12 Netherlands-based startups that raised funding in April 2022; 8 of them are hiring now

Startups are an integral part of the economic success of any country and the Netherlands is no exception. The country is known for its open culture, ease of doing business along with a large English-speaking population, and an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship.

As a result, the startup ecosystem in the Netherlands has also seen a significant increase in the number of opportunities and financing deals. According to a report by DSA, 5.3 billion euros were invested in 2021 in Dutch startups, compared to 1.7 billion euros in 2020.

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We have compiled a list of 12 Dutch startups that raised funding in April 2022. Eight of them are hiring too. If you are in the Netherlands and looking for job opportunities, check out this list. You can also share this article with friends and family who may be in the know.

Certain details of these startups, such as the names of the founders, the year of incorporation, and the funding recently raised, were obtained from bargain room.

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Rita’s personal data

Founder(s): John Arts, Guglielmo Shenardi

founded in: 2020

Latest Funding: million euros

According to Rita’s personal data, most people do not know the companies that have their data and do not know what information is being collected. Rita changed this by offering a secure and easy way for people to learn and control their data.

The company aims to make data work for everyone by democratizing the data landscape. The startup has built a mobile app, which allows people to view, understand, and control their data. The app allows users to track their data in a dashboard showing how much money the data is worth, how companies target them, which ads they have clicked on, and how secure their data is. With the platform, users can require companies to remove their data by exercising their GDPR rights.

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Trokinetics

Founder(s): Bas Van Rains

founded in: 2018

Latest Funding: unannounced

TrueKinetix has built the first TrueBike prototype, an indoor robotic bike trainer, in collaboration with TU Delft and TU Eindhoven. At TrueBike, the company has replaced the flywheel with a “high-tech” powertrain platform, making in-house training more efficient. The company says it can simulate right-hand pedaling force calculated for body weight and height.

TrueKinetix currently employs 30 people and is looking to expand its team with different roles. Check them out here.

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Jisoo

Founder(s): Najin Mersalhi, Moritz Stipe

founded in: 2015

Latest Funding: unannounced

Gisou of Negin was born out of a passion for honeybees and hair care. With its bee-centric approach, Gisou aims to provide high quality, natural beauty products while raising awareness of bees and inspiring new generations of beekeepers.

The company is currently looking for new talent. Check out the opportunities here.

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stent

Founder(s): Bart Sanders

founded in: 2017

Latest Funding: 1.8 million euros

STENTiT is a medical devices subsidiary of the Dutch Eindhoven University of Technology, focused on the development of regenerative vascular implants. The company claims to be an emerging player in the field of regenerative medical devices, offering an innovative solution to cardiovascular interventions by developing the first-of-its-kind intravascular implants with regenerative capacity.

Using a catheter-based approach, these devices provide the ability to repair arteries without the need for surgical intervention. The goal is to eventually restore the affected blood vessel from the inside out to provide a lifelong solution.

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Camp Space

Founder(s): Peter-Alexander Bosemans, Hugo van Donselaer, Meryn Strathoff

founded in: 2016

Latest Funding: 3 million euros

Campspace is a booking platform that specializes in “unique” outdoor stays with either a tent, camping, cozy treehouse, yurt or cabins. The company claims to have grown at an average of 300 percent annually.

Campspace says global demand has not yet slowed, with Slovenia recording the highest increase in outdoor stays (76 percent), followed by Austria (32 percent) and Belgium (25 percent). The company also claims that regions such as the Netherlands, Germany and the UK, where camping was already a popular pastime, are also showing an increase in outdoor stays.

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Automate the flow of money

Founder(s): Dan van Klinken, Nils Mulder, Danny Wilson

founded in: 2019

Latest Funding: 3.5 million euros

Flow Money Automation aims to help freelancers and individuals better manage their money flows. The company launched an app in 2020 that automatically distributes inflows of money across budgets, savings accounts, and investments based on “triggers” that users set themselves.

With the help of Smart Rules, it is possible to create a financial system that automatically budgets and prioritizes income. In this way, money flows directly to “jars” or different accounts, so that users have an overview of all their income and expenses and it is always clear How much money is still available to spend.”

