Snapshot overview

Founded in the Netherlands in 2012 and headquartered in the TQ building in the center of Amsterdam, Scribbr is one of the fastest-growing startups in the Netherlands. It consists of a team of over 50 young professionals is on a mission is to help students graduate and become better writers.

Company story

Scribbr B.V. is a Dutch private limited liability company; the B.V. stands for Besloten Vennootschap, which represents Dutch and Belgian companies with limited liability. According to Kamer van Koophandel (Netherlands Chamber of Commerce), Scribbr B.V. can be identified as an active business through its KvK-nummer: 67863019; the KvK-nummer issued by the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce proves organizations like Scribbr B.V. are registered in the national business register known as Handelsregister. 

Trademark registration

According to Open Corporates, an online database of companies from the world, Scribbr B.V. trademarked “SCRIBBR” with the World Intellectual Property Organization on April 9, 2018, for ten years. Scribbr B.V. registered “SCRIBBR” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on July 30, 2019.

Company ownership and leadership

Koen Driessen, Richard van Laark, and Bas Swaen founded Scribbr

Scribbr was founded by Koen Driessen, Richard van Laark, and Bas Swaen in September 2012. According to its Crunchbase profile, Scribbr was founded on September 1, 2012. The about page states Scribbr started with the team of the three founders and one editor.

The three founders continue to be involved with Scribbr. As of January 2020, the three founders of Scribbr B.V. continue to be actively engaged in the company. Koen Driessen, Richard van Laark, and Bas Swaen are listed among the Scribbr team profiles on the about page. 

Koen Driessen serves as the CEO of Scribbr and his responsibilities include marketing and development.

Bas Swaen also serves as the CEO of Scribbr and his responsibilities include operations, finance, legal, and business development.

Richard van Laark continues to serve Scribbr as the proof of concept engineer.

Websites owned and services offered by Scribbr B.V. is the official website of Scribbr B.V.

Scribbr B.V. owns and operates as well as multiple service sublocales (country-specific versions of Scribbr B.V. supports various languages through the following domains:

  • in UK English
  • in German
  • in Spanish
  • in French
  • in Dutch
  • in Norwegian
  • in Swedish

Services provided by Scribbr B.V. Scribbr provides academic proofreading and editing services in the form of proofreading and editing, clarity checks, layout checks, reference checks, plagiarism checks, and structure checks. The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker supports 20 languages, including:

  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish is one of the most popular editing service websites. Ahrefs, an SEO tool used to analyze websites, features a list of the top 1 million websites in its database, which is updated in real-time. In January 2020, was in the top 20 percentile of the one million highest ranking sites in the Ahrefs database. According to a January 2020 snapshot from Ahrefs, had an Ahrefs Rank (AR) of 196,029 in the database of over 100 million websites.

Koen Driessen, Richard van Laark, and Bas Swaen co-founded Scribbr B.V. in September 2012. As of January 2020, the three co-founders continue to serve Scribbr in different capacities. Driessen specializes in marketing and development; Swaen specializes in operations, finance, legal, and business development; Richard van Laark works as the proof of concept engineer.


Not much is known about the internal operations of Scribbr B.V. despite their multiple service sublocales and social media presence. The about page on states the international team has more than 500 editors around the work. The team section of the about page on showcases over 50 in-house team members, including the three co-founders.

1 Website

The total number of writing service websites that Scribbr B.V. owns and operates is 1.


Type: Privately Held
Size: 11-50 employees
Funding: No
Founded: September, 2012


Scribbr B.V.
Singel 542
Amsterdam 1017 AZ

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