News September 7, 2022: Epishine, investments by Creandum & EQT Ventures, open letter, Quickbit, Northzone and more

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Funding news

  • Epishine (Linköping, light energy technology for low power electronics): SEK25M (€2.3M, $2.3M) grant from the EU's LIFE fund, to boost the development of indoor solar cells for the Internet of Things (IoT) (English).
  • Creandum participated in a $78M funding round raised by UK-based rewenable energy platform Tesseract (English).
  • In a follow-on investment, EQT Ventures participated in a $40M Series D funding round raised by Finnish augmented reality startup Varjo (English).

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News from Swedish startups, the tech sector and VCs

  • 227 Swedish companies, among them many protagonists from the tech sector, published an open letter urging the Swedish government to do more to help accelerate the climate transition, and to not only treat it as a problem, but also as an opportunity (Swedish, machine translation).
  • The Swedish government plans to end the controversial tax breaks for data centers introduced in 2017 to attract foreign tech companies (Swedish, machine translation).
  • Quickbit, Stockholm-based crypto exchange, is launching in Finland, the company's second market outside of Sweden (English).
  • The new streaming service SkyShowtime will launch in Sweden on September 20, combining the content lineup of titles from Paramount+, Showtime and Peacock (English).
  • London-headquartered VC firm Northzone has appointment Stockholm-based serial entrepreneur and sustainability executive Anna Skarborg to a newly created role, Head of Sustainability. She will be advising both Northzone’s portfolio companies as well as the firm itself (English).

Other interesting things from the startup/VC world & beyond

  • Global VC funding in August hit the lowest point in 2 years (English).
Global VC by month through August 2022


That's it for today.

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