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Saturday Swedish Startup News – February 15 edition

Written by on February 15

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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Meet ngenic, the Nordic version of Nest’s smart thermostat

When Google acquired Nest last month, a lot of attention was thrown onto the “smart home” sector. Uppsala-based ngenic have been working on the Nordic version for a few years now, so Anders caught up with one of the founders for a chat about the past, the present and future.

SwedishStartupSpace teams up with SvD and Blocket to launch SthlmDigital

We’re pretty excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Svenska Dagbladet and Blocket Jobb on a project that is called SthlmDigital. SthlmDigital is an initiative, created by the two Schibsted companies that aims to increase the amount of reporting given to tech companies and startups.

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.

Applying Lean Startup to High Tech, with Patrik Möller from CorPower Ocean

For the past years the lean startup movement has washed over the tech community like a tidal wave. Einar sat down with Patrik Möller, CEO of CorPower Ocean for a chat about his business and the challenges with going lean in a high tech environment.

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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.

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.

Nicholas Högberg, CEO at 3 on sales, entrepreneurship and Swedish startups

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.


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