We are eager to meet founders with bright ideas and novel technologies. We are interested in everything from AI, machine learning and automation to fresh business models for the financial sector.
We invest broadly within Fintech to support SEB's digital transformation. Investments can be purely exploratory and financial, or they can have a precise strategic fit for SEB with partnership potential.
SEB Venture Capital invests in innovative Fintech companies with exceptional growth potential. We invest in excellence and uniqueness – companies with outstanding innovations and products that offer a sustainable competitive advantage and significant international potential.
Our investments can be strategic, where a partnership and potential integration is built between SEB and the start-up to increase customer satisfaction. They can also be where the solution is a digital enabler of a more efficient SEB. They can even be innovative solutions to new technology that might in the future be a game-changer for the financial industry.
A deciding factor for us when considering an investment is a skilled, committed management team that is or wants to become co-owners of the company. To us, partnership is always essential. A requirement for any investment is the formulation of an ownership plan, which describes consensus between us and the other shareholders regarding the company's long-term goals.
SEB as an owner
SEB as an owner can provide your company with valuable access to an international network of experts, business units and customers, as well as extensive risk and regulatory functions, and a strong balance sheet, among other things.
Investments typically range from SEK 10-40 million initially to SEK +100 million in total over a holding period, giving us a solid minority holding in the company.
Our investment horizon is typically four to seven years, but we understand that building a sustainable company takes time. Our evergreen structure allows us to stay on as owners as long as it takes.
Please contact us if you have a digital transformation business proposal you believe may assist SEB in delivering world-class financial services and advice products that support our corporate and institutional clients and our private customers.