Flow has also had a PSD2 Open Banking license since 2020, allowing it to view and initiate financial transactions. The fintech company was one of the first open banking companies to obtain an AIS and PIS PSD2 license from De Nederlandsche Bank, which makes it possible to connect all European banks. Besides the newer Dutch banks, such as bunq and Knab, major players such as ING, Rabobank and ABN AMRO are already linked to Flow.

With its latest funding, the company is looking to strengthen its team and currently has several open roles. Check them out here.

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Blockhouse

Founder(s): Tim Rutgers

founded in: 2016

Latest Funding: 2.1 million euros

⁠ ⁠ Bloqhouse is on a mission to make investing accessible to anyone, anywhere. The Dutch platform provides a cloud-based and revolving financing platform that meets all current and future needs of fund managers, investment funds and companies looking to raise capital. By digitizing the financing pipeline, the company makes raising capital more cost-effective.

Last week, the company raised new capital and is looking to hire new talent. Submit here.

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fiber sail

Founder(s): Pedro Pinto, Hugo Rocha, Vasco Serpa, Carlos Oliveira

founded in: 2015

Latest Funding: 5 million euros

Fibersail is a company driven by a mission to add intelligence to the way wind turbines are built and operated. The company uses its shape sensing technology to focus on blade shape rather than root stress, enabling manufacturers and operators to design and operate better-performing wind turbines. The technology enables this by controlling and monitoring the behavior of its blades, thus enabling and enabling the EU’s vision of becoming climate neutral and energy independent.

Fibersail has offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Bogota, Colombia.

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SchoolTalent

Founder(s): Florian Zandbergen

founded in: 2018

Latest Funding: 850 thousand euros

SchoolTalent, a company operating in the Netherlands under the names Bijles Aan Huis, and Lernigo in Germany, is on a mission to provide students with “high quality” one-to-one private lessons.

Using artificial intelligence, the company’s platform makes it easy to find the right (screened) teacher. Once the student and teacher find each other, the platform supports both the student and the teacher with educational support, training materials, and more. During the pandemic, SchoolTalent has made its online education platform available to schools for free, so that they are ready to switch to online teaching faster.

The company is currently looking to add new members to its team. You can apply here.

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Payaut

Founder(s): Ernst van Niekerk

founded in: 2019

Latest Funding: 8 million euros

Payaut is on a mission to enable online platforms to give buyers and sellers the best possible trading experience. The platform provides automated solutions such as settlement, balance management, invoicing, vendor verification through KYC checks, and split payments.

The API-based platform allows customers of any size to manage their payments and funds efficiently and securely while also remaining compliant with legislation such as PSD2. The company obtained its license to provide payment services from De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank – DNB) in July 2021.

Payaut acts as an intermediary between different vendors and Payment Service Providers (PSPs). As a result, marketplaces do not rely on a single PSP but can use multiple providers such as Mollie, Adyen, PayPal or Stripe at the same time.

With the recent funding, the company is looking to expand its team and has vacancies for various roles. Check them out here.

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eye security

Founder(s): Kerkofs House, Vincent van de Ven, Ayoub Kuijpers

founded in: 2020

Latest Funding: 4.5 million euros

Eye Security was founded to make “high-quality” security accessible to the most vulnerable businesses. The company is on a mission to use its expertise to protect small and medium businesses in Europe. It offers solutions paired with cyber insurance, making cyber threats in small and medium businesses manageable. To remove the risk of cybercrime from the balance sheet, the Dutch company will soon insure the remaining risks for its customers.

Eye Security currently has a team of 50 people with a shared passion for fighting digital injustice and looking to further expand the team. Submit here.

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the creator

Founder(s): Keri Murphy, Amber Sloten and Adriana Hoppenbrouer

founded in: 2018

Latest Funding: 12.8 million euros

The Fabricant creates digital fashion design NFT holdings in collaboration with fashion and entertainment brands to bring them into the 3D digital fashion space. The company says it has created a space where a smart 12-year-old can create an original brand that can compete on the same terms as a heritage fashion label.

The Fabricant estimates that by 2025, 100 million people will be ready for overseas by wearing digital clothing minted in their studio. The company has partnered with Adidas, Under Armor, Off-White, Napapijri, Puma, Peak Performance, World of Women, and gaming platforms such as Epic Games and The Sandbox.

The company is currently looking for a product owner, you can apply here.

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