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Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Birger Nergaard Bjarne Kveim Lie Gunnar Rydning Lars B. Thoresen


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Total investments 117
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 96
Rounds per year 5.85
Lead investments 24
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 17
Key employees 16
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Retail
  • SaaS

Verdane appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2003. The company was established in Europe in Norway. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Oslo.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 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 - Sweden. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Commerce, Fashion. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Boozt Fashion, Smava,

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Verdane, startups are often financed by Neuhaus Partners, Eqvitec, Austin Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Canica, Northzone, Zobito. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Greylock Partners, Austin Ventures, Optimizer Invest.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Verdane works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

This organization was formed by Birger Nergaard, Bjarne Kveim Lie, Gunnar Rydning, Lars B. Thoresen. The overall number of key employees were 16.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Online Portals
$12M16 Mar 2023 Växjö, Kronobergs Lan, Sweden


Supply Chain Management
$10M06 Mar 2023 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


$5M14 Dec 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Fashion Cloud

Brand Marketing
Cloud Computing
Content Syndication
$29M13 Dec 2022 Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


3D Technology
Real Estate
Service Industry
$129M07 Dec 2022 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark


28 Sep 2022 Sandefjord, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway


Information Technology
06 Sep 2022 Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
Technical Support
01 Sep 2022 Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden


Internet of Things
$21M05 Jul 2022 Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
Workplace collaboration platform Meister nets $52M

– Meister, a cloud-based workplace collaboration software provider, announced it has raised $52 million in a round of funding led by private equity firm Verdane.
– Founded in 2006, Meister hasn’t garnered the same sort of global attention others in the space have, but the Austrian company has amassed an impressive roster of customers in its 15-year history, including Deloitte, IBM, Dropbox, and SAP.
– The company pitches itself as a “modern alternative to U.S. providers,” and with its fresh cash injection it’s setting out to challenge those incumbents.


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