Amsterdam’s fintech startup Factris acquires Dutch factoring company Payfix: here are the facts


Based out of Amsterdam, Factris provides an online invoice factoring platform for European SMEs. The company aims to take care of invoice-related aspects so that entrepreneurs can focus on the growth of their business.

Acquires Payfix

Recently, the fintech company has taken over the factoring portfolios of the Dutch factoring company Payfix. This acquisition marks another milestone for the Dutch company as it aims to become the biggest company in accounts financing and services.

It’s worth noting that Factris was able to acquire the portfolio and provide services to the factoring companies thanks to recent funding – a 5 MM EUR funding deal struck last month with the private debt fund Dexteritas and partnering for 50 MM EUR with the asset manager NN IP in Q3 of 2020. The Dutch company will now use their financing method on the newly-acquired invoices from the five factoring portfolios. 

What is Factoring?

Factoring is a financial transaction and a type of debtor finance in which a business sells its accounts receivable (i.e., invoices) to a third party (called a factor) at a discount. A business will sometimes factor its receivable assets to meet its present and immediate cash needs.

Factris, in their official blog, says, “In our type of factoring, the operation is represented by the issuance and acceptance of an invoice that we buy in part or whole within 24 hours. As the owner of the invoice, we manage the collection and insurance for factoring a fee that is paid up front as a small discount on the face value of the invoice, starting from 0.5 percent.”

How does this partnership benefit Factris?

The portfolios contain invoices that Factris will use to finance the SMEs to whom the invoices belong. This takes place when an SME “factors” an unpaid invoice by selling the invoice to Factris for a small fee, thus quickly converting their debt into working capital. 

Factris then pursues payment for the unpaid invoice that they recently purchased. The portfolios will add significant value to the fintech, allowing them to acquire Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) funding at a lower price range. 

Factris’ CEO Brian Reaves sees this next step is essential in helping SMEs across the EU. Comments Reaves, “We are providing our financing infrastructure on commercial terms to help factoring companies finance SMEs with the benefit of our technology, risk management, and funding at scale.”

Acquired Debifo in 2019

Back in 2019, Factris acquired Debifo, a working capital provider in Lithuania for an undisclosed amount. During the acquisition, DEBIFO had 35 percent of the market share in the alternative finance market. 

Founded by Brice Laurent, and Marcel Meijer in 2017, Factris was named the 2020 SME Working Capital Provider of the Year by the Prestige Awards and Best European SME Financing Specialist 2021 award by the CV Magazine. 

To date, Factris has secured a total funding of €62.9M from investors including Speedinvest, NNIP, AB Ventures, and Dexteritas Investment.

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This Israeli neobank for migrants raises €16.5M; secures EMI licence from the Dutch Central Bank


Israel-based Rewire, a fintech startup that develops cross-border online banking services, has raised $ 20M (approx €16.5M) in its Series B round of funding and has also received a significant line of credit from a leading bank.

Investors in this round

The Series B was led by OurCrowd, and included new key investors Renegade Partners, Glilot Capital Partners (via their early growth fund Glilot+), and Jerry Yang, former Yahoo! CEO and director at Alibaba, through AME Cloud Ventures.

Current investors include Viola Fintech, BNP Paribas via Opera Tech Ventures, Moneta Capital, and private angel investors.

The current round of funding will enable the fintech startup to continue enhancing its product portfolio and services, as well as its strategic partnerships in the migrant’s country of origin and the country in which they currently reside.

How does Rewire solve the cross-border needs of migrants?

Rewire is the first neobank for migrants worldwide. It was founded in 2015 by entrepreneurs Guy Kashtan (CEO), Adi Ben Dayan (VP R&D), Saar Yahalom (CTO), and Or Benoz. 

To answer the unique cross-border needs of migrants, Rewire uses its technology and develops strategic partnerships with leading financial institutions in the migrant’s country of origin and in their new home. The fintech is able to provide the accessibility of financial services to migrants, including the transfer of money and payment accounts to upcoming advanced financial services such as bill payments, savings, and mortgage loans.

