For several years, Nordea has been organising investor speed dates for Nordic startups and growth companies looking for equity investors. With Slush coming up, the next speed dates are just around the corner.
We interviewed Sean Seton-Rogers from PROfounders Capital and Julie Lewkowicz from InfraVia Capital to learn more about what they’re seeking from the Nordics.
“PROfounders is a pan-European seed stage fund, and it’s been active in the Nordics since 2011. The Nordics are the top-performing market we invest in, and therefore we're always looking to source investment opportunities across the region,” says Sean Seton-Rogers from PROfounders Capital.
“In the Nordics, the tech startup ecosystem is becoming increasingly mature, and we’re seeing a growing number of Nordic companies raising Series A and even B rounds. As we invest in Series B and following rounds, this category of companies will shortly reach the stage where they fit in our investment thesis. So getting in touch early is also a way to demonstrate our added value as investors, even before working together,” says Julie Lewkowicz from from InfraVia Capital adds and continues:.
“Being headquartered in Paris, we notably have an interesting edge for Nordic scale-ups willing to expand to France. We’ve built a strong network of large corporates and have a partner fully dedicated to making introductions to help companies with business development.”