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Sunday In #Swedentech: Spotify’s acquisition of Echo Nest, Jumpstarter launches and more Nordic tech conferences

Written by on March 9, 2014

Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by larger international press. This week, Spotify acquires music intelligence engine Echo Nest, Jumpstarter move their supercharged hosting saas out of beta and more details revealed about the Nordic Startup Conference.

Music Startup Echo Nest, Born at MIT, Bought by Spotify

“With The Echo Nest joining Spotify, we will make a big leap forward in our quest to play you the best music possible,” said Spotify CEO and founder Daniel Ek, in a statement.

Jumpstarter’s turbo-charged hosting platform for coders moves out of private beta

In an nutshell, Jumpstarter sells itself as a “next-generation hosting platform”. It’s all about speed, scalability and ease-of-use. Indeed, Jumpstarter sets up a ready-to-use cloud server for you in a micro-second, which means websites and applications can be good to go in no time. It covers popular frameworks such as WordPress and Drupal.

Nordic Startup Conference a Spring conference in Copenhagen

The conference will have two tracks, one focused on sharing knowledge to conference attendees can pick up. One of these panel topics will be on investment, for instance, and will have companies like AIRTAME and Everplaces up on stage. Loyal readers will know these two companies had completely different funding strategies, AIRTAME raised over $1 million in funding through Indiegogo, while Everplaces has picked up funding from more traditional sources.


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