February 15, 2024

Bit, a leading AI consultancy based at the Amsterdam Science Park, proudly announces its partnership with Kyden, an ESG service provider.

Bit, one of the foremost AI consultancies in the Netherlands, is thrilled to announce its acquisition by Kyden, an ambitious player in the realm of ESG consultancy, education, talent, and technology. This strategic merger combines Bit’s expertise in innovative AI solutions with Kyden’s mission to become a full-service ESG service provider in Europe.

Bit: Innovation and talent development at the forefront

As a B Corp, Bit distinguishes itself by developing cutting-edge AI products and offering a unique traineeship for the best AI talents in the Netherlands. “This acquisition presents us with a unique opportunity to broaden the implementation and maintenance of our innovative solutions while retaining our unique culture and independence,” says Marco van der Werf, founder of Bit. “Moreover, collaborating with Kyden enables us to work with the most sustainable companies, a direction that aligns perfectly with our vision and mission. Additionally, Kyden brings a wealth of experience, including their highly successful 15-year-old Young Professional traineeship (YSE), recognized as one of the best traineeships in the Netherlands. Kyden’s expertise and proven track record in service provision will undoubtedly help us further enhance the Bit AI traineeship, among other initiatives.”

Marco van der Werf, Founder of Bit “Our goal to build a better future with new AI technology is stronger than ever ”

Kyden: Accelerating the transition to a sustainable society with a focus on AI

Kyden, born out of the merger of Kirkman Company, YSE, and Dialogue, aims to play a leading role in the transition to a sustainable society. “Collaborating with Bit’s unique culture of innovation and AI expertise is crucial for us,” explains Roy Klaassen, Managing Director of Kyden. “With our ESG expertise in consultancy, education, talent, and technology, we are well-positioned to bring Bit’s groundbreaking solutions to fruition. This enrichment fits well within our growth ambition for our Technology & Data services.”

Future vision: Collaborating on global issues

“Our mission is to have the smartest people working on the world’s most important problems,” emphasizes Marco. “This acquisition marks a new phase in our joint mission to not only create sustainability innovations but also to achieve sustainable transformations. Together with Kyden, we will implement our innovative Bit projects with clients, making a meaningful contribution to a more sustainable society.” Marco will assume a leading role within Kyden to further promote AI for Good.

Unchanged identity and location

Bit will retain its name, culture, and management and will remain headquartered at the Amsterdam Science Park. “Our goal to build a better future with new AI technology is stronger than ever,” adds Marco. “Since 2017, we’ve been working towards this, and we only aim to expand. We aspire to grow our studio with more impactful projects while our trainees continue to address some of the most urgent challenges of our time.”

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