Welcome to October’s issue of the Wellstreet Journal!
In this monthly round-up, we share news from the Wellstreet team, announcements about our HQ The Factory as well as some exciting updates from our portfolio and founders!
September has been a busy month for everyone as we adapt to a new normal, and we hope you’ve hit the ground running and embraced the new challenges and opportunities arising!
🔔 We are busy planning our next Launchpad Days in partnership with Google for Startups for our portfolio companies. The theme this time around is Product & Technology. The event will be held fully digitally, so we are ⚡opening up 5 extra seats⚡ for startups outside of our current portfolio. If the below topics are of interest to you, please apply by sending us an email with your pitch deck to firstname.lastname@example.org.
🔔 Tomorrow (yes!) opens a new space at The Factory, Makerzone. It is a creative meeting place to engage in technology and creation. There are many different materials, robots, VR glasses, drones, 3D printers and a workshop. The primary intention of Makerzone is to provide a space for preschools and schools to work with themes linked to the goals in the curriculum. In the long run, the plan is for Makerzone to be open to everyone with workshops, training, inspiration and collaborations. Makerzone is an initiative by Sollentuna municipality together with us at Wellstreet.
🔔 Last but not least, we are so proud and humbled to have been nominated for Sweden’s Investor of the Year Award for the Nordic Startup Awards! A big thank you to our community for the support! 🙏
💳 Steven app reaches over 75.000 unique users and steadily increases the customer base.
🏋️ ICIW opened its first-ever pop-up store in Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm! Go check it out before it’s too late.
🧑🤝🧑 Pensure is growing and hiring Movestic and Svensk Handel's former CTO Jan Sjöberg and also Christine Pdland Holmström as the new Digital Marketing Manager and an additional Key Account Manager, Anders Bougt.
🎗️ Hyber launched a partnership with Rädda Barnen to end poverty, violence and vulnerability for children in Sweden - Support their efforts here!
💡 Pixery Media is about to launch a brand new product: the Interior Light Study is a fun and interactive product to help potential property buyers experience a unit from dusk till dawn just by swiping.
⬥Our co-founder Sïmon Saneback’s opinion piece in The Local Sweden about Amazon’s entrance into the Swedish market and what we can expect. 🛒
⬥Wellstreet is one of the key players in Fintech according to the latest Fintech Guide made by Invest Stockholm. You can read the full report here. 💸
⬥This white paper by WGSN Insight on Consumer trends to expect in the next two years in a post-COvid-19 world. 🛍️
Join and go #foreverforward!
Here are a few interesting job opportunities from our teams. Apply or share them with your network and people you think will be the next superstars in these awesome companies
⬥Hyber is looking to strengthen their team in Stockholm with a Customer Support addition to make sure kids have safe, super cute and sustainable clothes. 👶
⬥Calling out our Gothenburg friends for this Account Manager opening at Pixery Media and help innovate how we buy, sell and rent commercial and residential real estate. 🏘️