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Events October 21, 2020

Sting Day 2020: Live från Stockholm, Munich, London och New York

Tomorrow, October 22, Sting Day will offers a live broadcast that takes the temperature of the investor climate in three startup hubs – Munich, London and New York. 350 investors from 18 countries are registered. 70 selected startups from Sting’s ecosystem participate in the matchmaking.

Sting Day, arranged for the 11th time, aims to support and contribute to the ecosystem in Stockholm and to provide startup companies with valuable international contacts to strengthen their future growth. Approximately 750 people are registered for the annual startup/investor event, among them are about 250 entrepreneurs and 350 investors from 18 countries.

Watch the broadcast (recording)

During 90 minutes, the event will offer a live broadcast that takes the temperature of the investor climate in three major startup hubs – Munich, London and New York. Local, experienced VC investors will also give their views on Swedish startups and how they can increase the chances of success internationally.

In the Stockholm studio, Swedish entrepreneurs and investors will share their biggest news and lessons with a focus on internationalization.


  • Marie-Hélène Ametsreiter, Partner, Speedinvest (Munich)
  • Rainer Märkle, General Partner, Holtzbrinck Ventures (Munich)
  • Ewa Treitz, Startups and VC Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services (Munich)
  • Daniel Waterhouse, General Partner, Balderton Capital (London)
  • Reshma Sohoni, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Seedcamp (London)
  • Amy Lewin, Deputy Editor, Sifted (London)
  • Ryan Darnell, Managing Partner, Max Ventures (New York)
  • Avantika Daing, Partner, Plum Alley Investments (New York)
  • Anna Throne-Holst, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in New York (New York)
  • Johan Brenner, General Partner, Creandum (Stockholm)
  • Caroline Walerud, Partner, Walerud Ventures & Co-founder, Volumental (Stockholm)
  • Tor Rauden Källstigen, Co-founder & CEO, All Ears (Stockholm)
  • Mimi Billing, Senior Reporter & Nordic Corrsepondent, Sifted (Stockholm)
  • Pär Hedberg, CEO & Co-founder, Sting (Stockholm)

Exclusive matchmaking

Seventy selected startups from Sting’s ecosystem and 130 investors have booked “speed meetings” with their favorite profiles. During 12-minute meetings, entrepreneurs get the chance to present their companies and build new relationships with international investors. 300 meetings are booked at the time of writing.


10: 00-12: 30 – Matchmaking
14:30 – The live broadcast starts with the Stockholm panel
14:55 – Munich
15:15 – London
15:35 – New  York
16:00 – End of the live broadcast
17: 00-18: 00 – Matchmaking

Practical details
When: 22 October 2020 at 14: 30-16: 00 CET

Events May 18, 2018

An investor-packed Sting Day!

Sting Day 2018 took place on May 16th, gathering a record number of investors and offering inspiring speakers combined with energetic one-to-one matchmaking.

400 exclusively invited people were present at Hotel Birger Jarl when Sting gathered its network of promising startups and most of Europe’s leading investors for the annual Sting Day event. A total of 180 investors from 15 countries participated, along with 65 selected startups. The theme for this year’s event was sales and growth.

“The fact that this year’s event attracted a record number of investors is a receipt that Sting Day has established itself as one of the most important meeting spots for startups and international investors. Our goal is to offer opportunities for qualified meetings that can lead to long-term and valuable relationships over time, said Pär Hedberg, founder and CEO of Sting, about the high interest for Sting Day.

After an introduction, when Pär Hedberg was welcomed by the robots Marissa, played by Furhat, and Yumi from ABB, Niklas Adalberth, founder of Norrsken, took the stage. In a conversation with Sting’s Karin Ruiz, Niklas reflected on his ambitions for Norrsken and his view of how young tech companies can help make the world better with their technology. This session was followed by sales pitches from five startups, to a panel that took the role of the pitching companies’ dream customers.

