OTB Ventures

OTB Ventures invest into software and software-enabled hardware startups, where the main value is in the software side. They focus on deep tech or other tech-enabled unique sources of competitive advantage. They’re interested in B2B and B2B2C, with possible exceptions of B2G who know how to sell their product well, and fintech/insurtech B2C.

They invest into companies that have a strong connection to EU – either based in EU in whole or part, or originally from EU, for example. Stage-wise they’re most interested in the scaling phase, with occasional exceptions for especially strong cases with a mature product that is approaching the scaling stage. Most of their investments had approx. 1M ARR at the time of initial investment.

They often lead or co-lead rounds.

 

Startup Norway

Startup Norway is a private organization, offering multiple acceleration programs for Nordic startups and investment opportunities for angel investors. In addition to pitching events, they offer a training program for angel investors. Their startup programs include generalistic fundraising for early-stage startups, as well as ones focused on fields like travel, fashion, sustainability.

They prefer startups have at least a working prototype. They also have some programs for Norwegian startups where an idea can also suffice.

Fiskars Group

Fiskars is looking for globally scalable innovations to cooperate with and/or invest into, that have synergies with their business of durable consumer goods. They’re especially interested in new services and business models in the space related to professional handheld home and garden tools, kitchenware and interior decoration.

Fiskars is launching their innovation hub website, Bruk, in the end of September 2021.

Fernbrook Capital Management

Fernbrook Capital Management invests in revenue-stage, B2B, B2B2C, and B2C consumer-tech companies. They use their operating expertise (Estee Lauder, Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue) to help founders of consumer brands and enterprise consumer-tech companies to scale globally.

They prefer to lead or co-lead investments syndicates.

Gold Ventures Incubator

Gold Ventures is an Austrian startup investment bank and accelerator. They invest into multiple different kinds of tech startups that have at least 40ke/mo MRR. They broker investment together from over a dozen sources, investing up to 10Me into one company over time.

They’re less interested in real estate, stock exchange and public institutions, and more interested in private B2B companies, ranging from SaaS to medical devices, and biotech to AI and machine learning. They got an especially strong background in cyber security.

Future Foodways

Future Foodways invests into scalable food and agriculture tech startups that define the future of food and its production. Regenerative agriculture and food tech is especially interesting for them.

Most of their initial investments are within the range of €500k-1M.

Contact inquiries are welcome at hello@futurefoodways.com.

Valuatum

Valuatum is a company making credit risk asssessment with AI. They also make angel-type investments into early-stage companies in technology, especially B2B SaaS and energy, and traditional fields as well, such as machinery.

Their contact person for investments is Esa Mäkeläinen.

ZGI Capital

ZGI Capital invests into Latvian and Baltic growth companies and startups approaching 1M€ in revenue or larger. No deep tech.

YIT

YIT is seeking startups related to real estate and construction sectors that have synergies with their core offerings. They are interested in business cooperation, co-development and investing.

Their recent investments include Nuuka Solutions by Loudspring and Freesi by Iisy, which help monitor and optimize energy usage, indoor air quality etc.

The sweet spot for cooperating with YIT is when companies have approx. 1M€ or more in turnover.

Startups can contact directly anton.pelo [ät] yit.fi.

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.