Although the pandemic created a financial crisis around the world, it’s the startups that helped keep the economy afloat in several European countries. They raised funding, fostered innovation, and created jobs during this tough period. The Dutch startups, especially, proved to be the number one job growth engine in the country, according to a Dealroom report.
The report found that that startup created over 109,000 jobs for people in the Netherlands and 25,000 of those were created in the last three years. Furthermore, even during the coronavirus pandemic, when most sectors shed people, startups showed the most resilience. According to the report, compared to any other sector, job openings were up by 4 per cent YoY in Q2 2020.
In order to curtail the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus, the Netherlands is among the several European countries have implemented lockdowns and curfews again. But, yet again, Dutch startups are raising funds and actively hiring.
We have, therefore, compiled a list of 8 Dutch startups that have raised capital in 2021 for expansion and are hiring fresh talents right now. Tell all your friends looking for jobs.
Certain details of these startups such as founders’ names, founded year, and the total funding amount raised have been sourced from Dealroom.
Founder/s: Djordy Seelmann (CEO)
Founded in: 2013
HousingAnywhere, as claimed by the company, is Europe’s largest rental accommodation platform for mid-term stays. Through its platform, tenants book for longer stays and typically rent accommodation for 3 to 12 months. The company wants to transform its rental accommodation marketplace into a property management platform for both tenants and landlords.
HousingAnywhere is currently led by its CEO Djordy Seelmann as the founder, Niels Van Deuren, left the company two years ago.
With its recent funding, The startup is currently hiring and the open positions have been mentioned here.
Founder/s: Maarten Poot, Quinten Selhorst
Founded in: 2016
Felyx offers shared electric scooters (mopeds) as a new and disrupting urban mobility concept. The company believes e-scooter sharing to be the best urban transportation method, as it is the fastest, most convenient, and sustainable ride around town. Through Felyx’s mobile app, customers can “rent” e-scooters per minute and get around urban areas quickly. Its e-scooters are available for one-way trips and can be parked anywhere within the designated area (so-called “free-floating”). Besides Amsterdam, the company also operates in Belgium and Germany.
The company raised funding just last week and is looking for talents. Currently, the company is hiring in all of its three operational countries. Click here to apply.
Founder/s: Michael Musandu, Ugnius Rimsa
Founded year: 2019
Based out of Amsterdam, LALALand uses neural networks to generate images of artificial humans. It claims to be disrupting e-commerce apparel webshops by letting shoppers turn their online shopping experience into a personalised and customised shopping spree.
Through its platform, LALALand offers brands, a vast library of age, size, and ethnic-inclusive models so that online shoppers can see themselves in the latest apparel as per their requirements.
The company is currently hiring for full-time and internships as well as open applications. Click here to find out if your profile fits the company’s requirements.
Founder/s: Anca Stefan, Roemie Hillenaar
Founded year: 2016
Creative Fabrica offers a way to serve digital assets to its customers. The service is said to have over 1 million users and it brought in sales from 175 countries in December 2020. While based out of Amsterdam, the company’s major chunk of the business comes from the US (60 per cent), while 20 per cent comes from the UK, Canada, and Australia.
Earlier in January thisyear, the company secured a notable €5.76M in its Series A funding round.
With the development, Creative Fabrica is looking for new talents to contribute to their team in various roles. Click here to find out about the openings.
Founder/s: Jorrit Steinz
Founded year: 2014
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.
The startup is currently hiring and the open positions are filling in fast, apply here.
Founder/s: Bart Malenstein, Bastiaan van de Rakt
Founded year: 2014
Quin is a Dutch digital healthcare provider with physical general practitioner (GP) practices that offers future-proof GP care with smart healthcare innovations. Quin gives patients more insight and control over their care path – from complaint to diagnosis, to treatment and aftercare. The company does this by giving users access to reliable and objective medical information and combining physical and digital care via its app. This supports both GPs and patients in choosing the right care at the right time and in the right place.
In the Netherlands, there are currently 12 Quin Doctors practices with 50,000 affiliated patients, which have already implemented or will implement Quin’s digital innovations.
The company is currently hiring for full-time and part-time roles as well as open applications. Click here to find out if your profile fits the company’s requirements.
Founder/s: Jason Kelly, Martin Kaduc, Michael Peters, Chris Anthony
Founded year: 2019
Kambr is derived from the word “camber” – the shape of the wing which generates lift for flight. Just as camber is literally how an airplane’s lift happens, Kambr provides airlines around the world to optimise commercial processes and lift revenues. It offers clients the tools, insights, and processes necessary to lift their revenues via its software, content and advisory products.
The company has recently raised €2.4M in funding. And, with the ongoing lockdown due to Covid-19, it is also offering remote working for full-time and internship profiles. Click here to apply.
Founder/s: Allard Buijze, Jeroen Speekenbrink
Founded year: 2017
AxonIQ is a Utrecht-based company that offers a software platform for Event-Driven Architectures (EDA). The company’s main offering is called Axon, which consists of the Axon Framework and the built-for-purpose Axon Server. The open-source Framework supports Java API for writing DDD, CQRS, and Event Sourcing applications. Axon Server is a zero-configuration message router and event store, distributed in Axon Server Standard Edition, which is a free version, and Enterprise edition, aimed at medium to large scale production deployments.
In short, it provides an open source Java platform that can solve common application complexities to enable developers to focus on the essence of business problems.
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