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A new year with new beginnings 🎤

A new year has started with new dreams, projects, and goals. We are super excited about 2022, new innovations, new companies, and resilience to withstand and create change for a better future. 

Last week, we hosted Sting Demo Day as an online experience where 15 of our star companies pitched their plans for the future to investors and a wider audience. It was an exciting day with great and inspiring ideas from our startups that have journeyed with us in the past year. If you missed it, you can see the replay
here. We would like to personally thank everyone involved who came together and made the day possible.

2022 is a very special year for us as we are celebrating 20 years! The year has already started with high energy and this first newsletter is packed with exciting news and insights from our companies. 

Happy reading. 

All the best,
The Sting team

News from Sting companies
🤰Femtech company Momentus improves new mothers' health - takes in 3.5 million SEK

Stockholm-based company Momentus, which participated in the Sting Incubate Program in 2021, is raising external capital to accelerate its service targeting the health of new mothers after pregnancy and childbirth. Download the app here.
🏥The translation app that wants to break down language barriers in healthcare - takes in 25 million SEK

The digital translation service has close to 200,000 users in 200 countries and can translate to and from 40 different languages. The service is adapted to a care context and is medically verified. Download the app here.
Insights and other fun stuff
🧵Be part of changing an entire industry - Apply 7th Feb to NEST

The textile and fashion industry is one of the biggest climate criminals in the world. Now is the time to change with innovation and new thinking. Join the NEST initiative - Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Textile Industry and apply to the accelerator program now. It's your chance to make a change in the world. 

☁️ Attini makes it easier to migrate to the cloud 

Meet Propel Capital’s most recent portfolio company, Attini, a startup that provides a serverless deployment framework for infrastructure as code (IaC). With Attini’s solution, organizations can improve the way they administrate large IT environments in the Cloud.
 🌬️ Breath is life - Anding Med helps millions of people to breathe easier 

Between 70-90% of people using an inhaler don’t get the right amount of medicine. We spoke to co-founders Petra Szeszula and Essam Sharaf to learn how Andning Med’s device helps respiratory patients inhale their medication correctly. They also just received 120 kSEK from MedTech4Health to design a clinical study.
👩‍⚕️World unique health initiative in Stockholm shows promising results for pre-diabetics already after 6 months 

The Stockholm region is the first in the world with a new type of investment that, in the long run, can free up billions for healthcare by preventing ill health. The initiative offers people in the risk zone for type 2 diabetes support in a digital health program. After 6 months, 43% of participants are no longer at risk for type 2 diabetes. 
🐗 Flox Robotics becomes part of the Swedish AI Startup Landscape

“This means that our AI has been assessed as mature and complies with the high standards that were reviewed by the international jury consisting of leading AI experts,” said Flox Robotics CEO Sara Nozkova. 
🎶 Meet Syncc - the future of music discovery

Discover music from people instead of algorithms, read more about how music obsessive Josephine Norvell came up with the idea for Syncc, an exclusive social media app for shared listening experiences.
More news from Sting companies 
📷 Beatly - the influencer Marketing platform expanded their team with a new team member. Guilherme Gomes was Growth Lead Nordics at Volvo and will join Beatly's journey ahead as the Chief Growth Officer to increase and improve their revenue streams. 

🧪iCellate Medical, a Swedish cancer diagnostics company expands 300 m2 of its headquarters. The expansion comes as a natural next step in the company’s journey and allows for automation and scaling up of laboratory processes for the GeneMate® product.

🐗Flox continues to expand, added two team members in January. Simone Vaianella joined the company in the capacity of Animal Scientist, and Joon Knapen joined the Swedish startup as CMO. 

🌊 International news 🇬🇧- Interview with Surfcleaner about tangible solutions for the environment. Finally! A solution to the global issue of floating pollutants in water. More on their plans for oil separation services in Stockholm. 

📈 Datia enters into partnerships with TIN Fonder and Alcur Fonder. Datia has signed two new clients, TIN Fonder and Alcur Fonder. The Datia Platform will empower their Sustainability analysis and reporting. 

👵The Third Act improves digital pension advising with a pioneering service for withdrawal planning. Great news for people over fifty-five, their services remove complexity when planning for retirement by simply tailoring the desired retirement income with just one click. 

🚶International news 🇦🇪- Bumbee Labs, a global leader in footfall data and analytics has partnered with DOTS Tech Systems, a renowned Internet of Things solutions provider from UAE. The collaboration enhances DOTS' ability to deliver Wi-Fi-based and privacy secure footfall data to their smart buildings, smart retail, airport, and other transport hub verticals. 

🫁 Healthtech company Encare launches a new clinical protocol within Thoracic-Lung Surgery to improve patient outcome  A new clinical pathway protocol based on best practice within Thoracic-Lung surgery is being launched and made available to hospitals on a global basis.

🎵 ElkLIVE was selected as SXSW Innovation Award Finalist.  Elk LIVE is being recognized for creating a way for music to enter the hyper-connected world and making it possible, for the first time, to teach, rehearse, jam, and play together in real-time over the internet as if you are in the same room. 

🧑‍⚕️ Care to Translate's co-founder Annie Backman visited the Swedish Innovation Podcast to talk about language barriers and innovation. They also reached 5 million translations in their app. 

That is all for this month, thanks for reading!

Jalita and the Sting team. 
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