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Saturday Swedish Startup News – April 26 edition

Written by on April 26

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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Qapital, the personal finance app from Stockholm is ready to take on the US market, and yes – Tink

Qapital, the personal finance app from Stockholm are ready to take on the US market, and yes – Tink.

Virtusize Raises Series A Funding to Pave the Way for Global Expansion

Virtusize, the e-fitting solution we’ve written about a few times – have just announced that they’ve raised a Series A round of D-Ax, a collaboration between the Swedish conglomerate Axel Johnson AB and a group of digital experts, RECAPEX. Virtusize say that the funding will be used to accelerate global expansion and of course help with product development here in Stockholm.

Peppy Pals and the campaign against bullying

Rosie Linder dreamt about creating a game that would encourage emotional development and help prevent bullying. This is the story behind Peppy Pals, by Einar Persson.

Stuffstory – Let your things tell you their story

Stuffstory is a social media platform for “Stuff” instead of people. SSS caught up with Andreas, one of the founders to have a chat about what they are working on.

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Safello is taking the next step into Europe

Safello is a Stockholm based Bitcoin company founded in July 2013. The company is focused on supporting the cryptocurrency market with a safe way to buy, sell and use bitcoins. To facilitate its increasingly international user base, Safello have localised their website to help customers across Europe to buy and sell bitcoins safely and simply. With numerous payment methods and 86 supported banks for direct payments, Safello is lowering the barrier for consumers to take their first step into Bitcoin.

5 “alternative” advertising/PR ideas for startups

What happens when Sweden’s teeming jungle of start-ups all pitch similar or identical advertising angles and marketing campaigns? Things start to get a little melded and monotonous. If you mix all the paint on your palette together, you’re going to end up with a dull gray ooze. Well I’m not letting the startup scene turn into a dull gray ooze. Not on Marwan’s watch.

The Secrets Behind Fyndiq’s Success Story

Fyndiq is one of the fastest growing marketplaces in Europe. But what is the secret sauce that makes Fyndiq so successful? Read here to find out

Peer-to-peer service inspired by AirBnb and Foursquare launches from Gothenburg

Where do you turn when you need help with everyday tasks like cleaning or lawn mowing? Butlr is a new peer-to-peer marketplace, founded by Ozcar Stormer, where you can ask for help with these types of tasks or offer your own services to others. Peter Tjärndal wanted to learn more about Butlr.

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