News July 4, 2022: Vivium, Klarna, Everdrone, Care to Translate, Spintop Ventures & more

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

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Funding news

  • Vivium (Stockholm, cloud-based healthcare platform for efficient and reliable staffing and scheduling): SEK9M (€840K, $870K) from angel investors such as Saeid Esmaeilzadeh, Oliver Kylington and Patrik Nemeth. The money will be used to prepare for an international expansion, among other things (Swedish, machine translation).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Klarna's valuation could drop to as low as $6.5B during the planned fundraising round, reports the WSJ. That would be a painful 85% down from last year's valuation (English, WSJ paywall, alternative URL, Swedish).
  • Everdrone, Gothenburg-based software and drone service developer, has established a hangar in the city of Aalborg in Denmark, to provide lifesaving drone services for cardiac arrest patients from there. It's the startup's first location outside of Sweden (English).
  • Care to Translate, Stockholm-based medical translation app for healthcare professional, secured a major deal in Norway, which eventually could bring the service to all hospitals in the country (Norwegian, machine translation).
  • Sweden's digital health care providers are burning a lot of money, and are additional facing potential cuts of the compensation which Swedish regions pay for taking care of patients (Swedish / SvD paywall, Swedish #2, machine translation).
  • Stockholm-based early-stage VC Spintop Ventures unveiled its new Spintop Fund IV, which already started to invest in the beginning of 2022. So far SEK800M (€74M, $78M) have been secured, with the target of SEK1B expected to be reached during fall (English, Swedish / Breakit paywall).
  • Oslo-headquartered VC firm Alliance Venture is looking for an analyst for its Stockholm office (English).

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world

  • Ways for early stage startups to reduce the odds of a newly signed team member ghosting before their start date (English).
  • The advantages of founding a startup with a sibling (English).
  • SAS pilots are about to go on strike after talks break down, putting the struggling airline into an even more challenging situation (English, Swedish).
  • In Sweden, a boom of renewable-powered industries has given rise to what has been dubbed a “green revolution" (English).
  • At its western coast, Sweden got its first fast charging station for electrical boats (Swedish, machine translation).


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: