Over the past month, online magazine WIRED has been providing insights on the top 100 hottest start-ups in many European cities including Berlin, Stockholm, Istanbul, Lisbon and many more. After doing a bit of research, we have created a list of our top 5 overall!
Here is a list of our top 5 tech start-ups across Europe.
Babbel - Berlin
Babbel is a language learning platform, founded in 2007, with its HQ based in Berlin. It was the world’s first language learning app and covers 8500 hours of content in 14 languages. You can learn a new language by reading, writing, speaking, seeing or listening, with this well-rounded app.
It has offices in both Berlin and New York and now employes more than 500 people from 40 different nations. Fantastisch!
Detectify – Stockholm
It was only appropriate that we included at least one cyber security start-up in this list, with current news channels bombarded with hacking scandals. Detectify is a web security service created by hackers to detect any potential security threats to your website, before these threats become a reality.
It was founded in 2013 by a group of school friends in Stockholm who were curious about all things internet. Their vision – “to create an easy and automated security service that makes the internet secure”.
Other cyber security start-ups include EclecticIQ in Amsterdam and Digital Shadows in London.
PEAT – Berlin
PEAT is an agricultural tech start-up founded in Hanover in 2015, which later relocated to Berlin in 2016 after a successful first year. It has over 100,000 users across the globe – helping farms assess the problem of crop damage.
This app allows users to take a photo of their damaged plant which then determines the cause of the damage and also gives advice on how to treat this and how to prevent it in the future. The PEAT software can quickly detect the pattern of the disease and has an accuracy of up to 95%, quickly getting to the root of the problem…
Mush – London
“Like Tinder but without the one night stands”. Tinder for mums! Yes, you heard correctly. Mush is a free app launched in 2016 to help local mums with similar aged children to meet each other. The Mush Matcher works by matching mums based on their location and their children’s ages, as well as friends in common.
Made by mums for mums, it offers a supportive and helpful mutual place for mums to chat. The app includes a Hub which allows mums to buy, swap and sell, see what’s on in their local area as well as providing a question/answer forum.
Singa – Helsinki
Who doesn’t love karaoke? And if you say you don’t, you’re fibbing. Singa is an online karaoke platform providing over 20,000 songs to users for £9.99 per month that “wants to do for karaoke what Spotify has done for music”. A benefit of Singa in comparison to other karaoke modules is that you don’t need any add ons – you have everything you need on your laptop / mobile / tablet.
A well-known competitor of Singa is Smule, the Californian based start-up which has been very successful in the mobile karaoke space.
Singa has recently scored $1.75 million in funding so it is exciting to see where this will go. Be right back… ABBA has just come on.
So there you have it, our pick of the top 5 European start-ups. Thanks to Wired.co.uk for the series on European tech start-ups - lots to look out for!
Sources: Wired, TechCrunch, Babbel, Detectifiy, PEAT, Mush, Singa