\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

WordProof's logo

WordProof

Claim your content & prepare for next-generation SEO with the WordProof Timestamp Ecosystem

media / ecommerce

wordproof.io

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018

€1m

GRANT

1-10

Contexta360's logo

Contexta360

Use machine learning and artificial intelligence to uncover insights in voice calls

marketing / enterprise software

contexta360.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016

€1m

SEED

€4-6m

10-50

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Flow Your Money's logo

Flow Your Money

Automated bank transactions

Tijnje, Netherlands

2018

€1m

SEED

€2-4m

1-10

GreenHome's logo

GreenHome

Making homes energy neutral using data & algorithms

home living / energy efficiency

greenhome.nl

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014

€1m

SEED

€2-4m

10-50

Charly Cares's logo

Charly Cares

Babysitting needs

home living / kids

charlycares.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

€1m

SEED

€2-4m

100-500

Robot Care Systems's logo

Robot Care Systems

Personal robots for people with cognitive or motion restrictions

robotics / healthtech

robotcaresystems.com

The Hague, Netherlands

2014

€0.05m

GRANT

1-10

Bloomreach's logo

Bloomreach

Creating, personalizing and scaling premium commerce experiences for companies

ecommerce /

onehippo.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

€225m

GROWTH EQUITY

Figo Mobility's logo

Figo Mobility

Platform for electric shared cars and scooters

mobility / transportation

figo.app

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019

SEED

1-10

Fit20's logo

Fit20

Intensive personal training of 20 minutes per week

sports / app

fit20.nl

Hattem, Netherlands

2009

100-500

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Gearbox Innovations's logo

Gearbox Innovations

Horticulture and plant research: to simplify, improve and accelerate daily work

agritech / robotics

gearboxinnovations.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018

€0m

SEED

€1-2m

10-50

Hydraloop's logo

Hydraloop

Empower people to save water and energy by offering smart and affordable water recycling products

energy / water

hydraloop.com

Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2016

BOOTSTRAPPED

10-50

Sifted Take

The company claims it recycles 85% of all domestic water for reuse in washing machines, gardens, pool and for toilet flushing — and therefore 45% of water usage and sewage output. In 2020, it won the Best of Innovation in Sustainability at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

Laevo Exoskeleton's logo

Laevo Exoskeleton

Innovative posture support device

health / robotics

en.laevo.nl

Delft, Netherlands

2013

€5m

10-50

Sifted Take

The startup has 20 corporate partnerships, more than 200 customers and has made more than 2000 sales, and is competing in a market that’s expected to hit nearly $1.9bn by 2025.

Read more: Seven exoskeleton startups rising up in Europe

Lalaland's logo

Lalaland

Artificial human models for ecommerce apparel web shops

fashion / machine learning

lalaland.ai

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019

€1m

SEED

10-50

Manufy's logo

Manufy

The first Europe-only sustainable sourcing marketplace creating a more sustainable and transparent fashion industry

fashion / marketplace & ecommerce

manufy.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2020

BOOTSTRAPPED

10-50

Neurolytics's logo

Neurolytics

AI video assessment for employee recruitment

enterprise software / AI

neurolytics.ai

Utrecht, Netherlands

2018

€0m

GRANT

1-10

Psylaris's logo

Psylaris

Building the therapist of the future

health / biotech

psylaris.com

Maastricht, Netherlands

2017

€0m

SEED

€2m

1-10

Nowi's logo

Nowi

IoT batteries

energy / manufacturing

nowi-energy.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

€11m

SERIES A

€232-48m

10-50

Sifted Take

Nowi’s tiny devices convert light into enough energy to power a small IoT device indefinitely. Its last funding round was in November 2019, when it raised $10m from Disruptive Technology Ventures. Previously, it received seed funding from the Dutch government too, helping to prototype its technology and obtain patents.

The tiny Dutch startup solving the IoT industry’s battery problem

ReefSystems's logo

ReefSystems

Specialised in the design and production of offshore construction modules and artificial reef systems

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019

1-10

Scribbr's logo

Scribbr

Whether we’re editing papers, checking for plagiarism, generating APA or MLA citations and writing useful Knowledge Base articles, our aim is to help students graduate

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012

BOOTSTRAPPED

100-500

Somnox's logo

Somnox

Specialized in soft-robotic innovation to improve the quality of night of sleep

health / manufacturing

meetsomnox.com

Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016

€0m

SERIES A

10-50

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