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We provide Nordic Entrepreneurs a platform to both share ideas and connect their interests with like-minded entrepreneurs in other regions of Europe, Asia, North America, & Australia. Our events have focused on various themes ranging from Cleantech, IT/Telecom, Mobile Services, Emerging Markets, Healthcare, Venture Capital, and Private Equity.
TiE dedicated to equality and diversity in the Start-Up ecosystem of the Nordics. It has initiated Investing In Women MEETUP that brings together successful Entrepreneurs, Investors and upcoming high-growth Women-led startups in Stockholm once a month. Our focus is to create a platform to showcase female role models and an inclusive meeting place for individuals and businesses to connect, collaborate, inspire and invest.
About a month ago Mikael Hansson published his first article (about the game developer Zordix) here on Swedish Startup Space. Here is a quick interview with him about his background and the tech scence in Umeå.
Hi Mikael! First, what is you professional background? And what do you do today?
I’m a media man, a journalist and a writer. I’ve been working with magazines, newspapers, radio, writing books and web publishing in different ways. Today I’m editor at InfoTech Umeå, a news site for IT... Read More
Practica Capital tells us they've now invested into Tokia.lt, a Lithuanian online marketplace that allows users to find make-up artists, nail art, hairdressing, and other beauty specialists by digging into their "looks", video lessons, and reviews to book appointments. It sounds like what Stockholm's Vint is doing for personal training, Tokia is trying to do for beauty services. Vint raised $1.8 million in seed funding, but who knows where Toika is on that spectrum.
The amount of funding into Tokia wasn't disclosed, which bugs me because it defeats the purpose of... Read More
Gaston Lavén, Sweden's Inventor of the year (2011-08/2012-08) thanks to his environmentally beneficial work as an organic chemist, found himself heartbroken after a breakup and in dire need of comfort. As with many startup founders, little did he know his pain would later turn into a business:
“I separated from my ex a year ago and wanted to "hit the night" once again. The problem is that I'm not very young any longer (only in my head :)) and thus more selective. To be honest, I ended up more than once in nightclubs populated... Read More
I decided to have a chat with the Stockholm company based in Kista, Appear Networks that is building a tool called Appear IQ. Vincent Dollet, their CTO describes the product as a tool that enables the creation of professional looking, enterprise-grade mobile apps that are easily integrated with existing B2B/B2E software and distributed to end users without time consuming and costly app-store approval processes.
Vincent continues: “Since inception, Appear has been about enterprise mobility – and how to improve the workplace. We were one... Read More
Your average smartphone game might challenge your reflexes, memory, and use up a little of your brain's processing power to figure out how to attack that base, but realistically plenty of games out there are mindless. Now a Danish app launched globally helps out its users with attention, memory, problem solving and planning by putting out challenging minigames developed by brain scientists from the University of Copenhagen.
According to the website, Brain+ has seen over 250,000 downloads across all platforms (although it should be noted the game was first released... Read More
How would you feel if your phone’s Wi-Fi was secretly being followed around the airport?
However it makes you feel, you better get used to it, because it’s about to happen anyway.
Wi-Fi positioning has already been implemented in various airports around the world, but Helsinki-Vantaa will be the first one ever to have the entire range of it’s facilities covered with hundreds of Wi-Fi detecting boxes that will track passenger movements around the clock, quietly gathering business intelligence data for terminal performance improvement.
The detection grid will be set up as a result of... Read More
For many hacked-together startups, security is an afterthought. But for bitcoin-related startups, and other companies where money is moving through their system, security is a make-it or break-it factor. There are plenty of white-hat security firms out there that will run some tests on your project, but you're relying completely on one firm. To help startups run more of a bug-bounty program (like what Google and the other big companies do) and to make security more accessible, Denmark-founded Crowdcurity crowdsources these security tests and just announced it has raised $1 million.
Leading the round... Read More
Double announcement from the Baltics: The new player in the Latvian VC sector, FlyCap, kicked off its portfolio with a half a million seed investment in fellow landsman start up Mailigen. The round was led by FlyCap with participation from investors from Europe, Asia and the US. According to FlyCap's website (only in Latvian) the firm is investing from a €10.5 fund.
The round will oil up Mailigen’s development machinery, which aims to produce more innovative marketing features and to create a one stop marketing platform for companies to automate their campaign strategies.... Read More
STOCKHOLM Investing In Women MEETUP brings together successful Entrepreneurs, Investors and upcoming Women-led high growth startups in Stockholm.
Our focus is to create a platform to showcase Female Role Models and an inclusive meeting place for individuals, businesses to connect, collaborate, inspire and invest.