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Amsterdam, 7 November – Ten promising Dutch fintech startups and scaleups have been selected for Batch 9 of the Rise programme of Techleap.nl, a non-profit organisation aimed at accelerating the tech ecosystem in the Netherlands. Techleap.nl’s Rise programme helps promising tech companies scale their company by creating a learning community to support the development of world champions in the Dutch technology sector.
The ten companies selected are all Dutch companies active in the field of fintech – from investment funds and brokers to providers of payment solutions and employee benefits. They are: Bits of Stock, Carbon Equity, Closure, in3, Klippa, Omniboost, Payaut, Peaks, Surepay and YourCampus.
As part of the programme, Techleap.nl ensures that the selected companies have the best learning and network infrastructure at their disposal. Specifically, they gain access to leading experts, networks, and resources to learn from the best entrepreneurs and grow internationally.
Leading fintech hub
The Netherlands is a major European fintech hub that also attracts many non-European companies. Access to knowledge and talent, a strong digital economy, acceptance of digital payment services, the tax environment and ease of entry are all reasons for fintechs to use the Netherlands as a gateway into Europe.
Tjarda Voorneman, Head of Programmes at Rise, says: “The Netherlands has produced a lot of home-grown fintech successes, like payments providers Adyen and Mollie, online bank Bunq and Mambu, the cloud banking platform. These successes, in turn, have attracted many VCs, making the Netherlands fertile ground for tech startups.”
“This rich environment also means that we can now, for the first time, focus the next edition of our Rise programme specifically on a single sector in tech. The ten companies selected in Batch 9 are just a few of the many ambitious young fintechs active in the Netherlands. Our goal as Techleap.nl is to help these companies unlock their potential and make the fintech ecosystem in the Netherlands even stronger.”
The companies of batch 9
The ten companies selected for Batch 9 of the Rise programme are a testament to the wide range of services offered in fintech, from Surepay, who provide Confirmation of Payee services to over 40 banks in the Netherlands and abroad, to Omniboost, who offer a range of products and services tailored to the hospitality industry, from accounting services to insights.
Three of the selected companies service retailers, both online and offline: Payaut is a payment solution for online platforms and marketplaces, in3 lets consumers pay purchases in three installments in 60 days, without interest, while Bits of Stock combines loyalty programs with investing by offering stock or equity awards for purchases.
Serving investors are Peaks, an online broker offering ETFs, and Carbon Equity, an investment fund of funds investing in pioneering climate tech companies.
Klippa provides automated document processing solutions such as mobile scanning, data entry and extraction, and spend management solutions, while YourCampus provides employee benefit services, allowing SMEs and scale-ups to offer employees the same benefits as large corporations do.
Finally and fittingly, Closure is a one-stop-shop solution to help family members end contracts or subscriptions after the death of a loved one.