Pierrepont leads Accel’s investments in the Nordics. He helped lead Accel’s recent investment in Kry and is a huge champion of the way Nordic founders build amazing cultures early on. Accel has a long history of backing stellar companies and founders from the Nordics, including Qlik, Spotify, Supercell, Kry, Rovio, ForgeRock and Avito, among others. I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently looking into cyber security.
November and December are traditionally a busy time for funding announcements in the Nordics, predominantly due to Slush taking place. And this year we needed them to be particularly strong in order to avoid the ignominy of this being a “down year”. Compared to recent months, November certainly stepped things up with 63 investments totalling $123.9 million.
When I started The Nordic Web four years ago, the intention was to create a resource that provided the region with the coverage it deserved and to alert more people to the incredible amount of innovation that was happening in the region. A lot has changed in those four years. Capital has flowed freely into the region, billion-dollar exits have occurred and the Nordics are now rightly regarded as one of the world’s biggest contributors to technology, the mission I originally set out to achieve.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".