Top 250 Scaleups 2022

Scaleups bounce back after tough years; the job engine is back in full swing
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Curious to know who are the fastest-growing companies in the Netherlands? And to learn more about their recipe for growth? Welcome to Top 250 Scaleups 2022 – the latest edition of our yearly monitor of the top scaleups in the Netherlands. This research is the result of a long-standing cooperation between Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and nlgroeitScroll down for the Insights Report and the full list of companies! 
Top 250 Scaleups 2022 

The Top 250 Scaleups of this year have never deserved more of our appreciation. The Dutch dynamic and booming landscape for fast-growing companies has been put under unprecedented pressure. The health crisis and the social restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the increasing difficulty in hiring new talent, have posed serious threats to the successful scaling of Dutch young and innovative companies.

Remarkably enough, though, the Top 250 Scaleups 2022 managed to overcome and exploit these challenges to actually grow even faster. If anyone is to be able to cope with these new challenges and help us find sustainable, resilient solutions, that will be scaleup entrepreneurs as showcased by this publication. 

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Top 250 Insights Report

Including the full list of the Dutch Top 250 Scaleups of 2022 and special research content from Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, this year Insights Report sheds light on the growth journeys of some of the Dutch fastest-growing companies of 2022 together with the most interesting conclusions of our year-long research into Dutch and international scaleups.  

Top 250 Scalups 2022 in sectors

Most fast-growing companies are located in sectors at the intersection of business software and information services as well as marketing & media.

…And across regions

Amsterdam is the city in the Netherlands with the most companies in the Top 250 Scaleups 2022, followed by Rotterdam (23) and Utrecht (20). 
“Our research into the Top 250 Scaleups 2022 indicates that high-growth firms and scaleups are futureproof and resilient in their nature.”
– Prof. Dr. Tom Mom & Prof. Dr. Justin Jansen, Senior Fellows at Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

Top 250 Scaleups 2022

In alphabetical order

See Techleap and Dealroom’s dynamic dashboard that provides an overview of these scaleups’ growth track, investors, fundings rounds, and many other company analytics: 

About Top 250 Scaleups

The Top 250 Scaleups is an overview of fast-growing companies (or scaleups) published in collaboration with nlgroeit. The research is led by Prof. dr. Justin Jansen and Prof. dr. Tom Mom, Senior Fellows at Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and Professors at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Top 250 Scaleups consists of a selection of fast-growing companies (scaleups) that:

  • have at least 10 FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) and / or at least 5 million euros in turnover at the start of the measurement period;
  • achieved an average growth of at least 20% in FTE and / or revenue in three consecutive years in the 2018-2021 period.
Discover the rankings of previous Top 250 Scaleups editions (click on the photo):


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Top 250 Scaleups Event 2022

Last year, the Top 250 Scaleups Event took place at the AFAS Theater in Leusden (Inspiratielaan 3, Leusden), on 10 October. All winners, including the Gouden Groeier (the fastest-growing company in the Netherlands), Young Scaler, Female Scaler and Impact Scaler, were awarded at our annual Top 250 Event. The event – made for and by scaleup entrepreneurs – included an inspiring programme with renowned entrepreneurs and the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions about scaling up. 

Remember an incredible day with the Top 250 2022 aftermovie:

More about Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship is the leading entrepreneurship centre in Europe. Fueled by our belief that entrepreneurship is the primary driver for innovation, we strive to embed entrepreneurship in the DNA of people by applying the knowledge and network of Erasmus University Rotterdam, a university founded by entrepreneurs more than 100 years ago.

We work together with several municipalities, regional development companies, ministries and other public organizations around the world to help them stimulate the growth of companies. Thanks to years of research into fast-growing companies (e.g. ScaleUp Dashboard, European ScaleUp Monitor and Top 250 Scaleups 2022) we know which internal and external factors facilitate the growth of companies. Find out how we can support you:


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