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These are the unexpected Amsterdam-based startups nominated for Deloitte Fast 50 2020


Every year, Deloitte acknowledges the fastest growing tech companies in the Netherlands with its Fast 50 programme. This year’s list of nominees is out now and multiple Amsterdam-based companies have made it to the list. As expected, several notable companies have made it to the list, which includes companies such as 3D Hubs, MessageBird, Otrium, Picnic, Recruitee, The Next Ad and Zivver.

While the winner of Deloitte Fast 50 will be announced on November 25th, here are some of the Amsterdam-based nominees that you need to take note of.

E-bike to go

Founders:Jelle Visser 

Total funding: NA

E-Bike to go was launched in 2015. The company offers a flexible e-bike subscription for its users. Customers can simply purchase a subscription and an e-bike can be picked up, or delivered, as per their convenience. The user’s subscription starts when one receives an e-bike. The company also swaps an e-bike, in case it is defective. 

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Founders: Loes Daniels and Jorik Schröder

Total funding: NA

Founded in 2014, Experiencegift makes the process of gifting a lot easier. The company offers unique gift cards for notable experiences. These gift cards include hotel-gift cards, which can be used to book rooms in 200,000 hotels from 140 hotel brands. There’s also an option to gift flights, cruises, and activities. 


Founders: Bas Swaen, Koen Driessen and Richard van Laak

Total funding: Bootstrapped

Started in 2012, Scribbr is an edutech platform with an aim of helping students graduate. It offers academic proofreading and editing service for students around the globe. The company offers a host of features such as proofreading and editing, plagiarism checker, citation generator and more. 



Founders: Homam Karimi and Gerhard Riphagen

Total funding: €13.4M

Founded in 2010, StudyTube offers a simple way for organisations to find, book, manage and deliver their corporate training. The company offers an online learning portal called the Online Academy, which acts as a central learning environment for an entire organisation. There’s also a Learning Management System, which is an online training library and more for companies to help train and upskill their employees. 

Windowsketch International BV

Founders: Floris Sanders

Total funding: NA

Founded in 2014, Windowsketch helps companies optimise revenue and maximise their reach using digital window signs in physical shops. The company uses AI and develops data driven marketing solutions to help retails perform better. 


Founders: Gys Kappers, Gerhard Pretorius

Total funding: NA

Started back in 2012, Wyzetalk offers a digital employee engagement solution, which helps connect large organisations with their dispersed, frontline workforce. The platform is aimed at helping companies improve communication, increase engagement and drive business performance.


Founders: Johan Smits,  Rik Wijngaard

Total funding: NA

Founded in 2014, the Amsterdam-based company Yellowgrape builds next-level e-commerce strategies for online retailers and travel companies. It deals with data, traffic and conversion optimisation for e-commerce businesses. 

Deloitte Fast 50 goes virtual

This year, Deloitte is holding the 21st consecutive Technology Fast 50 programme. Like most events this year, Deloitte’s programme will also be hosted virtually. The Deloitte listing takes cognizance of the fifty fastest growing technology companies in the Netherlands. The exceptional growth performance of these companies is noted and the ranking is decided on the basis of the percentage revenue growth of a company over the past four years (2016-2019). Last year, Experiencegift bagged the first spot and prior winners list includes notable names such as The Inner Circle, SendCloud, Catawiki and Adyen

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