March 2015

SILICON VIKINGS EXPANDS!

 

Silicon Vikings' network across Silicon Valley, the Nordics, and the Baltics grew by over 2,000 people during the first quarter of 2015 as our momentum continues to expand! 

 

In Silicon Valley, during Q1, we held 7 well attended events (including a Robotics event and several pitching events during the past month). 

 

We also expanded into Lithuania with the recent launch of our new Node in Vilnius. The event was a huge success with nearly 300 people in attendance!

 

This is just the beginning....wait until you see what we have in store for you in Q2!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Charlotte Danielsson

Executive Director

 

email:  charlotte.danielsson@siliconvikings.com

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social media:  https://koik.me/siliconvikings 

BABSON BLENDED LEARNING: TEST IT OUT. 



Babson Blended Learning: Test It Out is for prospective students interested in experiencing Babson's MBA firsthand, through a graduate-level, blended learning course.  

 

Babson Blended Learning: Test It Out is open to students interested in the Blended Learning MBA. On-campus classes for the May session of Test It Out will take place at Babson's San Francisco location and all interested students must be willing to come to this location for these sessions.

 

This cohort of prospective students will be taught by Senior Lecturer in Management Dwight Gertz.

The course, Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: How Managers Make Good and Bad Choices will be taught in the blended learning format with both online learning and collaboration as well as on-campus classes. The course will start with an online session on Monday, May 11, 2015 and run through Saturday, June 27, 2015.




SWEDISH-SPEAKING JOB OPENING IN SF

Bank of the West has a job opening for a Swedish-speaking person at their San Francisco International Clientele Department.  For more information.

SILICON VIKINGS VILNIUS NODE LAUNCH EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS!

 

 

 


  

DEALFLOW FROM LITHUANIA:  THESE #LTSTARTUPS ARE RAISING OVER $100M

Lithuania is one of the smallest countries in Europe with a population of 3 million. However, our startup ecosystem has been growing constantly with record activity in 2014 and more than $100M in investments over the past few years. In 2015 Lithuanian startups plan to raise more money than ever before. Here is just a portion of startups who are going to take the lion share of it. We have confirmed the numbers with all startups except for the first biggest three. 

  

Elephants in the room
 
Vinted  is one of the leading global marketplaces for second hand clothes. In 2014 they closed  $27M in its second institutional financing  from Accel Partners and Insight Ventures - one of the largest rounds ever in the region. Vinted is continuing talks with more investors for an unconfirmed amount. Follow: twitter.com/Vinted ,  linkedin.com/company/2909062

GameInsight is a global game development giant, which moved its headquarters to Vilnius, Lithuania in 2014. In 2013 GameInsight closed a $25M series A from IMI.VC fund and is nowfundraising a new investment in the hundreds of millions. Connect:twitter.com/game_insight, angel.co/game-insight, linkedin.com/company/1266268 

 

YPlan, the "Tonight's going out app" has been on a fundraising spree for quite some time now and has raised $37.7 Million in 3 Rounds from 16 Investors. Seems like right now Yplan is very well funded and focused on execution, however the word is out that by the beginning of 2016 YPlan will raise a round significantly larger than their previous $24m in 2014. Connect: twitter.com/YPlan, linkedin.com/company/2666272 

 

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH

 
    
 

 


 


SILICON VIKINGS.  WHO WE ARE.

Silicon Vikings is a 20,000+ network headquartered in Silicon Valley with nodes throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga.  Our node in Reykjavik will open this year...and we are contemplating opening nodes in Gothenburg and London as well.  We offer events at each local node plus our new NODEconnections series will provide real-time collaborative events between Silicon Valley and the Nordic and Baltic nodes.


If you are interested in joining any of Silicon Vikings' Nodes, please click on the link below to register (no cost):
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We are continuing to climb.....@siliconvikings made #14 on the list of Top 100 #twitter users  in Palo Alto in March 2015!

THANKS TO OUR MAIN SPONSORS!