Davos 2020: Wadstrom speaks about AI

Nicolai Wadstrom, the founder of BootstrapLabs and part of SACC-SF/SV advisory board, will be speaking about AI and humanity when world leaders meet in Davos this week. NEWS. Nicolai Wadstrom will speak about how our world is going from automation to autonomous and how that will impact people, organizations, and society. Or, at least that…


10 Silicon Valley tech trends to watch in 2020

5G, IoT, and AI are all game-changers expected to make 2020 an exciting year. In Silicon Valley, and globally. Trend 1: Breakout moments for AI in manufacturing AI is a game-changer in the manufacturing industry; during 2020 manufacturers are expected to continue to launch pilot projects and solutions that will improve both performance and profit….


ProGuard to expand the Management Team

ProGuard Security continues to grow, and recently announced the expansion of their management team. Mr. Richard Fratus, a seasoned Senior Manager in the security field, is appointed as the Vice President of Operations for the company. “We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Fratus is joining our growing team. Mr. Fratus operational experience and…


“We are with our clients from the first step on US shore”

Making the choice to enter the US market is easy, according to Steve Anderson, but to succeed you need knowledge and expertise. He is the founder and CEO of Marquis and a lifelong entrepreneur with Swedish ancestors. The US is commercially and legally complex. Not two states are alike. They have different business laws, cultures, regulations…


From Gävle to the Bay Area

Pinevision is a web design studio focusing on simplicity, according to Co-founder Zane Sorenson. “Our goal is to provide the most user-friendly content management system on the market.” Pinevision provides an all-inclusive and hassle-free website solution for small and medium-sized businesses. It includes professional website design and full access to Pinevision’s in-house developed website management…


Meet the Volvo Penta-family in San Rafael

 “If someone would cut off Helmut’s arm, his blood would come out Volvo Blue.” This is a family joke, his ex-wife Liselotte tells us. They are divorced, but she is still a part of the business Helmut‘s Marine, together with their daughter and son-in-law. The store in San Rafael smells like the Stockholm archipelago and summer boat…


Climate Certify your Company – for Future Business

Climate change is the biggest global threat of our time. Our new member, Svensk Klimatcertifiering, helps companies and organizations structure their sustainability goals as well as methods of measuring and follow-up.  By actively working towards their sustainability goals, these organizations can earn a climate certificate and the right to label their company with the Climate Certificate…


ScandiAnna – with Passion for Fashion

Anna Braanemark, the founder of ScandiAnna, moved to the US from Sweden in 2015. After a couple of years as CEO of a MedTech Company specializing in osseointegration, she decided to completely change career path and start an online clothing company promoting Scandinavian fashion. Said and done. Since yesterday, September 17, scandianna.com is open for…


Monthly Newsletter – September

Dear friends of SACC-SF/SV, The Fall season is always a hectic period for the Chamber, and this year is no exemption.  We kicked off September with an interactive Silicon Valley-Uppsala pitch event at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. Four promising startups pitching in Sweden received excellent feedback from a knowledgeable and experienced panel here in…


We Welcome Mortgage Lending Expert Michael Hallin to SACC-SF/SV

We are happy to welcome a new member to our network at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco & Silicon Valley. Michael Hallin has a long background in real estate finance and has worked as a Mortgage Banker for various banks since 2001. In addition to doing mortgages, Michael Hallin has been involved…