Seven Scanian companies are on the list of 33 most promising Swedish startups

9th year in a row Ny Teknik and Affärsvärlden run 33-listan (the list of 33), where they present a list of the most promising Swedish companies. To qualify for a nomination, a company has to be less than 7 years old and work with innovation. This year’s list has witnessed some 200 nominations of various […]

Crowdsourced map service Mapillary took in $8m investment

If you haven’t heard yet, Mapillary closed a financing deal of 68 million SEK ($8M) in Series A round. The round was led by Atomico, with participation from the previous backers Sequoia, LDV Capital, Playfair, and Wellington. Founded in 2013, Mapillary is the best described as a service for crowdsourcing map photos. By collecting images […]

Mapillary announces € 1.3 M investment by Sequoia

Mapillary, the crowdsourced street view startup, has announced that they have received an investment of € 1.3 M ($ 1.5 M) lead by Sequoia. “We just closed a $1.5M seed round led by Sequoia. Also participating in the seed round are some great funds, Playfair, Wellington, and LDV Capital, and a number of prominent angel […]

New Entrepreneur-house in Malmö

What a way to start the new year: next January, twelve companies will move into Malmö’s new entrepreneur-house, coming together to share 500 square meters in the area of Värnhem. The lucky 12 include the likes of Shape, Mapillary, Userbin, Modcam, Brisk, Ipiit, Hemlis, Mionix and Owegoo. Established entrepreneurs Hampus Jakobsson and Karl-Anders Johansson are […]

Startup Building Blocks: How to fund your startup

A new event series has been announced in Malmö: Startup Building Blocks. The idea is to host events focusing on certain important ‘building blocks’ that startups need. The first one will be all about funding. Deep insights with 4 cases If you ever have thought about raising money then this event sounds like a must. […]

A team of four challenges Google Street View – Mapillary reaches over 1 million photos

Mapillary has earlier this week reached over 1 million photos on their ‘open street view’ service. The service, which enables anyone to take and make streetview images for anywhere in the world, has had impressive start since it’s launch earlier this year. User generated content that works The business has grown organically since start. The […]

Nordic Next – an intimate conference building investor relations

Last week was the second time the Nordic Next was held. Organised by Invest in Skåne, the conference, an invite only, was held on the top floor of the Turning Torso. A fitting setting indeed, with a view over the whole Øresund region. A startup conference for investors The conference, which is an evening and […]

Sweden’s 33 hottest tech companies 2014 announced – 6 winners from the Øresund region

For the 7th year NyTeknik and Affärsvärlden made the list of Swedens 33 hottest tech companies. Last year we had 5 startups from the region on the list, this year those have increased to 6! The six startups that made the list are: Anolytech Avidicare Mapillary Simris Alg Sol Voltaics TrialBee Last years winners were […]

Jan Erik Solem launches Mapillary – putting images on the map

Lack of capital tends to be a problem for young companies. Mapillary, has no such worries, writes Sydsvenskan. The founder is Jan Erik Solem who sold his former company Polar Rose and the face-recognition technology (that can tell who is in a photo) to Apple for an undisclosed amount (rumored to be in the ballpark […]