Amsterdam-Delta’s Cleantech Startups had a particularly strong 2021. Picnic raised €600 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further its ambition of building the most sustainable European grocery delivery company. And urban e-bike company VanMoof raised a €108+ million Series C.
Rotterdam’s the place to be
As mentioned, Amsterdam-Delta is much more than just Amsterdam. It was great to see Rotterdam getting some love in the report!
Here’s some of what they found:
- Rotterdam hosts a thriving community of 1,600+ startups, with prominent clusters in Smart Logistics, Life Sciences & Cleantech
- The city contains several “serious playgrounds,” such as BlueCity and Makers District, which foster a collaborative business environment for entrepreneurs
- With the support of its programs, initiatives, and organizations, Rotterdam’s startup scene is driving a transition toward a future-proof economy — digital, circular, carbon-neutral & diverse.