Swedish Startup Space

About us


Swedish Startup Space is your go to site for news in English about the Swedish tech industry.

The site was founded on February 1st, 2013 by James Pember, Anders Hassis and Per Bergström. It started as more of a tech blog but has since evolved into a news site with new articles every day.

Now we bring you the latest news about everything from unicorns to emerging startups in Sweden. The subjects vary from social media, via VR to CRM systems and other B2B services.

Swedish Startup Space is a part of Breakit since September 2nd, 2015.



Although being at the core of the Swedish startup community I find myself learning about my friends companies from Swedish Startup Space before anywhere else. It’s quickly become the Glue that keeps the community together

Carl Waldekranz, CEO at Tictail

We see more and more world-class companies coming out of the Nordics, and Swedish Startup Space helps us meet them early on

Harry Briggs, Venture Capitalist at Balderton Capital

Creandum are great believers in the power of strong ecosystems and Swedish Startup Space is a great initiative to further strengthen the Swedish startup ecosystem

Staffan Helgesson, General Partner at Creandum

Press requests can be sent to olle@breakit.se.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a startup?

We are big fans of Paul Graham’s definition of a startup:

A startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have some sort of “exit.” The only essential thing is growth. Everything else we associate with startups follows from growth.

What startups does Swedish Startup Space target?

Swedish Startup Space writes, as the name suggests, about Swedish startups. Mainly within the skyrocketing tech industry.

I would like to contribute, how do I do so?

Sounds great! Head over to our submit post page and send us your ideas. Keep in mind, all content on Swedish Startup Space must have a Swedish angle and guest posts can not be overly self promotional.

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