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Lifeline Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Timo Ahopelto


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Total investments 141
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 89
Rounds per year 10.85
Lead investments 33
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Exits 12
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Apps
  • E-Commerce
  • Biotechnology

Lifeline Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2009. The venture was found in Europe in Finland. The main department of described VC is located in the Helsinki.

The current fund was established by Timo Ahopelto. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

This Lifeline Ventures works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The real fund results show that this VC is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The important activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. When the investment is from Lifeline Ventures the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Supercell, Enevo, RFRSH Entertainment. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Biotechnology, Apps. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Finland. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Lifeline Ventures, startups are often financed by Tekes, First Fellow Partners, Tesi. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Jyri Engestrom, Inventure, First Fellow Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tesi, Tekes, First Fellow Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$20M15 Jun 2022 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

TILT Biotherapeutics

Health Care
$11M14 Jun 2022 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland


Food Delivery
$5M01 Jun 2022 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland


$4M22 Apr 2022 -


Health Care
Mobile Apps
06 Apr 2022 Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Consumer Electronics
Consumer Goods
$127M15 Feb 2022 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland


$2M02 Feb 2022 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland


Productivity Tools
$4M26 Nov 2021 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland


$2M22 Nov 2021 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Veri raises $4M to ship sensor to monitor blood sugar

– Veri has raised $4m in funding to start shipping its glucose sensor that monitors your blood sugar for preventative health.
– The Helsinki, Finland-based company views itself as a food intelligence company, as its sensor and the accompanying app can help people understand their optimal diet to improve the state of their metabolic health.
– The Veri app is only available on iOS for now.
– The $4m includes Veri’s pre-seed and seed rounds of funding, led by ProFounders.
– Other investors include Lifeline Ventures, Accel, and several angel investors, including Johannes Schildt, CEO of Kry/Livi; and Kristian Ranta, CEO of Meru Health.

Yousician raises $28M to make music education more accessible

– Yousician, a music education company, raised $28m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Atomico and joined by existing investors Lifeline Ventures, Draper Esprit, and Inventure.
– It brings Yousician to a valuation of $100m.


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