Investor AB

Investor AB (publ) is a venture capital firm specializing in mature, middle market, buyouts and growth capital investments. It is operating through four business areas including core, private equity, operating, and financial investments. For core investments, the firm invests in health care, financial services, IT and fintech sectors and considers investments in listed companies in leading minority positions. The firm seeks to invest globally and acquire a board seat. For its operating investments, the firm seeks to focus on medium-sized to large companies headquartered in Northern Europe. It acquires controlling interest or minority position with significant influence in its portfolio companies within operating investments. The firm considers majority or minority investments in both listed and unlisted companies. Within private equity, the firm makes venture capital and buyout investments. For venture capital, it seeks investments through its subsidiary, Investor Growth Capital, which is focused on investments in the information technology, technology, engineering, financial services, and healthcare sectors in Europe, the United States, and Asia. It seeks to invest in companies ranging from startups to companies that are about to enter an expansion stage and its investment commitment range between SEK 20 million and SEK 200 million. In its venture capital investments, it acquires minority stakes in its portfolio companies and the ownership horizon varies from three to seven years. For buyouts, the firm makes fund investments through its subsidiary, EQT that makes buyout investments in medium-sized mature companies in Northern Europe and Greater China. The firm seeks to exit its private equity investments between three years and seven years. The firm seeks to take board membership in its portfolio companies. For financial investments, it acquires minority ownership in financial holdings for shorter horizon. Investor AB (publ) was founded in 1916 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden with additional offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Beijing, China; Menlo Park, California; Hong Kong, China; New York, New York; and Tokyo, Japan.
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Magnus Dalhammar

Head of Investor Relations

Johan Forssell

CEO

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Helena Saxon

CFO

22 past transactions

Sandburst Corporation

Series B in 2001
Sandburst Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company, is pioneering a revolutionary new technology for the design of highly complex integrated circuits. For both Sandburst and its customers, this technology substantially reduces development costs and enables a shorter time-to-market. Sandburst is currently developing VLSI solutions specifically targeted at data communications and IP networking. These wire-speed IP packet processing components provide a solid foundation for high-performance systems without requiring the major software development effort needed for general-purpose programmable devices.

RYB Education

Series B in 2011
RYB Education ("RYB") is a pioneer in the early childhood education market in China. RYB provides comprehensive early childhood education solutions to meet the needs of children from infancy to 6 years old through kindergartens and play-and-learn centers, as well as at-home educational products and services.

EZ Texting

Series B in 2018
Founded in 2004, EZ Texting has served over 160,000 customers and is the #1 SMS marketing software, setting the standard for business texting platforms. Our messaging solutions are featured as a top 20 Best Product for Marketers and allow businesses of all sizes to reach and engage their mobile audiences. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, and with offices in Austin and Kiev, EZ Texting is a SaaS company that delivers the fastest, easiest, and most reliable way to connect. Backed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Investor AB, and ROCA Partners, EZ Texting is continuously voted a Best Place to Work. Originally founded in 2006, EZ Texting was acquired by CallFire in 2012. In 2018, CallFire, founded in 2004, consolidated all of its brands under the EZ Texting.

Qeyton Systems

Series B in 2000
Qeyton Systems founded by innovators in DWDM, optical transmission and access systems. Qeyton has utilized its well- balanced strengths in optical transmission and networking know-how to focus on addressing metro operators' needs with essential transport network evolution planning and DWDM equipment. Qeyton gives service providers a competitive advantage by cost-effectively upgrading their networks so they can in turn provide greater capacity, protection and flexibility, requirements in today's data-centric networks.

CDP Group Ltd.

Series B in 2006
CDP Holdings, Ltd operates as a human capital management (HCM) service provider in the People’s Republic of China. It operates CDP EcoSaaS, an integrated software platform that delivers HCM services, including payroll, tax and social security management, benefits programs, workforce management, and other HR applications. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.

Curl

Debt Financing in 2000
Curl develops and maintains the Curl Rich Internet Application (RIA) platform. The foundational technologies for Curl emerged out of research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the company's first product was released in 2002. Curl's customer list includes Nissan, Panasonic and Mitsubishi. Curl is a part of an emerging group of technologies referred to as "fit clients." These technologies are a hybrid of Thick Clients (a.k.a. Fat Clients) and Thin Clients (HTML and RIA). Fit clients embrace the local processing and offline capabilities of Thick Clients while providing tooling normally associated with thin-client web applications. Fit Clients can leverage the processing power and disc space of the client machine, but they can also offer more restrictive and secure environments than client/server platforms. Using Curl, developers can implement a new class of complex, business-critical, Web-based applications that cannot easily be developed with Ajax or other smart client technologies. Curl has always provided fit client capabilities and, with a new version announced this month called Nitro, they are available more easily than ever on the desktop. Curl is best choice for enterprises for secure, mission-critical applications that use large data sets and require 3D and 2D rendering, sophisticated data input and visualization.

China Health Media

Series B in 2007
China Health Media, Ltd. operates advertising network of audiovisual displays in Chinese health care facilities such as hospitals and medical clinics. Its audiovisual displays provide medical and health care information. The company was formerly known as Yanhuang Health Media Ltd. China Health Media, Ltd. was founded in 2004 and is based in Beijing, China.

