News November 25, 2022: Xpektor, Scalinq, Insurello, Rocker, Sweden Technology Fast 50, SaaS Nordic and more

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Funding news

  • Xpektor (Gothenburg, predictive analytics tool for accounting firms and consultants): SEK1M (€92K, $95K) from Annevo and angel investors including TV journalist Max Grinndal and Petter Eriksson, chief of R&D at Recorded Future (Swedish / Breakit paywall).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Deloitte published its annual "Sweden Technology Fast 50" ranking comprising of the 50 Swedish tech companies that experienced the highest average revenue growth during the past 4 years (English).
  • Profile of Scalinq, Gothenburg-based startup which develops solutions for scaling quantum computers. The company was founded this year by Zaid Saeed, Lisa Rooth and Robert Rehammar, and will pitch at Di Digital's Female Founders event next week (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Insurello, Stockholm-based insurtech startup founded in 2016, recently restructured its organization, laid off an unspecific number of employees, and left the French and Italian market. It's now focusing on Sweden and Denmark. During the financial year 2021/2022, the company increased revenue by 20% to SEK30.8M (€2.8M, $3M), but more than doubled its loss to -SEK127.3M (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Rocker, Stockholm-based digital bank formerly known as Bynk, is laying off 6 people (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Nordic B2B SaaS companies are encouraged to participate in the survey for the region's first community-led B2B SaaS benchmark report, launched by Lund-based SaaS community SaaS Nordic (English).
  • How much Spotify pays for US jobs in marketing, engineering, and more (English / paywall, alternative URL).
This week, I've added 11 new Swedish early-stage tech startups to my subscriber-exclusive tracker. Of those, The following 8 haven't been mentioned in this week's newsletters: Outby, Abacube, TrackPaw Scientific, SunFeeds, Savvy Match, Nightli, JULI and Fibbl.

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Swedish tech earnings

  • Qred (publ) (Stockholm, small business lending platform) published its Q3 2022 interim report (English).
  • State owned Research Institutes of Sweden, RISE, is launching "Europe’s most advanced cyber security initiative dedicated to vehicle testing" (English).
  • A new rare earths supply chain spanning Canada, Sweden, and Norway could help reduce the West's reliance on China (English).
  • More than 600 Swedish children and young people, including Greta Thunberg, are sueing the Swedish state for what they claim to be a flawed climate policy (English,  Swedish)
  • Swedish ice hockey legend Börje Salming, who played the bulk of his career in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs, has died at the age of 71. He had been diagnosed with ALS earlier this year (English, Swedish)


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: