Telia Lab

Telia Lab is seeking startups with whom to test new customer-based business and technology ideas. They’re the startup partnership unit of Telia, a large telecom in the Nordics and Baltics.

An ideal outcome from a partnership would be a new product they can sell to their existing client base.

Their focus is on software solutions, especially those working with mobile data. They’re also interested in emerging business areas like circular economy data solutions.

F10 Fintech Accelerator

F10 is a multi-corporate incubator and accelerator focusing on solutions for the Swiss financial sector.

As they are seeking matches to collaborate with their corporate partners, most of the startups they work with are B2B or B2B2C. They do work with especially strong or suitable B2C and B2G ones as well.

In their incubator program the invest CHF 200k for graduating startups, which are typically approx. 2/3 of companies who start the program. Their aim is that everyone would graduate. The investment is done as a convertible note.

Unknown Group

Unknown Group does startup scouting for corporations and governments, helping them find startups to buy from or partner with.

Combient Foundry

Combient Foundry is the venture client unit of a group of Nordic industrial corporations, including Epiroc, KONE, Scania, Stora Enso, Husqvarna Group and Fazer. Together they outline new business opportunities and ensure the corporations are ready to cooperate with agile startups, and publish new opportunities two to three times a year.

The business opportunities typically aim to start pilot projects of €50-200k within a few months, with the goal of long-term cooperation as a client and/or other forms of partnership.

They most often seek physical or software solutions. New operational and business models have also been relevant for them. Most of their challenges are B2B or B2C, but there have been cases involving B2G clients as well.

Submissions for their autumn period are open until 22.10.2020. The next period is expected to open in 2/2021.

Maniv Mobility

Maniv Mobility invests into mobility companies worldwide. They have extensive networks in the mobility industry and have many car companies as their limited partners.

They invest into both hardware and software, as well as deep tech and applied tech. They prefer B2B or B2C, but B2G is also possible. They’re often the lead or solo investor, but can be a follow investor in exceptional cases.

They’re based in Tel Aviv, Israel. They have approx. 30 companies in their portfolio and are currently managing their second fund by the end of 2020.

Maxion Advanced Technologies

Iochpe-Maxion is a Brazilian wheel and chassis manufacturer, looking to connect companies in the mobility industry to develop new partnerships and revenue streams.

They prefer working with companies that have funding and at least a working proof of concept of their technology. Traction is also highly valued.

Maersk Growth

Maersk Growth invests into companies with global ambitions to shape the end-to-end supply chains. They’re the CVC arm of the global logistics giant Maersk, offering excellent growth opportunities for companies working with supply chains or logistics.

They’re interested in technological and non-technological companies both. Many of their investments are into operational companies that leverage technology but for whom the core competence might be in the operations side.

They prefer co-investing with traditional VCs. They’re happy to be a follow-investor but can lead and occasionally solo invest as well.


Senovo invests into enterprise SaaS companies. Solutions can have hardware components, but the main value has to be on the software side. All client types except B2C are possible.

Their focus is primarily on supporting teams working in the areas of process optimization, industry 4.0 and data-enabled solutions. They seek companies they can help through their experience and network to grow in the US and internationally. They prefer companies with 10 fully paying clients and €30k MRR or other comparable proof of product-market fit.

They’ve been investing since 2013, having 25 companies in their portfolio, and are currently managing their second fund. Their team combines backgrounds in business, science and law. They prefer to invest lead or co-lead, but are willing to consider other follower or solo investments as well.

Lunar Ventures

Lunar Ventures focuses on helping ambitious deep tech software startups succeed. Hardware is also possible, but significant value has to be in the software side. They invest in early stage teams with strong technological founders, and look for indication of ability to execute. Previous entrepreneurial experience is a plus but not a requirement.

They’re well versed with algorithms, AI, machine learning, blockchain and other areas of software deep tech. Their three core partners have backgrounds in software engineering, mathematics, algorithmics and related product strategy and business roles.

Most of their investments are into companies with a valuation in the low single digit millions. They typically lead or co-lead an investment syndicate, but have done solo investments as well.

EIT InnoEnergy

EIT InnoEnergy is a multi-LP fund focusing on energy-related startups in Europe. They have excellent connections, and know the public sector especially thoroughly.

Prefer B2C but others are also interesting. They prefer co-investing but also invest solo.

EIT Innoenergy is a Pan European investor in the cleantech ecosystem. With a strong focus on impact technologies, aiming to empower citizens, provide access to clean(er) energy, and encourage international cooperation. Thematic tracks include renewables, mobility, battery, hydrogen, storage, smart cities, energy efficiency, smart grid, circular economy. A worldwide reach with offices in Poland (responsible for the geographical region ranging from Estonia to Turkey), Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, and the U.S.

Our aim is to support sustainable energy innovations that provide the industry with derisked solutions. These innovative companies reduce energy costs, increase system performance and competitiveness, while decreasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and creating jobs.