Northzone

Growth investors since 1996

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New Office, New Website, Old Us


A few weeks ago we announced some exciting news; namely the opening of our first non-Scandinavian office, and with it welcoming Jeppe Zink as to our team. Now is the time to explain our reasoning a bit more.

Following the announcement of our new London office opening, we have been asked “why?” by a few members of the community, and would like to take a minute to explain our reasoning a bit more.

We see London as a great opportunity both for new investments and for our portfolio companies wishing to expand globally. Our hope is that by being more present in the city we will be able to be to support our portfolio to an even greater extent. We will actively work on bringing two of the arguably most exciting European innovation clusters closer together. We believe that there is a lot to gain from this both at a local and regional level.

The Nordics have a track record of creating a disproportionately large number of innovative and successful businesses relative to the size of the market. We have been lucky enough to work with some of the most exciting entrepreneurs in the region, and now feel that the next natural step is to establish closer relations to another great innovation hub and Europe’s most active capital market. In doing so we also aim to share our knowledge/resources/network with the community and work on building an even stronger ecosystem. To us it is clear that ecosystems foster innovation, and our goal is to help build a more tightly-knit European tech ecosystem, in which entrepreneurs and companies collaborate more. We regard this as a win-win scenario for entrepreneurs as leaders, their companies as organisations, investors, and thought leaders. Our plan is to initiate focused efforts to stimulate further cooperation, ideas-exchange, and creativity in the community, adding to some of the notable movements such as Seedcamp, the Europas, etc. Reach out to us if you’d like to get together and discuss this whole ecosystem-building conundrum, or if you simply want to say hi.

On a separate note, we've finally moved on from our 2008 web presence. :-) Have fun browsing and let us know what you think!


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12/06/14

Outracks raises $3.5 million from Northzone and Alliance Venture


We looked at many different providers of multi-platform development solutions, and nobody came close to offer the complete package that Outracks are putting together. We're thrilled to partner with the team in this adventure.
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Boom Lagoon Web

02/05/14

We're thrilled to announce our latest family member, Boomlagoon!


In May we closed an investment into an epic mobile gaming team from Helsinki. We have been very impressed by what the team has accomplished thus far, and look forward to working with the team to create a global category winner. Read our press release to f
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22/04/14

Cadence buys Northzone portfolio company Jasper Design Automation for $170 million


Today, Cadence Inc. announced the definitive agreement to acquire Jasper Design Automation Inc, the market leader in Formal Verification software.
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22/04/14

Northzone invites you to Start-up Day 2014 on April 26


Northzone is a proud partner to Start-up Day 2014 - Sweden’s biggest event for start-ups, which takes place on April 26 in Stockholm. The speaker line-up includes entrepreneurs, journalists and investors from companies such as Bloglovin, SoundCloud, WIRED
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M Cash

20/02/14

Welcome to the family, mCash!


We have looked at several companies in the payments space. mCASH has unique technology, a strong team, and a holistic approach to the issues in the field of mobile payments.
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13/01/14

Trustpilot Secures $25 Million Funding to Accelerate Growth


TrustPilot has proven that it is yet another Nordic startup of global relevance.The funding now made available will allow TrustPilot to pursue its full potential as category winner.
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