MEET OUR INVESTOR NETWORK

Maria 01 is a community of ambitious startups striving to innovate the world around them, but it is also home to some of the leading investors and VCs in the Nordics.

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Inventure
Maria 01 Based

Over the past ten years, Inventure has been working with some of the best entrepreneurs in Finland, the Nordics, and the Baltics, supporting innovative startups and high -tech companies. They have invested in more than 38 startups since they launched in 2005. Currently, they have offices in Finland, Sweden, and China.

Invests in:

  • Go to market
  • Growth and expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail

 

Maki.vc
Maria 01 Based

Maki.vc is an early-stage venture capital firm in Helsinki, Finland, that champions the entrepreneurs who rewrite the future. The fund invests in deep tech and brand-driven companies across consumer and enterprise spaces. Maki.vc team and global network shares in the vision of entrepreneurs as champions and challengers, drawing on the experience of scaling some of the most robust technology companies.

Invests in:

  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy and Greentech
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications

 

Superhero Capital
Maria 01 Based

Superhero Venture Fund was founded in 2015 to invest in the next Superhero founders.

They don’t invest in technology; they invest based on the founders and the team’s characteristics and qualities. They love founders that are insight-driven, meaning they make decisions based on data gained from various experiments. Superhero founders are also very networked in their respective domains and truly step up and start shining when things go sideways.

Invests in:

  • Idea
  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to market

Focus Areas:

  • Media and Entertainment
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Telecommunications

 

Icebreaker.vc
Maria 01 Based

Icebreaker.vc is a venture capital firm and community on a mission to help build influential tech companies. We invest €150k – €800k in very early stages in Nordic & Baltic software-driven companies with a strong founder team. We have invested in over 30 companies with domain expert founders from companies like Rovio, Nordea, Pipedrive, Eniram, IBM, and BCG.

Invests in:

  • Idea
  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to market

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail

 

Gorilla Capital
Maria 01 Based

Gorilla Capital is Nordics’ most active early-stage investor. They invest in Nordic & Estonian Technology companies together with local angels.

Invests in:

  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and Expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Media & Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
NGP Capital
Maria 01 Based

NGP Capital is a global venture capital firm with over $1.2 billion under management, investing in growth-stage technology companies within the Intelligent Enterprise, Smart Mobility, and Mobile Technologies. NGP Capital backs entrepreneurs with a Connected World vision – a vision where the confluence of sensors, mobility, software, and cloud solutions will connect people, things, and industries in new ways, transforming how we live and work. NGP Capital is active in the US, Europe, and China.

Invests in:

  • Growth and Expansion

Focus Areas:

  • IT and Software
  • Maritime and Transport
  • SaaS
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Science and Engineering
  • Robotics
  • IoT
Courage Ventures Funds
Maria 01 Based

Courage Ventures Seed Fund One makes equity investments in early-stage Finnish and Nordic startups that want to advance global human well-being through digital means. They are structured as a 10-year Finnish Limited Partnership, managed by Finnish company Courage Ventures Management Oy, registered with the Finnish Financial Services Authority. The management company earns income from external consulting, portfolio companies, and carried interest.

Invests in:

  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and Expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Education
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
Index Ventures

Index Ventures is an international Venture Capital firm, backing some of the world’s most prominent entrepreneurs. They value passionate entrepreneurs, and they believe that groundbreaking innovation can come from anywhere.

Invests in:

  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and Expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
Wave Ventures
Maria 01 Based

Wave Ventures is the first student-run VC in the Nordics and the biggest one in Europe. They provide pre-seed funding for the boldest teams in the Nordics.

Invests in:

  • Idea
  • Product or Prototype

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy and Greentech
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
FiBAN
Maria 01 Based

FiBAN consists of over 650 investor members seeking new growth companies. FIBAN can showcase your startup to more than 650 business angels. The independent investors in their network come with experience from many different industries. If one or several of their angels are keen about getting involved in your company, FiBAN can help facilitate the investment round.

