Amsterdam as a startup ecosystem has witnessed massive growth in recent years. According to the 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, startups founded since 2000 in the city have a combined value of more than $86B (approx €73.5B), up from just $12B (approx €10.2B) in 2015, the third-largest in Europe.
And with such growth, finding a job in the capital city of the Netherlands is probably the best bet. A new report from Dealroom, in partnership with StartupAmsterdam, revealed that tech companies account for 78,000 jobs in Amsterdam – this includes Dutch-founded companies as well as international companies.
Besides, the demand for talent in startups is not only limited to technical talent. The report says the startups are creating roles in diverse areas, from data and development to sales, marketing, and product management. In areas where digital adoption was accelerated by the pandemic, it resulted in +20 per cent year-on-year job growth.
A number of Amsterdam-based startups have raised fundings in the month of September alone, and are now actively looking for fresh talents right now. We have compiled a list of 11 such startups. Certain details of these startups such as founders’ names, founding year, and the total funding raised, have been sourced from Dealroom.
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Founder(s): Joost van Houten
Founding year: 2019
Total funding: €8.4M
Sentinels is a spin-off from Slimmer AI, a Groningen-based B2B AI venture studio. Using AI and machine learning, the platform helps fintechs, payment service providers, remittance companies, and (challenger) banks manage risk and fulfill their compliance obligations.
It also monitors transactions, builds behavioural profiles, detects suspicious activity, and automatically generates recommended next steps – the company claims these save time and effort for compliance teams. The company is ISO 27001 certified and was designed and developed to meet the strictest regulatory requirements in Europe. Some of its clients include Mollie, Terrapay, Ginger Payments, and ManoBank, among others.
With its recent partnership with fintech startup YouWorld, Sentinels is looking to bring in more talents to its team to fulfill the growing demands. Currently, the company is offering both internship and full-time job opportunities. Check them out here.
Founder(s): Michiel Muller, Frederik Nieuwenhuys, Joris Beckers, Bas Verheijen
Founding year: 2015
Total funding: €900M
Picnic has developed the modern-day milkman, a mass-market home delivery system for fast-moving consumer goods. It offers the same products at the same price as regular supermarkets, but delivers them right at the door of its customers.
The products are fresher and cheaper as the company does not own any stores, but instead works closely with local suppliers. Besides, it also delivers everything free of charge in 100 per cent electric cars. The company’s electric cars have covered more than 1.4 million kilometres to date and have reduced carbon emission by more than 150,000 kilograms.
The online supermarket is operational in more than 200 locations in the Netherlands, Germany, and France, and claims to have saved a total of more than 500,000 hours of supermarket visits for its customers.
The company recently raised €600M from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build the ‘most sustainable European grocery delivery company.’ The funds will enable Picnic to invest in automated fulfillment centres, electric vehicles, and the expansion of its tech team. Here’s a list of roles you can apply for.
Founder(s): Andreas Sansano, Gideon van Dijk, Mark Hulsbergen, Pieter Waller
Founding year: 2017
Total funding: €909K
Chargetrip is a smart EV Routing API-based SaaS platform that makes it easy to drive and charge any electric vehicle for individuals and fleets. Their routing engine uses over 15 different variables to calculate the real-time range of any electric vehicle.
Temperature, weather, charge speed, elevation, rolling resistance, real-time vehicle data, and availability of charge stations are all taken into account. The company’s routing algorithms calculate the best route to a driver’s destination, with the optimal charge stations in between.
Earlier this month, the company had raised an undisclosed amount of funding in its Seed round. Chargetrip has mentioned in a blog that the funds will help extend its technical and commercial teams, allowing the company to accelerate its growth and meet the growing global demand for its services. The company is currently hiring for different positions, check them out here.
Founder(s): Johan van Vulpen, Simen Schimmel, Jan van der Veen
Founding year: 2020
Total funding: Undisclosed
Transferz operates a global marketplace for ground transportation, dedicated to travellers, travel brands, and transfer companies. It offers travellers the option of ordering a taxi to and from the airport when they book their journey via a partner travel agency such as Booking.com or Expedia. The Transferz network has already covered 1,500 airports in over 150 countries.
In mid-September 2021, the company raised an undisclosed amount of funding to develop its platform technology, extend its international team with developers and account managers, and speed up the integration of new partners on its platform. Currently, the company is hiring across various positions. Check out the open positions here.
Founder(s): Andrius Malinauskas, Justas Malinauskas, Tomas Malinauskas
Founding year: 2015
Total funding: €8.1M
Whatagraph is a marketing analytics visualisation and automation platform that turns complicated website and social analytics data into visual infographic reports. The platform automates the marketing performance reporting process by collecting data from marketing channels and presents it as simple infographic reports. It collects graphical data visualisations from Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Instagram, and other channels.
