Stockholm based tech startup Fidesmo have a pretty cool vision. They believe that mobile-NFC (near field communications) provides a winning combination of usability and security. But they recognise that some key pieces are missing before consumers take full advantage of NFC applications. This is what Fidesmo want to solve – the last missing pieces in the NFC puzzle.
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For the past 6 years Aurore Belfrage has been working with digital and social marketing and has co-founded the global gift-card startup Wrapp. For now, she is working on Your Middle East, which is a media platform that started as a grassroots movement with a mission to work for positive change in the Middle East and […]
Founded in 2007, Booli.se is a service which aggregates housing ads from all over Sweden. Einar had a chat wth Josephine Linghammar who joined their team as Marketing Manager in 2012.
Since 2007, Uppsala based startup Sensebit has developed a solution that helps authorities to understand traffic flows better. Einar got the chance to ask CEO Fredrik Zettergren a few questions about recent business news and some challenges within their industry.
For the past years the lean startup movement has washed over the tech community like a tidal wave. Einar sat down with Patrik Möller, CEO of CorPower Ocean for a chat about his business and the challenges with going lean in a high tech environment.
Fitbay, a startup focused on fixing sizing issues in e-commerce have today announced their seed round of $400k USD led by Creandum and Just Eat founder Jesper Buch.
Gastrofy is a new and original Gothenburg startup. The company creates a value chain between recipe sites and e-grocers. When using Gastrofy you can choose from a vast amount of recipes and create your personal food bag, which then gets delivered to your home. Lukas met with co-founders Robin Rendahl and Felix Bengtsson to discuss the origin of the idea and their journey up until today.
Anders spoke with Magnus Stein, CEO at Agreement24 – a startup focused on providing affordable and solid legal contracts to private customers and small businesses. For these types of customers, legal work can be both costly and intimidating. In addition, for many – the contracts you generally need are pretty basic – employment, partnership – so there’s no need for custom contracts there. This is where Agreement24 comes in, a marketplace for users to purchase legal documents and contracts in a simple and cost-effective way.
Back in March 2013, recruiting startup Jobylon launched “Jobylon Bounty” a service which aimed to turn “people into headhunters”. The Jobylon team, have gone back to the drawing board and emerged with a new product
Today I’m talking with Christian Rudolph. Christian has helped run Disruptive.nu since 2007 and has years (10,000 hours he tells me) of experience within SEO. Christian recently opened a new SEO consultancy firm – TopDog, so we talked about that, what it takes to succeed with SEO and what he thinks of the startup community in general.
Remente, a startup that creates digital tools which help you reach your goals and unleash your potential. Lukas recently sat down with co-founder David Brudö, a creative entrepreneur in Gothenburg, where he talked about the evolvement of Remente and which challenges they face.
When Aftonbladet launched their coupon site, the Schibsted property claimed they wanted to become the biggest discount shopping site on the market. Whilst they certainly have a lot of resources and plenty of customer pull, they’re not without competition. In Sweden alone there are dozens of prominent coupon sites, and perhaps the biggest is Kampanjjakt. With 10m in annual revenue and thousands of subscribed users, they’re well placed to challenge Aftonbladet for the “discount shopping throne”.
A young startup called Possunt will help people share stories to be seen, heard and shared. They just started their crowdfunding campaign so Anders talked with the founder, Kristín.
Prettypegs is one of many niched e-commerce plays coming out of Sweden recently. They’re building an e-commerce/production company, building unique and nice-looking IKEA accessories.
Online Pizza is one of Sweden’s biggest internet hits of the last few years – taking an idea from a student dorm (literally) to a reported 250-500 MSEK acquisition – just a handful of years later. James caught up with co founder Erik Byrenius for a chat about the early days, scaling the company and the emotional rollercoaster of selling your company.
Merlind Sophia Hinz contacted us about a community that is forming as we speak in Gothenburg. We’ve seen similar events and communities like Geek Girl and Thursday Code Pub in Stockholm who targets women in startups and developers, and it’s now time for Gothenburg!
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.
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.
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.
3D modeling in Sweden is extremely hot right now, with startups such as Volumental innovating within the space. Anders talked to another company entering this arena, Spotscale and one of its founders, Ludvig Emgård.