Favourable climate for startups 

StartMonday is an app that allows job seekers to send a short video to potential employers instead of a CV. Following their stint at Startupbootcamp, the founders of the company were so impressed by the favourable climate for startups in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area that they chose to stay here permanently. According to an e-mail update published on the news site Startupjuncture, the StartupDelta initiative led by special envoy Neelie Kroes was another reason for StartMonday to stay in Amsterdam. “We are so impressed with the attitude of StartupDelta, our friends and trusted partners at Startupbootcamp, investors and the general business climate here that we decided to stay in Amsterdam. We have quickly signed an office lease on Overtoom 197 next to Vondelpark and are getting set up there now,” the team said in  the update. 

Funding

The Amsterdam startup scene is increasingly receiving attention from investors. Amsterdam-based payment startup Adyen recently secured $250 million (around €215 million) in funding from investors, who valued the company at €1.3 billion. Other examples of Amsterdam-based startups that have recently been funded by investors include TravelBird, WeTransfer and Peerby. StartMonday is said to close an investment round soon.