News March 31, 2022: Klarna, Readly,, Voi, porkchop and more

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

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Klarna is opening up its proprietary Open Banking platform and technology to banks, merchants and fintechs unter the brand Klarna Kosma (English).
  • Readly, struggling Växjö-based subscription service for digital magazines, is cutting around 30 jobs including consultants, which represents around 20 % of the workforce. The service also plans to raises prices (English, Swedish).
  •, Gothenburg-based online grocery store which was recently acquired by Swedish competitor Mathem, is laying off all its 25-30 employees. The brand will eventually be shut down (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Voi will be one of three operators - alongsid Tier and Bolt - to provide shared e-scooter services in Oslo after having won a public tender (English, Swedish).
  • Matija Milenovic, co-founder of Stockholm-based spacetech startup porkchop, in an article about Sweden's lack of effort and reasonable rules for attracting foreign talent: "There are a lot of smart people out there who could bring so much value to Sweden, and they’re being kept out for stupid reasons." (English).

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world & beyond

  • Apple finally lets "reader" apps like Spotify, Kindle and Netflix link to their own sites (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: