Friday Wrap Up: Crowdfunding Success, Tech Events And Pirates

    Greg is away in Spain on a “business trip”, enjoying the sun and getting to know the Finnish Start-Ups over there. Kinda smart to remain a Nordic startup but work from somewhere with a slightly warmer climate and cheaper conditions. Basically I get to fill in for him and write this weeks Friday Wrap Up. It was definitely a good week for the region. We covered two new seed rounds by Froont and Avansera, learned about failure, and witnessed crowdfunding success by Climbstation. We are also anticipating some good events and have a great lineup of internships and jobs for you guys to check out.

    Perhaps a little surprisingly, the story about Froont raising seed funding was the most popular for the week, topping that of iZettle solving their VISA problem. In other news:

    Wired reports on Finland’s open government movement.

    The Pirate Bay is suing the Anti-Piracy activists CIAPC for copying their website complete with CSS and a sinking ship.


    Don’t forget to go to Microsoft TechDays on the 5th-6th of March. Register here.

    On the 6th of March there will be a Technology M&A Bootcamp


    Kiosked are still looking for a Junior iOS Developer and a Senior iOS Developer. Read the whole story here.

    Orkia is looking for a Strategy Analyst – Helsinki, Finland

    Lokalhus is looking for a range of interns: Datamining, Database & Business Intelligence, Software Development, Marketing – Helsinki, Finland

    Fingertip is looking for a UI/UX Designer – Helsinki, Finland

    Hakema is looking for a Web and Mobile programmer – Helsinki, Finland

    Eniram is looking for an IT Administrator – Helsinki, Finland

    Rout IO Technologies Oy is looking for a Dev Ops Lead (Java, CDN & Cloud Technologies) – Turku, Finland

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