Invests in:

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

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy and Greentech
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
NordicNinja
Maria 01 Based

Nordic Ninja is a venture capital firm with over 100 million euros to supporting scale-up goals in the Nordic and Baltic regions.

They know the investment size is not everything, and that’s why we’re proud to have an excellent network of great minds around the world, especially in Japan. They are backed by Honda, Panasonic, Omron, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, making sure entering Japan has never been simpler!

Invests in:

  • Growth and expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy and Greentech
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
Voima Ventures
Maria 01 Based

Voima Ventures helps founders to accelerate the growth of deep technology ventures to global markets. We shed light on the ideas and technology which require time and courage to build.

Invests in:

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

Focus Areas:

  • Energy and Greentech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
Schibsted

With an international perspective and offices in Oslo, Paris, and Stockholm, the Schibsted Growth team invests in ambitious digital companies with a plan to change the world. Schibsted Growth invests in eager digital companies that can create value for consumers or businesses.

Invests in:

  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
Northzone

Northzone is a technology investment partnership. Since 1996, they have been chosen by exceptional entrepreneurs as a long-term partner for growth. They have offices in London, New York, Stockholm, and Oslo.

Invests in:

  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT & Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
Play Ventures
Maria 01 Based

Play Ventures is the premium early-stage VC fund investing in gaming and gaming services startups around the world. They invest early into the most promising mobile & PC free-to-play game studios and games services startups looking for more than just money. The fund is investing globally in Europe, Asia, and the North Americas, expecting to make 8-10 new investments per year. Their typical first investment into a new company ranges from $500K-$1M with the capacity to follow on in future financing rounds.

Invests in:

  • Idea
  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to market

Focus Areas:

  • Gaming
Vendep Capital

Vendep Capital invests in B2B SaaS companies with significant international opportunities.

Invests in:

  • Go to market
  • Growth and expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Energy & Greentech
  • Fintech
  • IT & Software
Butterfly Ventures
Maria 01 Based

Butterfly Ventures is an early stage-focused VC with a particular interest in hardware and deep-tech companies.

Invests in:

  • Idea
  • Product or Prototype

Focus Areas:

  • Deeptech
  • Hardware
Helen Ventures

Helen Ventures invests 50 million euros in the most innovative and transformative European startups in the energy, e-mobility, circular economy, decarbonization, and digital solutions space. Together we supercharge the future. They accelerate the growth of early and growth-stage companies by developing world-class solutions in collaboration with their customers and industry experts.

Invests in:

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

Focus Areas:

  • Energy and Greentech
  • Science and Engineering
EVLI Growth Partners

EGP focus on Series A and Series B, with a typical initial investment of 3-5 million euros. We love to lead rounds and syndicate; the only thing that matters to us is that the round helps you the best.

Invests in:

  • Growth and Expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy and Greentech
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
Innovestor

Innovestor is a startup venture investor and financial services company with the most extensive private venture-backed portfolio in the Nordics.

 

Invests in:

  • Go to Market
  • Growth and Expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy and Greentech
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
Lifeline Ventures

Lifeline’s team wants to help your startup reach its potential, whether it’s within the web, games, or research-driven tech.

Invests in:

  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to Market
  • Growth and Expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Telecommunications
byFounders

byFounders is a “for founders by founders” fund built on the foundation and backing of a strong Founders Collective, comprised of a significant group of some of the most successful Danish & Nordic entrepreneurs investing in and supporting a new generation of globally ambitious Nordic & Baltic entrepreneurs.

Invests in:

  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to Market
  • Growth and Expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • IT and Software
  • Marketplace and eCommerce
  • Telecommunications
Spintop Ventures

Venture capital firm backed by a network of successful tech entrepreneurs, institutional investors, family offices and private investors in early-stage growth companies. Spintop Ventures invest in early-stage tech companies in the Nordics and the UK.

Invests in:

  • Product or Prototype
  • Go to Market
  • Growth and Expansion

Focus Areas:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy And Greentech
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare
  • IT&Software
  • Marketplace & eCommerce
  • Telecommunications