For a number of years, I have followed and been active on the Swedish growth share market – even though I am Danish. My special interest are the rich number of startup companies getting private funding by listing themselves at either Nasdaq Stockholm or some of the other Swedish share markets. Swedish growth shares has become my hobby.
The difference in share culture between Denmark and Sweden is striking. In Sweden, small companies can find funds among private investors, while in Denmark an IPO (Initial Public Offer) will be something that goes into the media.
Discussions on shares are lively in Sweden. I have followed a number of these forums in several years and find it enlightening – and sometimes even funny – to read the postings on the different companies. In some threads it is more a (football-) fan culture full of love and passion that of a rational investor behaviour that is dominant.
I am not a professional investor. I work as a manager and among my educations are a MBA, so I know a little of running of companies. This blog is my hobby. My friend finds me nerdy and my kids asks, “Why do you always read something in Swedish?”
The aim of this blog is not to persuade you, dear reader, to invest in the same companies I do. Shares in start-up companies are risky, but there fine investments to be done among startup companies in Sweden. Anyhow, I hope you will leave a comment and perhaps even a name of company that could be a future investment.
Anders Lykke Nielsen
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