SACC-SF/SV: Taking Care of Business in the Bay Area

On April 8, SACC – SF/SV chairwoman Charlotte Danielsson spoke to an audience of state, county and city representatives at the 34th annual conference of California’s premier economic development association: CALED.  In her presentation, Danielsson made clear the seminal role played by foreign chambers in increasing foreign direct investment in California while at the same…


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…


United Chambers of Europe

While stories of China’s trade expansion proliferate, Europe’s relatively low profile downplays its very large, longstanding and continuously evolving commercial connections with the San Francisco Bay Area. Europe and the Bay Area continue to be highly interconnected regions, both pioneering in science, technology and innovation. Substantial mutual investments, the exchange of groundbreaking ideas, bilateral trade…


SVT World: TV from ‘back home’

Since 2010, SVT World has broadcast high quality Swedish television programs in the U.S. The television channel, the only international service dedicated to Swedish and Scandinavian viewers living abroad, offers North American viewers the ability to watch SVT’s prime time shows simultaneously with viewers in Sweden, or on demand up to 48 hours after broadcast….


Member Spotlight – Jörgen Ericsson

We would like to congratulate SACC Board Member Jörgen Ericsson on his recent appointment as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at tech learning platform company Declara as he moves from Cisco IBSG. Previous to his recent posting, Jörgen held a number of executive positions with Cisco IBSG culminating with his appointment in July of 2009 to the…


Building Bridges to a Successful Future

Swedes have come to the United States to build bridges to the future for a long time. From the founding of New Sweden in Delaware in 1638 to the apogee of Swedish immigration in the late 19th century, American employers were first attracted to the particular Swedish combination of talents: ingenuity combined with simplicity, persistence, hard…


Member Spotlight – SVT World

Since 2010, SVT World has broadcast high quality Swedish television programs in the US. The TV channel, the only international service dedicated to Swedish and Scandinavian viewers living abroad, offers North American viewers the ability to watch SVT’s prime time shows simultaneously with viewers in Sweden. SVT World provides a wide selection of Swedish and…