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.
“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.
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.
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.