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The Netherlands Startup Ecosystem Overview

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The The Netherlands Startup Ecosystem is World’s Leading Innovation Hubs, ranked at number 11 globally, and shows a negative momentum -5 spots since 2020. The Netherlands also ranks at number 5 for startups in Western Europe.

There are 22 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in The Netherlands and the top ranked city in The Netherlands is Amsterdam at 29 globally. Amsterdam is followed by The Hague at 123 and Utrecht at 131.

The Netherlands is an ideal place to locate for Foodtech, Energy & Environment and Fintech startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 296 Foodtech startups in The Netherlands, 108 Energy & Environment startups in The Netherlands and 90 Fintech startups in The Netherlands, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 914 startups in The Netherlands, 12 accelerators in The Netherlands, 40 coworking spaces in The Netherlands, 15 organizations in The Netherlands and 2 leaders in The Netherlands.

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StuDocu provides a platform to millions of students around the world to share knowledge, helping them to get smarter faster! Read more
Creative Fabrica is a offers premium content from leading designer. Read more
On Brainsley, experts tell other experts what to read. Discover great reads, without any noise, organized in your areas of expertise. Read more
Teletrax ( is the world’s most accurate and technologically advanced real-time TV analytics and TV-synced ads solution.Using its industry-leading content identification platform and network, Read more
Publitas is the easiest way for retailers to turn their print catalogs and magazines into interactive, shoppable publications on web and mobile devices. It automatically optimizes the retailer’s PDFs for search engines, makes their products shareable on social media, and enables them to link to their ecommerce site—all helping the retailer to reach more people and drive traffic to their online stores. Over 300 leading retailers such as METRO Cash & Carry (in 17 countries), A.S. Watson Group, and the Carphone Warehouse are using Publitas to create digital catalogs. Together, these retailers have over 14 million visits to their digital catalogs and 145 million pageviews per month. Read more
HousingAnywhere is the world’s largest rental accommodation platform for mid-term stays. Rent rooms, apartments, and stay for months. Read more
Free, instant, collaborative sandboxes for rapid web development. Read more
The award winning banking software for microfinance organisations Read more
Recruitee is a collaborative hiring platform for teams of all sizes. From employer branding, job promoting, talent sourcing, to applicant tracking, Recruitee helps teams streamline their hiring efforts and stay efficient while selecting the right candidates. G2 Crowd named Recruitee one of the top B2B tech companies in the Netherlands. Based in Amsterdam and Poznan, Recruitee is quickly becoming the industry standard for fast-growing companies around the world. Recruitee’s clients include Greenpeace, Usabilla, Hudson’s Bay, and Rackspace. Read more
Shapeways makes world-class 3D printing more accessible to everyone through automation, innovation and digitization. Read more
Tripaneer is an international travel marketplace for themed vacations Read more
Bunq is an online banking solutions provider. Read more
Stuvia is an online marketplace where students buy and sell study material, such as summaries, lecture notes or assignments. Rather than locking everything students wrote for themselves inside their (digital) cabinet, Stuvia offers a much more viable and lucrative alternative. Read more
A safe place where people buy and sell e-tickets. Read more
Freenom operates several Top Level Domains (TLDs) and offers all its domains for free. Currently, we support 4 TLDs: .TK, .ML, .GA and .CF .TK is the largest country code in the world, with over 20 million active domains. Globally, Freenom is the second largest domain name operator after Verisign (operator of the .com)  Read more
At Polarsteps we embarked on a journey with a clear destination: we want to create the best mobile travel log in the world. This destination is not a place, rather it is a new way of seeing things. We are re-inventing the travel log. Smart and easy updates, beautiful design, controlled sharing and intelligent technology are some of the core principles of the MVP we're currently building with our experienced team. If you want to hear more about our vision or a demo, just contact us. Read more
Companyspot makes company information accessible, transparent and comparable. Currently, Companyspot is the leading platform in the Netherlands for company profiles of top employers. Our database contains extensive information about a rapidly growing amount of companies. Through our API, external sites such as jobboards can use our data to enrich their job listings. Read more
PastBook provides a unique customizable experience for users to tell their story, to share with others both online and offline. PastBook enables users to easily collate photos and interactions from different social media sources ( or different people ( into a digital book format, which can be viewed and shared online or printed offline into a beautifully bound book. The company is on a mission to help people relive memories, solving the problem of the fragmentation of memories between social networks as well as between their friends and relatives. Its technology is also available for business in white-label or through RESTful API integration. Read more
Traveldeal is the website for deals on hotel stays, holidays and trips. Read more
Framer is a tool to design interactive high-fidelity prototypes for iOS, Android, desktop, or the web. Read more
Mobirise - is a super easy drag-and-drop website builder. Drop the blocks you like into your page, edit content inline and publish - no technical skills required. Develop bootstrap-based, fully responsive sites that look amazing on any devices and browsers. Preview how your website will appear on smartphones, tablets and desktops directly in the visual editor. Free for commercial and personal use. Download for Windows, Mac, Android. Boost your ranking - Sites made with Mobirise are 100% mobile-friendly according the latest Google Test and Google loves that websites! Bootstrap Builder - Mobirise is based on Bootstrap 3 - most powerful mobile first framework. Use any bootstrap themes with no extra work. Trendy website blocks - Choose from the large selection of latest pre-made blocks - jumbotrons, hero images, parallax scrolling, video backgrounds, hamburger menu, sticky header and more. Read more
