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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Mergers & acquisitions
- Kognity (Stockholm, developer of "intelligent" textbooks for the education sector) acquires UK-based global tutoring and online course company Elite IB. Financials were not disclosed (English, Swedish / DI Digital paywall).
- Zebrain (Stockholm, personalized platform for online-coaching): SEK27M (€2.6M, $3M) from By Wit (English, Swedish).
- Care to Translate (Stockholm, medical translation app for healthcare professionals): SEK25M (€2.4M, $2.7M) in a funding round led by Provider Investment, with participation from new angel investors and existing investors (English, Swedish).
- Atium (Gothenburg, developer of water treatment technologies): undisclosed amount in a pre-seed funding round led by Stena New Ventures, with participation from existing investors (English, Swedish).
News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs
- Neovici, Stockholm-based fintech providing a financial process automation platform, announced having won Mexico’s leading mobile telecom operator Telcel as customer (English, Swedish).
- 🎧 Podcast interview with Patrik Illerstig, CEO and co-founder of Stockhlm-based online store for used electric vehicles Carla (Swedish, 38 minutes).
- Swiss digital asset and cryptocurrency exchange Smart Valor is going to be publicly listed on Sweden's Nasdaq First North Growth Market (English, Swedish / DI Digital paywall).
- Swedish VC firm Creandum is hiring a Principal in Berlin (English).
Other interesting things from the startup & VC world
- London-based Sova VC announced Europe’s second-ever "liquidity" fund for founders and early employees that want to cash out early (English).
- An investigation of a decade of tech IPOs, comprising of 166 companies, shows that capital has historically been vastly overrated as a predictor of startup success (English).
Other interesting things from Sweden
- Once more, an app developer is going to be deported after over a decade in Sweden, due to an insurance policy mistake made by a previous employer (English).
- A Swedish man nearing the retirement age happens to be the lucky owner of the domain meta.se, which could be worth millions (Swedish / SvD paywall, Swedish #2, machine translation).
That's it for today.