December 13, 2011

Interview with Swedish Startup Gavagai co-founder Jussi Karlgren.
Scandinavian startups exclusive

February 7, 2011


An interesting article in the Economist - the Rise of the Cognitive Elite - points out that maybe equality is the decisive factor in promoting innovation in society.

February 4, 2011

I stopped by The Hub Stockholm while researching co-working possibilities in Sweden. The founders/managers Jesper Kjellerås and Kent Edquist have a long history of co-working spaces, and I had a chance to talk to Henrik  Åhlen, Arne Forstenberg and Sven Heijbel, that are 3 of the 83 members of The Hub Stockholm.

February 2, 2011

Scandinavian Startups Exclusive

A groundbreaking documentary from Sweden is a star-studded film that asks the leading digital culture experts about the state of creative zeitgest. Seth Godin, Moby, Robyn and Sean Parker, among others, share their opinion on the Fears, Hopes and the Future of Digital culture.

The film is having it's North American premiere at SXSW

PressPausePlay allready has a video on Wired, congratulations!

February 2, 2011

Scandinavian Startups was one of the first to recieve this report and we are updating this post live.

A new intelligence report, IUS places Sweden on top of the list for innovation.

Finland and Germany lead as fast innovators, with Sweden and Denmark in hot pursuit as slow innovators (but still well above the other 27 contenders)

February 2, 2011

Swedish Startup Voddler raises $8 million from Nokia Growth Partners in next round of financing.

A market leader for online video (VOD) in Sweden, Voddler delivers over 3500 films to 850 000 customers, with 85 percent of financing of licensing costs paid by advertising.

Source: voddler

And now for some sour grapes:

February 1, 2011

As part of an upcoming series of articles on trends in Venture Capital in Scandinavia, we will be featuring the following :

Northzone http://www.northzone.com/

Via Ventures http://www.viaventurepartners.com/

Acacia Partners http://www.acaciapartners.se/

January 30, 2011

David Windestål published a video titled "Hunting Hydrogen Balloons with Fireworks" on the internet.

Little did anyone expect that it would trigger such a heated responce. People love the fun factor, but the luddites are touting the birth of the terrorist drone.

January 27, 2011

More people were using Android apps than IPhone apps in January according to the mobile ads network WideSpace.

January 27, 2011

With March designated as our Coworking Spaces month, we will be exploring the coworking and meetup possibilities in Stockholm.

Many startups are finding that the possibility to mingle with like-minded individuals paramount to keeping track of goals, finding help and information,  and staying inspired!

There are several alternatives, and we will  be covering them here on Scandinavian Startups.

January 26, 2011

Startup Events Stockholm -Turkish-Swedish ICT Forum
In connection with the visit of a high level  ICT delegation from Turkey, a Turkish-Swedish ICT Forum will be arranged at the World Trade Center in Stockholm on February 9, 2011. The event is co-organized by the Turkish-Swedish Business Council,  the Foreign Economic Relations Board DEİK, Turkish Informatics Foundation TBV, Informatics Industry Association TÜBİSAD and the Swedish Trade Council.


January 26, 2011

Scandinavian Startups exclusive - you read it first here!

Had a chat with Erik Wachtmeister, the founder of ASMALLWORLD at the Tie Nordic breakfast held at Kreab & Gavin Anderson, Stockholm.

Was glad to hear that he has secured the first round of financing for his new project Best of All Worlds.

January 25, 2011

While he first came to Sweden for the free education and "hot women on bicycles," American entrepreneur Peter Sullivan now finds himself the centre of a new brand of social networking business.

January 21, 2011

Stockholm Startup Events

Internet Discovery Day, hosted by Grädde Invest, is Sweden's first guerilla event aimed at matching Internet entrepreneurs with resources in the form of capital, people, networks or other services. A lot of great companies will tell the world what they need in order to become Internet superstars. A lot of great investors and service providers will be looking for new talent.

January 21, 2011

We will be hosting a Tedx event in Stockholm, stay tuned!

January 6, 2011

Swedish TV maker People of Lava has now launched what it claims is the world's first Android-powered TV

December 24, 2010

Trinitramid is the name of the new molecule that may be a component in future rocket fuel. This fuel could be 20 to 30 percent more efficient in comparison with the best rocket fuels available today, according to researchers. The discovery was made at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden.