Northzone

Northzone

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Headquarters Location

Sweden, Stockholm

About

Northzone is the renowned VC, which was created in 1996. The main office of this VC is situated in Stockholm. The fund is located in Sweden, Europe.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Sweden. However, start-ups from 10 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Spotify, Klarna, IZettle are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Advertising, SaaS. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 38 more industries for this fund.

The fund was established by Bjèrn Stray, Tellef Thorleifsson. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 9.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Besides Northzone, start-ups are typically funded by Global Founders Capital, GP Bullhound, Index Ventures and 98 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Industrifonden, Conor Venture Partners, Global Founders Capital and also 97 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Industrifonden, Index Ventures, Creandum, as well as 53 other investors.

When Northzone invests, the average start-up valuation is more than 1 billion dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 25 percentage points more exits than other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Northzone is involved in 10 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year.

Year Founded

1996

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: northzone.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first '.' last, last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

94.3% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

7-12

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

30.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x10.1

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.29 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.5 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

5

Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]

1

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

2

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Global Founders Capital, GP Bullhound, Index Ventures

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Industrifonden, Index Ventures, Creandum

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