Amsterdam-based Techleap.nl (formerly StartupDelta), a non-profit publicly funded organisation that helps to quantify and accelerate the tech ecosystem of the Netherlands, has announced nine new scaleups for its Techleap.nl Rise Programme – the last batch of 2021.
The nine selected scaleups this quarter have proven solutions to transform their respective industries and include NADUVI, Returnista, TestGorilla, FeedbackFruits, Talk360, Optiply, Temper, VIKTOR, and RoomRaccoon.
What does Techleap.nl offer?
Techleap.nl claims to provide selected scale-ups with the “best” learning and network infrastructure. Through the Rise Programme, these scale-ups gain access to leading experts, networks, and resources to learn from the best Dutch entrepreneurs and grow internationally.
Additionally, the program also puts scale-ups on the global map with corporates, investors, and media. The insights from the Programme will also be used to further improve the tech ecosystem in the Netherlands and to define bottlenecks and solutions for the growth challenges of scaleups.
Tjarda Voorneman, Lead, Techleap.nl Rise Programme, says, “We are very proud to welcome another group of nine very ambitious companies, and are ready to accelerate their scale-up process and expand their networks. We look forward to bringing them together to share insights and learn from leading Dutch entrepreneurs.”
Here are the nine selected scale-ups:
Founder: Ewoud de Kok
Founded in: 2012
FeedbackFruits co-creates teaching tools to help drive student engagement and collaboration with higher education institutions. The tools are designed for active learning that emphasises a learner-centric interactive learning experience.
From Peer Review to Interactive Presentation, FeedbackFruits provides synchronous and asynchronous learning solutions that help teachers make their study materials in various formats (video/document/audio/presentation) more engaging, facilitate peer learning through feedback and discussions, and assess student learning.
Founder: Itai Gross
Founded in: 2019
NADUVI is an online home and living outlet that offers over 200+ brands and a mixture of over 35,000 products in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, with discounts ranging from 30 to 80 per cent. The platform enables brands to sell and deliver directly to consumers.
Over the past year, the company has expanded its supplier portfolio as new products and brands are added on a daily basis. This helps the platform attract customers who keep coming back to the website.
Founder: Hans Osnabrugge
Founded in: 2016
Talk360 is aiming to fix the connectivity issue of apps that rely heavily on an internet connection. The company has an app that can be used to place international calls on any mobile phone or landline worldwide and works even if the receiver doesn’t have an internet connection.
Talk360’s payment platform aims to become the world’s first single checkout platform combining all local currencies and payments methods for all underserved communities.
Founders: Wouter Durville, Otto Verhage
Founded in: 2020
TestGorilla is a pre-assessment platform that helps companies hire the right talent by assessing all factors relating to job success for the candidate, such as cognitive abilities, soft skills, specific job skills, culture fit, motivation, and language proficiency. The company claims that by using TestGorilla, their customers save valuable time, make hiring decisions objectively, and avoid expensive mis-hires.
Founders: Peter Madlener, Wouter Riedijk
Founded in: 2017
VIKTOR operates a platform for developing applications that automate workflows. It is a python software development kit-based application development framework that allows engineers and other domain experts to quickly create their own web applications. The company platform enables the centralisation and distribution of data, models, and analyses to other experts, serving as a single point of truth.
Their mission is to unlock the world’s real engineering potential by providing a platform that enables people to “automate the boring and engineer the awesome!”
Founders: Quinten Muller, Olivier Muller, Ronald van de Laar
Founded in: 2016
Returnista operates a return management platform that enables merchants to offer a seamless experience, capture data, and drive sales from the returns process. The company sees the returns process as the “forgotten sales channel”. By offering the right product at the right time, they can retain up to 40 per cent more revenue for merchants.
Founders: Hugo Feenstra, Niels Arntz, Paul Eggink, Sebastiaan Tan
Founded in: 2015
Temper is a tech-enabled marketplace for work that connects freelance professionals to companies in a range of industries including hospitality, logistics, and retail. The platform offers companies on-demand workforce planning, direct access to the largest offer of qualified workers, full control over the hiring process, and efficient automated processes.
On the other side of the marketplace, Temper empowers people with opportunities by managing work via an intuitive in-app experience. Workers have easy access to the largest offer of interesting jobs, full control over when and where they work, and better earnings.
Founders: Sander van den Broek, Wiebe Konter
Founded in: 2015
Optiply is a cloud-based inventory optimisation and forecasting solution for e-commerce companies. The solution integrates with the client’s existing web store and collects data to automate the purchasing process.
It forecasts inventory based on historical sales data and also analyses trends and seasonalities in the sales data. Businesses can then send orders to the suppliers based on the purchasing advice.
Founder: Tymen van Dyl, Nadja Buckenberger
Founded in: 2017
RoomRaccoon was founded by an independent hotel owner. The company claims that it provides a system that automatically optimises rates according to room-sell-probability in real-time and automatically upsells room upgrades and extras to guests. The company’s solution was voted the Best Hotel Management System in 2020 and 2021.