It looks like the infamous Nordic summer break is officially over, as a steady stream of funding announcements occurring during the last couple of weeks of the month ensured that August saw 24 investments totalling a little north of $100 million.
In our monthly recap, we roundup all of the investments, exits and acquisitions and top stories for Nordic startups for the month that was.
Google Ventures leads $6 million round in Stockholm-based VR gaming studio Resolution Games
Yoogaia, the World’s first interactive yoga studio closes $3 million seed round
Breakit report that H&M and Klarna have invested in Wrapp in a 25MSEK round. (In Swedish)
Readly raise $2.4 million from Zouk Capital. (In Swedish)
Finnish smartwatch game developer Everywear closes $2.25M funding round
ChurchDesk scores $2 million funding to help churches go digital
Antrad raise 20MSEK to thaw blood plasma faster. (In Swedish)
Solu lands $1.3M, can you guess what they do?
NFT Ventures invests between 7-10 MSEK in Leaseonline, a car-leasing startup (In Swedish)
e-sports betting startup Challenger Mode raise 6MSEK (In Swedish)
Springfield put 5MSEK in recruitment service Cruitway (In Swedish)
Fashion startup Apprl has raised 1MSEK (In Swedish)
Invesdor raises €1M through its own service.
Wake raises $750K from First Round Capital, Slow Ventures, Alliance Venture and other investors
How the Kite App might change the way we consume news on the web, has taken $500,000 in seed funding so far.
Swipe, the web-based PowerPoint competitor, raises further funding and launches pro plan
IoT startup Mistbase raise money from LU Innovation
Refurb (as the name suggests, with computer equipment) raise funding (In Danish)
Markedsmodningsfonden has invested in 22 new Danish companies, including Shipbeat (In Danish)
Acquisitions and exits
Nokia’s digital mapping business HERE bought by BMW, Daimler and Audi for €2.8 billion
Nasdaq-listed Cirrus buys 'Opolum' for around 200MSEK (In Swedish)
Qasa now part of Hemnet - launches housing site (In Swedish)
WriteReader is the only non-US startup in Intel's Edtech accelerator (In Danish)
GreenQloud has secured a partnership with VMWare and has Microsoft and HP in its sights (In Icelandic)
Zennstrom-backed Rdio goes up against Apple, launching a new live radio product (In Swedish)
King's latest financial results were not too rosy
Frumtak II plans to invest 1 billion ISK a year (In Icelandic)
Yubico have partnered up with Dropbox
Microsoft confirms Finnish phone site closure and job cuts
UK Chancellor George Osborne visited the Danish startup scene
Innovation Norway has launched a new 10M NOK fund for gaming startups to Internationalise (In Norwegian)
Swedish gaming studio Toca Boca hire an investment banker as they look for external investment or even a sale
Backers of Skype, Spotify, King and Klarna, Lakestar announce a new €350 million fund
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