StartupDelta x Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018: let’s zoom in on… Fintech

Recently, Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network launch the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018. Released at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Istanbul, GSER 2018 features strategic startup, investment and policy insights from over 10,000 founders in 45 cities – including the StartupDelta ecosystem.

In the StartupDelta ecosystem in particular, GSER provides a detailed look at the following subsectors: AgriTech, FinTech, and Health Tech.

Coming weeks, we will zoom in on these subsectors and other insights from the report. Who are the startups and key players, and where can you find them? For now, let’s zoom in on a 




“There is a large number of world scale banks in Amsterdam but because the city is smaller, the level of engagement with the startup ecosystem is very high.” Sara Koslinska, CEO, Limitless


Home to one of the world’s first modern stock markets, Fintech startups have much to like about Amsterdam. The Dutch financial industry presents an opportunity of at least $112 billion, the combined market cap of the seven massive finance corporations in the Netherlands part of the Forbes 2000 list. Startups in the Netherlands are taking advantage of this opportunity, excelling especially in payments, digital identity and security. The ecosystem is home to multichannel payment provider Adyen, and some 8% of the VC investment from 2012-2017 went to Fintech startups. Both Ohpen, the cloud-based banking engine startup, and EclecticIQ, cyberthreat analysis company, made it to the top 10 largest rounds in the Netherlands.


As we’ve grown our company, we’ve found Amsterdam to be a great headquarters. People just love living and working in the city. Simply put, Amsterdam helps us attract talent.”

Pieter van der Does, Cofounder and CEO, Adyen



1. Jungo – Crowd-mortgage startup

2. Ophen – Cloud-based core banking software

3. Blockport – Aims to launch a social crypto-exchange based on a hybrid-decentralised architecture

Check out the full list of FinTech startups.

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Holland FinTech is an independent organisation that delivers professional services to business clients in Financial and Technology (Fintech). It distributes knowledge about digitalisation, supports financial innovators, and drives co-operation and competition to deliver better financial service globally. Holland FinTech creates the largest independent global marketplace in the financial technology value chain that empowers Fintech stakeholders through Holland FinTech digital services. Holland FinTech has over 300 international group of company members, ranging from start-ups to large corporations in the network. Learn more…


With its dedicated innovation program, Startupbootcamp aims to empower startups and scale-ups to build successful businesses and transform the FinTech & CyberSecurity industries. They are looking for startups & scaleups in the FinTech, PensionTech, InsurTech, RegTech and CyberSecurity industries. Learn more…



Next up, we will zoom in on the Breakthrough Technology in the Netherlands. If you have any suggestions about initiatives, events, and news that we should definitely mention, let us know!


Download the full GESR 2018 report 



StartupDelta aims to merge all layers of the Dutch startup ecosystem into one single connected hub to improve access to capital, networks, knowledge, and markets for startups. Together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, StartupDelta joined Startup Genome to learn more about the local and global startup ecosystem. Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy works to build for an entrepreneurial, innovative and sustainable economy.

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