A total of 5.3 billion euros in venture capital went to fast-growing start-up companies last year. Several large financing rounds have led to a significant increase in investments. Large foreign investment parties, mainly from the United States, have been particularly interested in investing in Dutch start-ups with funds created in recent years. Dutch investors and pension funds have relatively little influence on the growth and innovation in their home market. And this will benefit from the returns achieved, especially abroad. The clear imbalance in the origin of capital in the sector has also caused concern. In 2020 there were only two rounds of more than 100 million euros, while last year there were nine such rounds of over $100 million euros. The strong growth trend is expected to continue this year. . . .