EQT - Unicorn Nest



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Headquarters Location

Sweden, Stockholm


EQT was established in 1994, and is a well known VC. The VC's location is in Europe, Sweden. The primary office of this VC is located in Stockholm.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 1-2 others. Along with EQT, start-ups are often financed by Creandum, Viking Venture Management, TA Associates. The most common co-investors for the fund are Zobito, SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken), ING Capital LLC. The investors in the following rounds are usually Warburg Pincus, TCV, TA Associates.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 105 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are VBill, its learning, MediFox GmbH. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Consulting, Internet. In addition, there are 11 more industries where it has achieved success. Also, a start-up has to be aged 11-15 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - Germany. Besides this, the fund also invested in 4 other countries.

EQT participates, on average, in 19 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2018. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 39 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from EQT is more than 1 billion dollars.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: eqt.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, last, last first_initial, first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

66.7% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

3.6% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

1.9 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.05 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Creandum, Viking Venture Management, TA Associates

Funds Investing in Following

Warburg Pincus, TCV, TA Associates

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