Amsterdam’s startup community has been rapidly expanding over the past ten years. The city has several factors that make it one of the quickest-expanding startup ecosystems in Europe. These factors include a competitive talent pool, a complex yet interconnected economic structure, and a thriving tech industry.
Over the years, a large amount of money has been coming into Amsterdam’s startup scene. In keeping with the Dutch government’s goals to assist entrepreneurs, this trend appears to be persisting.
Today, we bring you a list of Amsterdam startups that raised some of the biggest funding rounds in 2022. Certain details of these startups, such as founders’ names and the funding amount, have been sourced from Dealroom. Check out the list below.
Founder/s: Martijn van Rheenen
Funding amount: €320M
Perpetual Next is a climate tech company that aims to reduce climate change by upgrading organic waste streams to valuable raw materials and products for sustainable use. The startup does this by reusing residual flows and upgrading organic residual flows into high-quality raw materials and products while contributing to the circular economy.
Founder/s: Richard Valtr, Matthijs Welle
Funding amount: $185M (nearly €174M)
Mews aims to transform the hospitality industry with a cloud-based property management system. The Mews Hospitality Cloud acts as a central nervous system for properties of all sizes – from small independents to large group brands. Over 2,500 properties across 62 countries run their hotel operations, booking, payments, and guest management on Mews.
Founder/s: Jaap Goudsmit, Koenraad Wiedhaup, Ronald Brus
Funding amount: $140M (raised in January, then, approx €124.17M)
Leyden Laboratories utilises its platform to target commonalities of viral families to protect against many viruses simultaneously as opposed to vaccines that typically protect against a specific virus variant. The platform is built on two concepts: broad protection against known viruses, new variants and newly emerging viruses, and protection at the gate, i.e. in the mucosa (e.g. in the nose and throat).
Founder/s: Jouk Pleiter and Gerbert Kaandorp (no longer with the company)
Funding amount: €120M
Backbase is a fintech company on a mission to re-architect banking around the customer. Its white-label Engagement Banking platform empowers banks and credit unions to rapidly digitise their customer-facing operations and creates ‘seamless’ journeys that meet and exceed the expectations of today’s digital-savvy customers.
Founder/s: Avi Perez, Herbert Ochtman, Omri Kohl
Funding amount: $120M (raised in May, then, approx €113.58M)
Pyramid Analytics is a decision intelligence platform provider. The platform provides instant access to any data, enables automated governed self-service for users, and serves any analytics need. The platform also reduces cost and complexity and accelerates growth and innovation by combining data prep, business analytics, and data science with AI guidance. This enables a strategic, organisation-wide approach to business intelligence and analytics.
Founder/s: Michiel Langezaal, Bart Lubbers
Funding amount: €75M
Fastned aims to accelerate the transition to electric mobility by giving freedom to electric drivers. The company develops a fast-charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across Europe and helps drivers to charge their EVs with up to 300 km of range in 15 minutes. The company owns and operates a network of 215 electric vehicle charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, and Belgium. The majority of its stations are located in Dutch highway rest areas.
Founder/s: Tom Peeters, Michiel Roodenburg, Eric Klaassen
Funding amount: €75M
Crisp aims to make better food accessible for everyone. It claims to be the supermarket-app for fresh food. The service distributes groceries throughout the Netherlands and Belgium seven days a week. Orders placed through the app before 10 PM get delivered the next day. Products from more than 800 local farmers and food providers are included in the assortment.
Founder/s: Otto Verhage, Wouter Durville
Funding amount: $70M (raised in May, then, approx €66.83M)
TestGorilla claims to be a leader in skills-based recruiting, a method of hiring that allows each candidate an equal opportunity to prove their ability and motivation. Skills-based recruiting allows firms to hire top talent and a wider range of candidates quickly, easily, and with less bias.
Founder/s: Jide Odunsi, Oladipo Delano, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Funding amount: $55M
Moove Africa is a mobility fintech company that provides vehicle financing to mobility entrepreneurs. The company embeds its alternative credit-scoring technology onto ride-hailing and e-logistics platforms, allowing access to proprietary performance and revenue analytics of mobility entrepreneurs to underwrite loans. Moove, operational in Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, runs flexible rental and lease models with partner drivers who can own the vehicles after agreed tenures.
Greener Power Solutions
Founder/s: Lukas Kuijken, Dieter Castelein, Klaas Akkerman
Funding amount: €45M
Greener Power Solutions provides services to the temporary energy industry. They offer mobile batteries equipped with their own software for leasing to a variety of industries, including construction, grid reinforcement, events, and EV charging. The company aims to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of energy solutions for on- and off-grid projects by renting out batteries. For this, Greener has built its own planning, monitoring, and EMS software to optimise power supply. By accelerating the energy transition in this manner, Greener works to minimise its CO2 impact.