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.

Valo Ventures

Valo Ventures is a $175M fund, seeking scalable companies especially in the software field. They are interested in especially strong hardware cases as well, especially if the main value is in the software side.

Focused on B2B and B2C, but interested in especially strong B2G cases as well.

Geographically they look at North America, Europe and Israel.

They usually lead or co-invest.

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.

Lifeline Ventures

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.

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.

VenturesOne

VenturesOne invests into European and South Asian companies. They’re sector-agnostic, focusing more on teams and business models. They have a preference for B2B, but invest into strong companies with other clients types as well.