5 things learned from opening a Swedish office

Finally the bird has landed in Sweden! In Hornstull, Stockholm to be exact. My name is Jonna Knibestöl and I joined Testbirds as a part of the Swedish team at the beginning of 2017. After spending two fantastic (but freezing) months in Munich, my full focus is now to spread the gospel about Testbirds in the Nordics as Marketing & PR Manager.

First thing first. Why Sweden? I might be biased when I say that Sweden was the perfect next step after successful expansions to the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, but even Forbes agree. They previously ranked Sweden as the best country for business in 2017.

Christopher Mülhausen, International Business Development Intern, has been working with the Swedish expansion since he started at Testbirds in October 2016:
“Sweden is the entrance to all Scandinavian countries. An important market for us as some of the biggest tech companies in the world are located there. Scandinavian people are also forerunners when it comes to adopting new digital trends.”

But even though Sweden is supposedly the number one place for business, we would lie if we said that everything has run silky smooth. We have definitely met some obstacles.
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Tweeting Birds Are the First Sign that Spring has Sprung

Spring is the time of the year when everything comes to life. At Testbirds, the spring came early!

In mid-March, Testbirds received a round of Series A funding worth €2.1 million. The leading investor is the French venture capital firm Seventure Partners. TechCrunch, among other publications, featured an article on the investment based on their interview with Philipp, one of Testbirds’ co-founders and CEO.

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I’m Ferdi and This is My Role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will introduce you to his or her line of work and share some helpful tips.

This week features Ferdinand Willburger from the Sales Department of Testbirds in Munich. Ferdi, as he likes to be called, focuses on the German market along with his Business Administration studies at Kempten University of Applied Sciences.

 

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Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
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I’m Laura Chung and This is My Role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will introduce you to his or her line of work and share some helpful tips.

This week features Laura Chung, the UK Business Development Assistant. Laura is part of the International Team at the headquarters of Testbirds in Munich.

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Testbirds Starting the New Year with a Kick-Off


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All around the world, the New Year was welcomed with spectacular fireworks. Testbirds, however, welcomed 2014 with a big bang.

What is a Bird without a Tree to Nest In?

We kick-started 2014 by moving our office ‘nest’ from Guerickestraße to Radlkoferstraße, making it Testbirds’ third office in Munich. Over the course of three weeks, Testbirds has built its office ‘nest’ under the lead of dedicated Decoration Managers, Mariana and Martina, and the Kitchen Supply Manager, Frank. As a result, Testbirds’ office has become an inviting and creative working space. Continue reading