121 Software Startups to Watch in 2021

Software's tech sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 121 Software tech startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on September 12, 2021.

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Schibsted

Schibsted is a Scandinavian media group with approximately 6,900 employees spread across 29 countries.

Oslo   5001-10000   $632,867,530  

Tricentis

Tricentis offers enterprise software testing solutions that enable enterprises to achieve high automation rates while minimizing risks.

Vienna   251-500   $172,000,000  

Alan

Alan is a digital health insurance platform with a focus on user experience with an excellent price-quality ratio health plan.

Paris   101-250   $86,546,616  

GloVo

GloVo is a global volunteers’ platform that connects volunteers to various events based on their location, interests, and abilities.

Athens   1001-5000    

Tink

Tink is a cloud-based platform that provides the infrastructure and data products that are enabling the future of financial services.

Stockholm   251-500   $105,615,958  

Improbable

Improbable is a games technology company based in the UK.

London   251-500   $604,094,860  

Citymapper

Citymapper is a public transit app and mapping service with an emphasis on public transport.

London   11-50   $50,000,000  

Blockchain

Blockchain is a web-based bitcoin platform.

London   11-50   $70,000,000  

Pitch

Pitch offers a next generation of content collaboration and presentation software.

Berlin   11-50   $52,700,711  

TravelPerk

TravelPerk is a business travel platform that revolutionizes the way that organizations budget, book, and manage business travels.

Barcelona   251-500   $133,175,371  

Pitch

Pitch offers a next generation of content collaboration and presentation software.

Berlin   11-50   $52,700,711  

Heetch

Heetch is a ride-sharing app targeted at late night transportation seekers, offering an alternative to taxis.

Paris   101-250   $70,500,000  

Avaloq

Avaloq group is an international fintech company that digitizes the automation of financial services industry.

Zürich   1001-5000   $353,030,769  

TrueLayer

TrueLayer provides a platform to build financial apps that connect to bank data, verify accounts, and access transactions in real time.

London   11-50   $46,800,000  

Fiverr

Fiverr is a marketplace for creative and professional services.

Tel Aviv   101-250   $111,000,000  

Signavio

Signavio provides tools for business process management.

Berlin   251-500   $229,569,947  

Demodesk

Demodesk is the first intelligent online meeting tool for inside sales and customer service teams

Munich   11-50   $2,600,000  

Blinkist

Blinkist offers an app that allows its users to read the most important insights from non-fiction books in 15 minutes.

Berlin   51-100   $34,771,977  

Agricool

Agricool grows local, tasty and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables by recycling shipping containers into urban farms.

Paris   51-100   $38,948,161  

Peakon

Peakon is a platform for measuring and improving employee engagement.

Copenhagen   101-250   $67,971,449  

Chain

Chain is a secure mobile communication platform for professionals.

Belfast   11-50    

Huddle

Huddle is the enterprise document collaboration company that helps organizations across the globe to collaborate intelligently.

London   101-250   $89,200,000  

Babbel

Babbel is the market-leading app for language learning.

Berlin   501-1000   $33,300,000  

Wynd

Wynd develops the first unified commerce platform empowering retailers to od their omnichannel transformation to address new consumer needs.

Paris   251-500   $123,500,000  

Impulse Dynamics

Impulse Dynamics is a medical device company dedicated to offering innovative solutions for treatment of Chronic Heart Failure (CHF).

Stuttgart   101-250   $75,000,000  

Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go is an app for fighting food waste.

Copenhagen     $6,830,717  

Foodvisor

Foodvisor app helps you eat smarter and healthier by instantly analyzing the nutrients in your food.

Paris   1-10   $1,282,720  

Typeform

The future of online forms. Power your brand’s interactions with beautifully designed, professional-looking forms that people just love.

Barcelona   101-250   $52,263,316  

responsAbility

ResponsAbility offers professionally-managed investment solutions to private, institutional, and public investors.

Zürich   251-500   $175,000,000  

TransferGo

TransferGo offers digital international money transfers for migrants and businesses.

London   11-50   $54,390,217  

Thought Machine

Thought Machine are building Vault, a next-generation core banking system for banks.

