List of cool, innovative Start-ups

List of cool innovative start-ups in The Netherlands

Typical for a start-up company to prevail against much larger existing companies is the need to innovate, work smarter, faster and harder. Working at a start-up means working for a common goal and the passing grade at a start-up needs to be flexibility and excellence in all aspects.

For people to be successful at start-ups the following characteristics are needed: a positive mindset, drive and persistence, collaboration skills, problem solving skills and a passion for learning.

List of cool, innovative start-ups

Here is an overview of cool, innovative Start-ups in The Netherlands

list of cool, innovative start-ups


Environmental – Founded in 2013. Location: Rotterdam

Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans primarily from rivers. The plastic afloat across the oceans – legacy plastic – isn’t going away by itself. Therefore, solving ocean plastic pollution requires a combination of stemming the inflow and cleaning up what has already accumulated. The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization, designs and develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic by means of ocean cleanup systems and river interception solutions.

Join this wonderful mission? careers at the OCEAN CLEANUP

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Transportation – Founded in 2016. Location: Delft

Realizing the European Hyperloop – A 10,000 kilometre hyperloop network crossing national borders: realizing a world where distance doesn´t matter, where opportunities are open to everyone. Hardt is a European company leading the development of the hyperloop, an affordable, zero-emission, high-speed transportation system. Hyperloop uses less energy per passenger than train or airplane and is completely powered by renewable electricity. Hardt Hyperloop is a key player in developing both the technology and the market.

Want to work in a world without boundaries, no limitations?

Too good to go

Food & Beverages – Founded in 2015. Locations: Kopenhagen – Amsterdam – and 12 other locations in EU

Inspiring and Empowering Everyone to Fight Food Waste Together. Food waste is a global challenge in need of many solutions, and we run projects with businesses, households, schools and public affairs to create real, tangible impact. Too good too go is best known for their app, which is the world’s largest B2C marketplace for surplus food. Here, restaurants, cafés, supermarkets, bakeries, canteens and wholesalers in 15 countries prevent their surplus from going to waste by connecting with our millions of users.

Do you want to be part of the change?

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Internet/Fashion – Founded in 2016. Location: Amsterdam

With a mission to extend the life-cycle of fashion. Otrium enables brands to turn their unsold inventory challenge into one of their biggest opportunities. With an increase of value of previous collections by finding the right match within the shopping community, dynamic pricing and managing fulfillment services. Through Otrium’s managed marketplace, brands can open an online direct-to-consumer outlet store with full control over pricing, merchandising and visibility. Otrium is growing internationally and rapidly.

To become part of the Otrium adventure:

Transportation – Founded in 2016. Location: Amsterdam

We aspire to be the pioneer in radically improving global urban mobility. Our mission is to provide the easiest, fastest and most enjoyable way to get around town. felyx offers shared electric scooters as a new and disrupting urban mobility concept. You can start your ride in 3 simple steps. Use the felyx app to locate, reserve, and activate the nearest e-scooter.

Join in felyx international expansion:

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Fintech – Founded in 2017. Location: Veenendaal (Utrecht in 2021)

The Financial Toolkit for entrepreneurs. Bizcuit lets you focus on your business. The innovative Bizcuit app automates the full process from invoice to payment. Scan receipts and invoices, pay invoices directly from your administration with your fingerprint, generate quotes and sales invoices en check your bank accounts and transactions: all in 1 application. Bizcuit connects to Rabobank, ING, Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro and bunq, fully PSD2 ready and connected to accountancy and branch software, such as accountancy software Minox.

Bizcuit is growing fast and looking for driven, enthusiastic new colleagues:


Hospital & Healthcare – Founded in 2011. Locations: Amsterdam, London, Hoboken-US

Castor is a leading provider of clinical trial technology, enabling researchers to easily capture and integrate data from any source. Medical data has become the world’s most valuable asset, yet a majority of of medical research data is never re-used. This is due to poor data quality, lack of standardization, and data being inaccessible to others. Thousands of medical device, biotech and academic researchers around the world are using Castor EDC (Electronic Data Capture) to accelerate their studies. The Castor platform enables researchers to set up data capture forms, collaborate with colleagues, invite patients through questionnaires and import, export and analyze their data in a secure, compliant cloud environment, all without elaborate training or technical skills. By helping researchers standardize their data using machine learning, it will still have value for future generations.

Like to see life and jobs at Castor?

A.I. – Founded in 2017. Location: Amsterdam

Audio processing and analysis is an area where AI is used quite a bit. Amberscript is a startup that created a specialised AI-enabled speech-to-text engine. Its SaaS software enables users to automatically transcribe audio and video into text using speech recognition. The company deploys its AI algorithms and its own web text editor for enhanced accuracy. This service helps users avoid the costs and pain of manually transcribing their interviews, meetings, or other audio. The company has achieved market-fit and is currently scaling rapidly. 

