In English: Swedish start-up used Greta Thunberg to bring in millions

Ingmar Rentzhog, an entrepreneur who claims he found and helped develop the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg into a world phenomenon, also used her name to bring in almost SEK 10 million in venture capital for his company - without her knowledge, SvD has found.

“We had no information about that”, says Svante Thunberg, the teenager’s father.

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GENEVA The story about the Swedish teenage girl who each week walks out of school to campaign for the climate outside the parliament in central Stockholm has captured a whole world.

But less known is that her name was used to bring in millions to a start-up, controlled by the man who says he found Greta Thunberg, 16, and developed her into a world phenomenon on social media, triggering school walk-outs as far away as Australia.

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