The Netherlands is known for its progressive society. There is a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Netherlands. International talent, top education institutions and a fine balance between work and private life have made Amsterdam the fourth largest Startup Hub in Europe. Dutch start-ups raised more than 500 million euros in 2018, which demonstrates the enormous potential of the city.
To introduce you to a number of promising companies, we have listed seven Dutch startups to keep an eye on!
Founder Barend Raaff realized that there was a demand for an AI-driven preselection platform to replace CVs with online assessment, personality and intelligence tests. Harver's algorithms use data to calculate the suitability of a candidate. The company has customers for Zappos, Netflix, Booking.com, Vodafone, OpenTable and Casper.
2. Digital Insurance Group
DIG is a next-generation technology partner for insurers, banks and brokers. By working together with DIG, partners make use of the extensive experience and extensive technology stack. Digital Insurance Group was founded in 2017 as a combination of the world's first digital insurance broker Knip and the leading Dutch startup Kompar.
Felyx aims to disrupt urban mobility. Residents of Amsterdam and Rotterdam can easily find, reserve and activate e-scooters via the Felyx app.
As one of the fastest growing HR tech companies in the Netherlands, Wonderkind couples passive talent with employers, allowing companies and employment agencies to achieve quality talent that would otherwise be missed. They do this through artificial intelligence and hyper-targeting combined with apps, websites, social media and e-mail.
5. Amber Mobility
This Eindhoven electric car and bike sharing startup is already convincing countless Dutch people that sharing is the new owning. Amber Mobility offers a business car sharing service in Eindhoven.
As the winner of the Accenture Innovation Award in 2017, Hiber came up with big plans - with their nanosatellite-powered solution they try to have a larger part of the world covered by IoT-ready connectivity.
This startup is considered to be the Whatsapp of customer service, and with its cloud SaaS, it focuses on online retailers and small businesses instead of large businesses. The platform enables companies to offer customer service via social networks, e-mail or chat.
Are you excited about reading the stories and plans of the successful startups above? Then it's time to check with yourself whether your idea is worth investing in! And we are not talking directly about money, but about time and effort. To find out if you have a successful idea.
If you read this, chances are that you already have that drive, but you may not know where to start. That is why we have drawn up a step-by-step plan with 7 essential steps for the starting entrepreneur.
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