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Nestled in the beautiful Scandinavia region, Stockholm ranks among the top 25 cities with the best quality of life in the world. It’s not a bad idea to get lost in the city’s metro system either, who wouldn’t want to wander around the world’s longest art gallery?

But there’s so much more to Stockholm, the city is also a hotbed for startups. Currently, the Stockholm startup ecosystem is valued at $36 billion; plus, it ranks among the top 20 cleantech and life sciences ecosystems in the world.

As local startups continue to raise significant amounts of funding, the city solidifies itself as a major innovation hub. A good example is Klarna, it raised $460 million in 2019 and was crowned the top fintech startup in Europe.

Stockholm has abundant funding resources to take your startup to the next level. Here's a list of local venture capital firms and angel investors that'll help you fund your startup.

If you want to prepare for startup funding in Stockholm, the Founder Institute is currently enrolling. Apply today to build a startup with Stockholm's top entrepreneurs and investors!


Stockholm Angel Investors


1. Christer K Andersson

  • Bio: “Angel Investor and CEO Sommet Ventures AB. Studied at Stanford University, London Business School. Volunteer Grow Movement. #FinTech #MusicTech #AutoTech #Crypto #AITech.”
  • Sectors: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Healthcare, Analytics, Retail Technology, E-Commerce, Social Commerce, Crowdfunding, Hardware + Software, Health Care Information Technology, Developer APIs, Application Platforms, Developer Tools, Business Services, Marketplaces, Hospitality, Hotels, Real Estate, Search, Rental Housing, Consumer Goods, Electric Vehicles, Transportation, NFC.
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Investment Range: $5K-$10K
  • Notable portfolio companies: Akash Systems, Apprente, Lightning Labs, SoundBetter, Tierion, Zeotap


2. Daniel Blomquist


3. Erik Byrenius

  • Bio: “Entrepreneur (OnlinePizza.se, Delivery Hero) turned Angel Investor. Running Startup Tools.”
  • Sectors: Consumer Internet, E-Commerce, SaaS.
  • Number of investments: 12
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: Castle, Delivery Hero, Grace Health, Loop54, PizzaPortal, Spiio

4. Fredrik Cassel

  • Bio: “All aspects of company building. Speak to the entrepreneurs I've worked with.”
  • Sectors: Information Technology, Digital Media, Consumer Internet.
  • Number of investments: 9
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: Depop, Spotify, Vint, Xeneta

5. Jane Walerud

  • Bio: “I've invested time and money in very early stage high tech startups since 2002. My (now our) returns are more than 60% CAGR over that time.”
  • Sectors: N/A on website.
  • Number of investments: 15
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: Klarna, Midsummer, Swedish Algae Factory, Volumental

6. Linus Dahg

  • Bio: “Investment Director Inventure. Ex Tonsser, Wellington Partners and Almi Invest.”
  • Sectors: Marketplaces, Consumer Internet, Q&A, Mobile, E-Commerce, Video, Education, Crowdsourcing, Professional Networking, SaaS, B2B, Enterprise Software.
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: Coworks, Mapillary, Tonsser, Wolt, Ztory

7. Louise Dahlborn Samet

  • Bio: “Louise Samet. Partner at Blossom Capital, angel investor & fintech professional, former product Klarna & Norrsken Foundation.”
  • Sectors: N/A on website.
  • Number of investments: 5
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: Anyfin, Bloom Credit, Paytronage, Pleo

8. Mattias Miksche

  • Bio: “I'm an entrepreneur & private investor based in Stockholm, Sweden. I'm interested in new fun ideas in fintech, entertainment & ecommerce.”
  • Sectors: Consumer Internet, Mobile, Finance Technology, E-Commerce, Communities, Mobile Games, Social Media, Social Games.
  • Number of investments: 10
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: Detectify, Fishbrain, Karma App, Sportamore, Stardoll

9. Peter Sjunnesson

  • Bio: “Private investor.”
  • Sectors: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Bridging Online and Offline, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce, Payments, Credit, Banking, Marketplaces, Professional Networking.
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: Billogram, Coworks, FundedByMe, Klarna

10. Philip Mikal

  • Bio: “FinTech, Engineering, and Product executive. Extensive experience in international card acquiring, lending, credit, biller solutions, financial services data access, processing services, risk, compliance, and bank platforms.”
  • Sectors: Payments, Finance, Consumer Internet, Mobile, Real Estate, Financial Services, Local, Content, Marketplaces, Big Data, Commercial Real Estate, Developer APIs, Application Platforms, Developer Tools, Investment Management, Food and Beverages, Debt Collecting, Telecommunications, Credit, Credit Cards, Banking, Music.
  • Number of investments: 6
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: iSnap, MakeLeaps

11. Simon Josefsson

  • Bio: “FOSS/Security geek, first investor and tech lead Yubico, real-estate.”
  • Sectors: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Healthcare, Data Security, Mobile Security, Open Source, Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Consumer Electronics, Embedded Hardware and Software.
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: Bioservo Technologies, Fidesmo, Single Technologies, Yubico

12. Staffan Helgesson

  • Bio: “GP Creandum. Supporters of: Forza, Tictail, Spotify, Soundtrack Your Brand, Epidemic Sound, iZettle, Linas, Distribusion, Resolution Omniata, Vivino etc.”
  • Sectors: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Semiconductors, Wireless, SaaS, Mobile Payments.
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Investment Range: N/A on website.
  • Notable portfolio companies: Cint, Distribusion, Edgeware, Epidemic Sound, itslearning Global, Spotify

