Kinnevik AB

Founded 1936


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Total investments 81
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 61
Rounds per year 0.95
Lead investments 26
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • FinTech
  • Health Care
  • Shopping

Kinnevik AB is the famous VC, which was founded in 1936. 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.

The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The important activity for fund was in 2012. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Kinnevik AB performs on 6 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. When the investment is from Kinnevik AB the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 23 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017.

The overall number of key employees were 8.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Kinnevik AB, startups are often financed by TEV | Tengelmann Ventures, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Summit Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Summit Partners, Access Industries, TEV | Tengelmann Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Access Industries, Millicom Systems, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Germany. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Internet. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Rocket Internet, Zalando, Lazada Group Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Quit Genius

Employee Benefits
Health Care
$64M19 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Financial Services
Information Technology
Mobile Payments
$150M06 Jul 2021 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Business Travel
$160M29 Apr 2021 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Food and Beverage
$48M22 Apr 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


Online Portals
$263M08 Apr 2021 Oslo, Norway

Cityblock Health

Health Care
$192M29 Mar 2021 New York, New York, United States

Simple Feast

Food and Beverage
Mobile Apps
$11M04 Feb 2021 Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark


Mobile Apps
Wine And Spirits
$155M03 Feb 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Delivery Service
Location Based Services
$63M14 Jan 2021 Stockholm County
Spring Health Scores $190M Series C Round

– Spring Health, the most comprehensive global mental health solution for employers and health plans, has secured $190m in Series C funding.
– Top healthcare investor Kinnevik led the round and was joined by new investor The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian Life), along with existing investors Tiger Global, Northzone, RRE Ventures, Rethink Impact, Work-Bench, William K Warren Foundation, SemperVirens, Able Partners, and True Capital Ventures.
– The company’s total investment to date is $300m, bringing the company’s current valuation to $2bn on the heels of approximately 6x revenue growth over the past year.

Superb Raises €12M in Series A Funding

– Superb is a Copenhagen, Denmark-based Guest Experience Management platform for restaurants.
– The company raised €12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Kinnevik, which was joined by Knight Capital and returning investor Seed Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand internationally and roll out its new Guest Experience Management platform.


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