News June 28, 2022:, Polarium, Quizrr, Gritify, Natural Cycles, Min Doktor and more

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

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Mergers & acquisitions

  • (Örebro, communication and management platform for sports teams and associations) is selling a majority stake to Tempeludden, an aggregator of small Swedish software companies. Financials were not disclosed (Swedish / Breakit paywall, Swedish #2, no machine translation available). The founders Mikael Blix and Johan Berglund are now focusing on Heja, which is a smiliar similar service but with an international profile. Heja raised a $4.2M seed round last year.

Funding news

  • Polarium (Stockholm, smart modular energy storage solutions): SEK178M (€17M, $18M) from 3 new, undisclosed Swedish investors. This news comes less than 2 months since the company announced a SEK955M financing round (English).
  • Quizrr (Stockholm, digital training solutions to advance corporate responsibility and worker well-being): SEK25M (€2.3M, $2.5M) from existing investors such as Artax Invest, to accelerate the global expansion (English, Swedish).
  • Gritify (Stockholm, anonymous job market platform): SEK9M (€850K, $900K) from Acacia (English, Swedish).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Natural Cycles, Stockholm-based birth control app, says it's working on a completely anonymous version of its service, in the wake of the US Supreme Court's ruling to end the constitutional right to abortion (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Swedish startup news site Breakit launched a native iPhone app (Swedish).
  • Norrsken built a list of impact-focused investors active in the Nordics (English).

Swedish tech earnings reports

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world & beyond

  • Plural is a new €250M ($260M) early-stage venture fund (or "investment platform for the unemployables", as it dubs itself) launched by the 4 top European founders Taavet Hinrikus, Sten Tamkivi, Ian Hogarth and Khaled Helioui - with more founders/operators expected to join (English).
  • The many ways how a venture financing can implode post-term sheet (English).

Other interesting things related to Sweden

  • Swedish Radio News created a made-up online pharmacy that has been visited by fictitious customers to show that Facebook saves sensitive information instead of filtering it, as it claims (English).
  • Sweden's state power company Vattenfall is looking into building a series of small modular nuclear reactors (English / The Local soft paywall, alternative URL, Swedish).
  • 400,000 people in Sweden can't get a digital-ID because they lack a Swedish personal number (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: