Welcome to the New Freespee!

Today is a big day for Freespee – and we are indeed very excited.
We are happy to announce that Freespee has raised a €3.3 million financing round from a new investor, Denmark’s Sunstone Capital. Please find the full press release in English, Swedish, Finnish and German.
You can also find coverage of the news on TechCrunch.
There are plenty of things happening, which we will tell more about soon – but here’s a summary:

  • Our average daily call traffic has increased 4X since 2011 – most attributed to traffic from smartphone apps and browsing
  • We now allow advertisers to sign-up directly for Freespee Analytics
  • We have announced a new product called Freespee Ads (beta)
  • We will soon open a new commercial office in London, United Kingdom
  • We are hiring – several positions open in Uppsala and Berlin

Despite all the new things, we continue mobile click-to-call advertising innovation and full-steam development of the Freespee platform, as well as continue to fully support anyone using or wanting to use our platform through the Freespee API.
I would like to thank all our partners, clients, team members, investors and other stakeholders. So far so good – this is only the beginning of the Mobile Era.
Please drop me an email or call if you have any questions about today’s news.
Thank you and best regards,
Carl Holmquist
Founder & CEO of Freespee (contact info)
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We are hiring. Are you next?

Freespee is growing – we currently have several open positions in Uppsala and Berlin, and more coming.
Please find the current available positions at https://www.freespee.com/jobs
This week we would like to welcome four new Freespee team members:
 

 
 
Lisa Sommer | Senior User Experience Designer
“Lisa has 7 years of international experience in mobile user experience. Lisa strives to create aesthetic solutions with a clear focus and message, designed from an understanding of the customer’s business and the end-users’ situation, capabilities and needs.
Prior to Freespee, Lisa has been working for Creuna, Scandinavia’s largest digital agency, for customers like Post Danmark, Metro, Nordea and Nets. As former Director of the UX team at mobilePeople, she has also worked with some of the largest customers in the local search industry such as Sesam (Schibsted), Eniro, EDSA, Trudon, Truvo, FAST, Sensis, RHD and Yell.”
Erik Lantto | Developer
”Erik is a self-taught programmer with a background in economics. Realizing that programming was his true call, he started his own software company and eventually moved abroad to work for one of the world’s most popular online gaming companies.
Besides doing PHP and javascript magic at Freespee, Erik likes to make games in HTML5 and produce bass-heavy electronic music. He has a soft spot for startup culture, and is always up-to-date with the latest internet trends and technologies.”
Pablo Fernández | Developer
”Native from Argentina, Pablo has been moving around and working in a few cities both inside and outside of his home country for the last few years. Although mostly specialized in Java technologies, he has been in contact with many other developing technologies as a result of working in a variety of companies with different focuses and work approaches.
He enjoys the outdoors, particularly the woods and mountains. His hobbies include practicing both summer and winter sports, reading and traveling.”
Niels de Groot | Commercial Manager
”Niels is one of the latest additions to our team. He was born and raised in the Netherlands where he studied retail and sports management before he moved to Northern Sweden to pursue an MSc in Management and Marketing. During his time there he started his own company and was active in several student projects.
In his spare time he enjoys sports such as football and floorball, but a good pack of snow to slide down from is always welcome as well!”