As the majority of you know, we've had an up and down journey in the 18 month existence of this publication, in particular struggling with how to make The Nordic Web sustainable.
The launch of our membership scheme and the support of our members has gone a long way to helping me spend the time that is needed for such in-depth analyses, and the everyday running of The Nordic Web, however, we still do not really make enough money to cover the expenses that are involved.
Therefore, I am delighted that some of the organisations that have been our biggest supporters over the last 18 months, have agreed to come on board as partners of The Nordic Web.
Our partners are all organisations that already contribute and actively support the Nordic startup scene , and as part of that are happy to support our work in analysing and recording what's happening in it.
We will be announcing our partners in batches over the next couple of weeks, and today we are announcing our first five. I'm delighted to have the support of all of these organisations, and I'm especially pleased to have such a diverse mix of Internationally renowned companies, as well as ones that are closer to home and have been pivotal in supporting the local scene.
All partners can now be viewed on our dedicated partner page where you can learn more about them. We'll also be running interviews with all of them over the next couple of months to get their insights on the Nordic startup scene, as well as their take on how they are contributing to it.
But for now, without further ado, I proudly present our first five partners of The Nordic Web:
500Startups are one of the World's most prestigious early-stage seed funds and accelerators. They recognise the potential in the Nordic startup scene and have been stepping up their efforts in backing Nordic startups recently, including dedicating Sean Percival to look at the region.
Atomico is an international venture capital firm, with a rich Nordic heritage. From being founded by Niklas Zennstrom and Mattias Ljungman, to backing some of the regions most successful startups in recent times in Skype, Supercell, Klarna, Rovio and Truecaller.
Founders are a startup studio based in Copenhagen that are building companies from scratch. Their thought-leading approaches to business are a fresh and welcome part of the Nordic scene, and play an important role in helping the regions entrepreneurs execute on their ideas, supporting them with strategy and capital.
Nordic Innovation is a Nordic institution working to promote cross-border trade and innovation. They are an active supporter of the Nordic startup ecosystem and commit finance, support and time to helping it grow.
Stockholm ICT is part of Stockholm Business Region. Team ICT helps investors/companies find opportunities in IT. They've been an active supporter of The Nordic Web since the beginning and have played a vital role in helping Stockholm position itself as one of the World's leading tech hubs.
If your organisation is interested in partnering and supporting The Nordic Web, then please reach out to me on neil(at)thenordic.web.com