Category Archives: Sweden Startups

Sweden-based photography startup YouPic secures €500,000 funding

Sweden-based photography learning platform, YouPic, is strengthening its market position as a result of funding worth €500,000. As well as new investors, the round also includes further investment from Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund.

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Stockholm-based Sqore secures $3.5m from Northzone and expands globally with its recruitment competitions

Sqore, a pioneer in online challenge-based skill testing, today announced an investment of $3.5 million by Northzone. This investment has been made from Northzone’s Fund VII, which closed at $325 million in December 2014. With a distribution network of over … Continue reading

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5 Swedish startups to look out for in 2015

In the beginning of this year, we took a look at several member states of the European Union and tried to come up with a list for each of them with 5 startups to watch in 2015. In the case of … Continue reading

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Stockholm-based bitcoin mining company KnCMiner raises $15M led by Accel Partners

KnCMiner expects to lead the next generation chip technology, enabling KnCMiner to dramatically increase its bitcoin mining capacity The Series B funding round was led by Accel Partners and follows a $14m Series A funding led by Creandum five months … Continue reading

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Stockholm-based Selfiejobs, the Tinder for jobs, launches and secures seed investment

A few days ago, Selfiejobs launched as a service that allows job seekers and employers to quickly find each other using smart phones. In conjunction with the Swedish launch, the Stockholm-based startup announced a seed investment round of € 108K led … Continue reading

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TheFashion.com raises $1.7M to expand to Northern Europe

TheFashion.com, a discovery platform that aggregates a multitude of fashion sites into one online destination, has closed a $1.7 million seed funding round led by North East Venture Capital and The Danish Growth Fund. Based in London and Copenhagen, the fashion startup … Continue reading

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Stockholm-based Videoplaza acquired by Ooyala

Stockholm-based Videoplaza, has been acquired by Ooyala, a subsidiary of Telstra, which powers video for hundreds of broadcasters and media companies. After having raised $17.4 million since being founded in 2008 and being in the increasingly-important market of video advertising, … Continue reading

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Campaigneurs: The new matchmaking service for charities and businesses launched today

Campaigneurs, a Gothenburg-based startup which officially launched today, aims to help charities and nonprofits worldwide develop partnerships with responsible business partners. The online platform offers a new kind of matchmaking service for charities and businesses - based on their online profile description. … Continue reading

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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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