Analysis: February’s Investments

Analysis: February’s Investments

Wth only 28 days, February is traditionally one of the slower months for investment announcements in the region and this year was no different, with “only” 50 Nordic funding announcement taking place last month. This was actually lower than what we recorded in both 2017 and 2016, although the difference […]

Analysis: January’s Investments

Analysis: January’s Investments

We have high expectations for investment in 2018 and a strong start to the year would certainly provide us with some fuel for that fire. However, January provided us with more of a smoulder than an inferno, with 51 investments totalling $225.3 million. This was quieter than January last year […]

The 2017 Nordic Funding Analysis

The 2017 Nordic Funding Analysis

2017 was an interesting year when it came to investment in the Nordic tech scene. After three consecutive years of stunning growth, we had to adjust to a 12 months that appeared considerably slower than those we’d begun to become accustomed to. In this, our yearly investment analysis for the […]

27 theses for the Nordic tech scene in 2018

27 theses for the Nordic tech scene in 2018

  Below are my 27 theses for the Nordic tech scene in 2018. What do you agree with? What do you disagree with? What did I miss? Continue the conversation in the comments or find me here @neilswmurray Investments 1. The number of investments into Nordic tech startups will surpass […]

An Interview with Seth Pierrepont of Accel

An Interview with Seth Pierrepont of Accel

Seth Pierrepont leads Accel’s investments in the Nordics. He helped lead Accel’s recent investment in Kry and is a huge champion of the way Nordic founders build amazing cultures early on. Accel has a long history of backing stellar companies and founders from the Nordics, including Qlik, Spotify, Supercell, Kry, Rovio, […]

Analysis: November’s Investments

Analysis: November’s Investments

November and December are traditionally a busy time for funding announcements in the Nordics, predominantly due to Slush taking place. And this year we needed them to be particularly strong in order to avoid the ignominy of this being a “down year”. Compared to recent months, November certainly stepped things up […]