Note: This is a new Sunday format we are going to test – wrapping up all the great international press Swedish startups are getting. Please give us some feedback on Twitter, and of course – if you find a great piece, pass it on! In addition, we are looking to give it a snappy title – any suggestions?
Enter Västerås, Sweden-based Promobucket, which is focusing on helping companies and individuals share visual content: anything from .PSDs to .PNGs to .PDFs. We’ve covered the company in the past, but they’ve just redesigned the service, taking away features and getting down to their core product: making it easy to store and share visual assets, a move they say has really helped increase traction.
Some of the biggest names behind BlackBerry 10 have departed their ailing employer for the seemingly greener pastures of the startup world. Seven designers who were brought on by BlackBerry after it acquired their previous employer, The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), back in 2010, have left to form their own design group called Topp. TAT specialized in interface design, and its employees were initially responsible for polishing up BlackBerry’s tablet-specific operating system. Since then, the TAT designers who left for Topp say that they became the “key players” in designing and developing BlackBerry 10.
Interesting, and at times slightly controversial presentation given by Robin Teigland, Associate Professor at Stockholm School of Economics on the topic of Crowdfunding. Robin discusses how crowdfunding could affect Venture Capital and runs through a number of Swedish case studies.