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Financial Services – Founded in 2018. Location: Amsterdam

Dyme is a Personal Finance Management app that enables its users to stay on top of their finances. Where exactly did your money go last month? Dyme will show you. Be in control of your money and save hundreds of euros per year. overview of innovative start-ups in the netherlands

Dyme combines financial data with the latest machine learning technologies to offer its users a state-of-the-art solution for subscription management. With the Dyme application, users gain insight into their recurring expenses, listing all subscriptions in one clear overview. Dyme lets users manage, cancel, and switch their subscriptions, with a single click. overview of innovative st

Growth Tribe Academy

Education Management – Founded in 2015. Locations: Amsterdam – Copenhagen – Stockholm – Helsinki – Oslo – Paris – London

Growth Tribe empowers adults to always be learning. The Growth Tribe solutions ensure people & organisations can acquire the digital skills they need to adapt, stay up-to-date and in the lead! With a reputation for fast-paced, impactful & enjoyable learning, offering training & coaching in Data Science, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Growth & Marketing, Innovation, UX Design & Product Management. Leading the way in learning innovation & effectiveness.

The “always be learning” platform offers users micro-learning experiences, on-demand virtual coaching with domain experts and ongoing skills assessments. The state-of-the-art capability assessments enable a more data-driven way of learning in the flow of work, measuring both individual and team domain competency to identify & fix any skills gaps that exist.

Want to help people rapidly gain skills in a fast-changing world? join GrowthTribe


3D Software & Materials – Founded in 2011. Location: Utrecht, Geldermalsen

Since 2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers, software, and materials that enable professional designers and engineers to innovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in desktop 3D printing. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore – plus production facilities in Europe and the US – its global team of over 400 employees work together to accelerate the world’s transition to local, digital manufacturing.

Time, space and freedom to push your mind and realize own inventionsCareers@Ultimaker

Internet Platform- Founded in 2013. Location: Amsterdam

Tiqets is an innovative ticketing platform that is revolutionizing the way visitors discover, buy and use tickets for museums, shows and attractions. With instant and mobile tickets, the company is providing travelers with hassle-free entrance. Since its founding in 2013, the company has successfully connected the largest venues in European, US & Middle East.

The Tiqets team is working passionately to make culture more accessible. Helping venues with reducing the waiting lines and providing them with customer insights to give their guests a better experience. Helping customers with the easiest way to enjoy culture more and enjoy more culture. Why? Because culture makes you a little happier. That’s why.

Jobs at Tiqets:


Logistics & Supply Chain – Founded in 2012. Location: Eindhoven

Sendcloud is Europe’s leading shipping tool for online stores. Sendcloud helps online stores growing, by optimizing the shipping process and makes it possible for eshops to ship easier, faster and more efficient. From importing orders, printing shipping labels, sending personalized tracking mails till managing returns. Due to partnerships with a large range of shipping providers shops can combine multiple carriers and delivery options at compelling prices. In order to fit their customers’ needs and simply ship worldwide.

Jobs at Sendcloud

Message Bird

Telecommunications – Founded in 2011. Locations: Amsterdam, San Francisco, Singapore, Dublin, London, Hamburg, Sydney and Shanghai. 

MessageBird is the Amsterdam and San Francisco-based cloud communications platform offering a suite of Cloud Communications APIs that enable developers and enterprises to communicate with customers all over the world. MessageBird is transforming the communications landscape by introducing the first omnichannel platform-as-a-service (OPaaS). Their cloud communications platform makes it possible for businesses to instantly connect with their customers, through channels like SMS, Voice, WhatsApp, WeChat, Messenger, Livechat, and more.

Join in changing way the world communicates,


Information Technology & Services – Founded in 2011. Location: Amsterdam

The Bitfury Group is the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company. Bitfury is building solutions for the future, with the most significant technologies of the millennium. Their mission is to make the world more transparent and trusted by innovating at every level of technology – hardware, security, and software – to put trust back into the equation.

Bitfury is the leading security and infrastructure provider for the Bitcoin Blockchain. In addition to securing the Bitcoin Blockchain, Bitfury also designs and produces innovative hardware that keeps cryptocurrencies and blockchains secure, including custom semiconductor chips and mobile datacenters. Bitfury is also a software provider for the some of the world’s most cutting-edge applications through its private blockchain framework, Exonum, its advanced analytics platform Crystal Blockchain, and its specialized engineering team for the open-source Lightning Network, LightningPeach.

Join Bitfury here,


Supermarkets – Founded in 2018. Location: Amsterdam

Crisp is an app-only supermarket focused on ultra-fresh food. Launched in April 2018 in the Netherlands, backed by the largest seed funding in the Benelux in the last 3 years. Crisp is an app-only service, with delivery throughout The Netherlands. Order by 10 PM means next-day delivery in a 1-hour timeslot. The shop stocks products from more than 350 farmers, growers and makers and runs on proprietary software enabling zero-inventory and positive working capital. Crisp is founded with the mission to make better quality food available to more people.

Working at Crisp?


AI-Driven automation in Dentistry – Founded in 2017. Location: Amsterdam

Promaton is revolutionizing dentistry through artificial intelligence. We focus on automated diagnosis and treatment planning in dentistry by developing software solutions. We are a group of young, driven, engineers and scientists, that want to drastically improve patient care in dentistry. We deploy cutting edge AI and cloud platform technology to achieve our goals, and already have 8 patents on our name.

Join our revolutionizing team?

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