Årets Nybyggare (Foreign-Born Entrepreneur of the Year) is a prize awarded annually by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. Since its inception in 2000, the award recognises and celebrates foreign-born entrepreneurs and business innovators making a positive contribution to Sweden.
This year we are delighted to learn that our CEO and Co-Founder Istvan Beres has been nominated for this prestigious award. Istvan moved from Romania to Sweden as a 14-year old and founded his first company while still a teenager. From there he helped to turn a record store with two locations into a national chain with 25 locations at its peak, among numerous other ventures, including stints at CDON and United Influencers.
In 2013 Istvan co-founded DanAds with Peo Persson. Today the company is the leading provider of self-serve advertising platforms, representing 11 out of the world’s top 50 publishers (not including Asia). Read more about DanAds here.