Category Archives: Sweden Startups

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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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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