Sofokus Ventures invests into product-led digital startups on angel rounds. They prefer companies with recurring revenue and for which they are able to help with their expertise on building digital solutions.
Product readiness: 1. Idea
Walerud Ventures is a family office of seasoned deep tech serial entrepreneurs in Sweden. They’re looking for Nordic and Baltic startups that a positive impact on the environment.
They’re a patient evergreen fund, investing a lot of their own time into operatively helping the companies grow and tackle the fundamental challenges along the way. They’re very well-versed in technology.
Health solutions and edtech are not in their interest area.
Focused on B2B and B2C startups, B2G is possible as well. They usually lead the initial investment rounds they participate in, occasionally invest solo. They seek a board seat in the companies they invest in.
E2MC Ventures invests into space startups in Europe and globally. E2MC = Europe to Mars Capital. They’re looking for any and all kinds of space-related startups, including e.g. clinical trials or production in space.
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.
Lifeline Ventures is one of the most successful Finnish venture funds, focusing on teams with Finnish founders. They invest into companies in early stage only and have the capacity to follow-on at least pro rata until very late stages.
They prefer to lead the rounds of their initial investments and seek a board seat.
Unknown Group does startup scouting for corporations and governments, helping them find startups to buy from or partner with.
VNTRS is helping startups validate their problem and solution and building the first product the right way. They also help in attracting further funding.
They’re looking for strong teams with industry expertise. Software has to be a part of the solution, but it doesn’t have to be the main part.
They’re based in Stockholm, and building new teams in Tallinn, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Malmö. They’re happy to connect with experienced and entrepreneurial people in tech, product and UX fields who are interested in helping startups get their early product right.
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.
The Blue Minds Group focuses on innovative solutions to transform our energy system and industrial value chains. They build innovative companies, invest in promising tech teams and help industry create new skills, promote talents, and develop business models for the digital age.
They invest in very early stage.
They also help companies expand into the German-speaking market (DACH countries).
Sunbo Angel Partners represents 17 Korean LPs and 120 SMEs, investing into research-based early stage B2B companies globally.