London   51-100   $23,631,009  

Kaseya

Kaseya is an automation software provider that offers remote management software for the information technology industry.

Dublin   251-500   $544,777,315  

Guesty

The ultimate end-to-end property management software for short-term rentals.

Tel Aviv   251-500   $59,350,000  

Synctuition

Synctuition is the world's first meditation program with 3D sounds and gamma waves.

Tallinn   11-50    

Varjo

Varjo is reinventing computing by merging the digital world with the analog reality around us.

Helsinki   101-250   $45,900,000  

ClauseMatch

ClauseMatch is a financial technology company that provides software-as-a-service platform for smart document management.

London   101-250   $9,274,186  

SyndicateRoom

SyndicateRoom connects ambitious investors with the country’s most trailblazing companies.

Cambridge   11-50   $22,802,765  

Scandit

Scandit develops software for barcode scanning, text and objects recognition, and delivering real-time insights through augmented reality.

Zürich     $43,000,000  

Sinch

Sinch connects with customers and makes engagement personal with simple, programmable communication tools.

Stockholm   251-500   $12,000,000  

Vulog

Vulog builds the technology solutions that power the most successful shared mobility businesses in the world.

Nice   101-250   $30,971,122  

Mirakl

Mirakl provides the technology and partner ecosystem needed to launch an eCommerce marketplace.

Paris   101-250   $93,000,000  

Copado

Copado is a leading Deployment and Release Management solution for Salesforce®.

Madrid   51-100   $8,832,372  

Wind Mobility

Wind Mobility is a micro-mobility company that offers convenient last mile transportation services.

Barcelona   101-250   $72,000,000  

WeTransfer

WeTransfer offers a way to send files around the world through its platform.

Amsterdam   101-250   $63,785,246  

FundamentalVR

FundamentalVR delivers VR haptic 'flight simulators' for surgery creating a safe, measurable & repeatable space to refine to refine skills.

London   11-50   $9,555,728  

Engie

The connected car maintenance solution.

Tel Aviv   10001   $9,500,000  

zeotap

Zeotap is the only global identity and data tech platform that offers a deterministic end2end solution.

Berlin   101-250   $20,536,023  

OpenClassrooms

OpenClassrooms is a European online education platform with more than 2 million members and fully online degrees.

Paris   101-250   $69,703,858  

Bitwala

Bitwala is the bank account of the blockchain economy.

Berlin   11-50   $21,791,654  

Neufund

Neufund is building a blockchain-based and investor-directed platform which bridges the world of cryptocurrency and equity.

Berlin   1-10   $17,137,490  

Getronics

The Getronics family is an ICT Services group consisting of the Getronics and Connectis brands.

Reading   5001-10000   $550,000,000  

Planday

Planday is the workforce collaboration platform that enables managers and hourly workers to communicate, collaborate, and get work done.

Copenhagen   101-250   $58,383,841  

Peak

Peak is the pioneer of the AI System, a new enterprise technology that helps businesses grow using AI and machine learning.

Manchester   51-100   $5,906,902  

Delos

Med-Tech company that developed the most effective system and methodology to reactivate the control of equilibrium

Turin   101-250    

FretLink

Fretlink connects chargers to the largest network of regional carriers in Europe.

Paris   101-250   $34,361,234  

Speechmatics

Speechmatics provides automatic speech recognition technologies that can be used anywhere, by anyone, in any language.

Cambridge   11-50   $8,236,954  

Ieso Digital Health

Ieso is a world leading digital health company specialising in internet enabled evidence-based psychological therapies.

Cambridge   51-100   $24,853,655  

ONEDAY

ONEDAY is a unique coaching method: with one coach, one guest and one topic covered in a single day.

Bern   43840    

Ultrahaptics

Ultrahaptics is working to create the most remarkable connection between people and technology.

Bristol   51-100   $85,870,124  

360Learning

360Learning is a learning engagement platform for corporate learning highly engage trainers, experts and learners.

Paris   101-250   $42,622,790  

Lingoda

Lingoda offers online language lessons with qualified native speaking teachers.

