Friday, July 24, 2009, a search engine for auctions

Now, when the Google-controversy is finally over, it feels great to once again be able to focus on the things that I enjoy doing. Developing websites and fun new concepts!

Today I'm proud to launch a brand new website., Sweden's first search engine specifically for auctions!

At the moment, we index five Swedish auction websites (Metropol, Auktionshuset, Lauritz, Brabud och Tradera) but a bunch of other auction houses will be added to our index in the coming weeks. I think Auktionsfynda has every possibility to become a popular Swedish website. If you didn't know, auctions are a big deal.

I'm developing this website with two friends: Henrik Berggren and David David Kjelkerud. For me personally this is a bit of a new step.

Henrik and David caught my attention at 24 hour business camp, where they developed together with Eric Wahlforss of

About a week ago Henrik and David also released the the super-sleek website which is perhaps the coolest mashup I've ever seen developed in less than 24 hours. (It took them 15 hours to be exact.) As you understand, I'm happy to work with these people!

Moreover, we have recruited another excellent person for Auktionsfynda. My mother.

Neta is actually a veteran in the auction business; for more than a decade she ran an antique store in Stockholm called Tidlös Antik. My mother will be in charge of the Auktionsfynda blog, writing about auctions, giving people hands-on advice on how to make good bargains, and answering peoples auction-related questions. A lot like John Pohlman does at, but hopefully a bit more entertaining for regular people.

Want to know more? Read the article by Paula Marttila at Arctic Startup. As you might understand, we will fix bugs and add more functionality in the coming weeks and months. If you have some ideas or find some bugs in need of fixing, let us know!


Jonas Karlsson said...

Tänkte bara nämna att två länkar länkar fel. Henrik Berggren antar jag ska gå till hans blogg och Citysounds till Det var allt från mig. =)

Anonymous said...

Du har med "populära sökningar", är dom till för besökarna eller är det bara googlemat?

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Patrik said...

Grymt Ted! Kul att din mamma får vara med på ett hörn också! :)

P.s Borde inte bloggen gå tillbaka till svenska nu?

Ted Valentin said...

Sorry, jag hade lite bråttom med länkarna. Nu är de fixade. Tack för att ni påpekade det!

Jo, nu ska nog bloggen gå tillbaks till engelska.

@Anonym: Populära och relaterade sökningar är i allra högsta grad till för besökarna. Henrik har skrivit ett fiffigt script som förhoppningsvis gör att de blir riktigt relevanta.

Ted Valentin said...

För bråttom igen...

Bloggen ska nog gå tillbaks till SVENSKA nu, menade jag, naturligtvis.

Oscar Karlsten said...

Grattis Ted, Henrik och David!

Anonymous said...

Hej Ted,
Rolig och smart sida =)
Surfade lite i din blogg och fick syn på 24HBC. Är nästa i Västmanland?


Mattias Östmar said...

Strålande Ted! Keep it up! :-)