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Saturday Swedish Startup News – January 11

Written by on January 11

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!

Most read this week

Will Kivra digitalise Swedish mail in 2014?

Kivra, since acquiring local competitor Brevo during last summer, is now Sweden’s biggest player when it comes to digitalising postal mail. They had a pretty amazing back-end to 2013 – bringing in H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson and God-El founder Stefan Krook as partners. They also raised a further 50m SEK in capital in December – meaning the company should be full of resources and ready to take on 2014.

Exercise your mind at Remente

Remente, a startup that creates digital tools which help you reach your goals and unleash your potential. Lukas recently sat down with co-founder David Brudö, a creative entrepreneur in Gothenburg, where he talked about the evolvement of Remente and which challenges they face.

Topdog want to be Sweden’s #1 SEO consultancy

Today I’m talking with Christian Rudolph. Christian has helped run Disruptive.nu since 2007 and has years (10,000 hours he tells me) of experience within SEO. Christian recently opened a new SEO consultancy firm – TopDog, so we talked about that, what it takes to succeed with SEO and what he thinks of the startup community in general.

Make decisions easier using your friends and picvote

Picvote is an iPhone application that allows you to take photos of “choices/alternatives” and let your Facebook friends vote on what they like best. The “social decision making” space is actually pretty crowded, and even here in the Nordics there are a couple of people taking a stab at it (Listnerd, ThinkLink etc). Of course, as you step outside the Nordic borders – there a host of competitors, some with considerable traction too (Seesaw being the most high profile).

Most read this month

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.

Swedish Startup Space: 2013 Review

Well, that’s 2013 coming to a close and for the Swedish startup community, it’s been a big one. Here are the most talked about companies and the most read posts for 2013.

Will Kivra digitalise Swedish mail in 2014?

Kivra, since acquiring local competitor Brevo during last summer, is now Sweden’s biggest player when it comes to digitalising postal mail. They had a pretty amazing back-end to 2013 – bringing in H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson and God-El founder Stefan Krook as partners. They also raised a further 50m SEK in capital in December – meaning the company should be full of resources and ready to take on 2014.

Ted Valentin opens Knackeriet for business and co-working in Gamla Stan

The ‘nomad-coffeeshop-entrepreneur’ Ted Valentin has started a co-working space called Knackeriet in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.

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