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Norway #16: Strise gets Atomico on board, Simli raised 17 million NOK and StartupLab buys into 6AM.

By 8 September 2023February 12th, 2024No Comments4 min read

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    1. Nordic Top-tier VCs and investors will discuss the state of Nordic funding during a breakfast event on Day 1 of TechBBQ. (link)
    2. Alliance VC welcomes a new partner, Stine Mølgaard Sørensen, entrepreneur and angel investor who was co-founder and COO of the health-tech startup Radiobotics. (link)
    3. StartupLab buys into 6AM in Trondheim, owning a total of 13% to help strengthen the Trondheim ecosystem. (link)
    4. Marketer is expanding in the EU through acquisitions, starting with the Netherlands where they apparently now have a 50% share of the second-hand housing market. (link)
    5. Spot the red flags 🚩 Evelina Anttila, MP at Wellstreet shares tips for term sheets. (link)
    6. 6AM is at the forefront of addressing mental health by providing free and subsidized therapy sessions through Mepo for both founders and employees. (link)
    7. Daniel Furset, Secretary General at Fintech Norway and Christine Spersrud Haug, Industry Leader at Virke Finans call for better regulations for the fintech industry. (link)
    8. The sustainability reporting market has grown and is expected to drive greener business operations, as seen with Celsia in this interview with (link)
    9. Curipod has been named as one of the top 25 ed-tech companies by VCs in Business Insider. (link)
    10. Arne Tonning (Alliance VC) dives deep into data and shares his take on venture capital funds (link)

Latest on Funding

💰 Antler raised €50 million from Export & Investment fund Denmark, Investinor, Ferd, Nysnø and Formue for their second Nordic fund focused on Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. (link)

💳 Froda, the Swedish fintech that has been expanding in Norway, raised 90 million SEK at a valuation of NOK 1.7 billion. (link)

💸 Sintef TTO & Venture raised 300 million NOK from KLP, Gjensidigestiftelsen, Sparebankstiftelsen DnB, SpareBank 1 SMN, Reitan Kapital, Koteng Holding and Investinor. (link)

💰 The Danish Unconventional Ventures, who invested in Fjong, announced the second close of its fund at €30 million, welcoming new LPs. (link)

🚀 Strise, the anti-money laundering platform, raised $10.8 million Series A, led by Atomico and joined by Curiosity, and Sondo Capital. (link)

🇪🇺 Trondheim-based Secure Practice has received a project worth €2.5 million from the EU’s Digital Europe program. Their challenge is to solve challenges with cybercrime. (link)

🕶️ Simli, the AI/VR startup helping with social anxiety, raised 17 million NOK from existing and new investors along with a grant from Innovation Norway. (link)

🤝 Celerway Communication, the multi WAN platform, raised 15 million NOK from Wiski Capital, Ivar Arnesen and Petter Fornæss, Sportradar founders. (link)

🔥 Cubit, the SaaS company, raised 11 million NOK from Wiski Capital , Semundseth Holding, Ivar Arnesen, Fornæss and Byggteknisk Drift (link)

😄 Nuiton raises 10 million NOK from Vopy, A Swedish investor, who has gone into agreement with Nuiton to help financial investments in Asian and African developing countries. (link)

🌟 Favrit, the ordering app with QR codes, raised 5.2 million NOK in a new round from different investors. The round is expected to be completed in September (link)

💻 SentiSystems, real-time data processing, raised 5 million NOK from two new investors and existing owners. (link)

Latest on Talent

🌎 Looking for a new hire? The Hub has got your covered. Sign up here and post your job today. (link)

🏆 The Danish Scaleup Leadership Awards will launch its finalists on Day 2 of TechBBQ. (link)

👩‍💻 Our friends at Maria 01 are looking for a new CEO (link)

🐕 Espen Egil Hansen becomes chairman of Labrador CMS (link)

🌟 John Torvik is the new MD at Industry Capital Partners Ventures (link)

✨The startup studio Railway is focusing on one product and relaunching it as ‘Tings’. (link)

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