Over the past decade, the Netherlands has become a leading European startup hub, driven by a competitive talent pool, interconnected economy, and thriving tech sector.
In Q3 2023, Dutch startups displayed resilience by securing €420M in venture capital, contributing to a total investment of almost €1.4B in 2023, as per The Quarterly Startup Report.
Many startups from the country’s capital city, Amsterdam, have also thrived in the Dutch market. These startups are not only raising funds but also expanding their teams, actively seeking talent for continued growth and innovation.
So today, we bring you the list of those Amsterdam-based startups that have raised funding in December; some are actively hiring too.
Note: Certain details of these startups, such as founders’ names and the funding amount, have been sourced from Dealroom.
Founder(s): Mariah Mansvelt Beck
Raised funding: €2.3M in fresh funding
Hiring: Yes, check out the job opportunities here
Yoni emerged from the founder’s cervical cancer scare and a quest to improve women’s menstrual health. The company provides honest and sustainable period care, offering organic products like tampons, pads, liners, and underwear free from harmful substances such as plastics and synthetic materials.
Yoni’s commitment is to offer women comfortable and leak-free periods without compromising on health or the environment.
Founder(s): Daan de Groot, Danny Looman, Stephan Rutten, Joris Quist, Bas van Vliet
Raised funding: €350K
Hiring: Yes, check out the job opportunities here.
Lobster Robotics automates and improves the collection of seabed photographs, creating visual maps that reveal vegetation, creatures, and objects. This technology facilitates data-driven decisions for the offshore industry and research communities.
Founder(s): Adnan Oner
Raised funding: €4.8M in seed round
Hiring: Yes, check the vacancies here.
Farmless is on a mission to revolutionise protein production, combatting ecological issues linked to traditional agriculture. Addressing the environmental impact of livestock, they aim to free protein production from animals and conventional farming.
Using a fermentation platform with renewable liquid feedstock and natural microorganisms, Farmless has developed initial products for meat, dairy, and egg alternatives.
Founder(s): Matthijs van Seventer, Joeri Veder
Raised funding: Undisclosed
Trunkstar offers connectivity lifecycle management software, streamlining digital transformation with automation. Its platform minimises errors, cuts operational costs, and empowers teams to concentrate on essential tasks for business growth.
Amsterdam’s new VC firm Mindshift Ventures invested in Trunkstar. The startup will use the funds to scale the business in the coming 18 months.
Founder(s): Vladan G.
Raised funding: Undisclosed
CubexLab is dedicated to integrating innovation into forward-thinking organisations. With a focus on technology and digital experiences, the firm collaborates with experts, entrepreneurs, and businesses to deliver technical “excellence” in product design, software development, AI, and more.
Founder(s): Peter Schall, Arnon Lesage
Raised funding: $330K
SolarFoil specialises in developing materials that enhance the solar spectrum for optimal plant and algae growth in greenhouses and photobioreactors.
Leveraging advanced nanotechnology and photonics, the company’s goal is to boost productivity, decrease costs, and lower energy consumption in the horticulture sector.
Founder(s): Elles Roeleveld, Kim Bakker
Raised funding: €1M from Borski Fund
Soft Revolt is revolutionising lingerie comfort with eco-friendly, wire-free bralettes. Crafted from knitting machines, their sustainable designs offer extra comfort with zero residual material.
Since 2020, Soft Revolt has empowered 20,000 women in 17 countries, emphasising comfortable support, especially for fuller cups. With two models available and a third in the works, the startup plans to expand its range to include larger sizes in response to high demand.
Raised funding: €350K
Ore Energy, a spin-out from TU Delft, is dedicated to developing a low-cost, multi-day energy storage system. Launched in 2022, the company aims to create battery technology facilitating the integration of renewable energy for a fully decarbonised electricity grid.
Founder(s): Dom Carosa, Andrew Smith, Justin Rosenberg
Raised funding: $1M in a pre-seed round
Hivello is committed to enhancing the accessibility of decentralised services through its Decentralised Physical Infrastructure Networks (DePIN). The company had plans to launch its technology this Christmas, aiming to integrate up to 100 DePINs in the next 12 months.
Founder(s): Nelleke Wegdam, Xander Slager
Raised funding: €1.7M
New Optimist is on a mission for systemic change in the fashion industry, emphasising social, local, and circular principles. Operating within the boundaries of the “Donut Economy”, this Amsterdam-based initiative combines a social atelier and a local clothing brand.
The atelier produces garments in Amsterdam, fostering a creative fusion of talents and backgrounds while adhering to circular design principles: zero waste, durability, and the use of recycled materials.
New Optimist claims to celebrate the craftsmanship of garment-making, highlighting both the makers and the sustainable production process.
Founder(s): Thomas Verwer
Raised funding: €2.2M in growth funding
Nedscaper claims to have become the largest Microsoft-based managed security services player in Europe and Africa. With its MXDR platform, the company helps large enterprises detect and respond to cyber threats using AI.
MXDR, which stands for Managed Extended Detection and Response, is a cybersecurity service provided by specialists to protect businesses from cyber threats.
Founder(s): Ibai Iturricha
Raised funding: $7.5M in Seed round
Triple is solving transaction data with AI to create better financial experiences. Its services include automating processes such as brand enrichment, fraud detection, and carbon footprint tracking. The company’s technology has enriched over 1 billion transactions globally.