News February 16: BLANCHEstories, EnginZyme, H2 Green Steel, &Repeat, Trustrace, Checkin.com, Flat Capital and more

Here is today's curation of news from Sweden's startup and tech sector, as well as some interesting reads, exclusively for subscribers of Swedish Tech News.

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Financing rounds

News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • 2 Swedish startups, EnginZyme and H2 Green Steel, belong to the world's 100 leading cleantech companies, according to the Cleantech Group's 2022 Global Cleantech 100 (Swedish, machine translation).
  • &Repeat, Stockholm-based startup operating a deposit system for collecting disposable food packaging, is launching in France through a partnership with French dark kitchen operator Not So Dark (Swedish, machine translation).
  • TrusTrace, maker of a SaaS solution for supply chain transparency and product traceability based in Stockholm, announced the milestone of 1 million transactions with real-time traceability (English).
  • Yet another international streaming service for movies and original series is coming to Sweden: Starzplay (Swedish, machine translation).
  • CDON, Malmö-based e-commerce and online marketplace company, had a pretty bad Q4 2021, characterized by shrinking revenue and losses (English, Swedish).
  • Checkin.com, Stockholm-based provider of registration flow solutions for online services, released its earnings report for Q4 as well as the full year 2021 (English, Swedish).
  • Swedish investment firm Flat Capital also published its financial numbers for 2021 (Swedish, machine translation).

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world & beyond

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners wants to be "the most sought-after fund for the best founders in Europe", says the Silicon Valley firm's Europe-based partner Paul Murphy (English / Sifted metered paywall, alternative URL).
  • Google Search is dying (English).

Other interesting things from Sweden

  • Ericsson appears to have paid bribes in Iraq to protect transport routes for telecom equipment in 2018 (English / Reuters metered paywall, alternative URL).

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That's it for today.

Martin Weigert

Martin Weigert

Stockholm