The Netherlands Unicorns

4 Best Unicorn Startups in The Netherlands

The Netherlands is home to 4 unicorn companies and you can find the complete list of these successful startups here.

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I'm sure you've heard the term unicorn before.

It refers to a privately held startup company that has achieved a $1 billion valuation.

These private companies are rare because reaching the billion-dollar mark is incredibly challenging.

Only 0.004% of all venture-backed companies achieve this distinction – but the Netherlands is home to 4 unicorns including Mollie and MessageBird.

The 4 Unicorn Startups in The Netherlands

Bitfury Group

Bitfury Group

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:

    The 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:

    $170,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    24

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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:

    $3.00

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    The 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:

    $1,100,120,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    14

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MLU B.V.

MLU B.V.

MLU B.V. is a joint venture between Yandex, the largest search engine in Russia and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing platform. With MLU, Yandex and Uber are making it easy for people to discover and book rides in more than 15 regions across Russia.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.40

    B (

    February 2018

    )

  • Country:

    The Netherlands

  • City:

    Schiphol

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Food Delivery, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1-10

  • Funding Amount:

    $325,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    2

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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:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2020

    )

  • Country:

    The Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2004

  • Founders:

    Adriaan Mol

  • Industries:

    Apps, E-Commerce, Financial Services, FinTech, Internet, Mobile Payments, Payments

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    €115,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    6

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