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Saturday Swedish Startup News – June 14 edition

Written by on June 14, 2014

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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Aqwary, the only diving startup you’ve ever heard about

Aqwary is a Linköping startup that wants to improve the way divers communicate. Einar got in touch with Anders Brodin, CEO and founder, for a quick chat about the company and the future.

Autodesk Acquires Stockholm’s Bitsquid, A High-End Game Engine Company

It was just announced that Bitsquid has been acquired by Autodesk. Bitsquid was founded in Stockholm in 2009 by the owners of Fatshark and the former lead engineers of Grin.

DoMyTask Enters The Crowded Space Of Peer-To-Peer Market Place For Services

Finally, the trend from the US and Canada has arrived in Sweden (check out TaskRabbit and AskforTask). Domytask.se is a peer-to-peer online market place for services, similar to the Gothenburg startup we wrote about a while ago, Butlr. Entering the same space is Schibsted with the Norwegian Blocket, Finn.no, who launched the same functionality a few months ago. Anders decided to have a chat with Babak Ayani, co-founder and CEO of Domytask.

How many Swedes use coupons when shopping online?

CupoNation recently published a survey regarding – you guessed it – online coupons. According to the survey, 82 % of Swedes use coupons when shopping online. But can you really draw these conclusions?

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Infographic: #sthlmtech by the numbers

Here in Stockholm, we know great things are happening in our startup community. It’s time to make sure the rest of “startup world” knows what’s going on here! In order to do so, we’ve teamed up with the Stockholm Business Region to generate content with an aim of spreading the word about our great startup community – here in Stockholm, but of course throughout Sweden and the Nordics too.

Gastrofy from Gothenburg has successfully closed a seed investment of $456K

Gastrofy has successfully closed a seed investment of 3 million SEK. Cronus Invest led the investment, together with the U.S based company 1Apeiron. With the additional capital Gastrofy will hire key personnel and continue develop their value proposition.

Meet Lurn – a startup out of Gothenburg that aims to transform education

Lukas first got in contact with Westher and Lurn a while back when he, together with lead developer Shahin Zarrabi, shared their captivating story on the opening night of a project called Next Step by MiG

13 Accelerated Startups Presented At Demo Day In Gothenburg

Stena Innovationsdag is held every year by Chalmers Innovation, as an inspiration for entrepreneurs as well as investors. This year it was combined with Demo Day, the day when the teams from Chalmers Innovation’s latest Startup Camp pitch their business ideas and present the progress they have made in their 10 week camp.

Latest jobs

Test Automation Developers at Sinch
Location: Stockholm

Javascript Ninja! at Sinch
Location: Stockholm

Core Developers at Sinch
Location: Stockholm

Business developer with a passion for building companies! at Picay
Location: Stockholm

Backend developer at rêve
Location: Stockholm

Software Developer to Internet of Things Company at ngenic AB
Location: Uppsala/Stockholm

ZnappU is looking for a Social Media Manager at ZnappU Dev AB
Location: Stockholm

UX/UI designer at FundedByMe
Location: Stockholm

.NET Web Developer at Rebtel
Location: Stockholm

Test Team Lead/App Test Automation Developer at Rebtel
Location: Stockholm


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