byFounders, an early-stage VC firm based in Copenhagen and San Francisco and backed by over 50 startup founders, has closed its first fund at €100 million. The firm plans to make about 30 investments — primarily in seed-stage and Series A startups — in the Baltics and Nordics over the next three years. Among byFounders’ […]
The Creators Community, a network of coworking spaces with sites in Oslo and Copenhagen, has raised €4.1 million (NOK40 million) in funding from “tech and real estate investors” to fuel its further expansion. The company plans to open new locations in Trondheim — with a local startup hub DIGS — and Copenhagen in April. The […]
NordicNinja VC has launched a €100 million VC fund in partnership with Panasonic, Honda, Omron, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), to invest in scale-ups in the Nordics and Baltics. The fund will also focus on helping the startups to enter the ecosystems in Japan and across Asia. The new fund will write […]
Danish fintech company Spiir, the company behind the eponymous personal finance management app as well as the Nordic API Gateway, has secured €5.2 million in fresh funding. Two of Scandinavia’s largest banks, DNB and Danske Bank, strategically invested jointly in the startup to attempt to building the leading PSD2 infrastructure in the Nordics and make […]
Stripe has launched its Stripe Connect product in the UK, Ireland and Nordic countries to help startups receive payments from any country where Stripe is live. Stripe Connect is used by startups to accept payments coming in and payments out to sellers with security, verification and regulatory compliance handled under the hood by Stripe. According […]
It appears, according to LinkedIn, that Even Tangen Heggernes, Airbnb’s country manager of Nordics and The Netherlands has been tapped by new Norwegian car-sharing startup NaboBil to become their new CEO. NaboBil only launched last month, but have made quite a splash in Norway so far, in both the local media and the local market, […]
At the recent Arctic15 conference, Neil Murray from The Nordic Web sat down with Mike Chalfen, partner at the newly formed early-stage VC firm Mosaic Ventures, for this interesting interview.