Rewire’s customer base includes migrated immigrants from Europe from over 20 countries in Asia and Africa such as the Philippines, Nigeria, India, Thailand, and China. With the help of technology, strategic partnerships, and values of equality, inclusivity, and social good, Rewire is able to provide financial services to make immigrants feel at home.


Rewire partners with leading financial investors and banks such as BNP Group and Standard Bank of South Africa (SBSA), one of the largest banks in Africa. Rewire integrates banking services into its platform and provides global accounts to its customers. 

Rewire is expanding to serve customers from additional countries in Asia and Africa in the near future.

Licences are major steps towards fulfilling Rewire’s vision?

Rewire has recently secured its EU Electronic Money Institution licence (EMI), granted by the Dutch Central Bank, which allows the fintech startup to (a) issue electronic money, (b) provide payment services, and (c) engage in money remittance.

The fintech was also granted an expanded Israeli Financial Asset Service Provider. By acquiring these licenses, Rewire believes it is in the right direction to provide secure and accessible financial services for migrant workers worldwide.

Rewire CEO, Guy Kashtan says, “At our core, we aim to create financial inclusion. Everything that we do at Rewire is aimed to help migrants to build a more financially secure future for themselves and their families. To do so, we aim to provide services that go beyond traditional banking services such as insurance payments in the migrant’s home country and savings accounts. This investment and licenses are major steps towards fulfilling our company’s vision and will be used for additional expansion of geographies and products.”

To boost its cross-border solution, besides offering remittance services, payment account, and debit card, Rewire plans to add new value-added services to its platform such as bill payments and insurance, in addition to credit and loan services, investments, and savings. With these services, Rewire is able to make its first-rate financial services more accessible to migrants and, thus, include them in the financial systems.

Growth during the pandemic

In 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Rewire saw success. With $ 500M (approx €413.27M) processes through its systems, the company claims to have tripled its customer base in 2020 and will soon reach 0.5M registered users, with 40 per cent attributed to organic growth. 

Rewire has penetrated new markets in Europe and the UK and introduced new cross-border bill payments. It has established solid partnerships with prominent financial institutions in multiple countries such as UkrSibbank in Ukraine and mobile wallet enablers in Nigeria and the Philippines. 

Serving dozens of nationalities, Rewire offers its cross-border solution in 8 different languages and a localised app.

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[Rewire in Tech.EU] Tel Aviv/Amsterdam-based Rewire raises $20 million, secures Dutch license, and expands Israeli financial asset service provider

Expat focused, cross-border online banking fintech startup Rewire has just announced a sweet $ 20 million in series B funding and a “significant” line of credit from a “leading” bank. The round was led by OurCrowd, and included new key investors Renegade Partners, Glilot Capital Partners (via their early growth fund Glilot+), and Jerry Yang, former Yahoo! CEO and director at Alibaba, through AME Cloud Ventures.

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Dutch online supermarket Crisp lands €30 million to bring ultra-fresh & sustainably produced food to more customers

Today Crisp, the Dutch online-only supermarket that prioritises ultra fresh and transparently sourced products, announced that it has raised €30 million in Series B financing. The round was led by leading European investor, Target Global, joined by Keen Venture Partners and some of Europe’s top entrepreneurs, including founders of Adyen and Just Eat, as…

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Dutch conversational commerce platform acquires Amsterdam-based fintech PayPlaza for €10M


Netherlands-based, a cloud software for conversational commerce, has reached an agreement to acquire Amsterdam-based PayPlaza, a point of sale (POS) payment acceptance platform. According to, the transaction comprises a consideration of €10M (excluding a capped earn-out). Upon closing, the acquisition will be immediately accretive to EBITDA.

Conversational commerce is e-commerce done via various means of conversation and using technology such as speech recognition, speaker recognition, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence.

Aim of the acquisition 

According to, this acquisition forms a next step for it to offer omnichannel communications and payments solutions from one single platform. 

With this development, plans to merge its payments solutions with PayPlaza’s technology, thereby offering its existing and new customers quick access to additional payment options from one single platform. 

