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Walerud Ventures

Investor type Family Investment Office
Founders Bengt Walerud Caroline Walerud Jane Walerud


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Total investments 23
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 1.15
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • E-Commerce

Walerud Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2002. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Stockholm. The venture was found in Europe in Sweden.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Walerud Ventures works on 12 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2002.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Walerud Ventures, startups are often financed by Swedish Energy Agency, MOOR, KTH Holding. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Almi Invest, Sting, Forward Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sting, Spintop Ventures, Sequoia Capital.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Klarna, Datawatch Corp, Swedish Algae Factory Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Satellite Communication, Consumer. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 2 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Sweden.

The fund was created by Bengt Walerud, Caroline Walerud, Jane Walerud. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$10M10 Jun 2021 Västerås, Västmanland County, Sweden

Ekkono Solutions

Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
$2M25 Apr 2019 Sweden, Halland County

Swedish Algae Factory

Machinery Manufacturing
Waste Management
28 Sep 2018 Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County


11 Sep 2018 Västerås, Västmanland County, Sweden


3D Printing
3D Technology
$1M28 Aug 2018 Sweden, Stockholm County

Ekkono Solutions

Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
11 Oct 2017 Sweden, Halland County

Ekkono Solutions

Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
$900K10 Oct 2017 Sweden, Halland County


Artificial Intelligence
Real Time
$720K01 Aug 2016 Sweden, Stockholm County


Satellite Communication
$1M01 Apr 2016 Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden


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