George André visited the LeWeb conference in Paris and sat down with around 15 Swedish startups who were in attendance.
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The new hires are Jacob Lovén and Johanna Lange. Jacob has previously been Head of Sales for Sweden’s largest online TV guide, which is owned by Schibsted. Johanna has worked with business development and editorial content at Bonnier owned Nyhetsbolaget.
Virtusize is just one of many companies trying to innovate in the “virtual fitting space” – but whilst the space is competitive, Virtusize keep signing up good clients. Monsoon, Acne Studios and Country Attire are the latest online stores to implement the Virtusize solution, allowing online shoppers to ‘virtually’ try on an item of clothing.
Swedish startup, Plotagon, has just launched a Christmas content pack. The Plotagon application enables users to make instant, 3D animated movies and greetings just by typing a script.
Sprinkle is a distribution and discovery eco-system for publishers, producers and brands. They power over 500 million recommendations each month and work with Resume, Feber and SvD.
The Swedish Wire reports that Tomas Franzén — currently CEO of cabel-TV-operator Com Hem — is taking the helm of Swedish media company Bonnier AB, the company confirmed.
Four years later Burt holds their own with 21 employees and offices in both Sweden and the United States. Today they have a clear focus: helping media houses to turn their web presence into a profitable business. We met Gustav von Sydow (CEO) and Fredrik Grahn (CFO) to talk about their road to the successful business they run today, the pitfalls and the hard choices.
Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by larger international press. This week, Spotify hint at a ad-supported free mobile service, Campanja takes investment from Europe’s newest tech VC and Veckans Affärer list Sweden’s hottest young super-talents.
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Get down to the 7th #sthlmtech meetup at the Hilton on Monday to listen to some of Stockholm’s hottest angel investors.
Swedish Startup Minesto generates electricity from low-velocity tidal currents with a system of underwater kites called “Deep Green”
Northzone, a Nordic based VC firm who have invested in companies such as Spotify, Pricerunner and iZettle are today announcing Northzone VII – a €150 million fund to help support and foster Nordic technology companies.
225 million players that spends 23 M SEK every day. Veckans Affärer talked with the creative director at King. (In Swedish)
On Wednesday, Startup Grind Stockholm ends the year by welcoming the Swedish tech-entrepreneur Anna Omstedt Lindgren on stage. Anna co-founded and headed Sweden’s largest food and drink website, Tasteline, while still studying at Stockholm School of Economics in 1999. She later sold the company to Schibsted.
Streaming music firm opens Spotify Artists website and claims when it reaches 40m subscribers, even ‘niche indie albums’ will earn $17k a month so Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians.
We wrote about Swedish ad-tech startup Bannerflow a few months back – at the time they were preparing for their US launch. For those who haven’t heard of Bannerflow, essentially it’s a cloud-based banner management tool. It lets creatives create, manage and track their banner campaigns, and the company claim it reduces time spend on banners by 95%.
Swedish companies have established companies that created 28 000 jobs in California. That is twice the amount jobs that Swedes helped create than in New York. How does a Swedish entrepreneur establish on the west coast? The newspaper Entreprenör travelled to California looking for answers. (In Swedish)
Coworks are pivoting away from referral based freelance to curation. I caught up with CEO Henrik Dillman for a chat about online staffing and how they aim to solve it.
Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by the press. This week, Britain’s oldest business go online with Tictail, music app Doremir bought in $1M USD in investment and Soundcloud CEO Alex Ljung told us a little about emergent behaviour.