News June 2: Ovulai, EsterCare, Budbee, Buyersclub and more

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

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Funding news

  • Ovulai (Stockholm, digital health coach for women with menstrual related issues and PCOS): SEK4M (€380K, $400K) from Unconventional Ventures and Wellstreet (Swedish, machine translation).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Stockholm-based EsterCare, founded by the sisters Lydia Graflund and Helena Graflund Lagercrantz, has launched a platform where women can book digital healthcare meetings with gynaecologists, midwives and sexologists (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Budbee, the Stockholm-based last-mile logistics provider, is considering positioning itself as an actual e-commerce player. The company's newly updated mobile app features a marketplace-type experience, showing products from various retailers (Swedish, no machine translation available).
  • The subscription-based e-commerce platform, founded in 2015 and headquartered in Stockholm, is going public this month at the Nasdaq First North Growth Market (Swedish, machine translation).

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world & beyond

  • Missed payments, rising interest rates put ‘buy now, pay later’ to the test (English / WSJ paywall, alternative URL).

Other interesting things related to Sweden

  • What to know about Sweden’s new “resi­dence permit for highly quali­fied persons" who want to look for work or start a busi­ness (English / The Local soft paywall, alternative URL).
  • In a mostly symbolic move, Sweden bans extraction of oil, coal and gas (Swedish, machine translation).


That's it for today.

Martin Weigert

Martin Weigert