There are lots of lists right now, last week Internetworld selected Sweden’s hottest web entrepreneurs, this week two of Sweden’s most influential business and technology magazines, Affärsvärlden and NyTeknik, present Sweden’s 33 hottest technology startups (max 7 years old).
Although these kind of lists are highly subjective and a bit populistic, Affärsvärlden and NyTeknik have a thorough process where readers and the journalists nominate companies and then the magazines select the 33 most promising companies that have the potential to become internationally successful.
An interesting fact perhaps is that out of the 33 companies at least 23 had received venture capital. The magazines also asked these investors (in the 33 companies) what their investment activity in 2009 will be like. 5 investors (Creandum, Industrifonden, Investor Growth Capital, Northzone Venture Partners & SEB Venture Capital) said that they will continue to invest as much in 2009 as in 2008 whereas 4 (Exero Capital, Jane Walerud, Kreos Kapital & Provider Venture Partners) mentioned that they would invest less.