EQT Ventures

Half VC, half startup. Fuelled by some of Europe’s most obsessive company builders, engineers, designers, marketeers, data scientists and scaling experts, EQT Ventures supports ambitious founders on their journeys to global success.

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Focus areas

EQT Ventures invests in technology-driven companies across all industries, from anywhere in the world, with a primary focus in the European region.

Investing in

  • Idea
  • Product or prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and expansion

Focus areas

The investor is focussed on the following areas

Consumer services & devices
Consumer services & devices
Financial
Financial
Energy & Greentech
Energy & Greentech
Hardware
Hardware
Healthcare
Healthcare
Marketplace & eCommerce
Marketplace & eCommerce
Media
Media
Mobile
Mobile
Other
Other
Software
Software

Experience

EQT Ventures draws from EQT’s vast network of investment advisors, most of whom are company builders and entrepreneurs themselves. Their team is comprised of prominent professionals with widely different backgrounds.

In order to support the partnering companies on their journeys to become global winners, EQT Ventures is designed as a hybrid between a VC and a startup. With deep specialist experience, a team of in-house operating partners offer value added services when needed.

 

How much do they invest?

EQT Ventures makes minority equity investments in tech companies with growth potential. The Fund expects to employ a multi-stage strategy to make equity investments typically ranging between EUR 1 million and EUR 75 million, from A round, ranging all the way to growth rounds. This means EQT Ventures’ support window is wider than a typical single-phase fund.

 

How do they work?

Applications for funding is managed through EQT Ventures own online system. Here you fill in the basic information about your company such as name, location, and management. At the end of the process, you can upload a PDF file with a short description of your company and how you think EQT Ventures can help.

This makes a difference to them

The fund employs a multi-stage strategy. They therefore, have a broad investment window compared to typical single-phase funds. As a global worldwide fund, EQT Ventures is suited for startups that aim to expand to a global market.

Key People

Hjalmar Winbladh
Hjalmar Winbladh is Partner and Co-Head at EQT Ventures.Prior to joining EQT Ventures, Hjalmar supported EQT Partners for several years as key Industrial Advisor with the TMT segment. Hjalmar founded SendIt in 1994, one of the world’s first developers of mobile internet technology including world’s first clouded mobile mail service, having patents for underlying technology for MMS etc. 
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Lars Jörnrow - Founding Partner
Lars Jörnow joined EQT in April 2015 as a Partner of the EQT Ventures initiative. Prior to joining EQT, Lars worked at King Digital and left in March 2015 after spending 6 years with the company, being integral in King’s transformation first from web to Facebook, then from Facebook to Mobile. Lars started the mobile games team at King in January 2012 and managed the team that produced and launched the global, cross-platform hit Candy Crush Saga (2012-13), the most downloaded mobile game in the history according to Apple. 
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Startups they funded

Min Doktor, Holidu, Wolt, Verto Analytics, Watty. See the entire portfolio here.

How to approach them

You can apply for funding by uploading your company through EQT Venture’s website.

For more information about EQT Venture, you can contact them at their office in Stockholm: +46 8 506 55 300.

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