Happy users are better customers. Improve your user experience by collecting visual feedback on your website. Implement one line of JS to invite your visitors to select and rate any part of your website. Measure user happiness and use the visual feedback to improve continuously. Read more
AliveShoes is a technology that gives anyone the power to design and sell shoes. We give our users design tools, e-commerce tools and we provide them with a production/shipping facility based in the italian "shoe valley". It take 4 weeks to get from idea to shoes on the feet of your customers.  Read more
Platform for online interior inspiration and shopping! Read more
EclecticIQ is a global threat intelligence, hunting and response technology provider. Read more
Creating innovative units combining modern day technology with custom build software to enhance the cell culture process. Read more
Ingenico ePayments is the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group. Read more
Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. Easygenerator enables instructional designers and subject matter experts to rapidly create the most engaging courses that have the highest learning impact. Easygenerator is affordable, easy to use, and future proof. Simply create, design and publish your eLearning courses. Used and loved by 5000+ users in more than 120 countries in both enterprises and universities. Easygenerator’s headquarter is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Read more
Solutions for Secure Digital Communications Everyone should be able to identify, authenticate, and authorise themselves online in a simple, secure way. That is our mission! Digidentity offers solutions that enable safe digital communications between individuals, companies and governmental agencies. To this end, we are continuously developing new and improved services. These are meant for a unique digital identity that you, the user, keep full control of. Privacy by design At Digidentity, security is taken more than seriously. Data protection and privacy are of paramount importance. This means we start by providing a safe environment. Only when the system is completely secure will design be implemented. Thus, safety is guaranteed.  Read more
Foleon’s leading Content Experience Platform (CEP) empowers business teams to create engaging and intelligent content experiences at scale. Read more helps customers save money on their household bills like energy, fixed internet, digitale TV, insurances, financial products and more. We provide consumers free and easy to use online comparing services to find the product that beste suits their situation, wishes and budget. We offer consumers market-leading deals, including some they can't even get direct from providers. Read more
Peaks: the app that anyone can invest with. Supersimple with your change. Read more
We are the original manufacturer bomb proof gears. Our aim is to create and provide our customers with practical, functional and high quality bombproof bags. We started building our bags in a garaged with salvaged materials like seatbelt webbing and seatbelt buckles and now more than half of our bag lines are manufactured on our main warehouse at Chico, California USA. Our bags are built with industrial materials which include tarpaulin, Cordura and steel so it will last for life. Chromes trendy messenger bag lines are Mini-Metro, Citizen and Metropolis. It is recognized by their signature seatbelt buckle release that doubles as a bottle opener. Cobra merino wool hoodie, and a shoe line including their best selling low-profile design Kursk street shoe with built-in cycling functionalities such as reflective hits, shoelace garage, skid resistant soles and polyurethane contoured crash pad insole are Chrome’s best seller bags. Read more offers an online marketplace for car owners and drivers, enabling peer to peer car rental. This online community connects car owners looking for extra income and drivers, conscious of car costs, looking for a wide range of vehicles, that are always available, right on their doorstep. makes P2P car sharing easily and safely accessible for both private car owners and drivers. Now in Holland, in the future in more European Countries. Read more is the website and mobile app that enables consumers to borrow the products they need within 30 minutes by asking around in their neighborhood. Peerby is the world’s only peer-to-peer goods borrowing platform that actively creates supply by asking around through Facebook, e-mail and push notification. Peerby rings virtual doorbells and asks neighbors if they are willing to lend out their stuff. Willing neighbors are connected through a chat and within minutes they are ready to pick up a product right around the corner. By providing user ratings, pickup and return reminders, guarantees and product insurance Peerby offers a safe, fun and effortless experience. Read more
Wholesale, Marketplace, Ecommerce, Retail Read more
Connects travellers with locals through food and experiences Read more
Impraise is revolutionizing HR performance management by offering a mobile and web app to make real-time feedback, recognition and 1-on-1 coaching among colleagues fun and meaningful at work. Impraise empowers employees and managers to accomplish objectives and improve performance with timely and valuable feedback. We believe in an organizational culture where people are strongly engaged with each other's development to empower individuals achieving exceptional performance together. Think of a fitness tracker for you professional life - on your phone. With Impraise you can track and analyze your performance in real-time, see and share your improvements and find talented peers who can coach you in what you want to improve. Read more
Picnic is an online supermarket that delivers low-priced groceries to people’s home without delivery costs. They use software to help them lead a grocery revolution and use a data-driven approach. Read more
Petbnb connects dog lovers with dog owners looking for a trusted sitter for their pooch Read more
iTunes for journalism from the Netherlands Read more
We are the social network for aspiring music producers. Anyone can upload their music productions and send them to record labels, artists, radioshows and more. As a receiver you have a clean and simple overview of all the tracks you've received, you can see who you haven't listened to or haven't replied to yet As an uploaders you can make your track available to other demodrop users so they can listen and comment on it: to help improve your music productions Read more
Nexperia develops semiconductor discrete, logic and MOSFET devices. Read more
Trainbit is a secure online backup storage and collaboration service that lets you store your files (e.g. images, documents, musics) and also share them with other people. Trainbit have great tools for webmasters and let their to view statistics . Read more
GoodHabitz aims to increase the productivity, positivity and job satisfaction of employees in organizations Read more
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