Cidera

Series C in 2000
A satellite-based Internet broadcaster

Molnlycke Health Care

Acquisition in 2007
Mölnlycke Health Care employs around 7,500 people and is owned by Investor AB. The company headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden and operate in 90 countries worldwide. Mölnlycke Health Care is a world-leading provider of single-use surgical and wound care products for customers, healthcare professionals and patients. Mölnlycke Health Care develop and bring to market innovative wound care and surgical products for use in a range of settings – from prevention through acute care to homecare. Mölnlycke Health Care solutions provide value for money, supported by clinical and health economic evidence.

EZ Texting

Series A in 2012
Founded in 2004, EZ Texting has served over 160,000 customers and is the #1 SMS marketing software, setting the standard for business texting platforms. Our messaging solutions are featured as a top 20 Best Product for Marketers and allow businesses of all sizes to reach and engage their mobile audiences. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, and with offices in Austin and Kiev, EZ Texting is a SaaS company that delivers the fastest, easiest, and most reliable way to connect. Backed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Investor AB, and ROCA Partners, EZ Texting is continuously voted a Best Place to Work. Originally founded in 2006, EZ Texting was acquired by CallFire in 2012. In 2018, CallFire, founded in 2004, consolidated all of its brands under the EZ Texting.

Active Biotech

Acquisition in 2013
Active Biotech AB is a biotechnology company. The Company focuses on research and development of pharmaceuticals and vaccines. Active Biotech does research based on knowledge of the autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and cancer. The Company is developing products designed to treat a variety of diseases including multiple sclerosis, lung, renal, and pancreatic cancer.

Startupfactory

Venture Round in 2000
Startupfactory is an early stage Nordic venture capital firm based in Stockholm, Helsinki and Lund, investing in Nordic companies and teams in the IT, datacom and telecom industries. They invest in the seed, startup and early expansion phases of a company’s life and can invest up to 10 MEUR over the life cycle of a company. Their initial investment is often between 0, 5 and 3, 0 MEUR. Startupfactory is looking for exceptional people with a unique business concept aiming at a large global market. Whenever They invest and put Their resources to work, They aim to build world class global companies together with Their entrepreneurs.

FClub

Series B in 2012
Fclub.cn is a Chinese flash sale website that offers clothing, shoes, jewelry, bags, and accessories at discounted prices. A Chinese fashion brand, Fclub.cn has partnered with many world famous fashion groups, especially in Western countries, to build a supply platform that aims to offer all kinds of discounted products. Fclub.cn was founded by FGROUP LIMITED in 2009 and is now managed by Fclub E-Commerce Company. The company secured US$30 million in series B funding led by IGC, along with IDG Capital, Zero2IPO Capital, and SK Capital.

Xperi Corporation

Venture Round in 2000
Xperi Holding Corporation invents, develops, and delivers various technologies worldwide. Its technologies that enable extraordinary experiences are integrated into consumer devices, media platforms, and semiconductors. The company provides its technologies under the DTS, HD Radio, IMAX Enhanced, Invensas, TiVo, and Perceive brands. It serves automotive, home solutions, mobile, pro audio and content solutions, semiconductor technologies, and intellectual property markets. The company is based in San Jose, California.

University Access

Venture Round in 2000
University Access (UA) is an e-learning company, which focuses solely on business management education and training, serving the needs of the corporate and academic markets. Its mission to be the global leader in providing total e-learning solutions encompasses content, technology and service. UA specifically excels at delivering a world-class learning experience as evidenced by 16 awards for excellence, including Inc. Magazine/Cisco System's Grand Prize in the "Growing With Technology" awards program.

Telegea

Series C in 2000
TeleGea is the leading global provider of e-commerce technologies for online purchase, real-time delivery and web-enabled management of telecommunications products. The company has developed a unique patent-pending e-commerce platform that allows telecom providers and e-tailers to establish new revenue opportunities by streamlining the delivery of transaction-based telecommunications offerings to online buyers.

Invesmart

Series B in 2000
Invesmart is an independent, full-service retirement financial services company.

Permobil

Acquisition in 2013
For over 45 years, Permobil has been a leader in the complex rehabilitation power wheelchairs industry. No other company can match their record of product "firsts" or their influence in shaping seating and mobility solutions. Their brand is asked for by name, known for quality and trusted by therapists, prescribers, dealers and consumers to be the best. Permobil's mission is to develop, manufacture and market wheelchairs and transport- and communication systems for people with functional disabilities. Their products leads where quality, performance, safety and function are concerned in order to provide users with the best possible compensation for their disabilities. Permobil grows through consistent profitability with the help of high quality and efficiency in product development, production, marketing and service as well as a strong position globally.

Lindorff Group

Acquisition in 2008
Lindorff is the preferred expert on credit-driven services and a leading European provider within its field. Our string of services covers information services, invoicing, debt collection and purchase of debt portfolios. Lindorff has approximately 3,000 employees in 11 countries. Net revenue in 2012 was € 500 million. Lindorff is owned 50% by Altor (Altor 2003 Fund and Altor Fund II) and 50% by Investor AB. Our headquarters are in Oslo, Norway

Optillion Ab

Series B in 2000
Optillion AB is a high-tech Swedish company that operates in the optic component and subsystem market.

Gyros

Series B in 2001
Gyros is the world leader in automated micro-immunoassays for therapeutic protein development. Gyrolab, the company's automated and open platform, is a versatile analytical tool that dramatically reduces the time required to optimize and execute immunoassays. Time for assay optimization is often cut from weeks, to a matter of days. This results in increased efficiency in process development and in clinical evaluation of therapeutic proteins. The ease of assay transfer is unsurpassed in the industry.

Gator.com

Series D in 2000
Gator is your smart online companion that fills out forms and remembers passwords.