Podcast #130: FlixMobility and Klarna raise a lot of money, used-car marketplaces are hot, e-scooter fishing, interview with Klarna’s Sebastian Siemiatkowski, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discuss fresh funding for Klarna, the “substantial” extension of FlixMobility’s latest round, a startup that makes money by fishing e-scooters out of Seine, the Molengeek project, and much more. The interview of the week is a conversation with Klarna’s Sebastian Siemiatkowski recorded at last year’s TOA conference in Berlin.

Stockholm-based cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill raises $2 million

Swedish cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill has landed $2 million in a fiat funding round led by Coin Ninja, with participation from Charlie Lee, Fulgur Ventures, and Bnktothefuture. The startup expects to use the funding to expand its development and marketing teams. Bitrefill, which builds its products for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, states its mission as to help […]

Sweden’s Stillfront raises some €46 million through a directed share issue

Swedish videogame developer Stillfront, which has recently acquired Canada-based KIXEYE for $90 million, has conducted a directed share issue of SEK 500 million, or some €46 million. The company stated that the issue was “oversubscribed by Swedish and international institutional investors.” “When we announced the acquisition of KIXEYE, we also communicated that we planned to […]