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Europe's Hottest Startups 2016: Stockholm

Stockholm has produced more billion-dollar unicorn startups per capita than any other city in Europe

  • November 16, 2016
  • Sweden
  • www.wired.co.uk

The Freelance Solution: Does A Stockholm Startup Hold The Key To Risk-Free Foreign Sales?

If this is the era of the entrepreneur it is surely also the age of the freelance worker.

  • July 18, 2016
  • United Kingdom
  • www.forbes.com

Universal Avenue raised $10 Mln

Swedish on-demand sale service Universal Avenue has raised $10 million A round from Eight Roads, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited.

  • July 12, 2016
  • Sweden
  • arcticstartup.com

On-demand sales force Universal Avenue closes $10M Series A

Universal Avenue, the Stockholm-headquartered startup that lets companies access a local sales force on demand, has closed a deal of its own.

  • July 11, 2016
  • United Kingdom
  • techcrunch.com

Why Stockholm's startup scene extends beyond Spotify and Skype

Local hero Spotify, like previous standard bearer Skype, has certainly inspired Swedish entrepreneurs, but Stockholm’s flourishing tech cluster is down to an mixture of forward thinking and talent, says Monty Munford.

  • 17 October 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • www.telegraph.co.uk

Universal Avenue, The On-Demand Sales Force App, Picks Up Further $5M Funding

Universal Avenue is playing squarely in the on-demand economy with an app and service that lets companies, including startups, hire sales people (or ‘brand ambassadors’) on-demand. In the same way, perhaps, that Uber is disrupting traditional taxi firms and private car hire companies, the Swedish startup is taking on traditional marketing agencies or the need to recruit an ‘on foot’ or local sales team of your own.

  • September 01, 2015
  • United States of America
  • techcrunch.com

Coming Next: The On-Demand Sales Force

The app is like Uber, but for a sales force. It has many of the same dynamics: Companies can use it to get salespeople on demand, and those salespeople choose when to work and which assignments to accept. The startup behind it, Universal Avenue, calls the idea “sales as a service.”

  • May 31, 2015
  • United States of America
  • www.google.se

Universal Avenue Gives Businesses On-Demand Access To A Direct Sales Team

“If [Universal Avenue] can pull this thing off, I can outsource all my sales to them,” says Marcus Strömbäck, iZettle’s head of direct sales. He says that while he is just in the pilot stage with Universal Avenue, using the service only in Sweden, sales through the year-old payments platform are robust, and he is eager for the company to expand outside its native country.

  • 27 April 2015
  • Sweden
  • techcrunch.com

The Next Nordic Unicorn?

Heard of Universal Avenue? Word is spreading fast across Stockholm that they are the next hot start-up to watch. Despite recently launching, leading tech giants across Europe are lining up to work with them. They have most of the leading Nordic brands as partners already, including the likes of Spotify Business by Soundtrack Your Brand, Wrapp, iZettle and Bokadirekt to name a few.

  • April 27, 2015
  • Sweden
  • swedishstartupspace.com

Product Hunt

'The idea behind Universal Avenue came from a previous idea that my co-founder Petter and I had for people to work whilst traveling. We were always meeting a lot of people who were looking for freedom and flexibility but at the same time wanted to do something meaningful and qualified.'

  • April 27, 2015
  • United States of America
  • www.producthunt.com
Founded
2014
CEO
Johan Lilja
Employees
50
Embassies
Stockholm, London, Barcelona, Athens
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Georgina Varadi Head of PR georgina@universalavenue.com