“The anticipated growth of unattended POS terminals for self-checkout and the increasing demand for mobile payment solutions in the delivery, retail, and hospitality market provides ample growth opportunities,” it mentions in the press release. 

Jeroen van Glabbeek, CEO of, “We see an increased demand for integrated online and mobile payment and physical in-store solutions, like mobile pin terminals. With PayPlaza we strengthen and further enrich the payments proposition on our conversational commerce platform.”

What does PayPlaza offer?

Founded in 2010 by Edgar Antonio Plasa, PayPlaza connects partners to its POS Gateway, POS, and mobile-POS terminal devices and serves large retailers such as Zeeman, and Dutch government departments such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The company employs about 50 people across offices in the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain, and has around 20,000 payment terminals connected to its platform. It runs a high margin and profitable business with currently €4M in annual recurring revenues, which are primarily license-fee based.

Edgar Plasa, CEO of PayPlaza comments, “We operate a payments processing platform that also includes a physical instore solution that facilitates purchases, can scan items, and serves as a complete mobile cash register. In the Netherlands, we have grown rapidly in recent years. Being part of enables us to accelerate our expansion across Europe.”

The founder of PayPlaza will stay on and is fully committed to executing the growth strategy.

Last year, in November, PayPlaza unveiled a new corporate identity – new brand design, website, and logo. 


Founded in 1999 by Jeroen van Glabbeek and Gilbert Gooijer, connects businesses to people and people to businesses via telecom operators, worldwide payment providers, and messaging channels. It is a listed company (Euronext Amsterdam: CMCOM) and provides conversational commerce services from its cloud platform.

The company provides messaging and voice channels such as SMS, Over The Top (OTT) (e.g. WhatsApp Business, Apple Business Chat, Google RCS, Facebook Messenger, and Viber), Voice API, and SIP. These messaging channels can be combined with cloud platform features, like Ticketing, eSignature, Customer Contact, identity services, and a Customer Data Platform. is a licensed Payment Service Provider (PSP) offering card payments, domestic payment methods, and integrated payment methods like WeChat Pay. The company currently employs about 550 people in 20 different countries worldwide.

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Dutch startup Mosa Meat nabs €69.6 million to scale up its cultivated beef production

Today Mosa Meat, the European food technology company that introduced the world’s first cultivated beef hamburger in 2013, announced the third and last closing of its Series B funding.  Founded in 2015, Mosa Meat produces slaughter-free hamburgers. The burger is harvested from cow cells, rather than raising and slaughtering a whole animal. By growing meat…

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Dutch startup Protix raises €15.5M to breed insects for aquaculture; here’s how


Many projections have suggested that the world population will reach over 9 billion by 2050. This means that the current food production will also have to be doubled. In light of worsening resource shortage, several foods have been proposed as alternatives, with insects receiving the most attention. This is because insects have the amazing ability to turn low-grade food waste into valuable high-end proteins and fats.

In this regard, a Netherlands-based insect farming startup Protix is working towards bringing the food system back in balance with nature.

The funding

In a recent development, the Dutch startup has announced that it has raised €15.5M in a fresh round of funding led by existing aquaculture-focused investor Aqua-Spark

In addition, Rabo Corporate Investments, Brabant Development Company, and Dutch investment agency Invest-NL also participated in the round. 

This is Invest-NL’s first investment of € 7.5M with a direct contribution to the protein transition in the AgriFood sector and also falls in line with the National Protein Strategy.

What does Protix do?

Founded in 2009 by Kees Aarts, Protix believes in harnessing the technology to produce the ingredient of the future – insects. The company farms Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) mainly for use in animal and aquaculture feed, with sidelines including frass-based fertiliser.

The company claims that this particular fly’s larvae provide a unique source of protein for food and feed. Organic waste from the food industry serves as feed for the insects. And in turn, the insects are processed into sustainable ingredients like proteins and lipids.

These nutrients are used by Protix’s customers as nutritious ingredients in various animal feed applications. Insect ingredients are more sustainable ingredients than soy or fishmeal and help prevent overfishing and deforestation for soy cultivation.

With high-tech solutions, artificial intelligence (AI), genetic improvement programs, and robotics, Protix brings the food system back in balance with nature. Its products are available in 13 countries, and range from pig and poultry feed to specialty pet foods.

