Highrise Ventures

Highrise Ventures focuses on European startups in proptech, smart buildings and adjacent fields. The team was experience both as investors and founders in ecommerce, IoT, real estate, proptech and construction tech startups. Urban tech, greentech, sustainability, urban mobility and energy sources and energy infrastructure are also interesting for them.

They invest mostly in B2B and B2B2C tech companies, especially deep tech. They’re generally not that interested proptech transaction or asset valuation companies. They are very welcoming for diverse teams as well as first-time founders.

They’re also interested in company building and company replication opportunities, and they have a team that is able to support these endeavours. Around a quarter of their portfolio fits these models.

They’re often either the only investor or a co-investor of a round, with leading a round being rare for them.

Honey Badger Capital

Honey Badger is angel syndicate of three founders of PipeDrive, a successful SaaS company from Estonia. They are especially happy to help SaaS companies and cleantech ones, but are also looking for other founders they could help succeed.

They’re most often a co-investor instead of a lead one.

Angular Ventures

Angular Ventures invests into early-stage B2B companies, especially those aiming to sell to big companies. They invest into European and Israeli founders globally, as well as teams based in Europe or Israel.

They prefer software companies, with hardware being ok as long as the main value is in the software side. Marketplaces are also interesting to them, especially if they value-add services to users. They’re interested in both deep and regular tech as long as they’re sellable to enterprise customers and the capital needs are reasonable.

They have an extensive venture partner program of senior experts in companies like Google to help portfolio companies get their offering and processes right for enterprise customers.

They often lead initial rounds but not the follow-on ones.

Wharton Alumni Angels

Wharton Alumni Angels has approx. 400 members doing angel investments into promising startups globally. Their most active regional clubs are in US, UK & Europe, and Brazil. They prefer tech-enabled companies that have early revenue or other significant indications of their ability to start scalable growth.

Indie Investments

Indie Investments is the angel investment company of Heikki Nakari. He has a long corporate background in the financial sector and asset management. As an angel investor he’s very selective. Environmental technologies are close to his heart, but the business fundamentals have to always be strong as well.

Due to his strong and varied background in the financial sector, he has the capacity to offer more than just an angel ticket in especially interesting cases.

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.

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.

Metsä Spring

Metsä Spring is looking for startups that add value to the Metsä Group ecosystem. They’re the CVC unit of Metsä Group, a large Finnish forest industry group.

On manufacturing model companies they focus on those in the pilot and demo phase. On service model companies they’re most interested in those in the proof-of-concept stage.

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.