The Nordic Web Weekly

30 Oct The Nordic Web Weekly

Welcome to another edition of The Nordic Web Weekly, where we bring you the latest from The Nordic Web as well as curating all the need-to-know news from The Nordic Startup scene.
Curated and written by @neilswmurray

This Week in The Nordics

 Denmark

Pento hasraised 4MDKK from Seed Capital and business angels
Upodi has raised investment from Seed Capital
Finance 247 has raised angel investment
Investors have bought out the team behind Praice and now own 100%

Finland

FinTech Holvi announces partnership with Estonian Government todemocratize entrepreneurship

Iceland

More investors for seafood startups

Norway

Bizbot hasraised 2MNOK
Shoreline secures investment from Blue Bear Capital, Alliance Venture, and Investinor

Sweden

Nordea joinsEUR14 million funding round in PFM startup Tink
Real estate tech startup Adfenix raises $6 million
Billhop has raised 15MSEK more
Most has raised a further 13MSEK
ReVibe Energy raises 7.5 MSEK to power the Industrial IoT
Vessla has raised 2.5MSEK
Wopify from Västerås has raised 1MSEK
Esen Esports went public with a valuation at a little over 50MSEK
Bankrupt Garantibil was acquired by Volvo
Safello is said to be acquiring Cryex
August Home, a hot Silicon Valley smart home start-up was acquired by Assa Abloy
FundedByMe launches new self-crowdfunding round to fuel ongoing global expansion
Flywire and Trustly partner to expand cross-border payment options in Europe
Spotify launches RISE, a new emerging artist program
Mapillary gets access to Lithuania road network

Interesting Reads

Up close with Walter Masalin – NGP’snew Partner
How to build a diverse organisation – a blog post by Hampus Jakobsson
How is it going with LU Holding’s startups?
Hyped birth control app Natural Cycles will now be sold in hundreds of pharmacies
Swedes can fly non-stop to SXSW
Got an app idea? Here’s how to monetise it
There’s a new FinTech accelerator in Helsingborg
A Danish startup built a LinkedIn for soccer players – and it could be a goldmine
Be the captain of your own ship
The 11 coolest crowdfunding hits in the Nordics 2017
IKEA and Amazon are reportedly close to an historic deal in Sweden
Should you build machine learning in-house? Probably not
The founder of Donya Labs is raising a venture capital fund