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Visiting MWC 2022? These 10 futuristic Dutch startups will catch your attention

MWC 2022 Dutch startups

The world we live in is changing constantly and needs tech solutions that will help us thrive in the future. We need sustainable and responsible solutions across industries ranging from electric modes of commute. At the same time, the world is evolving at a rapid pace with the deep tech companies that bring in high-speed connectivity.

One country that is home to these diverse technologies is the Netherlands. The MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2022 that is going on in Barcelona focused on all these technologies. The Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) Barcelona alongside the Dutch Embassy in Madrid supports ambitious Dutch companies.

These participants will get reliable market information, answers to specific trade questions, identify business opportunities and connect to potential business partners. The NL 4YFN22 is being hosted on a separate pavilion at the MWC 2022 for Dutch startups and scaleups. The NL 4YFN Pavilion showcases the latest tech innovators from the Netherlands.

Some of the notable companies participating at the MWC 2022 include Eindhoven’s CityLegends, a community platform for urban athletes and artists to connect, Tranzer providing mobility of transport operators, SoftLink Analytics and Dutch VR.

Here at TFN, we have listed the Dutch startups that participated in MWC 2022.

Aircision
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Aircision

Founder/s: Betsy Lindsey, Luis Pedro Oliveira, Edzard Janssens, John Reid
Founded year: 2018
Total funding: NA

A deep-tech venture from the Eindhoven-based startup accelerator HighTechXL, Aircision is powering the high-speed connected world, using optical wireless communication systems to connect cell towers. The company has launched the world’s first FSO 5G test project. Back in 2021, TNO and Aircision successfully tested the first long-distance, cable-free internet in the Netherlands.

Tradesnest
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Tradenest

Founder/s: Nancy Shenouda, Pierre Quellette
Founded year: NA
Total funding: NA

Amsterdam-headquartered Tradesnest is touted to be the global platform that brings together innovative brands, retailers and distributors. It helps companies expand internationally by putting them in contact with the right business partners in their target market. This way, companies can grow their sales in a time and cost-efficient manner.

MAPO Guides
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MAPO Guides

Founder/s: Polina Borisova, Masha Kuzmina
Founded year: 2020
Total funding: NA

MAPO Guides is yet another startup from Amsterdam to participate in the MWC 2022. It is an audio guide that helps travelers to explore landmarks and hidden gems all over the world. As travelers cannot join guided tours because due to affordability or cannot during the peak season, MAPO Guides has developed an app that would offer immersive tours at affordable prices and would also allow professional tour guides to get extra income.

StandBy Solutions
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StandBy Solutions

Managing Director: Duco Nunes Ferro
Founded year: 2015
Total funding: NA

StandBy Solutions provides a detection system for facility services, business communication, and workplace safety. Rotterdam. It detects the presence of people and devices in buildings and areas using a combination of different technologies such as Wi-Fi, Cell Phone masts, GPS and Bluetooth low energy (BLE). It determines which people or devices are present at a location and where they are on the premises.

Vurdere
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Vurdere

Founder/s: Jaime de Toledo
Founded year: 2014
Total funding: NA

Headquartered in Vurdere, the startup empowers online stores to give opportunity for brand advocates to build communities on each of their product detail pages. The SaaS solution lets users turn online stores into a network full of interesting people. The company works with the mission to bring 100 million experts to help shoppers be more satisfied with their purchases.

Cooler Media
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Cooler Media

Founder/s: Nick Bökkerink, Sven Cooler
Founded year: 2011
Total funding: NA

Cooler Media explains the core of your product, service or idea in bitesize messages like explanatory videos, animations or Infographics. Based in Breda, the company works with the mission to reduce the distance between people, by means of crystal-clear explanations. For this, the company uses various techniques, including live-action videos, animations, web development, and strategic video marketing.

Webelephant
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Webelephant

Founder/s: Douwe Trippenzee
Founded year: 2008
Total funding: NA

Another Breda-based startup Webelephant is an e-commerce company, which is specialised in online marketing, development and e-commerce exploitation. The online marketing agency and website development agency, and provides clear answers to your e-commerce questions.

TheyDo
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TheyDo

Founder/s: Charles Beaumont, Jochem van der Veer, Martin Palamarz
Founded year:2018
Total funding: NA

This Amsterdam-based workflow management platform for CX and service design teams helps people and companies to work faster, better, and more organised with customer journeys. With TheyDo, customer-oriented teams can manage all journeys in one place across the customer experience, unlocking an async workflow from insight to implementation, between research, marketing, product and success.

Lightyear
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Lightyear

Founder/s: Arjo van der Ham, Koen van Ham, Lex Hoefsloot, Martijn Lammers, Qurein Biewenga
Founded year: 2016
Total funding: $152M

Tesla rival in the Netherlands, Lightyear is developing an ultra-energy-efficient automotive platform. The company is well-known for its solar-powered electric car – Lightyear One. Now, the company is working towards an efficient powertrain, high yield solar roof, and optimised thermal management system to minimise the charging needs and grid dependency of its vehicle.

In 2021, Lightyear picked up $110 million funding from Cooperation DELA, one of the largest international insurers in the Netherlands, and from private investor and art collector Joop Van Caldenborgh, among others. The company will gear up for mass production of its solar electric vehicle and launch the vehicle in 2022.

Stroomboot
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Stroomboot

CEO: Sweder S
Founded year: 2020
Total funding: NA

Stroomboot from Amsterdam aims to make all private boats electric in the city centre by 2025. Currently, there are no charging points for electric boots and the company will help houseboats and private boat owners to overcome this problem by using the houseboats existing power as charging points. The shared charging process will be coordinated by a smartphone app.

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