Nordic Growth Hackers #7: Your business model is constantly evolving

What a lineup for the 7th Nordic Growth Hackers there was! Over 2 billion euro worth of valuation took the stage at the small but intimate event held earlier this week. The founders of Unity, Tradeshift, Siteimprove, Tactile, Penneo and Iconfinder shared how their business models had evolved. David Helgason, founder of Unity, told an […]

A game-changing week for the region

This week has seen some truly big announcements for this regions gaming scene. The biggest, was Unity’s announcement that is raised € 165 milions – and it thus became a “unicorn”, valuing the company at over 1 billion USD. This is a big milestone for the entire region, having a startup from here that has […]

Unity reports 4.2 billion installs, on 1.7 billion devices

Unity is surging ahead. The startups has released the second edition of the “Games by the Numbers” report, which employs data to reveal game install trends across different platforms, devices and regions. Having become one of the strongest technologies within mobile, Unity’s usage says a lot. The company reports that in the first quarter, there […]

Realm raises € 18 M Series B from Khosla Ventures & Scale VP to bring Databases to Mobile

Realm just closed a € 18 M ($ 20 M) Series B led by Khosla Ventures, along with new investor Scale Venture Partners. Less than 9 months after its public launch, Realm is already the 2nd-most deployed database in the world, running on well over 100 million devices! Realm was founded by Alexander Stigsen and […]

#cphftw Town Hall 4 – A Great Event!

Yesterday it was time for #cphftw Town Hall meet-up #4. This was by far the best event in the series, and also the different – in a number of ways. 1000+ people in Christiania The setting was something uniquely Copenhagenesque – the venue was inside the free town of Christiania, in ‘Den Grå Hall’. Having […]

Unity + Oculus = the future of storytelling?

This week BoostHBG, a media institute, holds a long series of workshops and session about interactive storytelling for the Oculus Rift. Special guest is Oscar Raby from Melbourne, Australia, who recently released the immersive documentary “Assent” for the Oculus Rift. The focus will be on exploring both the storytelling concept as well as the technical […]

New leadership at Unity – former EA CEO Riccitiello takes the lead

Big news this week – it was announced that Unity, the game engine startup, gets a new CEO – none other then John Riccitiello, formerly at EA. With the move David Helgason, current CEO and founder, will be stepping down to an EVP role “We keep our eyes out for the best talent and help […]

Unity acquires Applifier!

Gaming engine startup Unity has announced they have acquired Helsinki based Applifier, the startup behind Everyplay and GameAds. Both of these technologies add value to games. Everyplay lets gamers share instant replay videos of the game, helping good gamers reach a bigger audience. The ability to use instant replay will probably have a big influence […]

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 […]

Spread the word! GameAnalytics is now free!

Copenhagen startup GameAnalytics founder and CEO Morten E. Wulff, has announced on their blog that the GameAnalytics service for data-driven game development is now 100% free. They’re aiming to democratise game improvement. Launched 8 months ago, GameAnalytics mission is to empower developers and nurture a culture of creativity with the analytical within game companies. In […]