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Saturday Swedish Startup News – February 8 edition

Written by on February 8

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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VeggieFocus, a Swedish startup aiming at becoming ‘Yelp for vegetarians’.

VeggieFocus is an online community with a vision to become the “go to platform for hungry vegetarians/vegans whether they want to eat our or eat in”. In order to reach this vision, the team are focusing on building both a restaurant discovery platform – and a recipe aggregator or sorts.

Meet Destly – a Gothenburg based startup offering luxurious trips at a lower price

Destly is an online travel club that offers discounts on hand picked hotels. The idea is to provide customers with more inspiring travel experiences at a better price. Many hotels are not fully booked constantly and the company therefore has a deal with many of these to rent out rooms at a discount during periods of lower occupancy. I sat down with the CEO and co-founder Louise Brudö, who spoke about Destly’s progression and the ups and downs of the business.

Meet the 4 Swedish startups ready to take on the American VC scene

Four Swedish startups; Localize Direct, Creddly, GuideWall, and iList, participated in the US Venture Capital for Swedish startups program and pitched in front of investors last week.

With Deskoptio, you’re only one click away from a full fledged support system

Anders caught up with Desktopio, a cloud-based support application focusing on ease-of-integration, simplicity and design.

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Meet Gastrofy, a “Netflix for food” out of Gothenburg

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.

How to achieve gender equality at a tech company

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.

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.

Why Netigate, a startup with 56 MSEK in revenue chooses to stay out of the ‘startup spotlight’

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.

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