Back in 2019, King Willem-Alexander officially opened the world’s largest insect farm at Protix in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.

Use of the funds

The raised capital will enable the company to further optimise its production capacity and accelerate international expansion.

Kees Aarts, founder, and CEO of Protix says “Protix was born from innovation with a focus on positive environmental impact. We are the founder of a whole new category of proteins and other nutrients and the brilliant colleagues at Protix work on this day and night. This is another great step in the expansion of our leadership and many more will follow in the coming period.”

Supported by the EU

Protix has mentioned on its website that it is supported by the European program Plattelandsontwikkelingsprogramma POP3 in developing smart insect farming technologies. 

The project is focused on software and hardware that can improve the efficiency and reliability of insect production. The specific focus is on the development of an integrated software approach to feed and resource use to increase the sustainability of insect products.

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These 8 Dutch tech startups raised funding in 2021 and are hiring right now


Although the pandemic created a financial crisis around the world, it’s the startups that have kept the economy afloat in several European countries. They raised funding, fostered innovation, and created jobs during this tough period. The Dutch startups, especially, proved to be the number one job growth engine in the country, according to a Dealroom report. 

The report found that that startup created over 109,000 jobs for people in the Netherlands and 25,000 of those were created in the last three years. Furthermore, even during the coronavirus pandemic, when most sectors shed people, startups showed the most resilience. According to the report, compared to any other sector, job openings were up by 4 per cent YoY in Q2 2020.

In order to curtail the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus, the Netherlands is among the several European countries have implemented lockdowns and curfews again. But, yet again, Dutch startups are raising funds and actively hiring. 

We have, therefore, compiled a list of 8 Dutch startups that have raised capital in 2021 for expansion and are hiring fresh talents right now. Tell all your friends looking for jobs. 

Certain details of these startups such as founders’ names, founded year, and the total funding amount raised have been sourced from Dealroom

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Founder/s: Djordy Seelmann (CEO)

Founded in: 2013

Funding: €36.1M

HousingAnywhere, as claimed by the company, is Europe’s largest rental accommodation platform for mid-term stays. Through its platform, tenants book for longer stays and typically rent accommodation for 3 to 12 months. The company wants to transform its rental accommodation marketplace into a property management platform for both tenants and landlords. 

HousingAnywhere is currently led by its CEO Djordy Seelmann as the founder, Niels Van Deuren, left the company two years ago.

With its recent funding, The startup is currently hiring and the open positions have been mentioned here.

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Founder/s: Maarten Poot, Quinten Selhorst

Founded in: 2016

Funding: €27.4M

Felyx offers shared electric scooters (mopeds) as a new and disrupting urban mobility concept. The company believes e-scooter sharing to be the best urban transportation method, as it is the fastest, most convenient, and sustainable ride around town. Through Felyx’s mobile app, customers can “rent” e-scooters per minute and get around urban areas quickly. Its e-scooters are available for one-way trips and can be parked anywhere within the designated area (so-called “free-floating”). Besides Amsterdam, the company also operates in Belgium and Germany.

The company raised funding just last week and is looking for talents. Currently, the company is hiring in all of its three operational countries. Click here to apply.

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Founder/s: Michael Musandu, Ugnius Rimsa 

Founded year: 2019

Funding: €625K

Based out of Amsterdam, LALALand uses neural networks to generate images of artificial humans. It claims to be disrupting e-commerce apparel webshops by letting shoppers turn their online shopping experience into a personalised and customised shopping spree. 

Through its platform, LALALand offers brands, a vast library of age, size, and ethnic-inclusive models so that online shoppers can see themselves in the latest apparel as per their requirements.

The company is currently hiring for full-time and internships as well as open applications. Click here to find out if your profile fits the company’s requirements.

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Creative Fabrica

Founder/s: Anca Stefan, Roemie Hillenaar

Founded year: 2016

Funding: €6.9M

Creative Fabrica offers a way to serve digital assets to its customers. The service is said to have over 1 million users and it brought in sales from 175 countries in December 2020. While based out of Amsterdam, the company’s major chunk of the business comes from the US (60 per cent), while 20 per cent comes from the UK, Canada, and Australia.

