News May 6: Chroma, Vitala, Tioex, Boneo, Truecaller and more

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Funding news

  • Chroma (Stockholm, startup building audio technology specifically for mobile devices): €5.1M ($5.4M) in a seed round led by Singular and Adjacent, with participation from SpotiAngels as well as Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp (English, Swedish).
  • Vitala (Stockholm, medical exercise and digital rehabilitation for patients with chronic health conditions): SEK9M (€860K, $900K) from Veq, Partnerinvest Norr and Patrik Frisk, for the launch of an upcoming SaaS platform aimed at healthcare providers (English, Swedish).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Tioex, Stockholm-based platform that allows individuals to invest in private tech companies, has reached the milestone of SEK100M in invested capital (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Boneo, Stockholm-based real estate marketplace trying to challenge the so far undisputed top dog Hemnet, is currently raising fresh funding in an ongoing round, and has released some financial numbers for 2021 (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Spotify CEO Daniel EK tweets that he is buying Spotify stock for $50M (English).

Swedish tech earnings reports

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world & beyond

  • It's a good time to be vigilant about signals that could indicate a pending cashflow shockwave - a sudden increase in burn (English).
  • The boom in b2b SaaS companies means experienced sales personnel is in high demand and often hard to come by. Companies need to invest in developing their own sellers. Here's a list of needed skills (English).

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That's it for today.

Martin Weigert

Martin Weigert

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