Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem has also been making quite a splash globally. According to a recent report by Dealroom, Amsterdam’s tech ecosystem hit €100B in value (€187B if you include Booking), making it the third most valuable hub in Europe.
Also, according to the latest Startup Heatmap Europe report, Amsterdam was the third most attractive city in Europe to start a company in 2020. In 2019, the city was in the 5th position. This is based on a survey that reveals the Top 50 cities where founders would like to start a company if they could choose freely.
We are into the 6th month of 2021 now, and a large number of Amsterdam-based startups have raised massive funding rounds and are now actively hiring.
On this note, we have compiled a list of 12 Amsterdam-based startups that have raised capital in the last 3 months for expansion and are hiring fresh talents right now. Also, if your friends are looking for jobs, do share this article with them.
Job seekers in the city can also check out Hello Amsterdam, which is a two-day hiring event for Amsterdam’s startup scene, with a focus on meaningful connections between young companies and young talent. This Amsterdam-focused 2-day Inclusive Career Fair is being organised in collaboration with StartupAmsterdam, ASIF Ventures, Welkom.video and StartupVillage. In this event, happening on July 22nd and 23rd, local startups and scaleups can meet and hire STEM talents from diverse backgrounds. Also, participating companies’ vacancies will be live for 6 months on its website.
Certain details of these startups, such as founders’ names, founded year, and the total funding raised, have been sourced from Dealroom.
Founder(s): Adrian Mol
Founded in: 2004
Mollie is a payments platform that offers an easy-to-implement process for integrating payments into a site or app. It is a technology-based company processing payments for more than 50,000 clients with local payment methods such as Mastercard, VISA, Amex, PayPal, iDEAL, Bancontact, Bitcoin, SEPA Direct Debit, Cartes Bancaires, ESP, Giropay, SOFORT Banking, and more.
Mollie is on a mission to make online payment simple for merchants by taking away the complexity from payment methods and offering a simple, but powerful API.
Founder(s): Henri Moissinac, Maxim Romain
Founded in: October 2018
Dott is a European micromobility operator with a mission to free cities with clean rides for everyone. Currently, the platform operates over 30,000 e-scooters in cities including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Poland. In July 2020, Dott won two of the biggest micromobility tenders in the world, ranking first both in Paris and in Lyon. The startup has a staff of 280 people, with its main teams located in Amsterdam, London, and Paris.
The company recently raised $85M (approx €70.47M) in its Series B round of funding and is looking to expand its services to new cities and countries such as Spain and the UK. And hence, is also looking to expand its workforce. If you think this is the right place, you can apply here.
Founder(s): Andrea Candelli, Olivier Heyning
Founded in: 2014
Lumicks is an academic spin-off from the research group of Prof. Gijs Wuite, Prof. Erwin Peterman, and Prof. Iddo Heller at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Lumicks is a life science tools company that develops equipment for Dynamic Single-Molecule and Cell Avidity analysis, two rapidly emerging areas in biology research and immuno-oncology.
The company recently raised $93M (approx €77.6M) in its Series D round of funding, and is looking to hire talents in the field such as research & development, operations, marketing, business development, and many others. You can apply here.
Founder(s): Egbert Pronk, Joost van de Wijgerd, Nick Bortot, Robbert Bos
Founded in: 2014
BUX is a neo broker and has been making it easy and affordable for Europeans to do more with their money. With over 500,000 customers, BUX currently offers three apps to explore the financial markets, including BUX Zero, its flagship platform that is making commission-free trading possible, allowing users to invest in the brands and companies they care about. BUX Zero is currently available in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, and Belgium.
The full range of BUX products, including BUX Crypto which allows users to invest in real cryptocurrencies, and BUX X, where users can trade in contracts for difference (CFDs), are available across Europe. The services of BUX Crypto are offered by BUX Alternative Investments BV.
The company recently raised $80M (approx €66.47M) in a fresh round of funding and says “Our ambition is to offer our services to every European.” And, in order to make this happen, the company is investing in people. You can apply here.
Founder(s): Joost Brugmans, Max Verduyn, Menno Wolvers, Ruud Stelder, Dennis Cuijpers
Founded in: 2019
Orderchamp is an online B2B marketplace where brands and retailers come together to remain relevant to local consumers. The company collaborates with brands that meet specific quality criteria, meaning the products need to incorporate values like handmade, natural, sustainable, or ethical. In this way, it allows retailers to stand out from the crowd with their unique product assortment.
Based on algorithms, tailored recommendations are made to retailers with the right brands and products. On its platform, Orderchamp offers an assortment of more than 200,000 products from over 1,800 different European brands, including Home & Living, Kitchen & Dining, Baby & Kids, Stationery, Jewelry & Accessories, Food & Beverage and Beauty & Health.
Earlier in April, the company announced that it raised $20M (approx €16.6M) funding in a Series A round led by Prime Ventures. And with that fundraise, Orderchamp is looking to double its headcount to 80 within the next 12 months. You can apply here, if you believe this is the right place for you.
Founder(s): Marnix Broer, Jacques Huppes, Lucas van den Houten, Sander Kuijk
Founded in: 2013
StuDocu is an edtech platform with an aim to empower everyone to excel in their studies by providing the tools to students who want to study more efficiently. The company offers an online platform where students can share their study materials – lecture notes, summaries, and practice materials – to exchange knowledge with fellow students. Since its inception, StuDocu has served 15 million students at 2,000 universities across 60 countries.
The startup recently raised a funding of $50M (approx €41.1M) and currently has a team of 50 people. With the raised capital, StuDocu is aiming to hire 30 new talents in the roles including tech, product, design, marketing, and operations in the coming months. You can apply here if this edtech platform interests you.
Founder(s): Hermen Heinen, Olaf Molenveld, Tim Nolet
Founded in: 2014
Vamp.io, previously known as Magnetic.io, is a StartupBootcamp alumnus. Vamp is the release management solution that simplifies container technology-based software delivery and speeds up business operations. The solution is deployed by globally active companies that continuously release, validate and optimise new versions of their software. Partners of Vamp.io include Microsoft, Mesosphere and Docker.
Back in September 2020, Vamp announced the launch of Vamp Continuous Cloud Optimiser, a new machine learning optimisation solution that pinpoints the perfect balance between performance and cost for Kubernetes-running apps.
Founder(s): Maarten de Reij, Daniel Schreij, Henk-Jan Meijer
Founded in: 2020
Cargoplot aims to help e-commerce importers find the best transport solution and streamlining the process of transporting cargo in a cost-effective, transparent, and reliable way. Currently, the platform is live and enables the doubling of revenue every month in the half-year leading up to the investment.
The platform uses Machine Learning (ML) to enable the matching between the two parties, ensuring a freight forwarding partner who is able to get your cargo to the other side of the world in a timely and transparent manner.
Founder(s): Prof. Dr. Theo Wiggers
Founded in: 2014
Incision is a platform for surgical performance and online training. The company is on a mission to improve surgical care and hence building a knowledge platform that supports the training and the execution of operations.
Currently, Incision employs more than 40 people internationally and has over 175 Universities and hospitals under contract globally. On its website, the company mentions that it has a medical advisory board with renowned international surgeons including Jaap Bonjer and David Farley. In addition, the company also internationally contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) #3 ‘Good health and wellbeing’ and #4 ‘Quality education’.
Recently, Incision raised €5M in a funding round from SHS and Rubio Impact Ventures and plans to expand its services to the UK, Scandinavia, the Middle East, and Belgium. The company is currently hiring for different roles in Amsterdam. Check them out here.
Founder(s): Joost van Houten
Founded in: 2019
Sentinels spun off from Slimmer AI, a Groningen-based B2B AI venture studio. The startup supports fintech companies with its AI-driven transaction monitoring system, reducing repetitive tasks and workload. It was developed in response to the pressure from fintechs and traditional financial institutions regulators, to combat financial crimes including, money laundering and other illegal activity. The company serves a range of clients including Mollie, Terrapay, Online Payment Platform, Ginger Payments, and ManoBank among its roster of clients.
Founder(s): Frank Roor, Hans Ober, Ruud Kamphuis
Founded in: 2012
Ticketswap is an online platform where users can sell their tickets for concerts, festivals, sports events and theatres. The goal is to make secondary ticketing fairer, safer, and more transparent for real fans. A cap on the sales price and verification of the sellers protect buyers from exorbitant prices and fake tickets. This way, the startup ensures every ticket finds a buyer that can attend the event and that fans have more chances to join their favourite event.
Founder(s): Christoph Auer-Welsbach, Dominik Blattner
Founded in: 2018
Kaizo provides a Workforce Performance Management (WPM) platform for the remote-working industry, customer support. The company leverages gamification and AI to improve operational efficiency, individual productivity, and team engagement. With its solution, Kaizo aims to guide employees towards better results.
The company says it enables workforce performance management on every level of a customer service department – from agent self-development to multi-team management. It claims to be one of the most sought-after WFM solutions on the Zendesk Marketplace.
Earlier this month (June 2021), Kaizo raised $4M (approx €3.3M) in extension of its Seed round. The company had raised $3M (approx €2.4M) last year in Seed capital. It plans to use the funds to enhance its platform, broadening its customer base, and expand the team as well. You can apply here.
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