Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Moving to a new country is always a challenge — and even more so when you’re a startup founder who needs to take the company along. We’ve talked to Jelena Jansson, co-founder […]
Our world is constantly changing. Growing populations have caused cities to upgrade their infrastructure, social media has encouraged wide-spread activism on issues from politics to the environment, and technological advancements have opened up new ways for individuals to put themselves on the map – literally. Enter Mapillary, the street-level imagery platform that uses crowdsourced data […]
Capcito, a Stockholm-based fintech upstart that provides its business clients with fast cash whenever they’re in the market for temporary working capital, has secured €7 million in funding from Schibsted Growth and pan-European VC Ventech. The new investors are joining Capcito owners SEB Venture Capital and Collector Ventures to support the company’s next stage of […]
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.
Klarna, the Sweden-born payments and banking service provider, has raised $460 million in an equity funding round at a post-money valuation of $5.5 billion, the company announced today. The company points out that the valuation makes it the largest private fintech company in Europe. Be that as it may, its financing round is the latest […]
The Swedish tech startup behind the Minut smart home alarm has raised $8 million in Series A funding, bringing its total amount raised so far to over $10 million. The investment round was led by KPN Ventures and sees Centrica as a new investor, alongside previous backers Karma Ventures, SOSV, and Nordic Makers. The new […]
Strafe, a fan app for esports enthusiasts, has raised $3 million in seed funding round led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. The capital will be used to focus on additional user acquisition, expanding its development team, and scaling its platform. Stockholm-based startup enables users to customise their in-app experience based on personal preferences. This allows them […]