Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of – Born out of our love for startups and our frustration with agency recruiters, this is the next step in our mission to connect the best talent with the best startups and scale ups here in the Netherlands!

Talented developers and commercial creatives with a passion for startups simply join our startup talent community, and we keep them updated on what’s out there the moment they are ready to shift careers.

Wait… what?

The Netherlands is home to over 3,400 startups and more than 90% of those fail. So you’d better not be any of the 3.000+ that might fail!

We work with the best 10% of startups. So your future depends more on your own performance, and less on stuff you can’t control.

Talent can sign up to the I Hate Recruiters community and receive targeted & curated job matches directly from our team. We care about connecting the right startups with the right talent, so there will be no spam, ever. And we first get the approval of startups and talent before we make introductions.

“It’s the 21st century after all – so recruitment should be simple, frictionless and personal :)”


How do we do it?

  • Privacy of your data – Your data belongs to you. We’ll ask for your approval at each step of the process and give you flexibility over opting in or out.
  • No cold calls – As cold as the Netherlands can be, we believe the best hires are made in a nice warm setting. No cold calls here, just fresh, 21st century communication aimed to respect everyone’s time and agenda.
  • Convenience – No more browsing through hollow-sounding vacancies to see what matches. We’ll curate a tailored list of interesting companies/positions to you – just sit back and let us do the work before you start yours 😉
  • The best startups – We work closely with Angel investors and VC’s to find the best fast-growing tech companies. Our founder actually is a former VC.


Why are we on this mission?

We believe startups & scaleups are the best places to work, to grow, to innovate and to have some fun. By helping to connect talent with exciting startups, we strive to be a part of of building something great!


Rain or shine, our team here in Amsterdam is busy working on new ways to facilitate hires in startup and scale up teams.

We hope will be a major step towards achieving that goal here in the Netherlands and look forward to working with you to build the super teams of tomorrow, today!

Let us find your dream startup job 🙂

The LevelUp Ventures Team