With a record number of VC firms now actively investing in the Nordics, we will be providing a semi-regular update on which of them are hiring in order to get an idea of who may be ramping up, who may be about to close a new fund, and of course, providing those who are interested in a job in Nordic VC with the latest opportunities.
In the Nordic region, automotive innovations are a direct outcome of the qualities global tech audiences generally associate with the region: a mindset of problem solving, strong engineering and software skills and an environmentally conscientious approach to technology.
In our latest members article we analyse who are the investors providing capital at the $10 million+ mark and beyond, which countries are experiencing an increase in later-stage rounds, which verticals are attracting the bigger money, as well as analysing the overall health of the state of later-stage capital in the Nordics.
Once again, our partners at Atomico and our friends at Slush are undertaking their report on "The State of European Tech" ahead of the Nordics' biggest tech gathering in November/December.
For 2016, the survey is looking to go even deeper, and for the first time we will also be presenting the Nordic specific results here on The Nordic Web, to ensure that we can also directly study and benefit from the results specific to our region.
When we first started the newsletter at the beginning of 2014 we would only be reporting around five investments per week and the odd exit. Due to the acceleration in the growth and investment in the region, this can now happen in a single day.
Therefore, to keep in line with the speed of the news in the Nordics these days, we've decided to ramp up our news curation as well, today launching a dedicated area of the site entitled 'Dealflow'.
In the first half of 2016, Nasdaq OMX (Nordics) recorded more IPOs in terms of volume and value than London's, replacing it as Europe's dominant exchange. And the best news? Technology companies were one of the primary catalysts.
We shine a spotlight on a Norwegian startup who received funding from Slack and Sam Altman, a Finnish gaming exit that could reignite the Finnish scene, and finally, take a look at one of the most ambitious startups that we've seen originate in the region in recent years.
In partnership with Stockholm Business Region and SUP46, this morning at Stockholm Tech Fest we released our latest numbers for investment into Stockholm, demonstrating that momentum is still increasing, as investments are 3 times as many per quarter as they were just 12 months ago.