Y combinators ‘How to Start a Startup’ lectures at Lunds University

Since their start, Y Combinators Sam Altmans lectures at Stanford have received a lot of praise. Now a couple of key people in the startup scene are helping out with entrepreneurship at Lunds University, Faculty of Engineering, using the lectures as a base and elaborating on them with local experience. Giving insights Most students eye […]

Øresund Startups: Top50 and state of the region

Today I held a short lunch seminar on the subject of the most prominent startups in the region. The seminar was held because I was asked to do it, and when I thought about it I realized would be interesting to do. So I did, even if it was with a limited amount of preparations […]

Funding goal reached in a day: Get ready for Heml.is private messaging service

Yesterday Arctic Startups announced that folks from Flattr are working on Heml.is – a completely private and secure messaging platform. Payments through Paypal and Bitcoin have reached $114,103, or 114% of their goal, funded by 7561 backers in less than two days. The fund will be used for development of the apps, plus setup and […]

Flattr enables paying by Bitcoin!

Today Flattr announced that they will be supporting Bitcoin. The service, that allows you to “put your money where your likes are” allows users to donate, “flattr” users by doing certain actions on social networks, or by pressing the Flattr button on blogg or websites. But given the nature of the service and the team […]

Flattr on the list of Swedens 24 “hotest entrepreneurs”

Veckans Affärer released their list of the 24 hotest entrepreneurs and startups in Sweden. From our region only Malmö-based Flattr made the list. “Flattr offers not just the ability to press ‘thumbs up’, it also enables you to press the flattr button and give a small amount to the creator of the content. At the […]

Flattr CEO Linus Olsson talks to Internet Startup Show

Watch this interview with Linus Olsson talking about Flattr philosophy, where they’ve come from and what’s coming up ahead in the world of social microdonations. Interesting answers about multiple topics: – Talking about their funding and that they are not yet profitable, but have a low burn rate and a long runway (at the 21:20 […]

Flattr releases new and improved “add money to your likes” concept

Flattr, an service co-founded by Peter Sunde of The Pirate Bay fame, has just released an updated version of it’s site and service. Flattr is still about being able to make micropayments to bloggs and sites, but it has now expanded to a concept it calls “add money to your likes”. The idea is simple […]

Finalists Nordic startup awards!

The finalists of the Nordic Startup Awards are announced and we are glad to hear that 16 of the startups are based in the Øresund region (5 in Sweden and 11 in Denmark). The Nordic Startup Awards is a series of events throughout the Nordics with the aim of lifting the new generation startups to […]