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Nordic Makers

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Alexander Aghassipour David Helgason Erik Byrenius Hampus Jakobsson Klaus Nyengaard Lars Nielsen Martin von Haller Groenbaek Thomas Madsen-Mygdal Thorvald Stigsen Tommy Andersen

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Total investments 35
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$4M
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 5.83
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.26
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Education
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Technology
Summary

In 2016 was created Nordic Makers, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Stockholm. The venture was found in Europe in Sweden.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Standard Library, Aula, Nextmind. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Learning, EdTech. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The high activity for fund was in 2017. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 15 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Nordic Makers, startups are often financed by Passion Capital, Hampus Jakobsson, Emerge Education. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Heartcore Capital, Emerge Education, David Helgason. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by byFounders, Y Combinator, Project A.

The fund was created by Alexander Aghassipour, David Helgason, Erik Byrenius, Hampus Jakobsson, Klaus Nyengaard, Lars Nielsen, Martin von Haller Groenbaek, Thomas Madsen-Mygdal, Thorvald Stigsen, Tommy Andersen.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Tjommi

$1M02 May 2022 Bergen, Vestland, Norway

Cognigy GmbH

Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Digital Marketing
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Sales Automation
Virtual Assistant
$42M01 Jun 2021 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Data Integration
Information Technology
Software
$15M22 Apr 2021 Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Panion

Communities
Mobile Apps
Social Impact
Social Network
Software
$206K15 Nov 2020 Malmo, Skåne County, Sweden

Cooler Future

Financial Services
FinTech
Impact Investing
Wealth Management
$1M30 Oct 2020 Uusimaa

Willa

FinTech
Freelance
Internet
Payments
$3M30 Jun 2020 Los Angeles, California, United States

Information Technology
$2M09 Apr 2020 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Cognigy

Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Digital Marketing
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Sales Automation
Virtual Assistant
$6M26 Nov 2019 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

CluedIn

Data Integration
Information Technology
Software
$900K25 Sep 2019 Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
News
Cognigy Raises $44M in Series B Funding

– Cognigy is a Düsseldorf, Germany-based provider of a Conversational AI platform for omnichannel Customer and Employee Service Automation.
– Company raised $44m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners with participation from DN Capital, Global Brain, Nordic Makers, Inventures and Digital Innovation and Growth.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate company’s global customer growth, create new partnerships, and continue to enhance its platform capabilities for companies to speed up enterprise-grade AI adoption.

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