Category Archives: Sweden Startups

Rumor was true – Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion

The rumor was indeed true – Microsoft bought Minecraft yesterday for $2.5 billion and its founder Markus Persson will not be joining Microsoft. As it was written and speculated nearly a week ago, Microsoft is buying Mojang, the video games … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Personal Finance App Tink Raises $4 Million round

Tink, the leading European personal finance app, today announced that the company closed $4 million in Series A funding led by Sunstone Capital, with participation from financial entrepreneur Sven Hagströmer and existing investors. The investment will be used by Tink … Continue reading

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The rumor is that Microsoft is buying Minecraft

The rumor is that one of the biggest global game developers, Mojang, the video games studio behind Minecraft, is getting acquired by Microsoft. According to The Wall Street Journal, the acquisition would potentially be worth a massive $2 billion and … Continue reading

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Bonnier Accelerator welcomes its stars – Codarica and Abios Gaming

After a long and careful application process this past spring, yesterday marked the start for Bonnier Accelerator 2014 and the entrepreneurs from startups Abios Gaming and Codarica.

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Crunchfish GoCam – a touchless camera app for great selfies

Crunchfish, a Swedish startup based in Malmö, just launched the camera app GoCam on iOS as part of their vision to bring touchless technology to the world. GoCam offers touchless photo triggering and video recording. High quality filters and editing … Continue reading

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The 5 fastest growing startups in 7 European countries

A few weeks ago The Next Web and global payments technology provider Adyen partnered to launch a new kind of competition in search of Europe’s fastest growing startups: the European Tech5. After receiving the submissions and screening over a hundred … Continue reading

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Ex-Spotify engineers raise $2.2 million for Lookback.io

Lookback, the leading platform for analyzing user experiences via video testimonials all captured directly on mobile devices, today announced a $2.2 million seed funding round to expand its business. The round is led by European investor Lakestar, with additional participation from Index Ventures and an … Continue reading

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FundedByMe continues to crowdfund itself

The Stockholm-based crowdfunding platform FundedByMe secured about € 678,000 during the last six days through its own website. Founded in 2011, FundedByMe is one of Europe’s fastest growing crowd investment platforms connecting investors and entrepreneurs on a Pan-European level. Today, … Continue reading

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Worth reading: Kontest, Glossybox, Mojang, Payleven

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other … Continue reading

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Tictail closes funding round of over $8m led by Thrive Capital

Tictail, the free-to-use ecommerce platform we just listed as one of the 5 Swedish startups to look out for in 2014, today announced an $8,03 million Series A funding round led by Thrive Capital and followed by Balderton Capital, Project … Continue reading

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