13. Annette Nordvall 

  • Bio: "Managing Partner NORDVEST, Partner STOAF.se, Venture Advisor Butterfly Ventures, Chair COVR Security"
  • Sectors:  Nordic ICT, deep-tech science-based innovation; Impact, Diversity, and Environment
  • Noteable portfolio companies: Grace Health, Covr Security AB, Revibe

Stockholm Venture Capital Firms


1. Alfvén & Didrikson

  • Description: "Our dream is to make fantastic investments in brilliant people and their businesses, and that we will be fortunate enough to carry on doing what we do together for a long time.”
  • Sectors / Markets of Focus: All tech or tech-enabled businesses.
  • Alfvén & Didrikson Stage: All stages.
  • Notable Alfvén & Didrikson Portfolio Companies: ACAST, ftrack, Gardio, Glue, PE Accounting, Phoniro, Proactive Health Quinyx, Sympa HR, Trustly

2. Almi Invest


3. Atomico


4. BackingMinds


5. Brightly Ventures


6. CREANDUM


7. EQT Ventures

  • Description: "Half VC, half startup. Fuelled by some of Europe’s most obsessive company builders, engineers, designers, marketeers, data scientists and scaling experts, EQT Ventures supports ambitious founders on their journeys to global success.”
  • Sectors / Markets of Focus: All tech or tech-enabled businesses.
  • EQT Ventures Stage: All stages.
  • Notable EQT Ventures Portfolio Companies: 3D Hubs, Acerta, AnyDesk, Beamery, BEAT81, Docly, Einride, Holidu, Natural Cycles, Peltarion, Permutive, Silexica

8. Inbox Capital


9. Industrifonden

  • Description: "Investing in the Industry of Tomorrow. Industrifonden is a venture capital fund based in Sweden with a reach across the Nordics. We focus on breakthrough technologies and science based innovation – the Industry of Tomorrow.”
  • Sectors / Markets of Focus: Life Sciences and Technology (B2B software, Industry 4.0, Deep Tech, etc.).
  • Industrifonden Stage: Startups in early growth and late seed stages to Series B.
  • Notable Industrifonden Portfolio Companies: Accedo, eBuilder, Fishbrain, Meniga, Movimento, NuvoAir, Qlik, Storegate

10. Inventure

  • Description: "THE NORDIC TECHNOLOGY FUND. We take time to help our entrepreneurs grow. We strive to be your best sparring partners, for good times and for bad times. Being active investors for more than 12 years, we are not afraid of taking hard decisions and pride ourselves on being hands-on. In other words, your tough love investors.”
  • Sectors / Markets of Focus: All tech or tech-enabled businesses.
  • Inventure Stage: Early-stage startups.
  • Notable Inventure Portfolio Companies: Abzu, AImotive, Blueprint Genetics, Commsignia, Detectify, Material Exchange, Mojo, Noquo Foods, Omocom, Swappie, Wolt, Zaver

11. J12 Ventures


12. Luminar Ventures


13. Monterro 


14. NFT Ventures

  • Description: "NFT Ventures was established in Stockholm in 2014, with an aim to capture the opportunity in transformation of banking and financial services. We empower entrepreneurs and drive the fintech disruption.”
  • Sectors / Markets of Focus: Fintech, E-commerce, Insurtech, Proptech and Regtech.
  • NFT Ventures Stage: Seed and growth-stage startups.
  • Notable NFT Ventures Portfolio Companies: Betalo, Better Wealth, Credit Kudos, Identiway, Leasify, Lendify, Nordkap, NOWO, Swiftcourt

15. Northzone

  • Description: "Northzone is an early stage venture capital fund. Since 1996, we have been chosen by exceptional entrepreneurs as a long-term partner for growth. So far, we have invested in over 130 companies, injecting some 200 years of collective operational and investment experience into businesses that truly make a difference.”
  • Sectors / Markets of Focus: All tech or tech-enabled businesses.
  • Northzone Stage: Early-stage startups.
  • Notable Northzone Portfolio Companies: Anyfin, CORNERJOB, Fishbrain, Klarna, NA-KD, Nested, Personio, Soundtrack Your Brand, Spotify, Trustpilot, wallapop, Zervant

16. Spintop Ventures


17. Standout Capital


18. Verdane

  • Description: "Investing in a world shaped by technology. We help ambitious tech-enabled businesses reach the next stage of international growth.”
  • Sectors / Markets of Focus: E-Commerce, Software, Energy Technology and Advanced Industrial Sectors.
  • Verdane Stage: Growth-stage startups.
  • Notable Verdane Portfolio Companies: ams, Boozt, EasyPark, JSB, Lingit, Marine Jet Power, Movimento, Norstat, SMAVA

19. Wellstreet

  • Description: "Wellstreet is an innovation and tech ecosystem that includes an investment company, a strategic consultancy firm and a venture building program. We believe in challenging the status quo and doing things differently. Wellstreet is committed to delivering excellence in all of our divisions: Ventures, Services and Digital. Our Innovation Methodology guides growth for all throughout the ecosystem, strengthening specific needs and consolidating collective objectives.”
  • Sectors / Markets of Focus: All tech or tech-enabled businesses.
  • Wellstreet Stage: Idea and early-stage startups.
  • Notable Wellstreet Portfolio Companies: DanAds, Habity, Hyber, Regily, reve, Simpliday, Steven, Suavoo, Touchize

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