Here’s a selection of startups, brands, companies founded by Johan Ronnestam from Stockholm, Sweden and Scandinavia.
I founded my first company in 2001. Foreign, was the name of the digital brand and advertising studio I created. With clients like adidas Global, IKEA, H&M, Absolut Vodka, Procter & Gamble and more, Foreign became one of Swedens fastest growing companies in three years. Running your own business was something I loved. As time have passed I’ve spent more time thinking about how to do things I love. Money is secondary. Below you can find some of the brands I’m currently spending time on.
I started Hitpin to make golf affordable and accessible to every golfer* in the world. Hitpin’s purpose is to bring down barriers of entry in the game of golf and inspire people, no matter how you look or where you’re from, to play golf.*If you swing at the ball you’re a golfer.
Mountain Works creates Scandinavian fashion that inspires and empowers people to explore outdoor and urban frontiers.
Swedish mobile app brand that aims to help kids all over the world to realise their creative learning potential.
UDO Electrical Bikes creates clean commuting alternatives extending the range of the human muscles.
Starty created a socially distributed e-commerce platform. The platform was sold in 2015.
LYX is a Swedish blog community and independent buyer’s guide for men & women.
FOREIGN was a global digital brand and advertising agency with +40 employees. Gasell in three years.