Amsterdam’s startup scene thrives as a diverse hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, spanning technology, sustainability, health, and more. With support from incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms, they are growing steadily.
The city is known for its resilience and appeals to a wide array of investors, which is evident as many startups in the city are currently raising funding.
According to Dealroom, Amsterdam-based startups have raised between 40 to 60 per cent of the total VC investment into the Netherlands since 2018.
As the ecosystem prepares for another year of remarkable growth and being a vibrant environment for innovative ventures, here’s a look at startups that are fundraising right now.
Note: The startups in this list have been compiled with the inputs from StartupAmsterdam’s collaboration with Startup Fountain.
Founder/s: Wouter Vertogen, Stavya Bhatia
Amount Raising: –
Lanced is an ArtTech startup that aims to unlock the full potential of artistic and creative professionals, as well as organisations in the creative & cultural industries.
Dedicated to fostering connections and streamlining the creative journey, Lanced’s tech solutions address challenges in auditioning talent, casting, and production workflows.
The startup empowers organisations of all sizes, maximising productivity and allowing a focus on what truly matters: Creativity!
Founder/s: Christian Almurr, Imad Sawaya
Amount Raising: €400K
Jedo is a mobile app designed for explorers, primarily targeting women aged 25 to 35. The app aims to optimise outdoor experiences by providing an AI-powered library of outdoor trip suggestions, comparable to Spotify playlists.
Users can access free AI-guidance for their trips and have the option to book through the app.
Jedo also offers a range of tools and discounts, positioning itself as a complete platform to streamline the outdoor exploration process and enhance both time and cost efficiency for users.
Founder/s: Martijn Lindeman, Mark van der Poel, Joris Hoffman
Amount Raising: €1M
Follow is a startup working on creating a social network reminiscent of TikTok but with a focus on promoting real-world activities. The platform aims to encourage sustainable practices and businesses, ultimately contributing to humanity’s efforts to stay within Earth’s ecological limits.
Founder/s: Elsemieke Hackenitz
Amount Raising: €1.5M
Direct Diagnostics claims to be a pioneer force in the healthcare industry, harnessing technology and data-driven insights. The organisation aims to provide actionable recommendations and personalised health solutions.
The firm’s mission is to empower individuals with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about their health, ultimately leading to improved outcomes and a higher overall quality of life.
Founder/s: Ruben Smit, Ryan Janecek
Amount Raising: €2M
Sunrise, an AI startup based in Amsterdam and San Francisco, aims to empower individuals by transforming the current impersonal, unsustainable, and wasteful consumer model.
This approach includes a closed-loop supply chain and a personalised AI agent, creating a lifestyle solution centred around health, sustainability, and meaning. Sunrise prioritises intimate life moments, such as impromptu gatherings and personal health goals.
The startup envisions a shift towards a deeply personalised, long-term growth-oriented world, challenging the current unsustainable one-size-fits-all consumer model.
Founder/s: Robbert van Goethem, Tjalling Oosterhuis
Amount Raising: €750K
Haarlem-based LEAVV claims to be pioneering in the rental of 100 per cent electric camper vans since the beginning of 2021. The company responds to the growing trend of road-tripping in Europe, emphasising the desire for freedom.