Moving Forward

Four weeks have passed since I first started as CEO of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco & Silicon Valley. Looking back at my first month, our team has welcomed three new interns, co-hosted Pitch Evenings with other European Chambers, hosted visiting Swedish companies and met with many of our engaged members. In…


Hejdå Helena, Hej Catrin

Our most appreciated CEO of SACC San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Helena Kristersson, is moving back to Sweden. Please join us when we acknowledge her for her hard work and dedication. Though it is hard to see Helena leave, it is with great pleasure we present to you our new CEO, Catrin Torén Anckarman. Catrin will bring many years of networking in…


International Women’s Day at SACC SF/SV

Today it is the International Women’s Day, a day to reflect on the inequalities between men and women. It is also a day to celebrate all the incredible women in this world, and a day to thank the women before us who have fought for their rights. At SACC SF/SV we have an amazing team…


SACC-Friend of the month: SYNCH Law Firm

It is great news that Swedish law firms now are looking outside of Sweden to see where the action is, it is obviously in Silicon Valley. Synch, one of the fastest growing law firms in the Nordics, is the first Swedish law firm to establish itself in the San Francisco area. It is a pleasure…


SACC-Friend of the month: Pläj Restaurant – Roberth Sundell

Roberth and Andrea Sundell have successfully run the only Scandinavian restaurant, Pläj, in San Francisco for several years. They are adding a new Swedish street food restaurant in their hometown of Petaluma outside of San Francisco, Stockhome, a clever word play. ”I have applied the “go with the flow” strategy in my career.” Roberth explains his…


SACC-Friend of the month: Armstrong Film – Philip Karlberg & Johan Ring

“I bet my voice is the most broadcasted voice in Swedish Television history” Philip Karlberg tells us about his previous success in producing TV-Shop commercials and what has led him to now providing his current film production service in Silicon Valley. We are proud to have Philip Karlberg and Johan Ring, Armstrong Film, as SACC-SF/SVs…


SACC- Friend of the month: Björn Lindquist, Combain Mobile

Björn Lindquist is new in the Bay Area and has brought his company, Combain, with him to Silicon Valley. This is not the first time Björn has lived in California, he started as an electrical engineering student in Lund, taking an exchange year at UC Santa Barbara. Then many years later he returned to the…


SACC-Friend of the month: Viktor Tägil

”The hamburger is good, let´s go for two of that one” Viktor Tägil has thoroughly gone through the lunch menu to explain which courses on the menu that are tasty on Restaurant Marlowe, apparently all of them. Marlowe is a popular restaurant in the SOMA district in San Francisco. It is close to the SACC-SF/SVs…


Member Spotlight – Lars Nilsson

Last month saw the completion of a spectacular round of funding for Cloudera, distributor of Apache Hadoop software for crunching Big Data. The Palo Alto company announced they had raised a total of $900 million in equity, including a $740 million investment from Intel. This investment values the startup, expected to go public later this…