Empowering organizations to drive well-being and performance

Since the start, we have believed in the power of every employee’s voice to surface workplace dynamics and ensure individuals can contribute with the best work of their lives.

Today, we are honored to work with some of the Nordic region’s leading companies in developing their culture and the foundation of their work environment. We aspire to help improve work for as many employees and leaders as possible.

four colleagues working together at a large desk


CatalystOne Solutions is a rapidly growing premier SaaS company specializing in human capital management (HCM) software. The data-driven platform transforms HR from manual personnel administration to an automated, strategic function. With HR master data at its core and modules capturing the entire employee journey, our customers have maximum flexibility to modify our solution to fit their unique requirements. Please read more at www.catalystone.com.

Di Gasell 2023

We had steady, bootstrapped growth from inception in 2015 until the acquisition by CatalystOne in early 2024. In 2023, Populum was named a Gasell by Dagens industri, judged on criteria including positive operating profit over time, strong organic growth, and overall healthy operations. Less than 1 percent of Sweden’s companies qualify.


Populum was established in 2015 by Johannes Midtbö to enable HR departments to be more data-driven and reinvent how organizations drive employee engagement. Co-founders Marcus Edlund and Daniel Almquist joined early after.

With a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) test period, the first large customer joined in 2017 and still uses Populum today. Today, we are proud to serve over 100 customers, increasing employee engagement, creating a positive employee experience, and enabling them to improve their well-being and performance.

Noctilucent clouds over Gamla stan, Stockholm, Sweden

Related news

Want to know how Populum can support you?