Silicon Canals, an Amsterdam-based website which publishes news and shares knowledge on the Benelux’s start-up scene, named ten fintech companies in Amsterdam that would be cool to work for. They spanned a number of disciplines and sizes, and Holland FinTech members made an impressive showing, compromising half of the list.
This company that makes it easier for people to buy and sell cryptocurrency, whether novices or experienced traders, joined the Holland FinTech community in December 2018.
In March 2019, the crypto trading company launched an equity-based security token offering to fund its international roll-out.
Blanco services describes itself as the “invisible engine of the asset manager”, with the company offering solutions to make asset management and investment scalable via technology. KYC, client onboarding, portfolio management, and administration security number amongst the four-year-old company’s products and services.
Bux provides an app that makes trading more accessible. Since its founding in 2014, it’s amassed over two million users across nine European countries.
The company has also been included on WIRED’s hottest Amsterdam start-ups list in 2016.
This invoice factoring company focusing on SMEs has had a busy past year. February saw the company merge with Debifo, a Lithuania invoice financing company.
At the end of last year, Factris concluded a EUR 100 million credit facility agreement to provide working capital to SMEs throughout Europe. It also raised EUR 1.5 million in funding from Speedinvest in November 2018 and acquired Crown Finance, another Netherlands-based factoring company.
As a cloud-based core banking provider, one Silicon Canals designates as a “market leader” in the Netherlands, Ohpen offers products in current accounts, savings, and pensions. In terms of the latter, the core banking fintech migrated over 400,000 Aegon accounts to its core banking engine during December 2018. Ohpen also launched an API portal in December of last year to reduce IT implementation times, claiming it slashes times by up to 40%.
Per 1 January 2019, its CEO, Chris Zadeh, stepped down but said he would remain with Ohpen as a board member.
No stranger to “best of” lists, Ohpen also appeared on WIRED’s hottest Amsterdam start-ups list in 2018.