What even happened to Nordic and Baltic startups in 2014? We decided to dig through the ArcticStartup Archives to see what news pieces seemed like they should be remembered going forward. Take a minute to take in these headlines broken down month by month:
Linda Liukas’ book has a huge first day on Kickstarter
Fyndiq Scales Up to €13.8 Million Turnover in Three Years
Finns jumped in the Oulu River to pitch their startups
Spotify acquires Echonest
Transferwise quickly hitting £1 Billion in payments
Rovio goes Flappy Bird with the launch of Retry
iZettle raised €40 million
We had our conference – the Arctic15!
Airdog hit Kickstarter to follow your extreme sports with a drone
Google acquired DrawElements for “eight figures”
Betterdoctor gets $10 million series A
Nonstop Games acquired by King for up to €67 million
Inventure’s fund hits €68 million to invest in early stage around Finland
CPHFTW goes live, bringing the Danish scene together
The creator of Snake is back.
IndoorAtlas raises $10 million from Baidu
A bitcoin castle rises in Estonia
Minecraft acquired for $2 billion
Narrative raises $8 million
Videoplaza acquried by Ooyala
Truecaller raises $60 million
Futuremark acquired by UL
Kahoot grew at 900,000 unique new players a week.
Seriously raises $10 million through the course of the year
Slush hits over 13,000 attendees!
Jolla raises $10 million series B