\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

Bidroom's logo

Bidroom

Allows hotels to be booked at discounted prices

travel / accommodation

bidroom.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

€18m

SERIES A

€60-90m

50-100

Digital Insurance Group's logo

Digital Insurance Group

Providing a data-driven insurance platform that enables insurers and banks to build fully integrated digital solutions at record speed.

fintech / insurance

digitalinsurance.io

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017

€15m

SERIES A

€60-90m

50-100

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FRISS's logo

FRISS

Analytics software for fraud, risk and compliance to P&C insurers

fintech / regtech & compliance;insurance

friss.eu

Utrecht, Netherlands

2006

€15m

SERIES A

€60-90m

100-500

Withlocals's logo

Withlocals

Connects travellers with locals through food and experiences

travel / online travel marketplace

withlocals.com

Eindhoven, Netherlands

2013

€15m

SERIES B

€32-48m

100-500

Ioniqa's logo

Ioniqa

Develops and produces smart chemical materials

energy / cleantech

ioniqa.com

Eindhoven, Netherlands

2009

€24m

LATE VC

€84-120m

10-50

Safesize's logo

Safesize

The global leader in shoe recommendation and fitting advice

retail / ecommerce solutions

safesize.com

Almere, Netherlands

2012

€13m

SERIES B

€40-60m

10-50

Greenflux's logo

Greenflux

Delivering charging services via a global charging platform

energy;transportation / maintenance

greenflux.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

€11m

SERIES B

€44-66m

50-100

Photanol's logo

Photanol

Converting sun energy and carbon dioxide to produce organic compounds

energy / cleantech;energy efficiency

photanol.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012

€11m

GRANT

€32-48m

10-50

Additive Industries's logo

Additive Industries

Metal additive manufacturing

Eindhoven, Netherlands

2012

€10m

LATE VC

€40-60m

100-500

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Speakap's logo

Speakap

A social network enabling employees to securely share information with their own private network

enterprise software /

speakap.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

€10m

SERIES B

€30-45m

50-100

Fixico's logo

Fixico

Online car repair platform where users can quickly obtain, compare and select deals for car repair

transportation / maintenance

fixico.nl

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014

€9m

SERIES B

€28-42m

50-100

Virtuagym's logo

Virtuagym

All-in-one fitness software solution for health clubs, personal trainers, and other fitness professionals

enterprise software / sport platform & application;fitness

virtuagym.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

€9m

SERIES B

€24-36m

100-500

Solarus Sunpower's logo

Solarus Sunpower

Solar energy technology systems for professional customers worldwide

energy /

solarus.com

Venlo, Netherlands

2006

€7m

EARLY VC

€27-40m

10-50

Viriciti's logo

Viriciti

Monitoring for electric city buses and trucks

transportation / navigation & mapping;logistics & delivery

viriciti.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012

€7m

SERIES A

€25-38m

50-100

Kambr's logo

Kambr

We are raising airline revenue performance through Software, Consultancy and Content

digital services / consulting

kambr.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019

€6m

SEED

€18m

10-50

Quicargo's logo

Quicargo

Connects businesses to trucks with empty space in real-time

ecommerce / logistics

quicargo.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

€4m

EARLY VC

€12-18m

10-50

Temper's logo

Temper

On-demand experienced freelancers, without going through an agency.

jobs recruitment /

temper.works

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

€4m

EARLY VC

€16-24m

100-500

OneFit's logo

OneFit

‘All-in-one’ sports membership

sports / sport league & club;fitness

one.fit

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013

€5m

LATE VC

€17-26m

50-100

Rocycle's logo

Rocycle

Boutique fitness studios in Amsterdam and Utrecht

wellness beauty /

rocyclestudios.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

€5m

GROWTH EQUITY

100-500

Hatch's logo

Hatch

Omnichannel solution provider

enterprise software / crm & sales

gethatch.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

€4m

SERIES A

€12-18m

50-100

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