News July 8, 2022: Recorded Future, ArK Kapital,, Renewcell, Fishbrain, Homer, Einride, Vässla & more

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

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Mergers & acquisitions

Funding news

  • ArK Kapital (Stockholm, alternative lending provider for startups): SEK1.6B (€150M, $151M) loan facility from an undisclosed Swedish bank (English, Swedish).
  • (Stockholm, SaaS solution for websites to create personalized surfaces using AI): SEK7M (€650K, $660K) from, for the European expansion (Swedish, machine translation).
  • In a follow-on investment, EQT Ventures participated in a $15.5M funding round raised by UK-based Banking-as-a-Service provider Griffin (English).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Renewcell, Stockholm-based alternative materials scaleup founded in 2012, is zeroing in on getting its Sundsvall production facility up and running, to get one step closer to bringing Circulose to mainstream fashion (English).
  • Stockholm-based Fishbrain, "the world's most popular fishing app", is currently running an equity crowdfunding campaign. In 2021, sales grew only 11% to SEK94M (€8.8M, $9M), while losses increased by 31% to SEK78M (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Homer, bootstrapped Stockholm-based proptech founded in 2017 which aims to help homeowners digitally save and manage the documentation of their homes, plans to raises its first funding in the €2M range (English).
  • Intrepid, a Singapore-based ecommerce & digital solutions provider for brands founded by the Swede Christopher Beselin, was sold to the UK-based data analytics company Ascential for up to $250M (English, Swedish).

Swedish tech earnings reports

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world

  • Seed-stage funding in Europe went up in June, according to Dealroom data (English).
  • 6% of Swedes hold cryptocurrencies (Swedish, no machine translation available).
  • Scania delievered "the world’s first electric timber truck" to SCA in Sweden – Europe’s largest private forest owner. It can haul 80 tons (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: