So you’re starting a business and don’t feel ready to rumble with the angels and VCs yet? Don’t worry, there are many other sources of early funding. This is the second post on soft funding in Sweden.
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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.
After a number of interesting talks with both VC’s and entrepreneurs, James started to think about the board-reporting process – and how it varied from company to company. In addition, it was interesting to start hearing about how companies and their investors choose the right metrics to track.
Earlier this month it was announced that Schibsted had purchased 100% of personal-finance marketplace Compricer for 135million SEK. James caught up with Dan Ouchterlony – an investment manager at Schibsted for a quick chat.
Creandum, one of the leading VC firms in the Nordics are currently looking for a new Associate and Investment Manager. James caught up with General Partner Johan Brenner for a chat about what they look for in candidates.
Stockholm IT Region recently published an article outlining some of the recent investments made in Stockholm tech companies. It’s truly exciting to see so many investments coming from outside Sweden.
Wayne Gibbins – a VC at Notion Capital has recently spent time in the Nordics and wrote a great post on the Nordic startup ecosystem. I thought I’d summarise some of the information, as it really is great reading.
Magine – the cloud-based TV service that describes itself as ‘TV as it should be’ have just announced they have raised a Series A round of $19m from a group of both Swedish and international investors.
Today I’m talking with Fredrik Cassel – a General Partner at Creandum – one of the Nordic’s most well-known venture capital firms. We spoke about the Swedish startup scene and what he looks for in entrepreneurs.
James talked with Johan Crona – a VC at Almi Invest – a Swedish-state owned fund investing mostly seed and early-stage capital.
It was reported yesterday that Schibsted have invested in Bokavård.se – a website that connects health care clinics and patients.
Today I’m speaking with Gustaf Brandberg – a tech VC who has invested in LoadImpact and Traveas to name a few.
The 3rd edition of Tyler Crowley’s STHLM Tech is coming up – this time featuring Jason Ball of Qualcomm Ventures.
Looking to raise a Series A? Want to sit in front of two experienced VC’s from Creandum and Sunstone? Want to have an experienced startup lawyer on your side of the table? If the answers to these questions are yes, read on.
Today we’re talking with Marta Sjögren, part of the early-stage investment team at Northzone - the Nordic VC firm that were early investors in Pricerunner, Trustpilot and Spotify to name a few. I asked Marta what they look for in early stage companies and entrepreneurs so read on for the hot tip! Hi Marta, tell us a […]
For a startup, connecting with the right people can be central to your companies success. To generate some meaningful traction, it’s helpful to reach out to bloggers, founders and VC’s within your space, but that’s easier said than done. It’s often quite intimidating reaching out to these people, but there are a few ways to increase your […]
What do heavy metal and startups have in common? Apparently quite a lot. Pär-Jörgen Pärson, a prominent Swedish VC and Hans-Olov Öberg (banker turned author) have written a book entitled Heavy Metal Management, which aims to draw a parallel between running a successful startup and running a successful rock band. Weird right? Well, not really. Pärson and Öberg argue that to be successful […]