Through its entrepreneurial ecosystem and Chalmers Ventures, Chalmers has shaped a unique venture creation process and investment activity.
This enables Chalmers Ventures to follow a start-up from the first investment all the way to a global growth company.
Chalmers Ventures is a leader in leveraging research and technology ideas in deep tech by both starting up and investing in the companies. Everything is based on a unique and high quality dealflow from Chalmers and idea creators as well as strategic co-investments. For example, for every krona invested by Chalmers Ventures, 10 more were invested by external investors last year.
– We are so grateful for all the driven entrepreneurs, industry partners and world-leading researchers who have approached us over the years, says Linda Hedenblom, business coach at Chalmers Ventures. Together, we have transformed cutting-edge technology into great societal benefit. Brave entrepreneurs, unique technology and a strong community in fine combination.
During the Nordic Startup Awards in Iceland, Chalmers won the prize for best VC in the Nordic region and will go on to the international finals of the Global Startup Awards.
– This is a fantastic recognition for CV, our portfolio companies and our business model, says Håkan Krook, investment director at Chalmers Ventures. We have proven that it is possible to combine early stage investments in tech companies that make a big impact in society, while creating returns that provide the conditions for sustainable business growth.
In an era that needs more and more solutions to societal challenges, Chalmers Ventures is now gearing up even more.
– I dare say that we will have a unique dealflow of deep tech startups focused on impact,” says Sara Wallin, CEO of Chalmers Ventures. Companies with great potential to meet challenges in energy tech, food tech, life science tech and health tech. These deep tech companies need more capital to reach the market faster. Something the whole world benefits from. We now have a real chance to create better opportunities for future generations. And we want to take that chance.