makes sense to make use of (semi) public funding instruments during (or just before) the start-up phase of your company, such as subsidies and public funding or other special arrangements. Once your company is growing, you need more capital. You might consider crowdfunding for instance. The lower the business risk, the more willing banks are to grant you a corporate loan.
The funding landscape within Brainport is notable for the constructive partnerships between the various finance companies, both within and outside the region. They know where to find each other, quickly helping you find the appropriate investor for your company.
On the website of the MKB-financieringsgids (funding guide for MSEs – Dutch only) you will find an explanation of the capital market in the Netherlands. The website also contains a list of all funding options. After answering a view questions, you will get an overview of the best possible funding options for your business. Of course, it is always wise to consult a financial advisor to determine the most appropriate funding option. You can contact the independent business developers of Brainport Development. They will answer all your questions regarding corporate funding.
In just a few steps, the SME financieringsgids (finance guide) gives you an overview of financing solutions in your immediate vicinity. There are more than you would think.
Every promising startup deserves to be successful. It starts with a brilliant idea, of course, but you don't have to do it all by yourself. Through Brainport Development's business developers, Braventure offers you quick access to start-up capital, knowledge, community and facilities with just one goal: to accelerate your startup and make it a success.
BOM Brabant Ventures
BOM invests in scalable start- and scale ups with growth potential and a strong link with Noord-Brabant. They focus on companies that are active in the top sectors of Brabant.
Brainport Financing table
In an informal setting with financiers, look at how financing for SMEs and start-ups is possible.
Brainport Equity table
The ability to pitch your product or service to a group of investors.
Possibility to pitch for a 10-15 CEO's of renowned Brainport companies. Based on three requests for help, you can recieve an offer based on your own expertise.