EQT Ventures

Founded 2016
Founders Hjalmar Winbladh Kees Koolen Lars Ju00f6rnow


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Total investments 103
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 78
Rounds per year 20.60
Lead investments 36
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Key employees 14
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Apps
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

EQT Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Stockholm. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Sweden.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight dott, Peakon, Acerta Analytics Solutions. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Hardware, Apps. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Sweden.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2020. Opposing the other organizations, this EQT Ventures works on 25 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The typical startup value when the investment from EQT Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 50 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The current fund was established by Hjalmar Winbladh, Kees Koolen, Lars Ju00f6rnow. We also calculated 14 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the EQT Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Balderton Capital, Heartcore Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Balderton Capital, Senovo, Octopus Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Balderton Capital, Senovo, Atomico.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Heart Aerospace

$35M13 Jul 2021 Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden


$18M07 Jul 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


Information Technology
$7M06 Jul 2021 Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia


$20M01 Jul 2021 Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Enterprise Software
Human Resources
Marketing Automation
$138M17 Jun 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
$23M16 Jun 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
$5M10 Jun 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Lenus eHealth

Business Intelligence
Health Care
$59M08 Jun 2021 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Curb Food

Food Delivery
Food Processing
$23M07 Jun 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Linearity Raises $20M in Funding

– Linearity is a Berlin, Germany-based graphic design platform.
– Company raised $20M in funding.
– The round was led by EQT Ventures and 468 Capital with participation from Bradley Horowitz (VP Product, Google), Jonathan Rochelle (Co-Founder Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Slides, Google Drive), Charles Songhurst (Ex. Corporate Strategy, Microsoft) and Lutz Finger (Group Product Manager, Google).
– The new investment will be used to enhance Vectornator, add AI powered automation and real time collaboration features as well as expanding into core markets like USA & Europe, as well as Asia.

Single.Earth Raises $7.9M in Seed Funding

– Single.Earth, a Tallinn, Estonia-based tokenization platform for forests, wetlands, and other planetary resources to generate profit for landowners by selling them as carbon and biodiversity credits, raised $7.9m in seed funding.
– The round was led by EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investor Icebreaker and Ragnar Sass and Martin Henk, founders of Pipedrive.
– The company intends to use the funds to launch its marketplace for nature-backed MERIT tokens and for hiring talent.


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