Stockholm’s startup scene is a pretty amazing to be right now. I don’t need to bend your ear’s on what’s been happening lately – you’ve surely read about it in the New York Times, The Guardian, Reuters and of course – here at Swedish Startup Space. What’s even cooler though – is the amount of new people flocking to the awesomeness every week. Take Tyler’s #sthlmtech events for example. According to Tyler, the event grows in registrations by roughly 100 people per month. So, if you’re new to the #sthlmtech scene, here is a cheat-sheet of sorts, a “getting started” guide if you will.
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STING Day is Sweden’s #1 startup event, connecting cutting-edge tech companies with more than 100 investors from around the world. Already today, two months ahead of the event, over 110 investors have registered.
Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by larger international press. This week, Spotify acquires music intelligence engine Echo Nest, Jumpstarter move their supercharged hosting saas out of beta and more details revealed about the Nordic Startup Conference.
It was announced yesterday that Spotify have finalised their latest acquisition – that of leading music intelligence provider The Echo Nest. For Spotify, it’s a critical one – meaning Spotify can dive deeper into curation, recommendation and of course their Radio functionality.
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.
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.
There’s been a lot of heated discussion on social media recently within the #sthlmtech community – regarding whether key profiles are trying hard enough to make the tech community a welcome environment for women. Well, regardless of what you think – there are initiatives out there, pushing for a more female-friendly tech community here in Stockholm. One of those is Women In Tech 2014, an event hosted by MTGx, Spotify and Google.
What many people don’t know about Bokavård.se – is that they are one of many startups that have built their technical team by using remote and outsourced developers, using sites like Elance to find and manage talent.
Last Thursday, web entrepreneur Anton Johansson launched Alltid. It’s a new kind of electricity retailing service, with a simple concept: you pay a fixed amount every month with no extra fuss. The team behind Swedish Startup Space got together and wrote a column on this topic and how the consumers will use this.
Innovators is a monthly tech-meetup organised by the guys from Lifesum and thoughtbot – and is a great networking opportunity for designers, developers and entrepreneurs in general.
Sure, Berlin may have better discos, and cheaper rent. But let’s be honest here, Berlin doesn’t have 3 possible IPOs this year, or any for that matter. In fact the next IPO to from Berlin when it does happen will likely be the company there started by Swedes from Stockholm. Go figure.
Just a year or so after launching Osom, a mobile app that was supposed to be “Instagram meets Craiglist”, Anton Johansson is starting over in a completely different industry. Completely different. Today, Anton launched Alltid – a electricity contract with a fixed rate and monthly cost. Sort of like Spotify, but for your electricity bills.
Tictail has today raised $8 million in funding led by Thrive Capital and is close to signing a lease in SoHo for a New York outpost.
Hilton Slussen was the setting for the tradition that we’ve all come to love, the monthly #sthlmtech meetup with Tyler Crowley and friends. The main guests for the night were Almi Invest, Industrifonden and MAG Interactive.
Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by larger international press. This week, Truecaller announced their massive funding round led by Sequoia, Narrative had their clip reviewed by TheNextWeb and Dagens Industri wrote about Mag Interactive, the creators of iOS game Ruzzle that could be one of Sweden’s most profitable gaming companies.
CodyCoder are a Stockholm based startup who want to help parents teach their children to code, convinced that programming will be an even more essential skill going forward. The team were recently accepted into STING’s FastForward program and are sitting at SUP46.
With Truecaller’s latest funding announcement of $18.8M, and the partnership deal with Yelp, the Stockholm based startup invited some of Sweden’s political figures and industry leaders into their office to celebrate their success, and help to strengthen the Stockholm Startup scene.
We’re pretty excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Svenska Dagbladet and Blocket Jobb on a project that is called SthlmDigital. SthlmDigital is an initiative, created by the two Schibsted companies that aims to increase the amount of reporting given to tech companies and startups.
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.