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Here are today's news from Sweden's startup and tech sector.

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Mergers & acquisitions

  • Embracer (Karlstad, video game holding company, founded 2008, publicly traded) is selling the video game development company Gearbox Entertainment to Take-Two Interactive, for $460M (English).

Funding news

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  • Aurora Arts (Skövde, developer of upcoming open world pet collecting role-playing game Fae & Fauna, founded 2023, LinkedIn page): SEK5.7M (€510K, $550K) in a funding round led by game entrepreneur Ellen Mellåker, who invests SEK5M. Aurora Arts, which was founded by Tilla Segerstedt, previously raised over SEK2M form Skaraborg Invest (English). The pre-money valuation was SEK19.2M, according to data registered with Bolagsverket (sourced via Eivora).
  • Monthly of Sweden, formerly MonthlyCup (Halmstad, D2C brand for silicon-based menstrual cups, founded 2015): SEK3M (€270K, $290K) from undisclosed investors, in an ongoing round with a target of SEK6M (English).
  • Vasuma Eyewear (Stockholm, D2C fashion driven sustainable eyewear brand, founded 2005): unspecified "seven-digit SEK amount" in first outside funding, from Tom Dinkelspiel (Swedish, machine translation).
  • EQT Ventures led a $50M Series B round raised by Hume AI, a US-based startup and research lab "building AI optimized for human well-being" (English).

Unannounced funding

Martin Weigert

Martin Weigert

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