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Financial Services & Ventures

We drive growth and create value for customers and users.

We invest in great digital companies

We help smart founders and winning teams establish their products, scale their businesses internationally and maximize growth to become market leaders. We’re always on the lookout for disruptive, scalable and innovative business models that create unique value. Over the years we’ve made investments in companies like Blocket, Prisjakt, Hitta, TV.nu, Let’s Deal, Lendo and many more. We’ve also successfully scaled concepts internationally.

Our goal is to be the best home for entrepreneurs and changemakers in the Nordics

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Ventures: Our offer to entrepreneurs

Financing

We provide funding to ambitious companies wanting to make a change and create unique value for consumers or businesses. So far we’ve helped more than 30 companies to get a head-start on their journey to success.

Resources

Schibsted can offer deal breaking expertise and a proven record of experience whether it’s within marketing, tech, HR, legal, finance or even a great office space.

Reach and marketing power

With almost 1 billion monthly visits we offer a reach far beyond the ordinary and a proven scale up model. By leveraging our own media channels and marketplaces, we can create tailormade marketing that optimize both spread and real impact.

Sustainable investments

At Schibsted Ventures we invest in disruptive, scalable and innovative business models that create unique values that aim to become market leaders. We also believe sustainability is a fundamental part of building strong and successful businesses. So it’s only logical that as a responsible investor, owner and actor in the investment industry, we need to be constantly aware of how our investments impact society and the environment and it is equally important that we continue to support and guide our entrepreneurs to develop and adopt sustainable practices once they are part of our venture portfolio. Read more about Schibsted's strategic orientation and approach to sustainable investments throughout our investment process in our policy.

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Financial Services: We empower consumers

With technology and transparency Schibsted’s Financial Services is improving people’s personal finance. With Lendo as a leading star this is an area with huge potential where Schibsted can serve and support users in their daily life with innovative solutions.

Meet some of our entrepreneurs

Rocker - Dennis AhlsénHypoteket - Carl-Johan Nordquist and Dag Wardaeus
Dennis Ahlsén-one of the entrepreneurs behind Bynk

“Although we are currently growing fast on our own, a great advantage onwards are the synergy effect we can create through Schibsted’s other companies. ”

Rocker - Dennis Ahlsén

The experienced entrepreneurs Dennis Ahlsén, Mathias Johansson and Jonas Hultin had a vision to create a new alternative to traditional banks. In may 2017, Rocker was launched with a profound new take on banking operations. The offer is a 100% mobile bank, offering an attractive loan service to consumers.

Founders of Hypoteket-Carl Johan Nordquist and Dag Wardaeus

“Thru Schibsted we can continue to find new potential business fields. We still control the company but have chosen Schibsted as our investors to get access to their great input and network.”

Hypoteket - Carl-Johan Nordquist and Dag Wardaeus

Hypoteket was founded by Carl Johan Nordquist and Dag Wardaeus and is currently operating on the Swedish market. Hypoteket business idea is to disrupt the mortgage market by offering competitive morgages, financed by institutional investors, such as pension funds and insurance companies. The comapny uses Schibsteds channels to promote their products with successful results and is now growing rapidly.

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Contact us

Kajsa Gatenbeck Investment Manager, Sweden Phone: +46722131816 kajsa.gatenbeck@schibsted.com
Christian Horn Hanssen Investment Manager, Norway Phone: +47 95023457 christian.horn.hanssen@schibsted.com
Dora Streiffert Tolstoy Head of Communications Phone: +46 739 24 23 30 dora.streiffert.tolstoy@schibsted.com

For general enquiries: ventures@schibsted.com