This article showcases our top picks for the best Norway based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Norway Venture Capital Companies
APIM Therapeutics is based on an original discovery by Prof. Marit Otterlei and co-inventors at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at NTNU (Trondheim, Norway).
The company is currently developing proprietary peptide drugs targeting PCNA (Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen), a key DNA repair protein regulating cellular responses to DNA damage and stress.. .
Convexa Capital Ventures
Convexa is a Norwegian based venture capital company that invests in early stage companies with disruptive technologies in the areas of solar energy and oil technology. Convexa focuses on accelerating these technology companies to international markets.
We bring first-class competence and high energy level in business development and exits and a broad network to talented entrepreneurs in growth companies. Convexa is an active investor from early stage all the way to IPO or trade sale and has demonstrated value creation from direct investments in a large number of technology companies (through several established venture funds).
Convexa assist with business plan development/follow up, know-how to go international, operational efficiency, network expansion, strategic planning and financial capabilities (take companies public, strategic sales, etc.).. .
BullToken is the new generation of investing. BullToken is a people-driven investment community, designed to minimise the inherent risks and volatility of Cryptocurrency investing.
In this new world of Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), BullToken is here to bridge the gap between the highly volatile & quickly growing crypto-market, and investors, both new and experienced. As of today, BullToken is a concept, but when we launch the pre-sale of our Initial Coin Offering on December 7th, we start the work of making this concept a reality.
Don’t miss out on joining us on this incredible journey.. .
In April 2000, Skandiabanken was launched as the first pure digital bank in Norway. Today, the Bank offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to individuals and households in Norway within payments and card services, deposit-based savings, investment products, long-term loans and short-term loans.
The Bank has no branches and all products and services are offered directly through the digital platform, which is available on a broad range of user devices. By the end of 2016, Skandiabanken had 388,614 account customers with a balance, and total assets of NOK 71.2 billion..
The history of the Smedvig family’s operations demonstrates an excellent track record in managing businesses. The Smedvig Family Office aims to build and operate a robust and well performing investment portfolio.
The objective is to secure and grow the wealth of current and future generations of the Smedvig family; hence the time-horizon for the investments is long. The portfolio is focussed on capital growth, while at the same time optimizing risk to avoid permanent loss of capital and ensuring long term capital preservation.
Total assets under management are approximately NOK 10 billion. The Smedvig family invests across a wide range of asset classes and has considerable experience in successfully investing in the natural resources sector globally.
The Smedvig Family Office makes direct investments as a lead investor within property, private equity and episodic/thematic investments, and invests with best of breed managers of private equity-, long only-, and hedge funds. In addition, [Smedvig Capital](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/smedvig-capital) was established in London in 1996 to handle the company’s venture capital and private equity investments..
The company was a pioneer in the Norwegian market to develop investments in property and private equity. The company evolved into becoming one of Norway’s leading fund managers in the early nineties, and started early with active management for both private and institutions.
As originally, Industrifinans owned by the employees. Several of Industrifinans’ former partners are active in operations, and today the company has many of the industry’s most experienced and competent people in management and financial consulting.
Industrifinans will continue to play an active and leading role in the further development of the Norwegian management and consulting market.. .
Jebsen Asset Management
Jebsen Asset Management was established in 2005 as an in-house advisor to the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group. In 2013, Jebsen Asset Management launched the KGJ Partnership concept enabling professional third party investors to access international private equity through its investment platform.
Long-term relationships and experience are key pillars to our investment approach as private markets specialists. The shareholders of Jebsen Asset Management are Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group (51%) and the investment team of Jebsen Asset Management (49%)..
Ignitas is an innovation house specialized in European new media companies. Our main activities consist of helping start-ups and young companies with strategic advice, product development and traffic boosting – primarily in the areas of IT, Mobile and Web.
Ignitas also provides services to â€˜grown-upsâ€™ (larger, established companies) where they seek to ‘translate’ the latest developments within social networking, user generated content, e-commerce and traffic generation into viable business models. Ignitas has an extensive network throughout Europe and the US which enables them to keep a close eye on the latest developments within new media.
Through their ownership in search engine optimization company Seobra and social media PR company Colt, Ignitas is able to assist customers throughout the whole life cycle of projects. When working with start-ups Ignitas sometimes works fully or partly for equity and in some cases they will invest in angel phase rounds.
Ignitas’ investment portfolio counts investments in 15 start-ups and continues to grow.. .
Redback is a private equity investor focusing on visionary technology companies with potential to become successful international players in their field. The companies must have a proven and scalable business model and experienced management with commercial orientation.
We provide capital and competence and work actively to maximize the portfolio companies’ value creation. Understanding of the industry and underlying business processes are important factors in order to maximize the prospect’s future value.
As a result, considerable emphasis has been placed on establishing close co-operation with partners in sectors where we have proven results.. .
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