We have seen the Netherlands become one of the best startup ecosystems in the world. Nevertheless, only a few startups turn into scaleups – why is that? While there are multiple factors that might act as scaling barriers, a culture that enables the growth of startups seems to be missing in the Netherlands. In our latest report – Thinking Bigger: How ambitious is the Dutch entrepreneur?, created in partnership with Utrecht University School of Economics, we explore the level of ambition of Dutch entrepreneurs and the phenomenon of the Dutch entrepreneurship paradox. The paradox implies that we build strong innovative businesses, but we don’t focus on growth for businesses to become scaleups and unicorns and create large economic and societal value.