About DSDB

DutchStartupDatabase (DSDB) was founded in early 2014 to provide insight into the Dutch startup ecosystem. More transparency on who the players are in the ecosystem will help startups find peers, mentors, funding, accelerators, etc. At the same time it will help investors, accelerators and journalists find deals, identify targets and see who to write about. 

Essentially DSDB offers a local alternative to established, but US-centered products like CrunchBase and AngelList. In the future we might look at integrations with these platforms. 

In December 2014, the DSDB partnered with the Founded in Holland initiative. Together we offer a full database of Dutch startups and a curated overview of Holland's most innovative new businesses.

DSDB was originally founded by Wouter KneepkensTijs Markusse and Sieuwert van Otterloo. Founded in Holland was started by Tim Gouw and Maarten van den Heuvel. We owe thanks to:

  • Mathijs de Wit for providing us with an extensive part, and essential start to, our list of Dutch investors. 
  • Salar al Khafaji for having Silk provide us with free use of their platform, as well as support in setting up DSDB properly to make use of the capabilities of the platform.

Friends without whom our platform would not be possible:

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