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Saturday #swedentech News and Job Openings – December 21

Written by on December 21

Busy week? No time to check Swedish Startup Space? No worries – we’ve wrapped up the week’s most popular articles and latest jobs from #swedentech here for you!

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From student dorm to 250 MSEK acquisition – the Online Pizza story

Online Pizza is one of Sweden’s biggest internet hits of the last few years – taking an idea from a student dorm (literally) to a reported 250-500 MSEK acquisition – just a handful of years later. James caught up with co founder Erik Byrenius for a chat about the early days, scaling the company and the emotional rollercoaster of selling your company.

Kampanjjakt vs Aftonbladet: The Coupon Code Wars

When Aftonbladet launched their coupon site, the Schibsted property claimed they wanted to become the biggest discount shopping site on the market. Whilst they certainly have a lot of resources and plenty of customer pull, they’re not without competition. In Sweden alone there are dozens of prominent coupon sites, and perhaps the biggest is Kampanjjakt. With 10m in annual revenue and thousands of subscribed users, they’re well placed to challenge Aftonbladet for the “discount shopping throne”.

A community for women in aspiring or established startups in Gothenburg

Merlind Sophia Hinz contacted us about a community that is forming as we speak in Gothenburg. We’ve seen similar events and communities like Geek Girl and Thursday Code Pub in Stockholm who targets women in startups and developers, and it’s now time for Gothenburg!

Possunt starts crowdfunding campaign to share digital stories

A young startup called Possunt will help people share stories to be seen, heard and shared. They just started their crowdfunding campaign so Anders talked with the founder, Kristín.

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Stockholm’s Instabridge announce free wi-fi in Amsterdam and surrounding areas

Instabridge announced that they are offering over 300 wi-fi hotspots in the surrounding areas of Amsterdam – which means that residents and tourists alike can have constant access to free and stable wi-fi.

From student dorm to 250 MSEK acquisition – the Online Pizza story

Online Pizza is one of Sweden’s biggest internet hits of the last few years – taking an idea from a student dorm (literally) to a reported 250-500 MSEK acquisition – just a handful of years later. James caught up with co founder Erik Byrenius for a chat about the early days, scaling the company and the emotional rollercoaster of selling your company.

Burt: A Swedish Startup Story

Four years later Burt holds their own with 21 employees and offices in both Sweden and the United States. Today they have a clear focus: helping media houses to turn their web presence into a profitable business. We met Gustav von Sydow (CEO) and Fredrik Grahn (CFO) to talk about their road to the successful business they run today, the pitfalls and the hard choices.

PR for Swedish startups and smaller businesses: a crash course

What is public relations and how does it work? What should tech startups be doing to get noticed in the media? What’s the secret to getting noticed beyond the tech world? Isabelle Kåge, PR-consultant at Rita Platzer Public Relations, gives a crash course in PR for tech startups.

Latest jobs

Instabridge iOS Developer at Instabridge

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