From record investment levels to a large amount of tech workers, many factors are contributing to Stockholm’s impressive entrepreneurial growth.
Stockholm is considered one of the leading startup capitals in the Nordics – and even one of the top in the world. It is perhaps not surprising that it’s been called the “second Silicon Valley,” given the fact that Skype, Klarna, King and Mojang all went from small startups to billion dollar juggernauts here.
Not only that, investment has been pouring in at record levels in the past couple of years. In 2016, more than $1.4 billion was invested. Undoubtedly, the city’s high concentration of programmers, non-hierarchical culture and immense public support are huge contributing factors to the startup scene’s incredible growth.
Startup Guide Stockholm is filled with city-focused tips, startups, coworking spaces, programs and interviews with founders as well as experts. It gives you all the information you need to get you started in the Swedish capital.
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Published September 2018
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