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Norwegian Research Council

Investor type Government Office


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Total investments 13
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 10
Rounds per year 0.45
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Clinical Trials
  • Product Design
  • Sporting Goods

Norwegian Research Council is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1993. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Oslo. The company was established in Europe in Norway.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Norway. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Vaccibody. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Norwegian Research Council, startups are often financed by Birk Venture. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Lockheed Martin, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food and Beverage
$1M21 Dec 2021 Oslo, Norway


Advanced Materials
$1M09 Dec 2021 Trondheim, Trøndelag, Norway

Aqualung Carbon Capture

Renewable Energy
$550K12 Nov 2021 Oslo, Norway


Information Technology
Public Safety
$22K07 May 2021 Norway, Agder, Norway

Nattopharma ASA

Health Care
$1M02 Jul 2020 Oslo, Norway

Nordic Nanovector

Life Science
$1M18 Dec 2019 Oslo, Norway

Optimeering Aqua

Information Technology
$1M03 Jun 2019 Bergen, Vestland, Norway


Product Design
Sporting Goods
$944K01 Apr 2019 Oslo, Norway

Age Labs

Health Care
$1M04 Feb 2019 Oslo, Norway


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