Startups in Amsterdam are a massive boost for the economy, adding tons of jobs. And among them, the fastest growing sector is the foodtech startups. We caught up with some of Amsterdam’s innovators that are currently disrupting the worldwide food industry, Just Eat Takeaway.com, Crisp and Connecterra, to see how they contribute to the general growth and whether COVID-19 threw a wrench in their plans or not.
Foodtech fastest growing in Amsterdam
Foodtech is booming in Amsterdam. According to the startups job-report created by Dealroom, it is the fastest growing industry among startups in the Dutch capital. It grew a solid 36 percent in 2018-2019, leaving other fast growers Digital Media and Healthcare well behind them. The 64 foodtech companies in the city employ 2294 people, which is 963 more than four years ago.