\The Netherlands' startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

\The Netherlands' startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

In the first half of 2021, €3.8bn in venture capital funding was raised by startups in The Netherlands, which has a thriving tech ecosystem.

So far this year, startups in The Netherlands have raised a record €3.8bn from VC funds, more than thee €1.7bn in all of 2020.

But which are the country's most exciting startups and scaleups? Which are the ones to watch in 2021?

Our team of experts at Sifted have chosen a list of more than 100 exciting companies we think you need to know about, with an added 'Sifted take' to provide an extra layer of insight on the most interesting.

It's a mixture of the big and the small, the well known and the under the radar. But all are making waves. Keep reading below and stay informed about Europe’s new economy!

(P.S The data is from European Startups with valuation estimates from Dealroom. If there is anyone missing from this list, or anything is wrong, please let us know by email at [email protected]).

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

Picnic's logo

Picnic

Online supermarket, that delivers groceries for the lowest price to people’s home, without delivery costs

food / logistics

picnic.nl

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

€300m

DEBT

€800m

1000-5000

MessageBird's logo

MessageBird

Connects enterprises to global customers through SMS, Voice and Chat APIs

enterprise software / telecom

messagebird.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

€1,000m

SERIES C

€2.7bn

100-500

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Catawiki's logo

Catawiki

Online curated marketplace

ecommerce /

catawiki.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008

€235m

GROWTH EQUITY

€300-450m

500-1000

BitFury Group's logo

BitFury Group

Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company

fintech / cryptocurrency

bitfury.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

€182m

SERIES C

€909m

100-500

Mollie's logo

Mollie

Payment methods in your website and app

fintech / payments

mollie.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004

€849m

SERIES C

€909m

100-500

Lumos's logo

Lumos

Clean, affordable solar power to a market of 1.3 billion potential customers who live off the electricity grid

energy / clean energy

lumos-global.com

Amstelveen, Netherlands

2013

€105m

GRANT

€255-364m

100-500

Tiqets's logo

Tiqets

Provides travel agencies, airlines and hotels with a platform to sell tickets

travel / travel analytics & software

tiqets.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013

€96m

SERIES C

€218-327m

100-500

Mosa Meat's logo

Mosa Meat

The world’s first tissue cultured hamburger

food / innovative food

mosameat.com

Maastricht, Netherlands

2016

€92m

SERIES B

€273-409m

50-100

VanMoof's logo

VanMoof

Smart & electric city bikes

transportation / mobility

vanmoof.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

€58m

SERIES B

€145-218m

100-500

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WeTransfer's logo

WeTransfer

Cloud-based file transfer service based in Amsterdam designed to send small to large files

enterprise software /

wetransfer.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

€58m

SERIES B

€140-210m

100-500

Dott's logo

Dott

Amsterdam-founded escooter startup

transportation / mobility

ridedott.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018

€127m

SERIES B

€120-180m

100-500

bunq's logo

bunq

Reinventing money itself with mobile technology

fintech / banking

bunq.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013

€238m

SERIES A

€40-60m

100-500

EclecticIQ's logo

EclecticIQ

Intelligence powered defense

security;enterprise software / cloud & infrastructure

eclecticiq.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014

€41m

SERIES C

€80-120m

100-500

bloomon's logo

bloomon

Flexible online subscription to fresh flowers

home living /

bloomon.nl

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014

€33m

EARLY VC

€30-45m

100-500

Otrium's logo

Otrium

The managed marketplace unlocking the full potential of off-price fashion

fashion /

otrium.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

€142m

SERIES C

€96-144m

100-500

The Ocean Cleanup's logo

The Ocean Cleanup

Develops technologies that prevent oceanic plastic pollution

Delft, Netherlands

2013

€32m

EARLY VC

€115-172m

100-500

five°degrees's logo

five°degrees

Leading bank software provider

enterprise software / fintech

fivedegrees.nl

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

€32m

LATE VC

€88-132m

50-100

Framer's logo

Framer

Screen design and interactive prototyping tool

enterprise software /

framer.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013

€30m

SERIES B

€87-131m

100-500

BUX's logo

BUX

Stock trading app

fintech / investing;financial management solutions

getbux.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014

€100m

LATE VC

€76m

100-500

Roamler's logo

Roamler

Improving business efficiency and sustainability through Mobile Crowdsourcing

enterprise software /

roamler.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

€26m

SERIES B

€80-120m

100-500

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