News February 1, 2022: Adverty, NitroCapt, Vässla, Opibus, iBoxen, Yabie and more

Here are today's news from Sweden's startup and tech sector, plus some interesting reads, exclusively for subscribers of Swedish Tech News.

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Financing rounds

  • Adverty (Stockholm, in-game advertising solution): SEK39M (€3.9M, $4.2M) through a rights issue (Swedish, machine translation).
  • NitroCapt (Uppsala, fossil-free nitrogen fertilizers and nitric acid): €2.8M  ($3.2M) from LRF Ventures, Almi Invest GreenTech, InnoEnergy, SLU Holding and angel investors. €1M of the funding are grants (English / PDF, Swedish).
  • Swedish VC firm Backing Minds participated in a €2M ($2.2M) funding round raised by Finnish startup Serviceform, an all-in-one conversion and management software built for established businesses. The money is going to be used for the expansion into Sweden and other markets (English, Swedish).
  • Swedish VC firm EQT Ventures does a follow-on investment in Dutch-French micromobility startup Dott, as part of a $70M Series B extension (English).

News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Vässla, Stockholm-based micro-mobility startup, eyes the French market for its pedal-less e-bike subscription offering, after regulatory changes (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Opibus, Swedish-Kenyan developer of electric mobility technology for the African market, has launched a solar product for Africa (English).
  • iBoxen, Stockholm-based operator of an open infrastructure of delivery boxes, welcomes DHL as latest logistics company joining the service (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Last fall, a VOI e-scooter that was lying around caused a cyclist's death in the Swedish town of Västerås. Now a police investigation concluded that no one can be hold responsible for the accident (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Yabie, Stockholm-based fintech offering a flexible and mobile POS & payment platform (formerly known as Kaching), generated sales of SEK33M in 2021, an increase of around 500 % compared to 2020 (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Hemnet, Sweden's largest real estate platform, grew its revenue in FY 2021 by 33.8 % to SEK728.1M. Operating profit increased 102.6 % to SEK223.9M (English).

Other interesting things from Sweden

  • People vaccinated abroad can now apply for a Swedish vaccine pass (English).


That's it for today.

Martin Weigert

Martin Weigert

Martin is the founder of Swedish Tech News. Every day he spends many hours gathering and curating the latest from Sweden's startup & tech sector. Contact: