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The Top 5 US-Based SaaS Companies with hubs in Amsterdam

May 14, 2020

These 5 US-born SaaS companies made it across the pond and have extended their European hub into our beautiful little city.

1. Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing app, geared towards business usage. It was founded in 2011, by Eric Yuan, and launched in January 2013. They have offices up and down the US, London, Paris, Tokyo and opened the Amsterdam hub back in early 2019.

Until recently, you might only have heard of the video conferencing tool Zoom if you worked in the tech industry. But since the spread of the coronavirus caused so much of the world to adopt work from home policies, Zoom has become almost synonymous with its function. Just like Google and Uber are now verbs, so is Zoom.

Just to put it into perspective – back in its youth in January 2013 the company was valued at around $25 million. Fresh statistics from March 2020 indicate the company value coming in at a whopping $40.5 billion.

2. Lucidchart

Lucidchart (also known as Lucid Software) is a Utah-based company helping organisations collaborate through visual media. It offers a suite of web-based digital publishing and visual asset creation tools featuring real-time collaboration and integration with popular enterprise productivity platforms.

Having raised $72 million in funding from Meritech Capital and ICONIQ Capital, plus existing partner Spectrum Equity, they opened their second office in Amsterdam early 2019 to serve the company’s EMEA region.

In a recent interview from TechCrunch with CEO Karl Sun, he announced that it has crossed the $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) mark.

3. Snowflake

Snowflake has it’s roots in San Mateo, California and was created by three data warehousing experts back in 2012. Officially the company opened their Amsterdam branch in the tail-end of 2019. Cool fact – it takes it’s name from the founder’s love of snow sports!

The software itself offers a cloud-based data storage and analytics service, generally termed “data warehouse-as-a-service”. It allows corporate users to store and analyse data using cloud-based hardware and software. Its Snowflake Data Exchange allows customers to discover, exchange and securely share data.

With a huge amount of investment over the years they have raised around $1.4 billion in venture capital and continue to expand.

4. Amplitude

Amplitude is a leading product intelligence platform that allows companies to build great product experiences, and essentially helps develop growth. Born out of San Fran, California in 2012, they expanded their European customer base by launching the Amsterdam hub in 2018.

The company recently announced an integration with AWS AppFlow, a just-launched, fully managed Amazon Web Services (AWS) service that provides AWS customers with an easy and secure way to transfer data between AWS services and SaaS applications in just a few clicks. AWS AppFlow securely orchestrates and executes the transfer of data between AWS storage, analytics, and machine learning services and SaaS applications. Amplitude is an AWS AppFlow launch partner.

5. Rancher Labs

Founded in 2014 out of California Rancher Labs is the industry’s most widely adopted Kubernetes management platform – in other words a system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management.

With offices in San Francisco Bay Area, Tempe, New York, Tennessee, London,  Shenzhen, and now Amsterdam they continue to expand, helping Dutch companies transform their IT infrastructure. Banking firm De Volksbank put Kubernetes containers – and Rancher orchestration – at the heart of its strategy to utilise cloud and microservices to ensure customer safety and usability at the end of last year.