Amsterdam is emerging as a thriving hub for startups with a vibrant ecosystem that supports new businesses across a range of sectors.
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of startups, with many attracting significant investment from venture capitalists and angel investors.
One of the key drivers of Amsterdam’s startup scene is the city’s innovative spirit and entrepreneurial culture. There is a strong emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and experimentation, which has helped to foster a dynamic ecosystem of startups that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
Another factor that has contributed to Amsterdam’s success as a startup hub is the availability of funding. The city is home to several venture capital firms and angel investors who are eager to support innovative new businesses.
Golden Egg Check is a startup analyst that helps keep track of all startups, scale-ups, and VC deals.
It offers an online tool to assess companies’ potential, feasibility, and investor readiness.
The company aims to make the Netherlands the No. 1 startup ecosystem in Europe by providing data, insights, and networks within the (Dutch) tech and VC ecosystem.
Startup Fountain is an open fundraising platform offering free introductions for startups and investors. It charges no success fees and the sign-up is free of charge too.
Here is the list of Amsterdam-based startups that are seeking fresh funds.
Founder/s: Steef Fleur
Based out of Amsterdam, Billie Wonder wants to make washable diapers more accessible.
Billie Wonder sells a selection of diapers that are easy to use and provides information about how washable diapers work. Besides, the company also provides accessories such as bins, bin liners, diaper bags, and wipes, to help parents reduce waste and money.
Founder/s: Veroniek Vermeulen
Silatha has developed a meditation and community programme to support companies in creating a healthy environment for women by addressing their mental needs triggered by pregnancy, motherhood, female leadership, menopause, and more.
The Silatha Meditation Course is 21-day guided meditation practice and takes 15 to 20 minutes a day.
The platform was created to deal with personal and professional challenges so that women feel more fulfilled in their job, perform better, and ultimately stay.
Founder/s: Diane van den Akker,
Based out of Amsterdam, EVTrader is the marketplace for buying/selling or leasing electric cars and the platform for ‘Electric Mobility
The Dutch company offers a platform where buyers and leasers of EVs can trade directly, eliminating the need for intermediaries and reducing costs.
The platform provides real-time pricing information and allows for easy and secure transactions. EVTrader aims to promote the adoption of EVs by making them easier and more affordable for businesses and individuals to purchase.
Founder/s: Florentine Gillis
Circle Closet is an Amsterdam-based fashion rental community to rent and lend designer clothing for occasions. The company is on a mission to make the fashion industry sustainable.
Founder/s: Ilona van Wegen, Maurits de Cler
GetEase is an on-demand marketplace that brings lifestyle services straight to the home, including Massages, Manicures, Pedicures, Brows, Make-up, Hair, Professional Organising, Yoga, and Personal Training.
The company’s plug-and-play platform helps service providers to expand into the digital space, and find new clients with the backend of their core business.
It offers everything from insurance, accounting support, brand partnerships, and finding the right equipment, to certifications.
Founder/s: Marc-Henry de Jong, Josef Mouris
Based out of Amsterdam, ELECTRON aerospace designs, manufactures and sells battery-electric aircraft.
Founder/s: Karim Akhlal
Recrout combines social science and SaaS technology to help hiring companies predict the best hires and select the right people.
The company’s Applicant Matching System (AMS) enables every organisation to digitise and automate their recruitment process and objectively make the best matches based on the ideal job and culture fit.
Founder/s: Mike Odenhoven, Gijs Schuringa, Guido de Rooij
Based out of Amsterdam, Sumting is a results-based platform for nature restoration that provides real-life proof for each contribution made.
The Dutch platform provides projects with a digital infrastructure to receive contributions from businesses and individuals and provide feedback on the execution.
Founder/s: Ruth Sutherland, Zoe Patience
PARO is an online marketplace that offers a wide range of independent design-focused brands that are designing and producing products that are better for people and the planet.
The Amsterdam startup aims to help more people discover the small emerging brands driving the fashion industry to a more sustainable future.
Founder/s: Nico Spoelstra, Dan Pezim
Tap Electric is an Amsterdam startup committed to making charging cars easy and affordable. The company also offers an efficient and scalable B2B platform for charger owners to collect payments from drivers at the lowest possible cost.
Founder/s: Amé Raaphorst, Zoë Ginus
Based out of Amsterdam, Orthodoxx is a digital fashion studio. The Dutch platform offers end-to-end digital fashion solutions to brands, designers, and artists, from strategizing, conceptualising, and realising Web3-related projects and digital products.
The Amsterdam-based startup offers digital palliative home care solutions for families affected by life-limiting illnesses.