Techleap.nl (formerly StartupDelta), a non-profit publicly funded organisation that helps to quantify and accelerate the tech ecosystem of the Netherlands, has announced the next batch of scaleups for its Techleap.nl Rise Programme. Notably, the ten scaleups from the Netherlands have been selected by a jury led by Special Envoy of Techleap.nl, Prince Constantijn van Oranje.
With this programme, Techleap.nl and top entrepreneurs such as Pieter van der Does (Adyen), Derek Roos (Mendix), Ali Niknam (bunq), Steven Schuurman (Elastic), Chris Hall (Bynder), Michiel Muller (Picnic), and Corinne Vigreux (TomTom/Codam) are committed to accelerating the international growth of the Netherlands’ most promising scaleups.
The aim of Techleap.nl Rise is to support the emergence and development of world champions in the technology sector, to become less dependent on technological solutions from other countries, and to create a climate in which two unicorns per year can ‘rise’ by 2023. By 2023, Techleap.nl Rise wants to have supported 250 promising scale-ups.
How does it benefit scaleup founders?
Founders are encouraged to learn from each other about the challenges of scaling up a company. They receive support and feedback from top Dutch entrepreneurs who share their insights and lessons learned with the new batch of promising scaleups. As part of the program, Techleap.nl also puts the entrepreneurs on the international map with governments, corporates, investors, and media.
The insights from the program will also be shared to further improve the tech-ecosystem in the Netherlands and to define bottlenecks and solutions for the growing challenges of scaleups.
To participate in Techleap.nl Rise Programme, the scaleups should at least tick two of the following criteria:
- Currently raised €10M+ in a funding round or they are preparing to raise this amount in their next round (which is likely to have been previously funded for €2-5M);
- An annual turnover of more than €1M; more than 20 FTEs employed;
- At least 100% growth year-on-year and a clear understanding of the product/service and the market they serve.
- Participants in this batch have an average of 35-40 people employed and 170 per cent revenue growth in 2019.
Tjarda Voorneman, Director of Techleap.nl Rise Programme, says, “We are very excited to get started with this new batch of companies for the Techeap.nl Rise Programme. We can’t wait to help accelerate their growth by bringing them together to share insights and learn from some of the world’s leading Dutch entrepreneurs.”
Scaleups participating in the third batch of Techleap.nl Rise Programme are:
With BOTS, the company makes automated investing accessible to everyone. The BOTS app provides everyone with access to these investment bots, which makes high-quality automatic trading algorithms available to everyone.
ChannelEngine helps brands, wholesalers, and retailers to effectively sell on marketplaces in a fully automated way. With a single SaaS integration, the startup connects sellers’ systems to international marketplaces and sales channels while optimising sales, minimising time, and maximising profit and reach. Recently, the Dutch company received €5M in Series A funding led by INKEF Capital, with participation from existing investor Airbridge Equity Partners.
Convious is an end-to-end sales & marketing platform powered by AI that drives online traffic, delivers the best customer experience, and implements dynamic pricing in real-time. This direct-to-consumer software takes over the booking process for leisure venues like museums, zoos, aquariums, and theme parks – with each new customer.
Crisp is the supermarket app that delivers good food without detours. This Dutch platform connects consumers directly with the best growers, food producers, and farmers in the Netherlands. The app works as an online supermarket, providing a wide range of choice from over 650 great producers nationwide.
Meetingselect is the global meeting management platform to book workspaces, co-working spaces, remote locations, and all-sized meetings worldwide. With over 500,000 global meeting spaces catalogued, it is the largest meeting distribution system and online venue sourcing tool in the world.
The company was founded with the mission to analyse video and extract next-generation metadata, allowing consumers to discover and watch video content more easily than ever before. Media Distillery also secured €3M funding a few days back from a group of entrepreneurs and executives from the international TV and broadcast industry.
The Dutch company has built a tool to build tailored audiences derived from publicly available Twitter data. Through the platform, brands can find a highly engaged audience to get their message heard.
The Amsterdam startup Swipeguide aims to simplify work with digital instructions, getting rid of papers, and PDFs in the process. The company aims to eliminate useless instructions and delivers the most intuitive way to standardise work in the manufacturing industry.
Plotwise is a last-mile-focused solution that improves routes and deliveries for organisations that are ready to switch from cost optimisation to service optimisation leveraged by ML and AI technology.
By analysing data, Plotwise can adjust capacity in real-time to avoid empty trucks, plot more efficient routes, and gather feedback from drivers to further optimise the system.
This company specialises in Customer Feedback Analytics and offers Europe’s leading solution to turn the Voice of the Customer into actionable insights. With AI-based technology and Natural Language Processing (NLP), this platform allows clients to process customer feedback from over 200 different sources in over 13 different languages. Back in December, Wonderflow raised €2M in a fresh round of funding led by the manager of venture capital P101 and other investors.