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Lifeline Ventures

Founders Timo Ahopelto

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Total investments 161
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 99
Rounds per year 11.50
Lead investments 38
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.39
Exits 12
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

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

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

Solar Foods

Biotechnology
Food Processing
$9M16 Nov 2023 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Risk Ledger

Cyber Security
Network Security
Procurement
Risk Management
Security
Supply Chain Management
$8M07 Nov 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

Mjuk

Marketplace
$2M12 Sep 2023 -

Measurlabs

E-Commerce
Trading Platform
$2M01 Sep 2023 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

Metroc

$2M25 Aug 2023 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

Steady Energy

Renewable Energy
$2M27 Jun 2023 -

Solu

Cloud Computing
Electronics
$1M16 Jun 2023 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Solu

Biotechnology
Life Science
$1M15 Jun 2023 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

Vensum Power

Energy
Renewable Energy
$2M26 May 2023 -
News
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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Total investments 161
Average round size 7M
Rounds per year 11.50
Peak activity year 2016
Lead investments 38
Follow on index 0.39
Exits 12
Group Appearance index 0.79

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Solar Foods

Biotechnology
Food Processing
$9M16 Nov 2023 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Risk Ledger

Cyber Security
Network Security
Procurement
Risk Management
Security
Supply Chain Management
$8M07 Nov 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

Mjuk

Marketplace
$2M12 Sep 2023 -

Measurlabs

E-Commerce
Trading Platform
$2M01 Sep 2023 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

Metroc

$2M25 Aug 2023 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

Steady Energy

Renewable Energy
$2M27 Jun 2023 -

Solu

Cloud Computing
Electronics
$1M16 Jun 2023 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Solu

Biotechnology
Life Science
$1M15 Jun 2023 Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

Vensum Power

Energy
Renewable Energy
$2M26 May 2023 -
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