Martin Wettergren, CEO of Mediapilot talks about “updating his life plan” for 2014 and how disconnecting is one of his big goals for the year.
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Einar spent Wednesday morning at SUP46 listening to GP Bullhound’s technology predictions for 2014. The presentation marked the seventh edition of their annual report, and included topics such as eye tracking technology reaching the mass markets and the merging of offline and online shopping.
Niklas Agevik, CEO of Instabridge talks about the do’s and donts of mobile app viral marketing. He shares his best lessons regarding attracting a user base, App Store SEO and how articles in newspaper and tech blogs don’t convert into downloads.
As a tech entrepreneur having moved from London to Uppsala several years back, Jason has been somewhat blown away by the pace at which the tech start-up community has been growing in Sweden. Uppsala ticks many of the boxes that are considered important for a start-up community to thrive. Therefore, Jason is hosting the event Uppstart.
Einar attended the monthly #sthlmtech event at the Hilton last night and provides a good summary of all the event’s notable moments.
Fitbay, a startup focused on fixing sizing issues in e-commerce have today announced their seed round of $400k USD led by Creandum and Just Eat founder Jesper Buch.
Starting today you can use Bankbetyg.se to navigate yourself through the banking jungle. The service is designed for empowering consumer decision-making by presenting bank fees, card terms, mortgage rates and more, in a manner that is easy to grasp for anyone (if they succeed we might just have a nobel laureate here). Comments and reviews will also contribute to a broader view on how the consumer experience differ between Swedish banks.
Netigate is one of those startups that no one talks about, yet flies under the radar – racking up both clients and more importantly, cash. Since founding in 1999, they’ve managed to increase revenues every year. Essentially, the company provides a software solution allowing customers to build, manage and follow up with customer surveys.
Get down to Innovators tomorrow to see TeamTailor, Lookback and Safello pitch. Event is tomorrow (Jan 28) at SUP46 in Stockholm and starts at 18:45.
Spontano is a service with the ambition to make the world more spontaneous. They’re building an on demand/last-minute event-ticketing platform, with the aim of offering great deals at low costs. In some way, it kind of feels like Groupon-for-events.
Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by larger international press. This week, Narrative were reviewed in SlashGear, Soundcloud took in new funding at a $700M valuation, the hype surrounding Volumental grew and Creandum-initiated Bitcoin database went viral.
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!
On 15-16 March 2014 Stockholm will hold the first “Hack for Sweden” event. The event is a collaboration between thirteen government bodies and organisations who want to create the opportunities for innovators, programmers, developers, students, and data scientists to develop new and innovative services and products using open or free data, provided by those bodies or organisations.
Robert Neckelius from Animerad Reklalmfilm walks us through creating viral videos, and how to deal with “what happens next”.
Gastrofy is a new and original Gothenburg startup. The company creates a value chain between recipe sites and e-grocers. When using Gastrofy you can choose from a vast amount of recipes and create your personal food bag, which then gets delivered to your home. Lukas met with co-founders Robin Rendahl and Felix Bengtsson to discuss the origin of the idea and their journey up until today.
Annie Thorell, IT consultant at Netlight gives some tips on how tech companies can become more open and proactive when it comes to gender equality.
So you’re starting a business and don’t feel ready to rumble with the angels and VCs yet? Don’t worry, there are many other sources of early funding. This is the second post on soft funding in Sweden.
Named one of Sweden’s hottest startups, and one of the world’s fastest growing mobile startups – Truecaller are hiring like crazy. They’re currently looking for 6 technical positions.
James caught up with 3 CEO Nicholas Högberg and spoke about entrepreneurship, the stigma around sales in Sweden and his views on the local startup scene.
Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by larger international press. This week, Spotify dropped their streaming limits from the desktop app, Business Insider wrote about hardware startups and Swedish Zound Industries got a mention and Pocket Gamer wrote about the gaming scene in Malmö.