Earlier in January thisyear, the company secured a notable €5.76M in its Series A funding round. 

With the development, Creative Fabrica is looking for new talents to contribute to their team in various roles. Click here to find out about the openings.

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Founder/s: Jorrit Steinz

Founded year: 2014

Funding: €6.1M

ChannelEngine helps brands, wholesalers, and retailers to effectively sell on marketplaces in a fully automated way. With a single SaaS integration, the startup connects sellers’ systems to international marketplaces and sales channels while optimising sales, minimising time, and maximising profit and reach. Recently, the Dutch company received €5M in Series A funding led by INKEF Capital, with participation from existing investor Airbridge Equity Partners.

The startup is currently hiring and the open positions are filling in fast, apply here.

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Founder/s: Bart Malenstein, Bastiaan van de Rakt

Founded year: 2014

Funding: €25M

Quin is a Dutch digital healthcare provider with physical general practitioner (GP) practices that offers future-proof GP care with smart healthcare innovations. Quin gives patients more insight and control over their care path – from complaint to diagnosis, to treatment and aftercare. The company does this by giving users access to reliable and objective medical information and combining physical and digital care via its app. This supports both GPs and patients in choosing the right care at the right time and in the right place. 

In the Netherlands, there are currently 12 Quin Doctors practices with 50,000 affiliated patients, which have already implemented or will implement Quin’s digital innovations.

The company is currently hiring for full-time and part-time roles as well as open applications. Click here to find out if your profile fits the company’s requirements.

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Founder/s: Jason Kelly, Martin Kaduc, Michael Peters, Chris Anthony

Founded year: 2019

Funding: €6.4M

Kambr is derived from the word “camber” – the shape of the wing which generates lift for flight. Just as camber is literally how an airplane’s lift happens, Kambr provides airlines around the world to optimise commercial processes and lift revenues. It offers clients the tools, insights, and processes necessary to lift their revenues via its software, content and advisory products.

The company has recently raised €2.4M in funding. And, with the ongoing lockdown due to Covid-19, it is also offering remote working for full-time and internship profiles. Click here to apply.

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Founder/s: Allard Buijze, Jeroen Speekenbrink

Founded year: 2017

Funding: €6M

AxonIQ is a Utrecht-based company that offers a software platform for Event-Driven Architectures (EDA). The company’s main offering is called Axon, which consists of the Axon Framework and the built-for-purpose Axon Server. The open-source Framework supports Java API for writing DDD, CQRS, and Event Sourcing applications. Axon Server is a zero-configuration message router and event store, distributed in Axon Server Standard Edition, which is a free version, and Enterprise edition, aimed at medium to large scale production deployments.

In short, it provides an open source Java platform that can solve common application complexities to enable developers to focus on the essence of business problems.

The company has recently raised €6M in funding is looking to hire fresh talents. Click here to find out if your profile fits the company’s requirements.

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OostNL backs the €18.5M Series B funding round of this Dutch biotech company that’s fighting cancer


Netherlands-based InteRNA Technologies, a biopharma company that develops microRNA (miRNA)-based therapeutics for oncology, has announced the close of its Series B round with extended funding of €18.5M in total.

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

Investors in the current round

This Series B round was led by AurorA Science, an Italian biotech investment company. Existing investor Waterman Ventures as well as current investors Aglaia Oncology Funds and OostNL also participated in this round.

With this funding, Gabriele Campi, PhD, of AurorA Science will join the InteRNA Technologies’ board of directors.

What is InteRNA Technologies working on?

Led by CEO Roel Schaapveld, InteRNA Technologies is a spin-off from the Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands. It is a clinical-stage biotech company developing products of microRNA (miRNA) therapeutics targeting key processes in the initiation and progression of human diseases, with a focus on cancer.

According to the company, “microRNAs are naturally occurring, non-coding strands of RNA that trigger the RNA interference pathway and regulate gene expression by controlling the efficiency of messenger RNA (mRNA) translation into functional proteins.” 

