With almost as many tech start-ups as Silicon Valley, Stockholm in Sweden is fast becoming one of the global IT hubs. Internationally successful start-ups such as Spotify, Candy Crush and Minecraft creator Mojang all hail from Stockholm. We know about giants like Volvo, Saab, Ericsson, IKEA, H&M, ABB, Electrolux and Husqvarna, but did you also know this bunch of Swedish start-ups –from Skype, Spotify, Linux and Mojang to MySQL, Wrapp, Klarna, Memeto to LifeSum?
Sweden is a nation of digital natives. Stockholm is one of the most digitally connected economies in the world. A Creandum report showed that €2.6 billion (around £1.9 billion, $2.9 billion) is being generated per year from Nordic tech company exports, with more than half of this coming from Sweden alone. In this nation of nine million people, something is making tech tick.