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We all know the fastest growing Dutch startups around, from lists like Tech5, or we have heard the immense funding rounds/exits tech companies like Takeaway.com, Elastic, Adyen, Catawiki, Treatwell and Travelbird have made. But what about the hidden gems. Equidam, a Dutch online company valuation platform, decided to investigate what the top 10 undiscovered startups from The Netherlands are, as Giulia Girardi writes in a guestpost.
The Netherlands: one of Europe’s hottest startup hubs
Subsidies to entrepreneurs and startups, quality of life, international business climate and a culture open to innovation are just four of the reasons why The Netherlands is one of Europe’s hottest startup hubs. Major hubs are Amsterdam, second in Europe for startups according to theEuropean Digital City index and home to Dutch unicorn Adyen, Eindhoven, focused on hardware and high-tech, and Rotterdam, Europe’s largest shipping port and very active in logistics and energy.
Growing under the radar
You probably know already companies like Catawiki, We Transfer, Travelbird and Elastic. However, because of such proliferation of startups, a large number of companies is growing under the radar. We believe they deserve to be discovered, and who knows, maybe one day become the champions of the Dutch economy. Compared to 400 other startups, these companies displayed exceptional performance on important success factors – strength of the team, size of the opportunity, competitive environment, etc. – while not being on the radar of investors and media websites.
Top 10 undiscovered startups from The Netherlands
Most competitions are biased towards companies that reached the largest number of milestones. We tried to avoid this bias, and reward companies on abnormal performance no matter their development stage. So here it is, the top 10 undiscovered startups from The Netherlands:
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