Providing capital, competence and contacts
SEB Venture Capital creates opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators to build and develop successful companies. Our goal is sustainable, long-term value creation. Our basic assumption is that every investment begins with the people behind the company. Experience shows that realising true potential requires a dedicated and talented management team.
Over the past 20 years working with venture capital, we have developed a best-in-class network of industrialists, advisors, industry experts and market analysts in the Nordic region and internationally. Our global contacts and in-house specialists are important connections in this network. As part of SEB, we have a capital base that sets us apart from many equity investors. We operate as an evergreen fund, which gives us the flexibility and staying power to focus on long-term value creation based on what is best for the company and its owners.
History and heritage
Our operation is rooted in SEB's traditions of excellence. We are proud to be part of a bank that has been helping entrepreneurs and businesses for over 150 years, building strong global operations and brands that create long-term value for both customers and owners. Since SEB Venture Capital was founded in 1995, we have invested over SEK 3bn in 100 companies. As of now, we are active owners in 32 different companies with a total turnover of SEK 2.6bn and more than 2,200 employees.
So far, nearly 70 companies have been divested. Buyers include major industry players such as Motorola, Nortel, Intel, Astra Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Biovitrum. A number of our ventures have gone public during or after our time as owner.