Startups

W&P just invested in a digital coach for cross-country skiers

"WeMeMove's real-time coach works and is very easy to use. I hope to be able to contribute to the company's expansion, while simultaneously using WeMeMove to become a far better skier," Jane Walerud said during a lecture at Umeå Tech Arena. 

Article in Business Insider

Volumental: S Korea retail giant Lotte implements 2-second 3D foot scanning system for customized shoes

Lotte Department Store, a major Korean retailer, will today implement a new 3D foot scanner at its flagship store in Myeongdong, giving shoppers quick and accurate measurements for custom shoe orders. The 3D scanner, made by Volumental, will be introduced to other locations from July 29 2016.

Article in 3Ders

 

"With money comes responsibility"

I tell my cofounders, ‘Now you are weaponized.’ They have exit money and knowledge of how to start companies. And most importantly, they’ve understood that it isn’t so hard to start companies, even though you of course make lots of mistakes along the way
— Jane Walerud

“Med möjligheterna som pengar ger kommer det ett ansvar. Det är väldigt viktigt att man som entreprenör visar andra hur man gör”, säger hon.

Article in Swedish in Dagens Industri

WeMeMove one of Sweden's hottest tech companies

Artificial Intelligence is a very fast growing area. We have extreme AI expertise and have started building this type of tools for the skiing market
— Christer Norström
WeMeMove from left to right: Sameh El-Ansary, big data and cloud, Christer Norström, board chairman, Magnus Jonsson, CEO, and Mohammed El-Beltagy, algorithms and data analysis.

WeMeMove from left to right: Sameh El-Ansary, big data and cloud, Christer Norström, board chairman, Magnus Jonsson, CEO, and Mohammed El-Beltagy, algorithms and data analysis.

Jane Walerud sells Teclo Networks – frees up capital for investments

15 years ago, Jane Walerud and her co-founder sold their tech company Blue Tail for $185 million (1.5 billion SEK). She then became one of Sweden’s most successful angel investors with early investments in companies like Klarna and Lensway. She has had an average return on investment of 60 percent per year.

But in 2010 Jane Walerud started her second company with a new team. Teclo Networks and developed a technology that radically increases the speed of mobile broadband.

Article in Swedish Startup Space

Caroline ranks global #4 among women making a difference in 3D Printing

3Ders.org: 25-year-old Caroline Walerud was recently added to Forbes’ renowned 30 under 30 for her innovative workdeveloping 3D foot scanners and has also made it onto our list of inspiring women for her dedication to 3D scanning technologies and innovations. Walerud is the co-founder of Stockholm-based startup Volumental, which is using 3D scanning technologies to find the perfect fit for shoe-shoppers. Excitingly, the company recently made a deal with U.S. retailer Nordstrom to implement their 3D foot scanning system, and will soon branch out into their second phase of 3D facial scanning for opticians and eyewear brands.