Founders’ Edge

Founders’ Edge is a syndicate of several active Finnish angels with expertise in areas such as medtech, analytics, B2B SaaS, machine learning and NLP.

 

Woodstock Fund

Woodstock Fund invests globally into early-stage blockchain, web 3.0, decentralized finance and tokenization companies.

Their investment amounts are in dollars instead of euros.

Sofokus Ventures

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.

Walerud Ventures

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 Space Ventures

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.

 

Partech Partners

Looking for digital solutions and digital native brands, e.g. fashion/food solutions whose use digital opportunities fluently in branding, customer acquisition etc.

They have multiple funds with different focus areas but many similarities as well. Most of their funds focus on Europe, North America and Asia (except India), with one focusing on Africa and Middle East. Most do not seek hardware solutions.

 

Seed fund

Ticket size: €100k – 2M

Global. Hardware ok.

Usually co-lead, or when outside DE/FR, follow.

 

Venture fund

Ticket size: €4M – 12M

Global. Lead or co-lead.

 

Growth

Ticket size: €10M – 50M

European. Lead.

 

Partech Africa

Invests into African and Middle East opportunities. Agnostic on most other factors on the company, such as stage and company type.

DAFH Capital

DAFH Capital invests money and labor on business and tech development of the first sellable product. They focus on software, but are also interested in hardware cases where the main value is in the software side.

Valkea Growth Club

Valkea Growth Club is the startup acceleration, investment and support program of Fortum, a large Finnish energy corporation. The main goal that unites everyone associated with the Valkea Growth Club is to create a cleaner future.

Valkea develops Fortum’s experimented concepts to standalone companies and looks for external early stage startups to assist them in their journey. They offer expertise, development opportunities, funding and premises at Maria 01 in Helsinki.

Their mandate in brief:

  • Thematically focused around energy systems, sustainability & resource efficiency, and empowered consumers
  • High quality, usually digital solutions with >50M€ revenue scale potential
  • Series Seed-A, low 100k€s to low M€s
  • Startups with Nordic activities

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

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.