From Gävle to the Bay Area

Pinevision is a web design studio focusing on simplicity. “Our goal is to provide the most user-friendly content management system on the market,” said Zane Sorenson, Co-founder, Pinevision.  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…


Co-create at Ericsson D-15 Labs

Ericsson, a long-time technology leader in telecom and partner of SACC-SF/SV, has recently relaunched their state-of-the-art 5G test lab in Santa Clara, CA.  The D-15 Labs is a 5G network test platform, where companies can access the latest technology to develop and test their products and services. The test environment gives developers a valuable competitive advantage, since…


Hans Rausing, driving force behind Tetra Pak, dies at 93

Hans Rausing, the Swedish industrialist who helped turn Tetra Pak into a global packaging group, has died aged 93, his family said in a statement. Source: Reuters


New Tesla competitor in SF

It has been called a Google-powered all-electric Tesla killer. Polestar 2 and Volvo Cars Road Show lands at Pier 35 in San Francisco this weekend. “A brand offshoot from Volvo’s original Polestar hybrid vehicle, the Polestar 2 will be the Swedish-Chinese carmaker’s first 100% electric vehicle, described by the company as “an avant-garde 5-door fastback,…


Ericsson to open smart factory for 5G

Swedish Ericsson has announced plans to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the US. The factory will produce Advanced Antenna System radios to boost mobile network capacity and coverage, including rural coverage, as well as 5G radios for urban areas.  “With this decision we are further intensifying our investments in the US, enabling us to…