Scale Up – to Cross the Chasm

Over the past 2 years The METISfiles has published the Tech Fab 30 and 50. Looking beyond the cool factor we wanted to take a more thorough look at the scalability of these cool tech vendors, in particular software vendors. Especially as the Ministry of Economic Affairs in September announced an additional fund of €100M […] Read more »

Partnering for your Defense

During the opening day of the Dutch Parliament (Prinsjesdag) the government announced significant investments for the Ministry of Defense to be spend on cybersecurity. These investments consist of tangible resources as well as more strategic initiatives. To mention a few: An additional annual budget of €26 million to be invested in cybersecurity. This budget will […] Read more »

Is Money Too Tight To Mention for Tech-Startups?

For a small country the Netherlands has some well recognized and well ranked technology universities. These universities, in turn, spin off some very interesting technology startups. Especially for these spin offs, a new venture fund was announced last week, Innovation Industries, which specializes in funding university tech-startups. The universities of Wageningen, Enschede and Eindhoven will […] Read more »

SAP ‘s Ecosystem – Expanding to serve the Digital World

During this week’s SAPPhire Now in Orlando, SAP emphasised the expansion of its ecosystem. To mention a few: Leonardo to join forces with Watson Google and SAP to intensify earlier announced partnership But most significant, SAP is (finally) adopting a multi-cloud strategy where their customer can run SAP solutions on other infrastructures rather than SAP’s […] Read more »

Insided – The Coolest

Insided is the coolest Dutch Tech company of 2016. And with the recent opening of its US NY HQ the journey continues. What is it that makes this company the coolest among many other contestants? First of all, of course, the product: A Cloud based social business platform. In a world where the customer journey […] Read more »

Dutch Software Innovation – We’re Scaling Up!

The Netherlands is scaling up its investments to become a true (software) innovation country. We initially thought we were half way there, but new research suggests we are skidding past that half way mark. First of all we rank as an innovation leader on the European Innovation Scoreboard 2016, placed on a fifth position, following […] Read more »