Skira gets investment from LRF Media, sells 40% of the company

Sweden Investments 25 October 2017
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Skira, a Västerås, Sweden-based startup working on an online marketplace for the grain market, closed a SEK 4M ($485k) investment deal with LRF Media, for 40% of the company.

Skira, founded in 2015 as a pet project by Joel Glemne and Niklas Ericson, is a platform that aims to provide local farmers competitive intelligence about crops, prices and trade agreements.

After the transaction, Ann Henriksson, the CEO of LRF, becomes the chairman of the board while Joel Glemne and Niklas Ericson, each owning 30%, will start working full time. Niklas Ericson becomes CEO of Skira.