InteRNA claims to design therapies tackling cancer by using the inherent characteristic of microRNAs to simultaneously inhibit multiple mRNA targets in a coordinated fashion, e.g. by blocking activated cancer signalling pathways and preventing activation of alternative disease-promoting pathways.

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Selected through InteRNA’s discovery and functional validation platform, miRNA, and enabled with a 3rd generation drug delivery formulation, these miRNA compounds can mount a coordinated anti-cancer attack by engaging multiple signal transduction targets simultaneously.

“With this approach, we address the high need for novel therapeutics with improved efficacy and less prone to drug-acquired resistance that will benefit cancer patients,” said the company in a statement.

Use of the funds

With this raised capital, InteRNA Technologies says it will start the clinical evaluation of its microRNA lead candidate, INT-1B3, in patients with advanced solid tumours. “This successful extension of the Series B financing round validates the unique potential that microRNAs offer as a therapeutic modality for hard-to-treat cancers,” says Dr Roel Schaapveld, CEO of InteRNA Technologies.

In addition to that, the funds will also enable the company to develop and advance additional preclinical drug candidates addressing a variety of cancer indications, hence, expanding its product pipeline.

Dr Schaapveld further claims that he looks forward to evaluating INT-1B3’s unique mode of action, targeting not only the tumour cells themselves but also the disease-promoting tumour microenvironment.”

According to the company, INT-1B3 is a lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulated, chemically modified miR-193a-3p mimic that can be delivered by systemic administration to cancer cells.

Last year, in May, InteRNA Technologies received regulatory approvals in the Netherlands and Belgium for the initiation of the first-in-human (Phase I) clinical trial testing its lead microRNA candidate, INT-1B3, in patients with advanced solid tumours.

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Calling all job-seekers in the Netherlands; these 8 Dutch energy startups are hiring right now


The world is increasingly growing aware of the detrimental effects of fossil fuel and actively seeking an alternative. “The European energy system is undergoing rapid changes to set the EU economy on a low-carbon and resource-efficient path. Renewable energy is instrumental to this transformation. EU efforts to double the share of renewable energy in its consumption have paid off, having reduced significantly the amount of fossil fuels used and their associated greenhouse gas emissions,” according to the EEA.

In this reference, a number of European startups are also playing their part in helping the EU achieve a sustainable future; especially in the Netherlands. 

With that, we have listed below eight energy companies that are hiring at the moment. It’s also a chance for you to play a role in saving the planet. Certain details of these startups such as founders’ names, founded year, and the total funding amount raised have been sourced from Dealroom


Founder/s: Bram van de Leur, Huub Rothengatter, Kristof Vereenooghe (current CEO)

Founded year: 2010

Total funding: Approx €350M

EVBox provides smart and scalable charging infrastructure and charging management software to electric vehicles around the world. The company offers a portfolio of both hardware and enterprise software solutions and claims to have built the industry’s largest installed base of EV charging solutions, with more than 190,000 charge ports across 70 countries.

The startup is currently hiring and the open positions have been mentioned here.


Founder/s: Arjo van der Ham, Koen van Ham, Lex Hoefsloot, Martijn Lammers, Qurein Biewenga

Founded year: 2016

Total funding: €45.3M

Lightyear is on a mission to make clean mobility available to everyone, everywhere. The company develops electric cars with an energy-efficient design and integrated solar cells. This allows motorists, depending on the climate, to drive up to 20,000 Kms/year on the power of the sun. 

Currently, the company employs more than 120 employees. The team is made up out of a mix of young talent and experience from the automotive industry, including former employees of Tesla, Audi, and Ferrari. 

The company is currently hiring for full-time and internships. Click here to find out if your profile fits the company’s requirements.

Parx Materials

Founder/s: Michael van der Jagt, Michele Fiori

Founded year: 2012

Total funding: €1M

Parx Materials (formerly Parx Plastics) is involved in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of biocompatible plastics and antibacterial polymers. It claims that its technology does not feature synthetic chemicals, biocides, heavy metals, or nanoparticles, is fully biocompatible, non-toxic, does not diffuse out of the material, and can be used with any type of plastic. Also claims to remove about 99% of bacteria and microorganisms pilling up on the surface within 24 hours.

