Sweden may be known for its cold weather, IKEA and snaps, but the northern European country of 9 million inhabitants is also a world leader in technological innovation. Its capital, Stockholm, is an active hub of the country’s tech startup activity.
Here’s a list of 13 of the most promising tech startups based in Stockholm, some publicly recognized and others not so well known—at least for now.
FundedByMe is Europe’s fastest growing crowd investment platform. The offering connects promising entrepreneurs with intelligent, international network of investors.
Toca Boca is a developer of mobile apps and digital toys for kids. The company’s solutions use the mobile experience for stimulating childrens’ imaginations to be more creative.
Augify is focused on developing cognitive platforms, or in other words—creating machines that are capable of learning. The UN is currently using its platform for data handling.
Automile offers a solution for easily tracking your drivers, controlling rest stops, and managing mileage in real time.
Tinitell’s durable digital bracelet for kids is fitted with GPS, allowing parents to stay in touch with their children without having to use an expensive smartphone.
iZettle offers a variety of solutions for smaller companies, most notably the iZettle: a device that plugs into your smartphone to act as a portable debit card reader.
With the rising popularity of solar power comes higher hardware demands; Optistring is working on making the cables that transfer solar power collected by the solar panels to the power grid do so more efficiently.
Tobii is a world leader in eye tracking technologies for use in both scientific entertainment applications. The company’s leading technology powers a comprehensive eye tracking patent portfolio.
FishBrain is an app tailored for sport fishing enthusiasts—it enables users to track both their own and others peoples’ fishing trips. The app’s database—the world’s largest—consists of over 1,2 million fishing spots.
Lifesum is an application that offers help guides and tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Notable features include exercise feedback and dietary guideline tools.
Auxy follows the mantra of less is more: the app is an easy-to-use music production application designed for newcomers to the art of digital music making.
The Truecaller app was initially intended to identify unknown phone numbers and block unwanted calls—it has since evolved into a digital phone book with over 2 billions phone numbers in its database.
Opinion is the world’s first podcast studio app for mobile phones. The offring makes it possible for people to record their own podcasts directly from a smart phone.
A recent Time article posited that cold weather is good for the brain—if that’s the case, its not surprising that this list is just a fraction of the many promising startups from Stockholm. With the increasing interest in tech among the general population combined with rising expertise in the field, Stockholm may soon be a city known for both entrepreneurship—as well as its chilly weather.