SaaStock 2018 is coming up and we’re excited about yet another year of bringing together high class founders, executives, and investors to share their experience and learn from each other! In a first of series of listicles where we will be showcasing the diversity and chops of SaaS descending from Europe and beyond, we’ve rounded up 18 SaaS companies we are excited to welcome.


Phorest know that when running a salon, people want to spend more time with their customers and less time on the phone. Their salon software helps hair, nail, beauty salons and spas manage their bookings, paperwork and marketing more efficiently, as well as boost sales. Solutions include a scheduling system that can take bookings 24/7, as well as automation of stock control audits, reports, supplier orders, and much more.

CEO: Ronan Perceval
Founded: 2003
Based in: Dublin, Ireland
Funding to Date: €21.3M from Susquehanna Growth Equity, and others


Scurri offers an e-commerce solution for online merchants that allows them to better manage their carriers. Cloud-based and easy to integrate in merchants’ e-commerce and warehouse platforms it offers real-time data analytics. With a net promoter score of 8, Scurri are champions of customer service. They deliver the changes needed by their clients in a seamless and quick way, thanks to their agile methodologies.

CEO: Rory O’Connor
Founded: 2010
Based in: Wexford, Ireland
Funding to Date: €3.6M from Episode 1, Enterprise Ireland, and others


With over 4 billion web pages a month crawled through their platform, ScrapingHub know what it takes to use data well. They specialise in web content data extraction that helps businesses utilise data efficiently for a wide variety of purposes. This includes data extraction for lead generation, competitor research, market and social network intelligence, and much more. On top of that they help businesses avoid things like bot countermeasures, IP bans, and other challenges that make data crawling difficult.

CEO: Shane Evans
Founded: 2010
Based in: Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland
Funding to Date: N/A


ZEF is a software company hailing from Finland. Apart from having been awarded a “Great Place to Work” award, ZEF also offers a great service. Their simple yet professional survey tool helps companies improve their business, develop their sales, and boost their marketing. What’s more, ZEF’s surveys can even be used for elections! In addition, businesses can also use ZEF’s platform to create interactive quizzes, trivia and other types of content to attract visitors and customers.

CEO: Jaakko Alasaarela
Founded: 1997
Based in: Espoo, Finland
Funding to Date: N/A


Quintly offers its customers an online social media analytics tool to track, benchmark and optimise their performance. Through Quintly users can acquire in-depth data on all of their social media channels in one single tool. They can set up their own metrics and dashboards, and compare these to their competitors or best practices examples. Quintly is also great for agencies, allowing them to handle multiple clients through one account and create tailored reports and white-labeled templates.

CEO: Alexander Peiniger
Founded: 2011
Based in: Cologne, Germany
Funding to Date: N/A


Event management platform Lyyti allows businesses to collect, manage, and utilise participant and event data. Lyyti packs a ton of features that cover the event management process from beginning to end. Lyyti automates things like the invitation and registration process, offering customised questions and messages to every receiver. And thanks to their participant data management tools, event organisers can get a sense of participation status at a glance. The company even delivers tickets and passes for you.

CEO: Petri Hollmén
Founded: 2007
Based in: Turku, Finland
Funding to Date: N/A


Flipsnack have developed a flipbook creator that allows users to convert their PDFs into online flipping books. Using the free templates and the intuitive drag and drop based editor, users can also create their own flipbooks from scratch. Flipsnack’s flipbooks can be shared and embedded on any website or social media channel and are 100% mobile friendly. The flipbooks can include video, audio and other rich media to drive user engagement and increase click-through rate (CTR). Users can easily track the impact of their flipbooks thanks to real-time data analytics.

CEO: Gabriel Ciordas
Founded: 2011
Based in: San Francisco, California, USA
Funding to Date: N/A


Actito provide a whole suite of relationship marketing tools that allow businesses to create personalised, multi-channel, multi-lingual marketing campaigns. Their software helps companies map the customer journey, and define the triggers that launch data-driven personalised messages to customers. This increases customer engagement, boosts conversion rates and provides maximum value with measurable return. In this way, companies can build a meaningful dialogue with every single customer, based on their own unique journey.

CEO: Benoît De Nayer
Founded: 2000
Based in: Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Funding to Date: $900K


Invotra provides intranet and portal software solutions to organisations throughout the world. They even power a whole 45% of Central UK Government departments’ intranets. Invotra’s two main products are Intranet and Portal. The former helps companies support their employees by giving them access to up-to-date business knowledge. It gives them access to content authoring, review and search functions that are easy to operate. Portal, on the other hand, helps create and nurture relationships by opening the organisation up to third parties. It offers access to a company’s knowledge repository but only to the extent that the company chooses.

CEO: Fintan Galvin
Founded: 2004
Based in: Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
Funding to Date: N/A


Spendesk helps companies manage their payments with greater ease. Their software gives companies’ CFOs complete control over spendings while providing employees with greater autonomy and a payment solution for professional purchases. Thanks to Spendesk’s solution, CFOs and accountants can generate corporate cards for employees that can be integrated into customisable approval and bookkeeping workflows. That way, finance teams can follow spending in real-time, track purchases, define individual budgets, and create approval flows for purchase requests.

CEO: Rodolphe Ardant
Founded: 2015
Based in: Paris, France
Funding to Date: $12.1M from Index Ventures, eFounders, and others


Akkroo has just the right solution for businesses that rely on trade shows and exhibitions to capture leads. Traditional ways of capturing leads are outdated, and result in inefficient and delayed follows ups post event. Akkroo’s Event Lead Capture software provides companies with the tools to engage and capture leads straight from the show-floor. Thanks to their software, businesses can also automate, personalise and time follow-ups efficiently and maximise their return.

CEO: Chris Wickson
Founded: 2013
Based in: London, United Kingdom
Funding to Date: N/A


Releasd empowers modern communications teams to showcase coverage, collateral and context in minimum time. While it requires no technical expertise, their product offers a long list of capabilities. For example, it works alongside other media monitoring and analytics tools. This allows comms teams to upload scans and clippings from such tools, to embed live online coverage as well as audio and video content. In-built analytics make sure that engagement is tracked and analysed.

CEO: Richard Benson
Founded: 2012
Based in: London, United Kingdom
Funding to Date: N/A


InSided offer a cloud-based enterprise-level community platform that can easily be integrated on any website. The purpose of inSided’s platform is to help companies increase their sales through improved customer support. They do this by turning customers into the experts that give advice to other customers. Their platform offers brands a whole set of applications to easily build, integrate and manage customer communities across platforms and devices.

CEO: Robin van Lieshout
Founded: 2010
Based in: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Funding to Date: €6M from Ventech, HENQ Invest, and others


Personio call themselves the HR Operating System. Their HR management and recruiting solution is aimed at startups, and small- and medium-sized enterprises. It enables these businesses to store, process, and manage all employee data through one system. This includes any workplace data such as vacation, sick days, performance, attendance, salary and much more. Personio also offers recruiting functions that help HR track applicants, stay ahead of interview schedules, post candidate reviews, and more.

CEO: Hanno Renner
Founded: 2015
Based in: Munich, Germany
Funding to Date: $14.3M from Northzone, Global Founders Capital, and others


Nextail’s mission is to help retailers improve their inventory management processes and store operations. Their cloud-based platform helps retailers with 4 key decisions they must make daily: the buying of products, the allocation of products to stores, the replenishment of the store network, and the transfer of stocks between stores. By combining AI with prescriptive and predictive analytics, Nextail’s solution can overcome the limits of current systems. It can handle datasets of tens of millions of combinations and deliver results that minimise error, increase sales, predict true demand, detect stock discrepancies and more.

CEO: Joaquin Villalba
Founded: 2014
Based in: Madrid, Spain
Funding to Date: $12M from Keen Venture Partners, Sonae IM, and others


Vzaar is a leading online video streaming and hosting solution. It allows companies to upload and encode video content, and convert files to a common web format that can be played back across devices. Once users have uploaded their videos they can customise the look of the player as well as manage their content through the video management console. Vzaar’s service also provides insight and analytics into the effectiveness of users’ videos through a so-called “playability” index.

CEO: Adrian Sevitz
Founded: 2007
Based in: London, United Kingdom
Funding to Date: $3M from Ken Moss and John Moreton


xSellco’s excellence lies in offering an e-commerce platform that pulls together support, feedback and pricing capabilities in one place. Their Helpdesk feature consolidates customer queries from sales, social and email channels, and provides businesses with the necessary data to resolve issues quickly. Through the Feedback feature sellers can improve the feedback and product reviews they receive across all channels. This feature automates feedback requests in an intelligent way — sending requests to the right customers for the right products.

CEO: Victor Corcoran
Founded: 2012
Based in: Dublin, Ireland
Funding to Date: N/A


MarineTraffic is the world’s leading ship tracking service. They offer an amazingly complex and vast maritime database that boasts 6+ million monthly users, and records over 800 million vessel position per month. This is only a small part of the incredible amount of data that goes through MarineTraffic. Their huge assortment of online services helps professionals monitor, review, analyse and plan shipping operations.

CEO: Demitris Memos
Founded: 2007
Based in: Athens, Greece
Funding to Date: N/A

Founders and executives from these companies will be joining us in Dublin, October 15th to the 17th. They will be learning from a 100 speakers we are gathering compiling what is probably our best agenda yet. Grab an individual one or a team-ticket for much more fun here!