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The 6 Unicorn Startups Founded in Stockholm

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There’s no doubt that the startup scene in Stockholm is unique.

The city has created dozens of successful startups over the years. Some of them are already worth billions of dollars.

So whether you’re looking to start your own business, or just interested in learning about unicorns, here’s the complete list of 6 unicorn companies in Stockholm.

The 6 Unicorns in Stockholm

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Klarna

Klarna

Klarna combines the simplicity of shopping with the speed of online payment processing to create a superior experience for your customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $45.60

    B (

    December 2011

    )

  • Country:

    Sweden

  • City:

    Stockholm

  • Started in:

    2005

  • Founders:

    Niklas Adalberth, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Victor Jacobsson

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, FinTech, Payments, Shopping

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $3,471.72M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    33

  • Number of investors:

    65

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Northvolt

Northvolt

Northvolt delivers clean energy by developing and recycling sustainable batteries for renewable power storage.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $9.08

    B (

    June 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Sweden

  • City:

    Stockholm

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Paolo Cerruti, Peter Carlsson

  • Industries:

    Battery, Clean Energy, CleanTech, Electronics, Manufacturing

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $6,162.15M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    47

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KRY

KRY

Kry helps patients to make active choices about their health in partnership with public and private healthcare professionals.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Sweden

  • City:

    Stockholm

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Fredrik Jung Abbou, Joachim Hedenius, Johannes Schildt, Josefin Landgård

  • Industries:

    Consumer, Health Care, Medical, mHealth, Mobile Apps

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $570.99M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Einride

Einride

Einride is an electric and autonomous freight tech company that designs and develops technologies for transportation systems.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.44

    B (

    December 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Sweden

  • City:

    Stockholm

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Filip Lilja, Linnea Kornehed, Robert Falck

  • Industries:

    Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Vehicle, Logistics, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $150.82M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound

EPIDEMIC SOUNDS is a music company that helps online creators and people with passion in music to make their own soundtrack absolutely free.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Sweden

  • City:

    Stockholm

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    David Stenmarck, Hjalmar Winbladh, Jan Zachrisson, Oscar Höglund, Peer Åström

  • Industries:

    Digital Entertainment, Digital Media, Media and Entertainment, Music, Music Streaming, Video

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $476.14M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    10

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VOI

VOI

Voi is a micro-mobility startup that provides electric scooters for last-mile transportation.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Sweden

  • City:

    Stockholm

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Adam Jafer, Douglas Stark, Filip Lindvall, Fredrik Hjelm, Johan Pietilä Holmner, Keith Richman

  • Industries:

    Electric Vehicle, Public Transportation, Rental, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $517.90M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    29

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