In this edition, we've got you covered with highlights from our Founders' Retreat, exciting portfolio news, an introduction to our new team member, and some awesome summer reading recommendations. Get the full picture below - grab your coffee and dive in!
🛎️Exciting news! We have a new CFO on board, Niclas Lehmann! With extensive experience from the tech and investments sector, and even a successful pro hockey career, Niclas brings a winning combination of skills to the team. Get the full scoop here.
🛎️ Last week we hosted a retreat for the founders in our portfolio in the beautiful Stockholm archipelago - a full day all focused on learning, connection and well-being. Morning sessions were delivered by two of our community partners and focused on data governance, privacy and GDPR. In the afternoon, we prioritized mental wellness and invited Johnny Oduya from Hale Center to lead a breathwork session. Afterwards, we enjoyed team activities and ended the day with a sunset dinner party! A huge thank you to all the attendees for making it an unforgettable experience!
🛎️ The financial veteran Ulrika Valassi joined the Wellstreet Fintech Board and will offer her experience of working with different sizes of banking and corporate institutions. Together with her appointment, the advisory board disclosed its focus at a new phase - read more here.
🛎️ Upcoming events - it’s almost summer break, but you’ll still find the Wellstreet team at:
⬥ Almedalen - Visby, June 27th - July 1st
Wellstreet Ventures News.
Anatomic Studios participated in Camp Momentum, an event bringing together amputees from Norway and Sweden for activities, exhibitions and experience exchange. 🦿
DanAds CEO Istvan Beres talked with us about winning the "Product of the Year" award at the 2023 NAB Show, celebrating their tenth anniversary, and the early days at DanAds. 🙌
Gamifiera recently shared their cutting-edge 3D avatar technology and also the addition of animation functionality. Now, MaxGaming customers in the USA, Germany and the Nordics also have a better and fun experience.👾
Hyber announced exciting news - a new partnership with BabyBjörn, a global leader in baby products. 👶
ICANIWILL’s physical launch in Germany has been a success! Take a look at the Meet the Brand event they hosted in Berlin.🎽
Textual announced a partnership with industry leader Lindex, which is now harnessing the power of advanced AI-driven copywriting technology to enhance its content creation process.🔤
Y/ELM+ Protection partnered up with Tjejjouren Väst and will donate a sum from every sold product in Sweden directly to the organization. 🐎
Wellstreet Fintech News.
Esgaia’s Rickard Nilsson comments in an article by ESG Investor about the market for engagement and stewardship systems, noting for example that sooner or later a data management journey needs more than Excel. 🗂️
Food for thought.
⬥ 14 Charts That Tell the Story of AI Right Now (Newcomer, Wenqi Shao and Eric Newcomer)
⬥ How to hire neurodiverse talent (Sifted, Miriam Partington)
⬥ The tech profiles open up about balancing careers and parenting (Breakit, Åsa Johansson)
⬥ Here’s what ESG term sheet clauses actually look like (Sifted, Eleanor Warnock)
⬥ On the above note, Wellstreet’s Jessica made this LinkedIn post with her thoughts and explained our investment process at Wellstreet.
⬥ Aura Cloud: Customer Success Manager - Nordic
⬥ ICANIWILL: Office Manager / Assistant and Sustainability Manager
⬥ Maintract: Fullstack Developer, UX Internship, Junior Sales Executive and Junior Developer
⬥ Zalster: Client Executive
⬥ An early-stage B2C app for the next generation of footballers is currently looking for a CTO / CPO. Please reach out to us if you know any candidates.
That’s all from us for now! 👋 Enjoy your summer!
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The Wellstreet Team