Valkea Growth Club

Valkea Growth Club is the startup acceleration and support program of Fortum, a large Finnish energy corporation. They also invest into startups.

They are interested especially in software solutions, but hardware can also be relevant.

They seek companies with revenue to invest in, and also pre-revenue companies for acceleration and piloting their solutions.

Speedinvest

Speedinvest invests into digital software solutions and helps them scale internationally, especially in the US. They have several funds, some of specializing in for example marketplaces, fintech and industrial tech. Deep tech, SaaS, enterprise and consumer solutions, and digital health are also of especial interest to them.

They have offices in Berlin, London, Munich, Silicon Valley and Vienna.

They focus on both B2B and B2C solutions, but are interested in considering B2G cases as well.

They seek an ownership stake of 10% or higher a usually a board seat. They typically lead rounds.

Beiersdorf

Beiersdorf is a corporation focusing on skin care solutions, managing brands like Nivea and looking for companies that will help shape the future of skin care and wellbeing.

They’re interested in being the first pilot client of a startup, whether the offering is related software or a physical product.

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.

PortfoLion

PortfoLion is the investment arm of OTP banking group. They invest into software and marketplaces. Hardware is possible if the main value is in the software side.

They have a strong preference for B2B. B2C is also possible in especially strong cases. They prefer companies that can show some market response, especially in terms of revenue. Most of their investments are into companies with mature products, but they have invested in strong MVP cases as well.