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The 6 Unicorn Startups Founded in Netherlands

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That’s why we decided to publish this list of 6 well-known Netherlands companies that impressed investors enough to achieve a $1 billion valuation.

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Mollie

Mollie

Mollie is a payments platform that has taken industry-leading security and ease of use to deliver an ultra-secure, powerful, and easy-to-implement process for integrating payments into a site or app.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.50

    B (

    September 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2004

  • Founders:

    Adriaan Mol

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Financial Services, FinTech, Mobile Payments

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $934.32M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Mambu

Mambu

Mambu offers a scalable, customizable, and versatile software solution that gives banks the power to create various lending and deposit services on their own with a level of customization never before possible.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.50

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Eugene Danilkis, Frederik Pfisterer, Sofia Nunes

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $445.51M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    10

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MessageBird

MessageBird

MessageBird is a cloud communications platform that seamlessly integrates high-quality messaging, voice and video, reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.80

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Adriaan Mol, Robert Vis

  • Industries:

    Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Messaging, Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,100.12M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Bunq

Bunq

Bunq is a self-sufficient neobank dedicated to assisting users in saving time, money, and the environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Ali Niknam

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $228.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    2

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BitFury

BitFury

Bitfury is a world-leading full-service blockchain technology company and one of the largest private infrastructure providers in the blockchain ecosystem.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Valery Nebesny, Valery Vavilov

  • Industries:

    Bitcoin, Blockchain, Data Center, FinTech, Hardware, Information Services, Information Technology, Mining, Mining Technology

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $170.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    24

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Hotmart

Hotmart

Hotmart is an online platform that provides everything you need to start a business today.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    March 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    João Pedro Resende, Mateus Bicalho

  • Industries:

    Affiliate Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Internet, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $130.30M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    7

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