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.
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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.
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%.
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.
Code In The Dark is back! The Tictail crew and co are holding the third CITD event, and the second in Stockholm. The event will be held in the Tictail offices, and even if you’re not a coder – it’s a good chance to network and of course have some fun.
What is public relations and how does it work? What should tech startups be doing to get noticed in the media? What’s the secret to getting noticed beyond the tech world? Isabelle Kåge, PR-consultant at Rita Platzer Public Relations, gives a crash course in PR for tech startups.
We first talked to Safello back in August, when they were quite anonymous and just launched. Anders caught up with Frank Schuil, CEO of Safello – a Swedish exchange market for the crypto-currency Bitcoin.
Revibe – a niched streaming service for electronic music, are today announcing that they are exiting private beta and launching their niched-streaming service in all the Nordic countries.
Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by larger international press. This week, Spotify becomes the world’s “richest startup”, Nokia invest in Swedish gaming company MAG Interactive and Niklas Zennström’s Atomico closes their latest fund.
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!
Malmö e-commerce company SkickaTårta have experience solid growth over the past few years and are now taking the company into the German and Polish markets.
Instabridge announced that they are offering over 300 wi-fi hotspots in the surrounding areas of Amsterdam – which means that residents and tourists alike can have constant access to free and stable wi-fi.
Anders caught up with Tina Yildirim, one of the founders of InvivoPlay, a life coaching tool that helps you tackle your problems and “put a smile on your face”.
Maral Kalajian walks us through the parallels between building a great football team and building a great tech startup.
HappyBooking is a booking system for small to medium sized facilities. It works for hotels, bed and breakfasts, and really any kind of rental service. Anders talked with Thomas, CEO and Henri, developer at HappyBooking.
Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by larger international press. This week, a Swedish bitcoin-hardware company made $3 M in four days, Foap talked about community as a critical component of their marketplace, and the Wall Street Journal piled more praise on the Swedish startup ecosystem.
Curator was founded in London by Swedish architect Daniel Nordh and describes itself as a ‘moodboard for ideas’ or the ‘Pinterest for Productivity’. In more concrete terms, Curator is a tablet-first tool for creatives to visually map ideas and concepts.
Mikael Pawlo is certainly one of Sweden’s most well-known entrepreneurs and is primarily known for being the co-founder of Mr Green. In addition to Mr Green, he has co founded Happy Pancake (one of Sweden’s fast growing online dating sites), and has invested in various early stage startups here in Sweden.
Anders talked with Fredrik Ohlsson, CEO of Refunder. Refunder is a so-called cashback site, a business model that gives money back on everything the members shop online.