In parallel with the important speed meeting session between investors and startups, two inspiring fireside chats took place on the main stage. The audience got to listen to Wendy Tan White, founder of British website building platform Moonfruit, and Hannah Meiton, Chief Growth Officer at Soundtrack Your Brand, who shared experiences on finding successful sales strategies as a startup and how to build successful teams.

During the final session on stage, a panel comprised of the seasoned investors Grant Allen, ABB Technology Ventures; Susana Quintana Plaza, next47; Sara Resvik, Industrfonden and Christian Nagel, Earlybird, weighed in on how investors can contribute to revenue growth in their portfolio companies. The panel was moderated by Miriam Grut Norrby, Partner at Alfvén & Didrikson, and ended with five investor pitches from capital-seeking companies.

The winners of the pitch competitions were announced during a prize ceremony that kicked-off the dinner. The award for “Best sales pitch” went to Patrik Nilsson of Ortrud Medical and the price for “Best investor pitch” went to Joakim Sjöblom of Minna Technologies. The day ended with an inspiring dinner speech by Stina Ehrensvärd, founder of Yubico. The company, that began its journey at Sting’s incubator at KTH, is now on track to become Sweden’s first “unicorn” with a female CEO. Stina finished her presentation by saying that one must dare to believe in her dreams. It was a perfect end to a wonderful day.

A warm thank you to our main partner ABB and other event partners Visa, Tillväxtverket, Verisure and Almi Företagspartner.

Events August 11, 2016

Startup/Investor Matchmaking at STHLM Tech Fest

STHLM TECH FEST background image (3)As part of the STHLM Tech Fest, the biggest event of the fall, STING is hosting a high-energy startup/investor matchmaking session Monday 5th September, which promises to be the most intensive hour of the Fest!

***The matchmaking is only available to startups that have registered for a demo table, and to investors. Please register at STHLM Tech Fest 2016. Please note: the bids from investors and startups have been received and the matchmaking is now closed. 

These investors are registered for the matchmaking:


Almi Invest 

Alpha Nordic Capital


Bonnier Growth Media

Capital A Partners

Conor Venture Partners


DN Capital 


Eight Roads Ventures


HV Holtzbrinck Ventures       

Index Ventures



Karma Ventures


Kreos Capital


Maxim Ventures


Mosaic Ventures

Nokia Growth Partners

Nordnet Ventures



Open Ocean Capital


Piton Capital

Point Nine Capital

Schibsted Growth 

SEB Venture Capital 

Spintop Ventures

Sweet Capital

Telia Company


Varenne Investment


Vireo Energy


And these startups:


Adaptive Simulations

Adventure Box






Chargly Technologies








Light Flex Technology

Mind Music Labs




Prime Pilot












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How will it work?

You will choose which 3 investors you would like to meet with the most. A schedule is then put together based on everyone’s picks (with the aim of accommodating as many as possible). At the Tech Fest, each investor will have a high top table where the meetings will take place. You will have 10 minutes total at a table before a signal will sound. You then have a couple of minutes to wrap up before it’s time to switch to a new table. We recommend that your pitch doesn’t exceed 3 minutes to also leave time for questions before you switch to the next investor. You can bring a laptop and other material (that are easy to carry and move around) to demo your product, but there will be no electrical outlets.

If you have questions about the matchmaking session, please contact Linda Wellgrant, Event & Office Manager

> More info about STHLM Tech Fest 

Events September 22, 2014

Swedish Cleantech Tour visits Zurich

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On Thursday last week, September 18th, Swedish Cleantech Tour held its second investor event of the year – in Zurich.

Six cleantech companies, among them Chromafora, ClimaCheck, Minesto and Watty, presented their technologies and business models for local investors at SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich. The event was organized in collaboration with the Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce, SSCC, and Cleantech Switzerland.

The final event of the tour will be held in Boston, October 28-30th.

> More information about Swedish Cleantech Tour here