What is a seed fund?

A seed fund is a special type of private equity fund specifically intended for innovative (techno and creative) start-ups. Private investors provide half the capital required and the Ministry of Economic Affairs matches this investment. The government does this to encourage investment firms to invest in young and high-risk ventures. The private investors then manage the fund.

Foreign investors

The admission scheme for foreign investors in the Netherlands has been simplified.

Applying to a seed fund

You can apply for seed funding from the fund directly. Every seed fund has its own scope and focus on a given sector or industry. Find out if seed funds exist for your business or sector!


Contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO.nl)
Call +31 70 379 80 00
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