Berlin   101-250   $13,739,161  

MAG Interactive

MAG Interactive is a Sweden-based mobile game and app development company.

Stockholm   11-50   $15,525,382  

Spiff

Spiff is a social savings app with a simple mission; help people save money.

Oslo     $1,638,777  

Camunda

Camunda is an open source platform for BPMN workflow and DMN decision automation.

Berlin   101-250   $28,372,625  

Bitpanda

Invest in Bitcoin, gold and over 20 other digital assets on your phone or desktop. Fast, secure and 24/7.

Vienna   101-250   $48,850,226  

D-Orbit

D-Orbit is the first in-space transportation company, providing solutions for moving, precise deployment and removing satellites.

Milan   11-50   $7,620,915  

Teralytics

Teralytics develops big data analytics based on petabytes of data sourced from credit card operators, CRM, and mobile networks.

Zürich   101-250   $17,500,000  

ChromaWay

ChromaWay is a platform which enables smart contracts and digital assets for financial applications and non-financial applications.

Stockholm   11-50   $14,809,866  

Medici Living Group

The Medici Living Group develops and operates innovative and digitalized co-living concepts wordwide.

Berlin   101-250   $1,132,350,226  

EMnify

Internet of Things management platform and scalable core network cloud.

Berlin   51-100   $22,904,159  

Adverty

Adverty is the next generation advertising platform.

Stockholm   11-50   $4,657,790  

Cubic Telecom

Cubic Telecom is a global connectivity platform company offering solutions for IoT, M2M, and device manufacturing companies.

Dublin   101-250   $110,033,534  

Omada

Identity Management & Access Governance Solutions and Services

Copenhagen   101-250   $25,069,057  

Guardsquare

Guardsquare develops premium software for the protection of mobile applications against reverse engineering and hacking.

Leuven   51-100   $29,556,877  

Shippeo

Shippeo helps leading Supply Chains leverage transportation to deliver exceptional customer service and achieve operational excellence.

Paris   11-50   $14,054,581  

thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods.

Essen   10001   $1,659,827,781  

obilet

obilet.com is an online platform that provides bus and airplane tickets to consumers.

Istanbul   51-100   $7,300,000  

Thinksurance

Thinksurance is a technology distribution platform for business insurance used by brokers, agents, banks and further sales channels.

Frankfurt   51-100   $19,120,586  

Quentic

Quentic is a computer software company for health & safety, environmental, and sustainability management.

Berlin   251-500   $42,313,273  

4finance

Europe’s largest online and mobile consumer lending group, providing convenient and responsible access to credit across 16 countries.

Riga   501-1000   $734,175,109  

Ornikar

Ornikar is an online driving school that offers radically cheaper, uncomplicated and faster offer to obtain a driving license.

Paris   101-250   $54,204,102  

HowNow

HowNow is a London-based EdTech startup that connects experts and learners by offering interactive video lessons.

London   11-50   $4,506,869  

Virtuagym

An online fitness platform for consumers & professionals in the health industry

Amsterdam   101-250   $10,244,623  

Enevo

Enevo is a forward-thinking company with a vision to transform the financial, environmental and social impact of waste.

Espoo   51-100   $55,363,229  

Pyramid Analytics

Pyramid Analytics provides trusted insights for every employee across your organization with enterprise-level business analytics software.

Amsterdam   101-250   $41,500,000  

Native Instruments

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based audio production and DJing

Berlin   501-1000   $59,242,829  

ChartMogul

ChartMogul is an analytics platform to simplify your subscription business.

Berlin   11-50   $3,700,000  

Fnatic

Fnatic Team is a professional video gaming team, consisting of players from across the globe who all make a living through competing.

London   51-100   $45,000,000  

Smartfrog

Smartfrog provides a home surveillance solution that includes an application (Android and iOS), a camera, and video storage features.

Dublin   101-250   $35,000,000  

Crisp

Crisp is an app-only supermarket focused on ultra-fresh food

Amsterdam   11-50   $9,022,885  

Expluria

Secure, real-time mobile app for the tourism industry.

