28 Sep 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 @neils

This Week in The Nordics


Highlights of TechFestival 2017


Adtech firm Smartly.io raises $20 million from Highland Europe

Hyperspectral imaging company Specim receives €3.5 million investment

Panzerdog raises $950,000 from Mail.Ru to launch mobile shooter Tacticool

Comptek Solutions raises €450.000 to disrupt the semiconductor industry


Skynjun was acquired by Storytel for 200,000 euros


Headean Ventures is a 900MNOK fund to invest in Norwegian and Nordic health technology and life science

Statoil launches a global accelerator program with Techstars for energy startups


iZettle has been given €30 million from the European Investment Bank

Podcast platform Acast raises $19.5 million to go global

SaaS startup Funnel.io secures $10 million to help more marketers to automate their online marketing data

Inriver has raised 100MSEK from the European Investment Bank

Dogbuddy has taken in a further 50MSEK

FinTech startup Capcito has raised 20MSEK more

Starcounter receives 20MSEK from EU funds

Mortgage startup Hypoteket has raised 10MSEK

Triple has raised 4.5MSEK

Stoer has raised 4MSEK

Tölve has raised 2.6MSEK for their “sales assistant”

Designtech company Beleco has raised 1.6MSEK

Brandbassador has raised an undisclosed amount

Bublar is going public

Weareqiwii aims at SEK 13 million in new capital and a listing on Aktietorget

Interesting Reads

5 Foodtech startups in Southern Sweden you need to put on your radar

Nordic VR: A dive into the Finnish VR ecosystem

StartupLaps kickstart day in Helsingborg

We just learned 5 key features of the Swedish e-krona, potentially the world’s first national digital currency

Unity debuts open-source beta of a new machine learning AI toolkit

A taste of Nordic strength in life science

Finland’s favorite US ambassador: Here’s why Slush and Supercell ultimately won’t solvethe country’s biggest innovation problem

Arctic Startup celebrated turning 10

Nordic countries launch Nordic Innovation House – New York

Co-founder and CEO of TocaBoca resigns

Tencent tried to buy Spotify earlier this year

5 reasons why Aarhus is a startup tech hub

Landslide victory for Next Step Dynamics in Venture Cup

CBS Entrepreneurial Day to be held with ambitious Ideas

Copenhagen’s startup ecosystem finds that it’s time to scale and mature