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50 deals in 5 years: Here’s what’s unique about the Dutch proof-of-concept fund UNIIQ

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

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Netherlands-based UNIIQ, a €28.8M investment fund focusing on the proof-of-concept phase, assists West Dutch entrepreneurs in bringing their products to market quicker. The firm provides seed money to innovative businesses to help them realise their visions and bridge the gap between concept and profitable business.

50 deals in 5 years

In a recent development, UNIIQ announced that it has completed 50 deals in 5 years. Since its inception in 2016, the firm claims to have become one of the most successful early-stage funds in Europe.

After investing in 50 companies, 96 per cent of the UNIIQ portfolio companies are still operational, and the firms have secured over €125M in follow-on capital.

€1 from UNIIQ generates over €10 in follow-on funding. And that is an unprecedentedly high multiplier. Seven complete exits have already taken place and 418 jobs have been created. This makes UNIIQ the springboard to a successful scale-up. UNIIQ startups are also known for their impact: they make the world cleaner, smarter and healthier.

According to the company, €1 invested in UNIIQ yields over €10 in follow-on funding – a record-breaking multiplier. The company has also made seven exits, resulting in the creation of 418 jobs. UNIIQ companies are recognised for their impact: they help to make the world a better place to live by making it cleaner, smarter, and healthier.


Source: 50 deals in 5 years: Here’s what’s unique about the Dutch proof-of-concept fund UNIIQ | Silicon Canals

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