The platform also enables users to generate a quick overview of any website and social media performance and share the reports with clients or teams.
Last month, Whatagraph raised approx €6.2M to accelerate its product development, doubling the team headcount, as well as scale operations in the US and Europe. You can apply for open positions here.
Founder(s): Alexander Sterk
Founding year: 2019
Total funding: €5M
Vesper is a commodity intelligence platform that solves the challenges faced by commodity traders, buyers, and sellers, including a lack of accurate and independent information, antiquated and disparate systems, and the need for real-time value-added insights.
Through its proprietary Vesper Price Index, the platform offers price and stock calculations, real-time futures, and an accurate forecast in the market with over 90 per cent probability using AI and machine learning.
Recently, the company raised €5M in its Seed round led by Slimmer AI, Adriaan Mol, two-time unicorn founder of Mollie and MessageBird, and other angel investors. The funds will help the company to accelerate its growth through the launch of new commodities, and with strategic hires focused on commercial and technical excellence. If you believe this startup is for you, apply here.
Founder(s): Lars Freriks, Pieter Westerhuis
Founding year: 2019
Total funding: Undisclosed
Trustoo connects local businesses with new customers. The platform provides an overview of features, reviews, and contact information of more than 43,000 local companies online – from plumbers and mediators to divorce lawyers. The company claims its turnover has increased fivefold in the past year and the founders hope to maintain this in the coming years and grow it to an annual turnover of €120M.
The scale-up has recently raised capital and plans to strengthen its position in the Netherlands and Belgium as well as expand in other European countries. With more than 30 employees, the company is looking to bring in experienced talents to the team. Check out their open roles here.
Founder(s): Dirk Ueberbach, Robin Weesie (led by CEO Gunther Vogelpoel)
Founding year: 2010
Total funding: €51.8M
Recharge.com is a digital platform that provides fast, safe & simple top-ups for consumers via its partnerships with brands such as Apple iTunes, Spotify, and Netflix, among others.
For customers, it offers the opportunity to digitally buy or send prepaid credit to spend on their favourite brands. For businesses, its solution combines a scalable, proprietary-based tech platform with distribution power via online marketing.
Currently, the company operates in over 150 countries with 120 employees. It is looking to expand even further this year to include gaming, entertainment, shopping, and prepaid money card products.
The company recently secured funding of €29.82M in its Series B round and plans to introduce financial services and banking products as well as accelerate its expansion in the US and new markets in Asia, Latin America, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In order to fulfill this growth, Recharge.com plans to top up its talents in the company. Here’s a list of their open roles.
Founder(s): Micha Hernandez van Leuffen
Founding year: 2020
Total funding: €7.5M
Fiberplane aims to change how DevOps engineers and Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) work together to resolve outages plus downtime.
The founders claim they are creating Fiberplane Studio – collaborative notebooks for resolving incidents, purpose-built for teams. Fiberplane Studio will integrate with existing platforms such as Prometheus, Datadog, and Elastic for metrics, logs, and traces to give actionable insights and forensic data to respond to and resolve incidents collaboratively in real-time.
Founder(s): Chris Zadeh, Bas Wouwenaar, Erik Drijkoningen, Ilco van Bolhuis
Founding year: 2009
Total funding: €70M
Ohpen’s mission is to free banks from their legacy systems and processes. The company claims its cloud-based core banking engine is completely reliable, adaptable, and compliant. With offices across the UK and Benelux regions, Ohpen powers savings, investment, mortgage, loan, and pension products for clients including Aegon, Knab, Robeco, Nationale-Nederlanden, BCM Global, CMIS, Volksbank, and LeasePlan Bank.
Recently, the company secured €30M in growth capital from Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands. Ohpen has a growing client base and in order to fulfill that demand, it is looking to hire talents to join its mission. Check out their open positions here.
Founder(s): Tom Arends, Rutger Beens, Sijbrand Tieleman
Founding year: 2016
Peaks is on a mission to make it possible for anybody to invest, not just experts. The company believes that everyone with a bank account, a little money, and some patience, can start investing. It offers complete digital services and claims to be the first mobile app in Europe that lets people invest using their spare change.
Each time a user pays online or with their debit card, Peaks automatically rounds up the amount to the next euro and invests the difference in your portfolio. Moreover, the platform also offers users to invest in higher amounts and schedule regular investment payments. Client assets are held separately and securely segregated from Peaks’ business assets.
The investment firm operates under the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and is authorised to trade throughout the European Union.
Recently, the company raised €5M in funding to continue its growth and product development in order to capture a broader target group in the Netherlands and Germany. Peaks, with over 50 employees, is currently hiring developers, a customer care executive, and a marketer. You can apply here.
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