What are the top 10 startups in Europe?

June 30, 2021

Startups have been the rising stars of the business world for the last ten years. There is a ranking in the world for how entrepreneurial countries are. The order is decided by how the government is connected with the world, demographics of the population, capital access, skilled laboring, how much a country is developed with its infrastructure, in law, and technological expertise. According to this ranking, the top-5 countries as entrepreneurial countries are listed as; Japan, Germany, United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea. As we can see, Europe, Pacific Rim, and North America dominate all regions with the resources of all economies.

Let’s look into Europe's startups. What are the top 10 startups in Europe? 

First, let's cover the regions of startups around the globe; Africa and the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Today's focus of startups will be on Europe. After the United States and Asia's famed reputation across the globe, Europe is the fastest growing and dynamic region for startups. It may not be possible to compare it with Silicon Valley yet, but European cities are on their way to shine in the global startup ecosystem. Although there are shiny cities in Europe, there are also many new rising stars. In the beginning, it all started in London, Berlin, and Paris. But with the current changes and shifts, the ecosystem is getting bigger in Europe, and it is getting harder to follow the trail of cities on the map. Besides the top-3 hotspots, new locations like Wroclaw, Helsinki, and Minsk are becoming rising startup cities

In Europe, there are forty-four countries, and instead of listing the top 10 startups, this post will share the top-5 countries in Europe and their top-2 startups.

We mentioned that the ecosystem began around London, Berlin, and Paris, so it isn’t going to come as a surprise that United Kingdom, Germany, and France are the top-3 countries in Europe.

In the first place, there is Germany;

Delivery Hero, Berlin 

Delivery Hero SE is a European multinational online food-delivery service based in Berlin, Germany. The company operates in 40+ countries internationally in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and partners with 500,000+ restaurants.

GetYourGuide, Berlin

GetYourGuide is a Berlin-based online travel agency and online marketplace for tour guides and excursions. It is accessible worldwide, via the website and mobile app for iOS and Android.


The second one is France;

BlaBlaCar, Paris

BlaBlaCar is a French online marketplace for carpooling. Its website and mobile apps connect drivers and passengers willing to travel together between cities and share the cost of the journey.

Shadow, Paris

Shadow gives you access to a full-featured high-end PC to run Windows-based applications on the devices you own.


The United Kingdom is in third place;

Curve, London

Connecting your debit and credit cards to Curve modernizes all your accounts, so you never have to switch banks. All cards become contactless and work with Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.

Rapyd, London

The Rapid API  is the mobile-first financial network that makes the world’s favorite ways to instantly connect your business to 900+ locally preferred payment methods in 100+ countries. Fast and easy it is to deploy a global payments solution and let your customers pay their preferred way.


Spain is the fourth country in Europe;

Badi, Barcelona

Badi is an AI-powered online room rental platform that allows anyone to publish, find, and securely book rooms from anywhere in the world. They offer a seamless user experience in a supply-constrained market.

Spotahome, Madrid

Spotahome is a Spanish startup that offers a disruptive model aiming to revolutionize real estate worldwide. Its marketplace offers the most complete listings of apartments, rooms, studios, and student residences for residential renting of more than 30 days through an online booking platform, with no visits, which allows tenants and property owners to save time and money.


Last but not least; the fifth country on the top-5 list is the Netherlands;

MessageBird, Amsterdam

MessageBird, an omnichannel communications platform, built for a global scale. A cloud-based communication platform aims to modernize and simplify the overcomplicated space of customer communication. 

Picnic, Amsterdam

Picnic is a pure online grocery player that offers an application that enables its users to find and order grocery items through their mobile phones. Picnic offers delivery services only in the Netherlands.

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