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Norway #18: OIW 2023, Head of Partnerships joins Mesh Community & Fairsight raised 20 million NOK.

By 6 October 2023February 12th, 2024No Comments3 min read

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  1. Oslo was buzzing with international events during Oslo Innovation Week. Thanks to the Oslo Business Region team for organizing a great week, we look forward to next year! (link)
  2. Proptech Norway hosted its Proptech Summit with more than 850 participants as part of OIW. Congratulations to all the winners of the Proptech Awards and Hall of Fame folks! (link)
  3. Thomas Harstad joins Mesh Community and will lead partnerships to strengthen the Nordic network for founders and startups. Welcome to the team! (link)
  4. 16 Norwegian startups to watch according to Sifted. (link)
  5. Naer was recently featured in the New York Times for their thoughts on the world of mixed reality in relation to Meta’s newest headset Quest 3. (link)
  6. Lex Fridman meets Mark Zuckerberg in the Metaverse as photorealistic avatars, even when they are thousands of miles apart in the physical world. (link)
  7. New tech conference coming up in Sweden in early 2024. (link)
  8. Interview with about how Norway compares to Finland when it comes to startups and investments. (link)
  9. Claes Mikko Nilsen from NordicNinja VC shares his take on what’s going on in the VC landscape. (link)
  10. Modulize, the marketplace for prefabricated elements and modules, celebrates its milestone with its first transaction: a detached house in Eastern Norway with Sætheren Element as a supplier. (link)

Latest on Funding

💸 Atomico raised $1.1 billion for a new fund (link)

🌿  Nysnø Climate Investments is allocated an extra 1.85 billion NOK in the new state budget. (link)

💸 Brite Payments, a fintech startup from Sweden, raised $60 million led by Dawn Capital with participation from Incore Invest. (link)

🇫🇮 Crowberry Capital led a €1.75 million seed round in Saidot, a Finnish AI governance startup. (link)

🖊️ Remarkable secured a bond loan of 500 million NOK with help from DNB markets and ABG Sundal Collier. (link)

💸 Eqon, developing thermal controllers, raised 27 million NOK from investors. (link)

😄 Fairsight, an assessment platform for recruiting, raised 20 million NOK from Skyfall Ventures, Sondo Capital and Futurum Ventures (link)

🗞️ Shifter shares a summary of the state’s budget for entrepreneurs, investors and other innovators for 2024. (link)

Latest on Talent

🏆 Congratulations to Strise for winning the Oslo Innovation Awards at OIW. Great to see a startup that started in Trondheim growing successfully. (link)

🇩🇰 From Norway to Denmark, Ann Hege Frøseth will be moving into the role of Head of Denmark at AvantGarde Search. (link)

✉️ Cobrief is expanding its team and has two new team members joining. (link)

🚗 Erik Færevaag is the new interim general manager at Easee. (link)

🎙️ Profile feature interview with Unconventional Ventures’ General Partner Nora Bavey. (link)

🎙️ Trondheim Techport profile feature piece with Capeesh co-founder and CEO Marie Jacobsen Lauvås. (link)

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