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Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Bjorn Stray Ingar Ostby Karl-Christian Agerup Tellef Thorleifsson


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Total investments 261
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 141
Rounds per year 10.04
Lead investments 71
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 42
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile

Northzone appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1996. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Stockholm. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Sweden.

The current fund was established by Bjorn Stray, Tellef Thorleifsson. The overall number of key employees were 9.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Sweden. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Advertising, SaaS. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Spotify, Klarna, IZettle. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Northzone, startups are often financed by Global Founders Capital, GP Bullhound, Index Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Industrifonden, Conor Venture Partners, Global Founders Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Industrifonden, Index Ventures, Creandum.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this Northzone works on 10 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from Northzone the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 25 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$44M01 Sep 2022 -


$4M17 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Hidden Door

Information Technology
$7M21 Jul 2022 Brooklyn, New York, United States


$4M18 Jul 2022 -


Human Resources
$200M22 Jun 2022 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Health Care
Personal Health
$14M21 Jun 2022 -

Distribusion Technologies

Information Technology
$35M14 Jun 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Information Technology
$17M07 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Health Insurance
$17M02 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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.

Fintech startup SellersFunding raises $166.5M in equity, credit round to support e-commerce sellers

– SellersFunding secured $166.5m in a combination of Series A equity funding and a credit facility.
Northzone led the round and was joined by Endeavor Catalyst and Fasanara.
– The company created a digital platform that delivers financial tools and resources to streamline global commerce for thousands of marketplaces, including working capital, cross-border cash management, tax solutions and business valuation.
– The company has consistently grown 300% year over year.


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