The leading seed stage focused VC in the Nordics
Butterfly Ventures is the leading seed stage focused VC in the Nordics. Butterfly Ventures was founded in 2012. Ever since then we’ve been one of the most active early stage VCs in the region. We have an office in Oulu, Helsinki and Stockholm.
Butterfly Ventures is known for our co-operative approach. We like to interface with founders directly and work as a team and founders have the full support of all our partners.
Butterfly Ventures is investing in the seed stage startups particularly from Finland, but also from other Nordic countries and Baltics. We prefer to get involved with companies early on. 80% of our portfolio companies do not have any revenue at the time of our entry. However, we’re very business driven, typically our portfolio companies start generating revenue in less than 6 months from the first investment. Right now we’re looking for deep tech, HW and HW interfacing SW.
Some core statistics and the combined track record of the Butterfly Ventures’ team in numbers, including active portfolio and the exited portfolio at the point of exit, as follows.
New portfolio companies / year
Investment rounds completed
Average investment / company
Portfolio raised financing
Portfolio generated revenue
Portfolio market cap
Our news, posts and things we’ve found particularly interesting around the web, such as useful startup tips, tools and articles that reflect what we’re currently interested of.
First closing of 47 million euros of 100 million euro Butterfly Venture Fund IV
The Fund is based on the EU Article 8 and the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation.
Science Startup Day workshops set to coach the future science founders
What do researchers need to know when commercializing their work into a venture-backed business?
Butterfly Ventures’ value creation and exit experience gets appreciation – and the Butterfly team grows
How does due diligence work in venture capital?
We explain what due diligence actually means in VC, and how startups can prepare for it.
The significant positive net impact of Butterfly Ventures’ focus validated by The Upright Project
Forbes: This Finnish VC Firm Says It’s The First To Be Carbon Neutral
We don’t have a five-year plan to be carbon neutral; we are doing this immediately.
Hardware is sexy
We think so too. Keynote by Zach Shelby at Things conference in Amsterdam January 2020.
How to ensure your healthcare innovation doesn’t flop
Organizations need not invent to innovate.
Building a startup that will last
Very few early-stage companies think critically about the strategic principles needed to endure.
Getting to the real reasons
What's behind investor's some times ambigious rejections and how figure out the real reasons.
A sales ready product
Going beyong MVP, what the product should be in order to scale.
Who to hire, fire & promote
Your company’s culture is who you hire, fire & promote. Essentials of building the right team.