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Denmark #28: Antler’s list of 2024 Industry Trends, Hakio raised €4 million & Steve Wozniak at TechArena.

By 1 March 2024No Comments3 min read

Top News

  1. TechArena is the tech event to attend in Stockholm. Big names, such as Al Gore and Steve Wozniak were on stage, with many founders, investors and ecosystem enthusiasts attending the conference. Climate and AI were standout topics throughout the event. (link)
  2. Antler released their list of Industry Trends defining 2024, including AI, gaming, climate, healthtech and more. (link)
  3. The Nordic Blockchain Association will host their 6th edition of the Nordic Blockchain Conference in the heart of Copenhagen in June. (link)
  4. ’Girls just wanna have funds’ by Female Invest made the Sunday Times Bestseller List. (link)
  5. Cecilie Willer, founder of TODAY, facilitated a workshop on navigating founder team conflicts giving tips on how to deal with stressful situations. (link)
  6. Veo has tripled its customers to over 30,000 and secured a 557 million DKK Series C round. Here’s an interview with Henrik Teisbæk, co-founder and CEO of Veo. (link)
  7. Aarhus is attracting international VCs with their new VC series. Organized by Startup Aarhus, Founderment, and Parabolic, it highlights Aarhus’s growing international attention within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. (link)
  8. The VC secondary market is experiencing significant growth, driven by the need for liquidity in a challenging market with fewer IPOs. Sifted highlights different strategies. (link)
  9. Mistral AI’s partnership with Microsoft sparked controversy, with discussions referring to its initial commitment to be an open-source platform and European alternative to the US giants. (link)
  10. Apple scraps its autonomous electric car project and moves resources over to the generative AI projects. (link)

Latest on Funding

💻 Go Autonomous, creating AI-powered solutions for B2B, raised $10.3 million Series A from Octopus Ventures, Ridge Ventures, EIFO, and 42Cap. (link)

💨 Aegir Insights, which offers software, data, and intelligence for investors in offshore wind projects, raised €8.5 million Series A led by Seaya Andromeda, with participation from Climentum Capital. (link)

💻 Spektr, a fintech focused on due diligence, raised €5 million from Northzone, PreSeed Ventures and Seedcamp. (link)

👕 Hakio, transforming the fashion industry using AI, raised €4 million, co-led by People Ventures and Dreamcraft Ventures, joined by existing investors Blazar Capital and Founderment. (link)

🥗 BeCause, a sustainability data management for the hospitality, travel, and tourism industries raised a total of $2.5 million in seed funding with a recent $600k investment from Curiosity VC. (link)

💳 Januar, a payment gate for crypto companies, raised €1.5 million seed extension from international investors including CMT Digital, Third Prime and Skyfall Ventures alongside Michael Grønager as well as existing investors. (link)

💛 Uvisa Health, focusing on non-pharmacological solutions to intimate infections, raised 6 million DKK from angel investors. (link)

💻 Franklin, a fintech company, enters a partnership with NIUM, enabling Franklin’s customers to access financial services provided by NIUM. (link)

Latest on Talent

🇩🇰 Find all full-time positions open on the Hub here. (link)

🤝 byFounders welcomes Sinah Mussmann as their new team member. (link)

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