This article showcases our top picks for the best Sweden 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 Sweden Venture Capital Companies
EQT is a private equity firm that is headquartered in Stockholm in Sweden. It invests in companies and regions where there is an industrial approach.
It has four overall investment strategies, private capital (including ventures, mid-market and equity), real assets (including infrastructure and real estate), credit, and public value, guided by a responsible ownership approach and an industrial growth strategy.. .
Sciety is the leading investor syndicate in the Nordic countries with an exclusive focus on life science and health tech. We combine experience from life science and finance to select promising companies in the industry.
Sciety invests own funds in all companies that pass our selection process and offer the network to co-invest on the same terms. The network comprises venture capital firms, family offices and business angels.
Sciety’s vision is that innovations in life science reach their full potential. Investment areas: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and health tech.
Deal size: 1 – 10 MEUR. Sciety AB is regulated by Finansinspektionen (the Swedish financial supervisory authority) and is a member of the Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (SVCA) and SwedenBIO (trade association for the Swedish life science industry)..
Creandum is a leading European venture capital firm, focusing on innovative and fast-growing technology companies within the consumer, software, and hardware industries. Over the last decade, the Creandum Funds have invested in more than 80 companies including Spotify, iZettle, Small Giant Games, Kry, and Depop.
It seeks investments in early-stage and growth-stage companies and prefers to invest in technology companies operating in the consumer internet, software, and hardware sectors.. .
Tech Farm is a real estate venture that launches and manages conscious coliving and coworking properties for global citizens. The company is driven by its mission is to provide physical space and a coliving framework, empowering self-managed communities of global citizens to create safe harbors to live, work, and grow.
We plan to build a global village of over 100 coliving houses, providing our members with a feeling of belonging and home across the world. Tech Farm was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Stockholms Lan, Sweden..
SEB Venture Capital
SEB Venture Capital is the venture capital arm of SEB, founded by the Wallenberg family in 1856. They invest venture capital and add competence to and provide a network for companies with substantial growth potential.
Their focus is on Technology and FinTech in particular, with the following principal characteristics: * Products or services which offer competitive advantages that are sustainable over time. * The entrepreneur is expected to be a shareholder in the company and to have relevant industry experience.
Team is crucial! * The company has a significant growth potential and scalable business model. * Investments in the Nordics and Baltics primarily, but also UK and Germany ad-hoc SEB Venture Capital operates on an independent basis.
It has its own board of directors and an extensive, in depth contact network within many industries, primarily within technology and life science due to these investment focuses since the start, both domestically and internationally. SEB Venture Capital is an evergreen fund and has made over 100 investments since its inception in 1995.
Of these approx. 70 have been exited to blue chip acquirers like Microsoft, AstraZeneca, Cisco, Intel, J&J, Motorola and Nortel.
SEB Venture Capital is actively looking for new investment opportunities as well as acquisition targets for its portfolio companies. Investment size up to 20 MUSD during their holding period, active ownership through the board and minority holdings only..
SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken)
SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken) is the leading corporate and investment bank in the Nordic countries, serving large corporations and financial institutions with corporate banking, trading and capital markets and global transaction services. Comprehensive pension and asset management solutions are also offered.
It offers small and medium-sized corporate customers several customised products that were initially developed in cooperation with SEB’s large corporate clients. In addition, numerous services are specifically designed for small companies and entrepreneurs..
Front Office provides a full service to companies with temporary financial problems. The business is focused on helping companies associated companies reconstructions.
Front Office model includes advice in areas such as enterprise, accounting, legal, marketing and sales. Operations are conducted primarily through its subsidiary Swedish Company reorganization AB.
Front Office has developed a technology platform that identifies potential clients at an early stage. Early identification in combination with a balanced advice have been key factors to 65% of the Front Office corporate restructuring has been successful, which meant that 82 companies and 1018 jobs have been saved in three years..
Investment AB Öresund
The Oresund Group consists of the parent company, Investment AB Oresund, which is a pure investment company active in asset management, and the subsidiary, Ven Capital AB. Ven Capital is engaged in securities trading as a complement to the parent company’s investment management activities.
