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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- 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.