News May 20, 2022: Lassie, Quartr, Anyfine, Ryde and more

Here is today's curation of news from Sweden's startup and tech sector, exclusively for subscribers of Swedish Tech News.

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Funding news

  • Lassie (Stockholm, digital insurance services for pet owners): SEK115M (€11M, $11.6M) in a Series A funding round led by Felix Capital, with participation from previous investors Inventure and Passion Capital, as well as previous angel investors Karl-Johan Persson, Fredrik and Caroline Hjelm, and Josefin Landgård (English, Swedish).
  • Quartr (Gothenburg, investor relations app): undisclosed amount in a seed extension round from Flat Capital - which invests SEK1M (€100K, $100K) - alongside other unnamed new and existing investors (Swedish, machine translation).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Stockholm-based consumer finance app Anyfin launches in Norway (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Norwegian e-scooter operator Ryde, which since mid April operated on the streets of Stockholm without permission, has now been forced to end its services in the Swedish capital - but will remain in neighboring Nacka (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Gwen Sandberg has joined Inventure as Sweden-based Investment Director (English).

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world & beyond

  • Timing can make great companies look dumb and dumb companies look great (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: