At TechBBQ on May 20th 2015 The Nordic Web had a chance to talk two of the most prominent and successful Danish entrepreneurs; Esben Østergaard founder of Universal Robots and Peter Mühlmann founder of Trustpilot.
In addition they also talked to some venture capitalists regarding the Nordic startup ecosystem. Get some unique insights by listening to the podcast in the end of the article.
Universal Robots acquired for 234 million dollars
The Danish startup Universal Robots, one of the world’s leading companies within collaborative robots, was recently acquired by the American company Teradyne for approximately 234 million dollars. Universal Robots makes small, easy to use robots that are well suited for the production in smal production companies but which has also turned out to be suited for bigger production companies.
In the podcast you can hear Esben Østergaard‘s immediate reaction to the acquisition. He explains what it means partly for the company and partly for himself personally.
Trustpilot: growing global from Denmark
Trustpilot is one of the Danish startups that has experienced the most success growing from Denmark. Earlier this week we brought the news that the company had received yet another investment – this time of 73,5 million dollars.
At TechBBQ Peter Mühlmann participated in the panel discussion under the same topic. You can read an extract from the discussion here, and if you would like to hear more from Peter Mühlmann you should listen to the podcast, where he gives some really honest insights of what it is like to build such a big company from Denmark.
Insights from Nordic venture capitalists
The Nordic Web also talked to some VC’s who were present at the day (Playfair Capital and Northzone) to get their view of what the Nordic Ecosystem looks like and why they would invest in it.