News April 14: Kavall, Min Doktor, Roam and more

Here is today's curation of news from Sweden's startup and tech sector.

Funding news

  • Kavall (Stockholm, hyper-local rapid grocery delivery service): SEK155M (€15M, $16.4M) in a funding round led by Bonnier Ventures, with participation from Nicoya alongside previous investors VNV Global and Inbox Capital (English, Swedish).
  • Min Doktor (Malmö, digital healthcare provider): SEK120M (€11.6M, $12.7M) from Apotek Hjärtat and Swedbank Robur Ny Teknik at a valuation of SEK2B, which hasn't changed since the previous round raised in November 2020 (Swedish, machine translation).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Roam is the new name of Opibus, the Swedish-Kenyan developer of electric mobility technology for the African market (English).
  • Creandum and European VC firm Speedinvest mapped out 50 European startups that they believe can help solve bottlenecks in Solar Tech (English).
  • One Swede - VOI co-founder and CEO Fredrik Hjelm - is part of the initial 8 person cohort of Atomico's fourth angel program. The program includes  a "rolling admission" process, which will bring on one or two new angels every month (English / Sifted paywall, alternative URL).
  • Profile article about Nina Siemiatkowski, who "doesn't just want to be Mrs Klarna" (English / The Times paywall, alternative URL).

Other interesting things from Sweden

  • Sweden's inflation reaches 6.1 percent, hits 30-year high (English).
  • The new, 20 stories high Sara Cultural Centre and Wood Hotel in the northern Swedish city Skellefteå, is largely made of locally harvested wood - and part of an emerging trend (English / WSJ paywall, alternative URL).

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That's it for today.

The Swedish startup & tech sector now goes on an Easter break, and so will this newsletter. You'll receive the next issue on Tuesday, April 19.

Have a good time!

Martin

Martin Weigert

Martin Weigert

Stockholm