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DNB Ventures

DNB Ventures is a subsidiary owned by DNB. We invest in promising start-ups that have a confirmed business model and paying customers.

Business

DNB Ventures contributes to increased innovation capacity in DNB through relevant learning about new products, services and customer experiences.

NOK 250 million frame

Relevant and innovative start-ups

Active ownership

Minority investments

How we manage our mandate

We have a pool of NOK 250 million that we can invest in relevant and innovative start-ups. This pool of cash is managed through minority investments for which we actively exercise ownership.

Geographical location

The Nordic region is the primary focus of investments. This is based on the Group’s market insights and network in the Nordic market. Proximity to the companies is also important to realise the objectives of the investments.

Sectors

We primarily invest in companies associated with the financial sector. This can be companies that deliver financial services or products, or products and services that are a key part of a financial value chain.

Phase and ownership interest

We invest in promising start-ups that have a confirmed business model and paying customers. The companies will typically be in the «seed» phase, and we prefer ownership interests of 10–20 per cent.

In addition to capital, DNB Ventures can provide

  • support to the board on topics such as corporate governance and capital raising
  • input and challenges to management in strategy and business development
  • access to internal expertise within the Group and our external network
  • dialogue with relevant business areas to explore opportunities for collaboration
  • attendance at events and meeting places that provide relevant exposure

Our investments

Kvist

Kvist

Innovative project management tool for environmental certification and environmental management in the building and construction industry.

  • Read more about Kvist
Celsia

Celsia

Leading platform for sustainability reporting.

Quantfolio

Quantfolio

Digital platform for investment advice.

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FundingPartner

Norway’s leading provider of crowdlending services.

Unite Living

Unite Living

Cloud-based management system for professional landlords.

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Aiia

Leading provider of Open Banking services. Acquired by Mastercard in 2021.

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Luca labs

Innovative accounting solution for small businesses and individual companies.

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Payr

DNB Ventures’ first investment. Started as an app for invoice payments, then expanded with services for price comparison. Acquired from Hudya in 2019.

Contact DNB Ventures

  • Anders Østensvig

    Investment Manager

    Anders Østensvig in landscape
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