Investment AB Oresund traces its origins to Sjoforsakringsaktiebolaget Oresund, a marine insurance company founded in 1890 with a share capital of SEK 300,000. In 1956 the company was restructured with AB Sjo-Oresund becoming the parent company of a group consisting of three marine insurance companies, Oresund, Agir and Stockholms Sjö.
In 1961, the shares in these three companies were sold to Skandia in return for a portfolio of listed shares and cash. AB Sjo-Oresund changed its name to Investment AB Oresund..
Ratos is an investment company that owns and develops unlisted medium-sized Nordic companies. Ratos goal as an active owner is to contribute to the long-term and sustainable business development in the companies we invest in and to make value-generating transactions.
Ratos create value by being the partner that unlocks business opportunities and contributes with ideas, experience, capital and contacts. Our business is about being entrepreneurial and a prerequisite for our long term success is our ability to attract and develop employees and to build important relationships.
Ratos offers a unique opportunity for stock market players to benefit from unlisted Nordic enterprises’ growth in value. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a balanced portfolio and exposure to several industries and markets, which is expected to yield healthy returns over time..
Creades is an investment company investing in businesses that have the potential for revaluation and value creation. Creade’s business concept is to provide a good risk-adjusted return to its shareholders by investing in businesses where Creades can act as an engaged owner, primarily in small and medium-listed and unlisted Swedish companies.
The firm is a spin-off from Investment AB Öresund.. .
Pepins Group AB
Pepins makes it possible for everyone to invest in the fastest growing sector of the economy – exciting growth companies. This is your chance to discover and become a shareholder of companies you believe in – in a way that is easy, professional and fun.
Together, we can help companies grow, create more jobs and make a difference. Pepins runs a platform for equity crowdfunding in combination with a long-term stock exchange where investors can trade shares in unlisted companies.
Pepins Group is under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority Join the power of many – Join Pepins!. .
AB Traction is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts, PIPES, and restructurings. It invests in public and private companies.
In private companies, the firm invests in turnaround projects, reconstructions, management buy-outs, and buy-ins. In public companies, it underwrites new share issues in companies.
It does not focus on any specific industry and invests across all sectors. The firm exits its investments through sale of equity.
The firm makes balance sheet investments. AB Traction was founded in 1974 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden..
Swedish Startup Space
Swedish Startup Space is a news site about the Swedish tech industry. The site was founded on February 1st, 2013 by James Pember, Anders Hassis and Per Bergström.
It started as more of a tech blog but has since evolved into a news site with new articles every day.. .
Archib Venture Advisers
Archib Venture Advisers is a corporate finance advisory boutique assisting clients in trade sales, acquisitions and capital fundraisings. Clients are successful small and medium sized growth companies within the technology, telecom, software, Internet, media, renewable energy and service sectors.
Clients also include fund capital management companies seeking additional portfolio company funding, add-on acquisition, trade sale exit or secondary sale options. The mandates are targeting local and cross-border, industrial as well as financial companies, depending upon the clients’ company characteristics.
It is Archib’s belief that crucial parts of the process are to identify the key and the premium target candidates that make strategic sense for clients’ particular business, and thereafter select timing as well as strategy for the approach for each of the accredited buyer or investor. Archib’s active and time-dedicated processes are designed to create multiple strategic option alternatives by attracting competition among potential acquirers and investors, that helps driving valuation multiples and chances of closing a successful win-win transaction.
In the advisory assignments Archib can either take the lead in project management, including full co-ordination and execution power responsibility, or on a consulting basis assist clients in the transaction process from start to finish.. .
Fåntell is a family driven investment company investing in technology, digital services as well as healthcare. Our criteria of investment hinge around our intense involvement in the portfolio company.
To make the company better and to build great companies – often together with the founder/entrepreneur. We invest alongside management and a select number of world leading Private Equity Funds and Venture Capital Funds.
Our primary geographical focus is Europe. .
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