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#9: Norway: Papirfly acquires Keepeek, Wastewater Management Platform Raised 15 million NOK & Crowdfunding is Booming.

By 25 May 2023No Comments4 min read

Top News

1. Open AI released iOS version of ChatGPT in the US, other countries to follow in coming weeks. (link)
2. The world’s first AR computer screen is here – a 100-inch virtual screen for remote working. (link)
3. Crowdfunding companies Dealflow and Folkeinvest have reported their best quarters. (link)
4. Papirfly, the brand platform backed by Verdane, acquires Keepeek, a French digital asset management company, as part of its European expansion. (link)
5. Katapult Future Fest is just around the corner! If you haven’t secured your tickets yet, get your startup access or use our discount code “MESHXKFF”. (link)
6. According to Morten Korsveien from Sandwater, when setting a value on their company, more people should think strategically about dilution. (link)
7. The Norwegian-Icelandic fund, Nordic Ignite, has made its first investment in Sweden. (link)
8. Norwegian robots doing well abroad, Saga Robotics is serving customers in the wine industry in the US. (link)
9. Check out these 10 startups from NTNU that are worth watching. (link)
10. Changes have been made to Innovation Norway’s grant and loan schemes. (link)

Latest on Funding

☀️ Sunday Power, the solar power company, raised 100 million NOK in total, 60 million NOK from existing and new investors along with a 40 million NOK loan from Nordea. (link)
💵 Onix, software for lifting equipment, raised 80 million NOK from Viking Venture. (link)
🏠 Futurehome, a smart home solution for the green transition in homes, raised 50 million NOK led by NRP Zero AS. (link)
💵 Firi, crypto exchange platform in the Nordics, raised 46,3 million NOK through a crowdfunding campaign, welcoming 1508 new investors. (link)
🦾 Kilter, the autonomous weeding robots, has raised 31.7 million NOK led by SBG Invest, pricing them at 188 million NOK after money. (link)
🩺 Eyr, digital healthcare platform, raised 22 million NOK from Investinor, TV2 Invest and Aventia. (link)
🧪 Bioenvision, creating green chemicals, raised 17 million NOK. (link)
💧 InfoTiles, the water and wastewater management platform, raised 15 million NOK from 4impact Capital, ProVenture and Lyse. (link)
🎥 CuttingRoom, video creation platform, raised 13.2 million NOK through a SLIP agreement. (link)
🫀 Appsens, the heart sensor, raised 12 million NOK from existing and new investors. (link)

🐠 Inseanergy, delivering zero-emission systems for fish farming raised 11 million NOK through folkeinvest. (link)

🦾 Vilje Bionics, assistive devices for patients with motor impairments, raised 7 million NOK from Nordic Ignite, Halvor Wold, Torgeir Grimsrud, existing and new investors. (link)

📹 Parkly, camera-based parking, raised 10 million NOK bringing Olav Thon Gruppen & NorgesGruppen on the owner side, valuing it at around 53 million NOK. (link)

🎮 Morten Klein invests 5 million NOK in gaming company Maxelium Games who recently launched their NFT platform “Quantelica”. (link)

Latest on Talent

🤝Amby shares their insights on the role of VCs in recruitment (link)

💡 Raja Skogland is aiming to help startups find experienced board members. (link)

🤳 Øyvind Reed steps down and Andy Tyra takes over as CEO at Whereby (link)

🧱 Bjørn Malm, previously at Tine, joins Høine, the startup recycling bricks and circular services, as their new CFO. (link)

☀️ Øyvind Laugen Vesterdal steps down as CEO at Norsk Solar. (link)

⚡️ Håvar Snapa joins Strise as Enterprise Account Lead from Palantir (link)

🚀 Axel Hunter moves from Astat to Elekt to lead the technical team. (link)

🥕 Appfarm, the application development platform, has 6 open positions, check them out. (link)

🩺 Vilje Bionics, the medical exoskeleton startup, is hiring! Find their open roles here. (link)

🖥️ Perlo, the AI project management platform, is on the lookout for a SDR. (link)

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