Cinode prepares for expansion through investment from Blq Invest
Cinode – which digitises sales, delivery and skills management within consultancy firms – is taking in Blq invest in order to catalyse its growth. Blq invest consists of Kamjar Hajabdolahi, Bodil Sidén and Erik Halvord. Some of the most notable investors include SEB and Lena Apler.
-We are ready to take Cinode to the next level together with Kamjar, Bodil and Erik at Blq invest. We can now more quickly scale up our fantastic team which makes us even stronger in Sweden while also allowing us to take the company to an even greater number of markets and client groups, says Anders Hagberg, CEO of Cinode.
Blq invest was launched in November 2019. Cinode will be the fund’s first investment. They seek out the trends behind the trends. Digitisation, specialisation and the gig economy provide consultancy with a whole new way to work and get things done. Founder Kamjar Hajabdolahi sees himself as a company builder and believes that it is important for teams to be able to work operationally together.
- In a time when skills and competencies are becoming all the more important, Cinode is a prototypical example of how tech can act an enabler for the creation of growth. Cinode is a great company in the throes of strong growth with an impressive client portfolio and a good position on the market. Cinode’s technology makes it possible to streamline and create value within an industry that is highly dependent on people, says Kamjar Hajabdolahi.
Cinode’s platform also functions as a network between companies and casual workers. It provides the unique and seamless matching of available internal and external talents for a business opportunity, with increased growth and profitability as a result. The company is run by founders Mattias Loxi and Mikael Tell as well as Anders Hagberg and Mark Kantor with the vision to connect a world of dedicated professionals.
-Cinode digitises consultancy firms which results in more growth and profitability while simultaneously safeguarding the supply of competencies and skills. Knowledge-based companies are becoming more and more reliant on collaboration between one another and with casual workers. With Blq invest at their side, they can more quickly digitise this collaboration to the benefit of the entire knowledge sector, says Mattias Loxi.
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Since its launch in 2014, Cinode has established itself as the leading platform for consultancy firms on the Swedish market with 200 clients. Half of all Swedish listed consultancy companies use the platform. In the last few years, the company has grown by 40 to 50 percent each year and has even established client relationships in Finland, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Germany. The team is comprised of twenty people based in Stockholm.
Cinode is Sweden’s leading supplier of smart tools specifically developed for consultancy firms. The company launched the Cinode cloud service in 2014. This service currently offers specially developed modules for competency investment, sales support with integrated delivery and occupancy planning, recruitment and the effective management of partner networks and sub-contracted consultants.
About BlQ invest
Blq, Building legacy quota, invest is a tech fund investing in early-stage tech companies, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Blq invest is investing 200MSEK in 10-15 companies. SEB, Lena Apler, Lars Backsell and Noel Abdayem are some of our investors. Blq invest is founded by Kamjar Hajabdolahi and the team consist of the partners Kamjar Hajabdolahi, Bodil Sidén and Erik Halvord.