Learn how to validate your startup idea by pre-selling it, for only $80 (includes a free 1-hour consultancy call).
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.

Ad

Startup Foundations

Gain traction with your startup right now. In this free video series, learn tactical strategies proven to deliver results. Get free access to Startup Foundations →

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

Ad

Startup Foundations

Gain traction with your startup right now. In this free video series, learn tactical strategies proven to deliver results. Get free access to Startup Foundations →

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

here

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

here

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

here

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

here
The All-In-One Newsletter for Startup Founders

Every week, I’ll send you Failory’s latest interviews and articles, curated resources for founders, and updates on how I’m growing the site to $10k/mo. Join +9,000 other startup founders!