About Cool Company

About Cool Company

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Our mission

At Cool Company, we believe that changing tides in the job market are creating a new world with conditions that favour independent workers.

Our mission is to provide services for contractors and their clients that facilitate this revolution. We believe that everyone should follow their passions in life and that their job shouldn’t be a 9-5 chore, but a flexible type of employment that focuses on results rather than time.

At Cool Company, we live, breathe and interact in this environment each and every day through everything we do. We are committed to providing the same flexibility to all our clients.

So let’s start this revolution!

Cool Company in numbers 

25 977

Unique customers have been billed through
our self employees since 2009.

56 789

Registered users

165 524

Payment processed since 2009

Our values

Empathy

We understand that taking the first step towards working independently is never easy. It takes courage, commitment, and perseverance.

We’re here to support you along the way and are thrilled to be a part of your journey on the path to freedom.

Transparency

Cool Company understands that we’re all in it to win it – and we believe that we can do it together!

Transparency is one of the keys to making it happen. We value the trust our clients demonstrate in letting us handle their financial matters and are committed to building a long-term relationship where they can grow and succeed.

Speed

Our world runs 24/7 and speed is increasing more than ever.

Cool Company continues to push boundaries. We are always looking for ways to improve and thrive by adapting to the changing needs of our customers.

Our History

2009
Cool Company is founded by CEO Jan Bergstrand.

2010-2013
Cool Company grows rapidly and is widely recognized as an industry pioneer.

2014-2016
The company continues to grow rapidly, launching its new technology platform and operations in Norway.

2017
Cool Company is acquired by Verdane Capital VIII K/S and a new CEO is appointed.

2018
Cool Company launches operations in the United Kingdom. The company additionally expands its footprint in Sweden by acquiring two prominent Swedish companies. The first, Ukkos, was acquired in June, and Firmify – its third-largest competitor – was acquired in October.

2019
Cool Company continues expansion by launching in the Netherlands. Michael Sundquist is appointed as CEO.

2020
Cool Company B2C operations launched in the United Kingdom. Payouts enabled for Denmark and Finland.

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Our Story

Cool Company was founded in Sweden by Jan Bergstrand in 2009. As the first CEO, he nurtured the company and established it as a respected pioneer in the industry.

By 2014, the company grew substantially and evolved with innovative technology through its new digital platform. During the same period, it expanded into Norway and was eventually acquired by Verdane Capital VIII K/S in 2017.

2018 saw massive growth through expansion into the United Kingdom and further penetration into the Swedish market through the acquisition of two local firms. The first company, called Ukkos, was acquired in June followed by the acquisition of a major competitor – called Firmify – in October of the same year.

Expansion continued in 2019 with a launch in the Netherlands followed by the appointment of Michael Sundquist as the new CEO.

2020 so far has been another major year for Cool Company with the launch of B2C operations in the United Kingdom along with expansion into Denmark and Finland.

Cool Company is looking forward to more advancement, innovation and success in 2021. Just as we have evolved and expanded with the times, we believe we have the expertise to help you as well on your own journey.

Cool Company Sets Contractors Free

Since 2009, Cool Company has taken care of taxes, insurance and employment protection for thousands of contractors enabling them to focus on their assignments and grow their business.