Tech Stars Brighten Northern Skies

Well-run Scandinavian technology startups are leading the second coming of "Silicon Fjord," and venture capitalists are eager to help

With a number of Nordic technology startups snagging eye-popping venture investments recently, one could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu. After all, in the late 1990s, Scandinavia became a breeding ground for rising European technology stars, especially in the mobile arena. But after the dot-com bubble burst, many of those entrepreneurs—and the companies they founded—fell to earth with a thud.

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