About us.

Industrifonden is an independent evergreen venture capital fund. In the beginning, the focus was largely on industrial companies – hence our name – but over the years, we have changed into being a pure venture capital investor. The fund has close to tripled in size since its inception, following profitable exits in both technology and life science companies.

As an evergreen fund, we have a unique position. If we believe that a company will be worth substantially more a few years down the road, we have the patience and commitment necessary to keep backing it.

Active owner

Actively involved in the companies we invest in, we contribute not only with capital but also expertise and a broad network of resources. We lead, co-lead, or participate in funding rounds, and we seek board representation in the companies we invest in.

To ensure that a good foundation for an investment is in place, we look for strategic fit, financial fit, and ownership fit in the companies we evaluate.

Read about our focus, check out our current portfolio or get to know our team.

Industrifonden at a glance

1979

The year Industrifonden was founded

$600M

Fund size (5 BSEK)

Board of directors

Charlotte Brogren Karlberg
Chairman of the board. Member of the board since 2005. Born 1963. Technical Director.
General Director VINNOVA. Board chair of HMS, board member of I Q-Free ASA and Gunnebo. Member IVA.

Daniel Kristiansson
Born 1974. Graduate Economist. Board member since 2017. Deputy director of the unit for state-owned enterprises at Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. Member of SBAB and Vasallen.

Lars Gatenbeck
Born 1956. Medical Director, PhD. Board member since 2016. Chairman of the board at Life Equity Group. Industrial advisor to EQT. Chairman of the Board Life Medical Sweden, Akademikliniken Group Holding. Board member of Dataflow Group, Christian Berner Tech Trade, Tunstall Healthcare Group, Cancerföreningen and the foundation Silviahemmet. Principal of King Gustaf V:s jubilee fund.

Åsa Hedin
Born 1962. MSc Biophysics. Board member since 2017. Board member of Nolato, Tobii, Fingerprint, Cellavision, C-Rad, Immunovia and Hermes Medical. Industrial advisor to Chalmers University Microtechnology and Nanoscience.

Samir Kamal
Born 1965. Graduate Economist. Board member since 2015. Senior advisor to Bure Equity. Member of the board of Bonava, Scandi Standard, My Driving Academy and Save-by-Solar Sweden.

Christer Nilsson
Born 1952. Civil Engineer. Board member since 2014. Chairman of the board of TAWI Invest AB, board member of Sectra and Scandinova Systems. Senior advisor Evli Investment Bank.

Bo Normark
Born 1947. Civil Engineer. Board member since 2016. Member of EUN (Energiutvecklingsnämnden). Board member of Elimark and Power Circle.

Mernosh Saatchi
Born 1979. Board member since 2014. Board member since 2014. Member of the board of MQ and E-Work. Member of IVA’s Näringslivsråd, Postkodföreningen and Drottningholm Palace Theatre.

Press

View our press kit.

Reports

A selection of Industrifonden reports (in Swedish): Utdrag av årsredovisningen (2016-17)Fondstyrningsrapport 2016-2017Hållbarhetsredovisning 2016-2017.

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