On this day seven years ago, Silicon Canals was launched. And it has been a remarkable journey so far, mostly because of the support of each of our readers.
Do you want to know a bit about our journey so far? Check out what our founder has to say here.
Who are we, again?
We, Silicon Canals, is an English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe area. We cover news, knowledge, and insights from the European technology and startup ecosystem, providing a growing number of tech and startup communities with invaluable and indispensable information.
We’ve evolved a lot in these seven years, much like the Dutch startup ecosystem. Over the years, Silicon Canals grew significantly, and we expanded our curiosity about tech startup communities from the Netherlands to every nook and corner of Europe.
In this article, we have jotted a list of the top 7 stories since Silicon Canals was established.
10 best online food delivery apps in London
Published date: 19/6/2019
Going grocery shopping at brick-and-mortar establishments became a thing of the past, even before the pandemic in London. In this article, we discussed the best online food delivery apps disrupting the UK delivery industry. Listed are some of the bigwigs like Deliveroo, Gousto, Just Eat, among others. You can read the entire article here.
9 revolutionary stock trading app startups from Europe
Published date: 4/11/2019
To help you find the best stock trading apps in Europe, we did a bit of research for you a couple of years back. We went deep, so you won’t have to. And we came up with a list of 9 interesting stock trading apps that let you buy and sell stocks right from your smartphone. What’s even better, the article is still relevant in 2021. If you are looking to jump into stock trading, read the entire article here.
Fastest growing tech cities in Europe
Published date: 13/2/2019
Several European cities are contributing vigorously to the global tech sector. A couple of years back, London-based real-estate firm, Savills published a report on the fastest-growing cities in the world based on various categories including, business environment, tech environment, city buzz & wellness, talent pool, real estate costs, and mobility.
Out of the list, we listed the top 8 tech cities from the EU region for 2019. Guess which city took the first spot! Read the complete article here.
Lime vs Circ vs Tier vs VOI: Review
Published Date: 22/8/2019
This time, we tried something different and are glad it worked out well. Our founder and CEO Remco Janssen tested e-scooters from four big players during his visit to Berlin, Germany. He tested Berlin-based Circ (previously Flash) and Tier, Silicon Valley’s-powerhouse Lime, and VOI from Stockholm. Read the article here to know who came on top during our review.
10 thriving UK tech companies in 2020
Published date: 21/1/2020
Over the years, the UK tech startup scene has seen unparalleled growth in every conceivable metric in Europe, emerging as ‘the’ place to build a business. More than a third of Europe’s fastest-growing tech firms came out of the UK.
So we thought of writing about the top 10 fast-growing startups and tech unicorns that created a wave in the UK tech market last year. Here is more.
Europe’s most valuable Dutch tech companies
Published date: 7/11/2018
Yes, the Netherlands failed to qualify for the 2018 Football World Cup. And we were heartbroken. But on the bright side, the country produced some of the most innovative tech companies in Europe. Forget football, Dutch was/is one of the finest tech players in Europe’s technology industry.
To cheer people up, we wrote about the five tech giants from the Netherlands with the help of a report from Dealroom. You can check out the article here.
World-famous tech biggies from Sweden
Published date: 18/3/2019
Sweden is a country with many incubators and accelerators. It is home to several unicorns and tech giants like Spotify and Skype. As per Insead’s 2018 Global Cities Talent Competitiveness Index, Stockholm was the second-best city in the world in attracting global talent. In this article, we listed tech brands that have their roots in Sweden. Check out the list here.
Hope you enjoyed reading our article. We also hope you’d stick around to see where we’ll be in another seven years.
A big thank you from team Silicon Canals.