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Nordic Tech Tour: Our journey gets going

Posted on by Harri Holopainen

… your key message from forty pages to ten.

With this in mind, a while ago Microtask applied for Tech Tour, which this year focused on the Nordic and Baltic regions. Because the great opportunities for growth companies at this event are well known, only a small number of the applicants that apply are selected to present at it. This year the competition was especially tough, and the jury went through the business plans of more than 500 start-up, growth, and expansion phase companies.

As …

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The Travelling Salesman is back – Part 2

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… Lawson talked about the first part of his journey in search of the most promising Nordic tech startups. We featured his adventures on the Swedish and Norwegian scene, along with how it feels to drive around Umeå in a windowless jeep in the middle of December.

Now, with more startups, more anecdotes and even some Danish blondes, we present the final, thrilling installment…

Iceland and Denmark: Optimistic and familiar

Iceland, with its famous scenery and videogames industry …

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The Travelling Salesman is back – Part 1

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… Lawson with his plan to visit Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark in search of promising tech startups. After many vicissitudes, the trip is now over and he’s back. With a presentation held the 16th of December in the premises of Aalto Venture Garage, he went on retelling his legendary journey of networking and (self) discovery.

Good trip, but luck

“When I started thinking about this journey,” began Kristoffer, “it was always on my mind that I wanted to do it in a …

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Trillion Fund: where normal people can invest (and save the world)

Posted on by Matt-Kennedy Good

… amounts of money.

Trillion Fund is led by a diverse group of overachievers from the investment, tech and renewable energy industries. Julia Groves is one of them. I caught up with her last week to discuss her plan to use crowdfunding to save the world (and help normal people make money from investing).

Trillion Fund is an exciting concept. Where did the idea come from?

It came about as a way to use crowdfunding to solve two problems.

The first is financial markets and the way …

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Predicting the Facebook IPO: The crowd gets it wrong

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… predicted a closing price of $38, only three were in any way experts (a Google+ engineer, a tech entrepreneur, and an analyst at Bloomberg, who probably deserves a promotion). The other correct answers came from all over the world, from Swiss web designers, Australian students and American Hockey fanatics.

In fact, it looks like experts gave the least accurate predictions. When the results are ordered by number of followers (with Chris Sacca’s 1,338,761 followers taking him and his …

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