Reykjavík   1-10   $320,000  

Xolo

Xolo is a all-in-one SaaS platform for solopreneurs, bringing together banking, company formation, accounting and compliance.

Tallinn   51-100   $8,903,077  

Lodgify

Lodgify is a vacation rental marketing software that simplifies vacation rental marketing.

Barcelona   11-50   $7,250,756  

Daisie

Daisie brings creators together and supports them to do amazing work.

Brighton   1-10   $2,900,000  

Polarsteps

Polarsteps helps you to plan, track and remember your journeys.

Amsterdam   11-50   $5,255,240  

KNIME

KNIME develops open source data science software.

Zürich   51-100   $21,474,941  

AgoraPulse

AgoraPulse is an affordable, all-in-one, self-service Social Media platform for SMBs and agencies.

Paris   51-100   $18,608,958  

Ironhack

Ironhack is an international tech and design school that believes the best way to learn how to do something, is by actually doing it.

Madrid   101-250   $7,000,000  

Armis

Armis enables physical retailers to communicate locally through an AI-based SaaS platform.

Paris   11-50   $8,512,314  

Pento

At Pento we're building a better payroll experience for companies and their employees.

Copenhagen   11-50   $3,510,614  

VulcanCyber

Vulcan Cyber is a security company that helps enterprises quickly detect and fix vulnerabilities in their software stack and code.

Tel Aviv   11-50   $14,000,000  

Orbs

Orbs is a blockchain Infrastructure as a Service for established consumer brands

Tel Aviv   51-100   $133,400,000  

Brightflag

Brightflag is the enterprise legal management (ELM) platform for corporate legal teams.

Dublin   51-100   $11,109,195  

Noble

Noble is a decentralized referral-based job board.

Sofia   1001-5000   $225,943  

Squirro

Squirro delivers real-time context intelligence by combining structured and unstructured data.

Zürich   11-50   $11,500,000  

Libeo

Libeo is on a mission to simplify processing and payment of account payables for SMEs.

Paris   11-50   $2,211,758  

eBroker

eBroker.pl is a comparison engine that analyzes the offers of financial services available on the market.

Krakow   101-250    

Nethone

Nethone is an A.I.-powered solutions that help convert threats and challenges into well-informed and profitable decisions.

Warsaw   101-250   $1,000,000  

Augmenta

Automated Precision Application of farm inputs in real-time, boosting yield, enhancing quality & reducing input spend using deep learning.

Athens   11-50   $3,100,000  

D-FendSolutions

D-Fend provides an autonomous counter-drone perimeter security system, which automatically detects, identifies.

Tel Aviv   1-10   $28,000,000  

Shaw Academy

Shaw Academy is the largest live online educator in the world, making the highest quality, practical education accessible to all.

Dublin   251-500   $10,759,877  

Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics deploys anti-counterfeiting and product authentication to protect your brand and your bottom line.

Oslo   101-250   $156,515,250  

Signaturit

Signaturit designs a electronic signature software that offers trust services that guarantee the legal security of all digital transactions.

Barcelona   101-250   $11,733,267  

ProcSea

Procsea is the first business-to-business seafood marketplace.

Lausanne   11-50   $10,920,004  

Platforme

Platforme is the new standard for made-to-order production (MTO).

Porto   11-50   $12,000,000  

CloudEndure

CloudEndure provides Live Migration and Disaster Recovery for any application.

Tel Aviv   11-50   $31,200,000  

Whisbi

Whisbi provides a conversational sales and marketing platform for B2C enterprises.

Barcelona   101-250   $21,007,222  

Nordcloud

Helping enterprises leverage the public cloud to transform their business.

Helsinki   251-500   $25,030,997  

Shore

Shore is a software company that provides digital solutions for local service providers.

Munich   251-500   $13,655,329  

Traxens

Traxens transforms the industrial supply chain through data analytics to give customers complete container and rail supply chain visibility

Marseille   101-250   $24,085,397  

Tiptapp

Tiptapp helps you move things in and out of your home.

Stockholm   11-50   $7,493,689  

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