News September 21, 2022: Knodd, Zwapgrid, Vässla, Kind, Humla, Norrsken 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

  • Knodd (Gothenburg, online healthcare provider for parents of young children): SEK30M (€2.7M, $2.7M) from existing investor Curus and new investors First Venture, Orkla and Linbo Invest, at a post-money valuation of around SEK167M (Swedish, machine translation).  
  • Zwapgrid (Stockholm, integration platform for SaaS companies): SEK13M (€1.2M, $1.2M) in a funding round led by angel investor Michael Lantz (English, Swedish / Breakit paywall, Swedish #2).
  • EQT Ventures led a $36M Series B round raised by US-based startup Knoetic, a platform designed to provide insights on metrics like attrition, diversity and headcount growth (English).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • Vässla, Stockholm-based micromobility company, is launching a new ebike for urban environments, which will be offered as a monthly subscription, initially in Paris and Madrid, but starting from spring 2023 even in Sweden (English, Swedish).
  • Charlotte Tönsgård has stepped down as CEO of Malmö-based communication SaaS solution for the healthcare sector Kind, as the startup failed to secure funding and went through a reconstruction. New CEO of the scaled down company is Louise Sternros (Swedish / Breakit paywall).
  • Humla, a newly founded fintech subsidiary of Swedish family-owned company Axel Johnson, is launching a debit card that comes with an integrated loyalty/rewards scheme (Swedish / DI Digital paywall).
  • Norrsken is looking to recruit a full time digital content producer (English).

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world & beyond

  • German climate venture firm Extantia Capital has announced a €300M platform to invest in and accelerate climate tech innovation (English).
  • Switzerland-based startup Ledgy, a Carta for European startups to manage equity and cap tables, raises $22M (English).
  • Stirring, detailed account of the collapse of UK-based events and festival tech startup Pollen (English).
  • Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham on what he has learned from advising many startups: "Once you've advised 100 startups all doing different things, you rarely encounter problems you haven't seen before." (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: