European Startups You Should Know About

There are many European startups that change our daily lives. Here's a distilled list of the best known and a few you should know about but probably don't.
European startups to watch
European startups to watch

There are many European startups that change our daily lives. Here’s a distilled list of the best known and a few you should know about but probably don’t.


Berlin, Germany

SoundCloudFighting it out to become the “YouTube of audio” is Berlin startup SoundCloud. They also have offices in London, New York and San Francisco but Berlin is the show-stopping headquarters based in the heart of Europe. If you are a creator or consumer of audio it goes without saying that you’ve heard of SoundCloud before!


Stockholm, Sweden

SpotifyThe subscription based music service that boasts a large subscriber base has its headquaters in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm. Spotify is not only changing the way we consume our favourite music but you can also get your favourite podcasts on demand from Spotify.


Copenhagen, Denmark

TrustpilotIf you’re looking for independent reviews of businesses online you may have stumbled across Trustpilot. This Danish startup allows you to review and discover companies that can best serve you. Everything you read is based on real customer experiences so that you can shop with confidence.


Athens, Greece

WorkableIf you’ve ever tried to recruit for your company you’ll know that it can be a full-time job in itself. Workable aims to alleviate the strain and make it easy for you to recruit online using their cloud based recruitent platform. You can make it easy for potential candidated to apply by offering a login with LinkedIn and then add a star rating to each application as it comes in.


Minsk, Belarus

MasqueradeThis Belarusian invention kick started the craze of folks posting videos and photos to social media with silly faces. A panda, an airline pilot or The Joker are all possible selections in this easy to use app which was acquired by Facebook in 2016. The little known fact is that 3 developers in Belarus starting creating this technology way back in 2010.


Baku, Azerbaijan

KvotterYou’ll likely not have heard of Kvotter unless you’re a bookworm and a nerd. This startup has created a genius app for both iOS and Android. It allows readers to snap a photo of a book they’re reading and instantly share the text as a quote on social media along with tags and author attribution.

Startup Culture in Europe

Many great technology ideas are created in Europe and there is a growing appetite for startup friendly locations. Read on and find out about the biggest startup countries in Europe.


Mike is co-founder of New Media Europe - obsessed with everything new in media and technology. He's also a founder of audio production company Music Radio Creative.