The term “sustainability” has become a core part of the description of startups and organisations. Generally, a company is said to be working on sustainability, if it finds or discovers innovative ways to reduce the world’s carbon footprint and, thereby, benefit the environment.
The debate on sustainability and climate change has picked up tremendously in the past few years. Globally, entrepreneurs are attempting to solve issues like pollution, global warming, scarcity of natural resources, and other such environmental problems.
In the global landscape, Amsterdam is one such city that’s increasingly placing more emphasis on social impact. We have listed six sustainable startups from Amsterdam that have raised over €1M and are hiring right now.
Founder/s: Joost Kamermans, Jorn Eiting van Liempt
Fundraised in 2021: €7.8M
Seenons is a waste-saving platform for the circular economy. The company uses IT and logistics to bring companies, transport and logistics partners, waste service providers, circular processors, and municipalities together to enable more sustainable waste solutions.
With the app, companies can arrange waste collection in one click, both efficiently and sustainably. The company raised €6M in October and €1.8M in June. Want to join the company’s mission? Click here to check out the vacancies.
Founder/s: Erica Mackey, Joshua Pierce, Xavier Helgesen
Fundraised in 2021: €77.6M
Zola Electric provides customers with in-depth reporting on system statuses and performance, and analysis of power consumption behaviour.
It designs renewable energy solutions based on solar, battery, and power electronics technology. More than 1.5 million users and over 300,000 homes and businesses use ZOLA products across multiple African countries – Ivory Coast, Ghana, Namibia, DRC, South Africa, Zambia, and Nigeria.
In September, the Amsterdam-based startup raised $90M (approx €77.6M) in a fresh round of funding.
The company is looking for a Product Lifecycle Management and Senior Software Product Manager. You can click here to apply.
Greener Power Solutions
Founder/s: Erica Mackey, NA
Fundraised in 2021: €2.5M
Greener Power Solutions supplies temporary on-and off-grid electrical energy by means of mobile batteries in an independent network or combination with other energy sources.
The Dutch company offers a quiet, clean alternative to the diesel generator on construction sites, network operators, airports, ports, events, and so on.
In April, the Dutch company raised €2.5M funding to accelerate its growth.
The company is now hiring for various positions in Amsterdam. Do take a look if you are interested.
Founder/s: Erica Mackey, NA
Fundraised in 2021: €1.2M
Triple Solar is on a mission to achieve maximum impact in reducing CO2 emissions while heating homes. The company has developed heat pump systems using PVT panels as an energy source.
The company claims it is an economical alternative to heat pumps that use an expensive ground source or noisy outdoor units. In May, the company raised €1.2M from PDENH, DOEN Participations, Enfuro Ventures, and Rabobank.
The company is hiring for a couple of positions in Amsterdam. Check them out here.
Founder/s: Simon Bushell
Fundraised in 2021: €5.2M
The Amsterdam-based cleantech company partners with industry players to shape a net-zero future.
Sympower’s software solution helps by switching on and off large numbers of electric heating, air conditioning, and hot water appliances together for demand management.
Their smart controller learns user preferences and makes sure the needs of the household are met in an optimal way.
Sympower’s software solution can manage a wide range of electrical assets and processes, such as steel smelting, paper production, electric vehicles, and HVAC systems, and utilise them to support the electricity system.
In March, the company raised €5.2M funding in a Series B round from Kees Koolen, and other investors. Sympower has vacancies for various positions in Amsterdam, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Poland, and others. You can click here to check them.
Founder/s: Luuk Veeken
Fundraised in 2021: €2M
Dexter Energy helps energy companies in Europe to make their portfolio more sustainable and increase their profitability through AI-based forecasting and optimisations.
The Amsterdam-based company predicts energy supplies and demands, as well as market movements. Companies can then optimise their renewable electricity production and consumption. In March, Dexter Energy raised €2M in a Series A funding round led by Newion. Currently, the company has four vacancies, click here to check.