The company is currently looking to hire business development managers and other profiles. Find out here.

Hello Energy

Founder/s: Benno Schwarz, Kees van Alphen

Founded year: 2016

Total funding: €1M

Hello Energy is a SaaS (software as a service) company that focuses on the international B2B real estate market. Large real estate companies and real estate investors use Hello Energy to meet their sustainability ambitions and obligations. The company collects and visualises energy and sustainability data in a fun, insightful way and activates tenants and users of buildings to actively participate in the energy transition.

The company’s clients include large, often international, innovative, and sustainable real estate players such as Prologis, NSI, citizenM hotels, Bouwinvest, and Avignon Capital. Besides, Hello Energy is already being used in more than 1,000 buildings in more than 10 countries, including the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, France, and Germany.

The company is looking for engaged talent in sales, data, tech, and support. Click here and find out about the company and apply for a position.


Founder/s: Ferdinand Grapperhaus, Willem Kesteloo

Founded year: 2014

Total funding: €8.2M

Physee was founded by two applied physicists, who, during their graduation, found a way to generate electricity with transparent glass. According to the founders, they use creative, physical angles when looking at the buildings to see how they can optimise, using smart and sustainable innovations.

The primary technology developed by Physee, called SmartSkin, makes buildings up to 30% more energy-efficient, and at the same time, significantly more comfortable for its users. Notably, the company has developed three products – the SmartSkin facade, the PAR+ coating, and the POWER+ coating.

The company is currently hiring for full time, part-time as well as internships. If you are looking to work with them, click here to find out about their open positions.


Founder/s: Massimo Coduti, Pieter Broekema, Sjoerd Sloterdijk

Founded year: 2016

Total funding: About €1.3M

Sensorfact offers an Intelligent Energy Management System (IEMS) to help Industrial companies reduce their energy consumption. It offers wireless, non-invasive energy sensors that are easy to install and the company’s web-based analytics platform gives real-time insights into energy usage on a machine-level.

The company’s smart algorithms detect energy anomalies and other energy-saving opportunities that are presented in a tailor-made report. It claims that on average its users save between 5-10% on their energy bill.

The company is looking for new talents to contribute to their team no matter what your background is. Click here to find out about the openings.


Founder/s: Johannes Peschel, Roland Schmehl

Founded year: 2016

Total funding: About €5.1M

Kitepower is a startup in airborne wind energy, developing innovative and cost-effective alternatives to existing wind turbines by using kites to generate electricity. Its patented technology uses 90% less material while being twice as efficient than existing technology. 

Unlike conventional wind turbines, the Kitepower system does not require resource-intensive towers or heavy foundations and is thus easy to transport and deploy. The system is able to harness stronger and more persistent winds at higher altitudes, allowing for capacity factors greater than 0.5, and in return cost-effective electricity generation, this opens up new geographical markets for the generation of wind energy. 

The 100kW system currently in development is suited to replace diesel generator sets in remote locations to save costs and mitigate dependency on diesel supply. Kitepower was founded as a result of the work done by TU Delft’s (Delft University of Technology) pioneering kite power research group of the former astronaut Wubbo Ockels.

The company is looking to hire talents to develop the technology for a clean energy future. Click here to apply.


Founder/s: Edwin Poot

Founded year: 2012

Total funding: About €3M

Energyworx is a software company that designs and develops software solutions. The company offers a SaaS-based platform for energy data management and intelligence cloud service. They help uncover the hidden value of data by correlating and analysing the data with a diversity of other data sources. This helps its users to balance and optimise the grid, and reduce losses during transmission and distribution.

The company enables organisations to make business decisions with real-time data insights. They fuel best of breed products and services in the energy industry. The platform offers other services such as meter data management, social energy app, energy balancing for smart grids, and data hub.

The company is currently looking to hire a lead customer engineer, customer support engineer, and backend developer python. Besides, Energyworx can even create a new role for you if you are confident in contributing to the organisation. Click here to apply.

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