🇸🇪   In the latest episode of Patric blir Ängel, we are joined by Hélène Barnekow, former CEO of Microsoft and Telia in Sweden, and now an active angel investor and board professional. Hélène shares the factors she considers when investing, common pitfalls for new entrepreneurs, and the keys that have shaped her successful career.

🇺🇸 🔎  The AI arms race is sweeping the world, but it has consequences. The Verge now reports that Microsoft, despite setting high climate goals, has increased its carbon emissions by over 30% in the past three years due to AI development.

🇫🇮 👁  The Altor company Silo is taking on Chat GPT. Finnish Silo has now completed its first language model, “Viking,” trained on Nordic languages. The aim is to help Nordic companies develop their own AI services without needing to turn to foreign giants.

🌏 📈 14 of the 20 largest stock exchanges in the world have recently reached new record levels. According to Bloomberg, the global stock rally is currently driven by upcoming interest rate cuts, healthy economies, and rising corporate profits.

🇫🇮👩‍💻  Google is investing 1 billion euros, equivalent to 10.7 billion SEK, in the expansion of its data center campus in Finland. The investment aims to drive growth in artificial intelligence in Europe. 

🇸🇪 🔻 Around 200,000 Swedes have invested in crypto assets between 2018 and 2024, with over half of them experiencing losses. Younger men are the most affected, according to an analysis by the Financial Supervisory Authority.

🇸🇪 ♻️ The government is giving Vinnova the task of improving the coordination of public support for young innovative companies. The task also aims to strengthen collaborations with authorities and organizations that support young innovative companies in the Nordic region and Europe.