2016 was a very good year for software startup Simplicate. They received around €1 million in investments, hundreds of new customers signed up for their service, resulting in a 400% revenue increase, and they also more than doubled their number of employees. And for this year, there's also a lot to look forward to.
Groningen has the largest number of successful startups after Amsterdam, and the only city with a consistently growing number of listed companies in the Deloitte Fast50 over the last four years. But Groningen is far more than a collection of successful companies: it’s becoming a thriving ecosystem, fueled by collaboration and innovation. It’s time to claim some bragging rights, so here’s why Groningen kicks serious ass:
Simplicate recently landed a €1 million investment to conquer the rest of the world with their easy to use SaaS platform for small and medium businesses. And even though the startup was able to get funding within six months, landing investors proved to be an art in and of itself.