\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

LABFRESH's logo

LABFRESH

Life-proof apparels

fashion /

labfresh.eu

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017

€0m

ANGEL

€3-5m

10-50

Sifted Take

LABFRESH's on a mission to combat fast fashion's texile pollution problem. With stain-repellant shirt for men and 45k customers in tow, it's one to watch for anyone interested in the future of fashion.

LoCoMoGo's logo

LoCoMoGo

Toy train that teaches children coding through play

education / manufacturing

locomogo.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019

€0m

CROWDFUND

1-10

Sifted Take

Founded in 2019, the edtech is certainly tapping into demand for coding-related toys. It's screenless (if chosen) and robot-free, enabling kids to begin learning the fundamentals of coding at a very young age. The startup smashed through their crowdfund, raising 12 times their goal. If that doesn't say demand, what does?

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Project Cece

Your Fair Fashion Finder

ecommerce / adtech

projectcece.nl

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017

€0m

SEED

€102-153k

1-10

Voltea's logo

Voltea

Provides technology solutions to remove ions from liquids for industrial and domestic purposes

energy / robotics

voltea.com

Sassenheim, Netherlands

2006

€31m

SERIES F

€36-55m

10-50

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Plotwise

Planning infrastructure for scheduled and on-demand deliveries

logistics / enterprise software

plotwise.com

Delft, Netherlands

2015

10-50

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Buybay

Process, manage, and selling returned and excess inventory, e-sales-solution for brands, importer and distributeurs

ecommerce / enterprise software

buybay.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014

€2m

GRANT

50-100

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Xeltis

A clinical-stage medical device company leveraging breakthrough science to transform heart valve therapy

health / medical devices

xeltis.com

Eindhoven, Netherlands

2006

€90m

SERIES D

€32-64m

10-50

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Protix Biosystems

Produces, processes and supplies high-quality insect based ingredients

food / innovative food

protix.eu

Dongen, Netherlands

2009

€61m

LATE VC

€180-270m

100-500

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Ohpen

Cloud-based core banking software

fintech / banking

ohpen.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

€40m

GROWTH EQUITY

€100-150m

100-500

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GeoPhy

The independent global source for property information and analysis for everyone with financial exposure to real estate

fintech / real estate software;financial management solutions;investing

geophy.com

Delft, Netherlands

2014

€30m

SERIES B

€120-180m

50-100

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Frontclear

Facilitates access to financial markets

fintech / investing

frontclear.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

€27m

LATE VC

€109-164m

10-50

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The Protein Brewery

The Protein Brewer supplements the market for protein alternatives by fungal protein

Breda, Netherlands

2020

€26m

SERIES A

Sifted Take

The Protein Brewery is one of the most exciting foodtech startups in the European ecosystem. It produces a protein called Fermotein and after launching just last January, it raised 22m euros in its Series A round last November. As the protein is available in both wet and dry forms, it can be used in a more diverse range of applications.

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Brand New Day

Disruptive insurance and pension provider

fintech / insurance

brandnewday.nl

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010

€25m

GROWTH EQUITY

€175-250m

100-500

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SnappCar

Peer-to-peer car sharing platform

transportation / mobility

snappcar.nl

Utrecht, Netherlands

2011

€24m

GROWTH EQUITY

€40-€60 M

10-50

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GeoSentric

Connecting people across networks and publishing location based information

telecom / social media

geosentric.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2007

€22m

SERIES B

€40-60m

1-10

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Flytxt

Packages Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and Marketing Automation

enterprise software / marketing analytics

flytxt.com

Nieuwegein, Netherlands

2008

€22m

LATE VC

€40-60m

100-500

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Barge Master

Developer and producer of motion compensated solutions for the marine and offshore industries

robotics / offshore

barge-master.com

Rotterdam, Netherlands

2009

€20m

GROWTH EQUITY

€80-120m

10-50

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myTomorrows

Online platform providing early access to drug innovations

health / health platform

mytomorrows.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012

€20m

SERIES B

€40-60m

50-100

Stream.io's logo

Stream.io

Social networks in one place

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013

€18m

SERIES A

€55-82m

50-100

Sketch's logo

Sketch

Digital design toolkit

enterprise software / content production

sketch.com

Scheveningen, Netherlands

2010

€18m

SERIES A

€73-109m

100-500

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