Startups are springing up everywhere in Europe at an increasing rate. In the beginning of this year, we took a look at some major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to look out for in 2014. After France, Italy, Spain, UK, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands and Germany, we’re now going to present you our selection of 5 Swedish startups to look out for in 2014. All of the listed startups entered the market within the last three years and each of them has something special to add to this year’s web and mobile experience.
1. OpenRatio: Founded in 2011, OpenRatio Technology provides a unified cloud based mobile application CMS interface. The open framework of OpenRatio offers an easy way to create mobile and web applications with one-click publishing, solving mobile fragmentation for enterprises, web agencies and end users. The Stockholm-based startup aims to bundle all your app needs in one convenient location. Their cross platform CMS solution already supports 14 languages.
2. Tictail: A Swedish startup which has been launched with the purpose of helping anyone who had a great product to easily sell online. The Stockholm-based company wants indie brands and retailers to be able to sell online in a way that helps build their brand, and makes them proud of their online store. The team behind Tictail believes that today there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be selling your creations or curated products to people all around the world. Tictail has been founded in 2012 and was able to secure a large sum of venture capital by prominent investors like Balderton Capital and Project A Ventures.
3. Brisk.io: A Malmö based startup which builds tools for sales organizations to minimize reporting effort and maximize data quality and efficiency. Brisk.io has launched its first product GetSalesDone, available in the Apple App Store, that integrates with Salesforce.com. Founded in 2012, Brisk.io’s solutions bring beautiful, simple design to enterprise products. In 2013 the Swedish startup received $1.2 million in Seed funding from Creandum, DN Capital and others.
4. Tink: Founded in 2012, Tink is a personal finance service for web and mobile. The Stockholm-based startup enables you through the Tink app to keep track on your income and expenses, which in the end helps you to make wiser financial decisions and to save and spend smarter. Tink also allows you to connect your bank account and credit card to the app and does an automatic aggregation and categorization. The Tink application is available in Swedish right now and will soon be expanded to English, Spanish, French and German.
5. Postify: The Stockholm-based startup Postify allows anyone to turn their digital images, both on desktop and mobile, into actual postcards. By going mobile and printing locally Postify takes away every excuse for not sending a card from your holiday destination (for example) and takes care of a fast delivery. Postify also allows brands to let their users or followers send sponsored postcards. This is a powerful marketing tool which for brands and ensures a lasting first impression. Founded in 2012, Postify secured €155K in Seed funding last year.
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