By making The Netherlands the most fertile ground for growth. We are building the best, most connected, sustainable quantum startup sector in the world by 2028, rapidly scaling through collaboration. We do this by Connection, Capital and our Infinity Stack.
Fundraising is the n. 1 challenge for European DeepTech startups. Their primary challenge is to secure a lead investor.
Deeptech startups are required to secure more funding rounds and raise more capital due to capital intensity even before reaching any commercial goals (technological roadmap).
Spinning out of academia remains a bottleneck for European researcher-driven entrepreneurship: long time (6 months) and crippling equity requests.
Deeptech investment decreased c. 25% compared to 2021 levels, yet still doubled compared to 2020 levels.
European investors are more risk averse than US funds and invest lower amounts. Majority of QC funding is directed at and above Series A stages. Variety of factors lead to early-stage funding gap.
Pan-European collaboration and country-level public support (e.g. tender procurement) could support deeptech startups' market validation and early revenue sources, improving their investment cases.
Public funding still the main driver for quantum technology.
By 2022, public investments in quantum technologies exceed $30B, private investments added $3.2B in 2021 ($5.5B over the last decade).
Proprietary research suggests private investments totalled over EUR 6.5bn over 300+ investment rounds since 2002, constituting a rather small share of private investments compared to public support.
Total value of private investments in 2022 decreased by c. 23% compared to 2021 from c. EUR 2.5bn to c. EUR 1.9bn. Compared to 2020, value of investments increased by c. 128%.
Although Europe captured a larger number of known startup investments in Quantum (c. 41% of all investments), Americas (US and Canada in particular) captured over 60% of value of the investment rounds.
Investments raised by US-, UK- and Canada-headquartered startups account for c. 80% of value of all private investments in Quantum and c. 62% of number of all private investment rounds.
We are a support system that provides a fertile ground for Dutch quantum startups to thrive.
Handcrafted approach without hand holding
Rolling onboarding throughout the year (no fixed cohort)
Access to 80% of the deep tech network
We start by discerning and onboarding prospective talent that inquire to join.
We are geared towards discovery and investment for Dutch quantum startups. Ranging from pre-incorporation to Series B and everything in between, Infinity is for quantum startups in any stage.
We are the best starting point for scientists and entrepreneurs. We inspire and support researchers to become entrepreneurs, keeping the key players in control.
Reverse engineering the venture process. Most traditional players take startups through a 12-18 month long hand holding process. The Infinity program has reverse engineered this traditional approach, cutting the time to success in half.
We educate the founders so they develop the core skills they need to sustain the business themselves.
The number of quantum startups incorporated in the Netherlands has more than doubled since the start of Infinity.
Infinity supported incorporation and sustainable growth of a large proportion of newly out-of-stealth Quantum startups:
Successful fundraising of €2M upon initial launch.
Sustainable, future-proof organization with substantial capital resources allowing for the realization of QphoX vision and product development.
Raised €6.5M in non-dilutive funding in 2021 from the European Innovation Council.
Closed first investment round within 6 months from incorporation (record time).
QuantWare was connected to our deep tech investment network, resulting in €1.15M invested by publicly known funds and undisclosed angel investors.
Awarded 7.5M EURO by EIC in June 2022 (1091 companies applied, only 74 selected).
Raised 6M EUR Seed led by Forward.One, with QDNL Participations and Graduate Entrepreneur fund.
We create founder-investor relationships in a zero pitch, non-pushy, organic container, allowing connections to be made sustainably.
We provide startups with curated opportunities to connect with the Infinity network through personalized introductions and experiential immersions.
We want to help bridge the gap between science and venture and support the growing European quantum ecosystem. Our Infinity dashboard gives you access to the latest and greatest startups and investors in the quantum space, all in one place. Whether you're a researcher or a startup looking for funding, or an investor seeking the next big breakthrough, Infinity has got you covered.
We welcome the following applicants:
You have an existing startup in the field of quantum technology and you’re ready to scale up.
You are in the process of setting up a company in quantum technology and you have questions regarding fundraising, scenario planning, investor discovery and market potential.
You have a venture which has a (prospect) of having a Dutch limited company.
A new €15 million fund has been launched to help turn the thriving ecosystem of Dutch quantum technology research into venture-capital investable startups.
Dutch quantum-focused investor QDNL Participations is announcing the close of a €15m fund dedicated to helping university quantum spinouts scale. QDNL also launches Infinity — a support programme looking to help Dutch researchers commercialise their tech and navigate the spinout process
If you’re a Dutch deep tech startup, there’s a new fund in town aimed at early-stage quantum technology startups. To tie these loose ends, Quantum Delta NL is also launching a new support programme called Infinity.
A new €15 million fund has been launched to help turn the thriving ecosystem of Dutch quantum technology research into venture-capital investable startups. In addition to the fund, Quantum Delta NL has also launched a new support program called Infinity, designed to help Dutch university researchers navigate the university spin-out process and raise their first funding round.
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