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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 first post of two on soft funding in Sweden.
Back in March 2013, recruiting startup Jobylon launched “Jobylon Bounty” a service which aimed to turn “people into headhunters”. The Jobylon team, have gone back to the drawing board and emerged with a new product
Bannerflow, one of the “under the radar” software companies in Sweden today announced their new Chairman of the Board – Nicholas Högberg who comes from the CEO position at telco 3 Sweden.
Last time we spoke to ShopJoy, they were in Tokyo and met with Yamaha. We caught up with them and asked what they’ve been up to these last months.
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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.
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.
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.
The ‘nomad-coffeeshop-entrepreneur’ Ted Valentin has started a co-working space called Knackeriet in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
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