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These eight Amsterdam startups are currently raising funds | Silicon Canals

Amsterdam has become a hotbed for startups and tech businesses. The city offers a unique mix of features that are attractive to entrepreneurs, including a strong talent pool, supportive government policies, and access to funding.

According to a report from Dealroom, Amsterdam-based startups have raised €698M so far in H1, 2022, their second-highest H1 on record, although this is down 75 per cent YoY. 

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The overall value of Amsterdam’s public and private tech companies has dipped slightly this year. However, the city is still second by combined enterprise value among European hubs, behind just London, and ahead of Paris, Stockholm, and Berlin. 

Amsterdam tech companies are worth €227B as of June 2022.

We have compiled a list of Amsterdam startups that are fundraising right now. This list has been compiled with inputs from StartupAmsterdam’s collaboration with Leapfunder and Startup Fountain. Take a look! 

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Founder/s: Demian Voorhagen, Marijn van Rijswijc

Amount raising:’s mission is to create an automated trading bot platform for anyone to create and activate trading algorithms within minutes. In addition, the startup looks to provide novice and experienced cryptocurrency traders with an equal playing field.

Its goal is to give traders just starting the tools they need to compete with expert traders, including simplicity, full control at all times, and internal automation and algorithms. 

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Founder/s: Monique Janke and Nelli Jeloudar

Amount raising: €4M

Bundleboon is a curated shopping service tailored to suit the needs of the new generation of parents. This Amsterdam startup offers parents a collection of exclusive brands and personalised outfits uniquely styled for their children. 

Last year, the company received €500,000 from the well-known entrepreneur and investor Pieter Schoen in Dutch Dragons’ Den programme.

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Founder/s: Daan van Hal and Koen de Beer

Amount raising: €180K

Pickler is developing a SaaS web app for scalable footprint calculations (LCA) to help packaging suppliers reach net-zero ambitions with real-time footprint data. The Pickler Eco Score gives evidence-based insights into a packaging portfolio’s sustainability. 

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Founder/s: Akshay Mahajan and Pallav Jha

Amount raising: NA

HomeCookd is an online platform that delivers authentic home-cooked food. The founders want to build an Airbnb of home-cooked food through this platform. Currently, the company employs around 15+ chefs, of whom 80 per cent are women. To date, the startup has delivered 700+ orders. 

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Founder/s: Jules Shertser and Frank van Luijn

Amount raising: €350K

Twindo is developing a next-generation data management platform to help businesses that build and maintain wind turbines streamline operations and make proactive forecasts with AI.

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Founder/s: Eva de Visser

Amount raising: €300K

Rouze is an online platform for women to read or listen to sensual stories. The platform provides stories in numerous categories, from romantic, teasing, and slightly erotic to super explicit.

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PARO Store

Founder/s: Ruth Sutherland, Zoe Patience

Amount raising: €250K

PARO is a unique online marketplace that offers a wide range of independent design-focused brands. The brands are committed to driving positive change in the fashion industry. Based in Amsterdam, PARO was founded with the goal of balancing design and sustainability. This way, consumers don’t have to choose between morals and aesthetics.

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Founder/s: Cosimo Cecchini, Giuseppe de Candia

Amount raising: NA

The Amsterdam company is developing an AI–Impact platform that enables companies to collect reliable data and reduce the carbon footprint along the entire value chain. 

The company’s AI automates data gathering, predicts emissions, and recommends appropriate actions to reduce carbon emissions, cutting costs and waste.

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