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Dave McClure, a well-known angel investor based in San Francisco once said the following about startups: “The path to the mountain ahead of you is not the path you took to the mountain you stand on.”
This last year has proven that a flexible, innovative, and agile culture has been key when facing challenges such as remote work and industry changes.
Startups’ ability to change and adapt fast has been impressive, not to mention a lot of them kept growing and secured new funding rounds in 2021. If you’re just starting your career, or you’re looking for new opportunities, it’s worth considering joining a startup.
Staying up to date with startup funding rounds can be time-consuming, so we’ve rounded the best 7 for you.
2021 Funding: $2.5 million
Shackle is a digital software company helping those in the hotel industry deliver an optimised guest experience. Their software offers hotels useful features from keyless hotel check-in and check-out to in-app food delivery services and on-demand room upgrades. In June 2021, Shackle raised $2.5 million through early-stage venture capital.
2021 Funding: $35 million Series B round
Recharge.com is one of Europe’s fastest-growing technology companies. Each year, they help over 3 million people process more than $500 million in consumer-branded payments. In 2021 they closed a colossal $35 million Series B round of funding. The new investment, one of the largest into a Dutch scale-up in 2021, has accelerated their international expansion, launching a new development hub in Lisbon, Portugal.
Read more here about their tech stack, team and new office in Lison:
Fintech Powerhouse Recharge.com launches development hub in Lisbon, Portugal
2021 Funding: $150 million Series C round
Flyr helps airlines access accurate forecasts for commercial travel and transportation. Having built their dynamic interface with input from leading global airlines, the UI enables a symbiotic relationship between automation and analyst by highlighting where influence is needed most.
Flyr has raised a total amount of $187.3M since 2014; in the last year alone in 2021, they beat previous money raised by collecting $150 million from seven investors on 27th September 2021 from series C investment.
2019 Funding: Seed Round not disclosed
Avant Arte started as a blog in 2015 and has grown into a platform for contemporary artists to showcase their art that pushes the boundaries and tells important stories. They are on a mission to make art ‘radically more accessible’. Users can explore and discover Avant artists making finding and owning art more accessible for everyone. The Avant Arte team didn’t secure a new round of funding in 2021, but due to their profitability over the last financial year, they are rapidly expanding their Engineering and Product teams.
2022 Funding: €15 million Series A
Insify are changing the insurance landcape as we know it. Insify offer ambitious entrepeneurs straight-forward, affordable insurance, without all the paperwork. The best part? You can arrange business insurance with them within 2 minutes, online! Insify have just secured a round of Series A funding totaling a whopping €15m!
2021 Funding: €1.1 million, Seed Round
A real-time blood glucose measurement, Clear helps its users improve their metabolic health. This innovative app raised €1.9 million over two rounds — a venture and a seed round. The funds were raised over 2020 and into 2021 with the help of 10 investors — with the last round raising the largest share of investment of €1.1 million. More about Clear’s open vacancies here.
2021 Funding: €6 million, Seed Funding
Striving for more sustainable waste solutions, Seenons use their smart logistics to marry together all partners involved in industrial waste, working towards a circular economy. In just one round of funding in October 2021, Seenons raised €6 million through seed funding from two investors.
Seenons are hiring across Sales and Marketing and are offering an internship for Frontend and Backend Developers.
If you’re looking for a job in an exciting, fast-growing startup in Amsterdam, these companies are a pretty good place to start. Many of them are looking to add new tech talent to their teams to facilitate even further growth.
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