Main Software 50 edition 2018

For the seventh year in a row, software investor Main Capital organizes the Main Software 50 to increase the visibility of the Dutch software sector, as a driver of growth and innovation. The interest from the media, business world and investors for the event gets bigger every year. This event is endorsed by Nederland ICT.

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Results Main Software 50 2017

Median revenue
SaaS revenue
International revenue
Partner revenue

A view of the software sector

The Dutch economy is making a tremendous progress in 2018. Several factors cause an economic growth of 3.2% in 2018 and 2.7% in 2019.

A driving force behind these growth rates is the Dutch software sector. In May 2018, ING published its findings: Software is a growth sector driven by cloud computing and digitization of the economy. In 2018, the sector is expected to grow in volume by 4.5 percent. Particularly software and services in the field of security are growing fast. Finding suitable personnel slows down the further expansion of the sector. Four out of ten entrepreneurs see this as an obstacle.

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