Saab Ventures

Saab Ventures is an investment arm of Saab AB specializing in fund of fund and direct investments. For direct investments, the firm seeks make private equity and venture capital investments in incubation, startups, early stage, mid venture, late venture, spin-in, spin-outs, and middle market. For fund-of-fund investments, it invests in venture capital funds. The firm seeks to invest in technologies and markets. The firm seeks investments in civil security, defense, aviation, and space. It invests in Nordic countries. The firm typically invests between SEK0.1 million ($0.01 million) and SEK50 million ($7.66 million) in companies with an enterprise value between SEK40 million ($ 5.89 million) and SEK120 million ($17.69 million) within five years. It seeks to invest in companies that have existing or potential revenues of SEK 100 million ($ 14.74 million) within five years. The firm prefers to take a minority equity position in small and medium enterprises and seeks to co-invest with other venture capitalists. It makes balance sheet investments. Saab Ventures was founded in 2001 and is based in Bromma, Sweden.
JG

Jenny Gustafsson

Investment Manager

TT

Thomas Thard

Investment Director

16 past transactions

PortWise

Venture Round in 2008
PortWise AB is a provider of security software for identity and access management.

Täby Displayteknik

Acquisition in 2012
Täby Displayteknik has develops simulator solutions such as the Joint Fires Synthetic Training.

Atmos Sistemas

Acquisition in 2020
Atmos Sistemas is a specialized services company that supplies electronic equipment, such as weather radars, advanced maintenance and support services to the Brazilian civil and defence markets.

Combitech CSE AB

Acquisition in 2007
Combitech CSE AB provides engineering support services for aerospace and automotive sectors.

Phaeros Group

Acquisition in 2016
Phaeros Group provides off-the-shelf software solutions for the port and cargo terminal industry.

Tietosaab Systems

Acquisition in 2009
Tietosaab Systems engages in the development and delivery of system integration and product-based solutions.

Efield

Venture Round in 2006
Efield® - A complete simulation environment for 3D electromagnetic applications Efield® offers a complete and unique integrated software environment for 3D analysis of a wide range of electromagnetic applications.

PerformIT

Acquisition in 2007
Saab Performit, with its headquarters in Karlstad, development center in Linköping and sales office in Stenungsund and Alingsås, Sweden, mainly works in Software engineering towards the emergency services. They have broken new ground in this field and are, after ten years of hard work, one of the foremost companies in this branch. They have developed a number of products that are installed in many ambulances, police and rescue vehicles in Sweden today. They are seven hard working “lackeys” who work close to you, for a safer everyday life, and doing this, they have a future before us! They love what they do and they create products that make a difference in real life! Their business concept is to offer competence and continuity to their clients. Their knowledge is assured through continuous further education, and thus they create continuity. They have developed a product family, Paratus, to meet the needs of IT in this field. The products are mobile and easily adjusted to fit the different activities of the emergency services today, and are also well prepared to meet future needs. The systems of Paratus, hardware, operative system and programming languages, are based on standard products. They have a great deal of experience and a broad knowledge of systems and communication solutions in mobile environments. Read more about Paratus on their product site! Emergency vehicles live hard lives, and both vehicle and equipment must function in rough environments. At PerformIT they know what this is all about. To be able to create optimal solutions that will function in rough and difficult situations, they test their systems in real life. Their testing vehicle is similar to the vehicles used in emergency situations, which guarantees the best functionality, safety and working environment.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems

Acquisition in 2014
ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has manufactures submarines, naval surface vessels, and yachts.

Tikab

Acquisition in 2013
Tikab is a multinational technology and software corporation. The company specializes in crafting integrated Internet-related services and designing enterprise application systems that helps businesses manage their operations and customer relations. The company anticipates business needs and use novel technologies to create systems and streamlined processes that solve them. Its main products are business Catalyst, Tikab LMS, and Titalk. Tikab was founded by Hamidreza Rezaeianzadeh in 2010 and is located in Shiraz, Iran.

ReVibe Energy

Series A in 2017
ReVibe Energy® was founded to provide sensors and monitoring systems with a power source that is both sustainable and reliable – something that hasn’t been possible before. Through a unique vibration energy harvesting technology, our products offers our customers the possibility to convert vibrations that exist in most industrial environments to electricity to fully power their sensor and monitoring system

ReVibe Energy

Seed Round in 2016
ReVibe Energy® was founded to provide sensors and monitoring systems with a power source that is both sustainable and reliable – something that hasn’t been possible before. Through a unique vibration energy harvesting technology, our products offers our customers the possibility to convert vibrations that exist in most industrial environments to electricity to fully power their sensor and monitoring system

Sensis Corporation

Acquisition in 2011
Founded in 1985, Sensis Corporation is a global provider of air defense, air traffic control, airline and airport operations management, and data integration and distribution. The company serves a global client base and is actively involved in industry organizations and working groups worldwide, helping to address critical issues and develop innovative, real-world solutions.

Saab Nyge Aero AB

Acquisition in 1999
Saab Nyge Aero AB provides maintenance and modifications to aircraft and helicopters, as well as special flight services.

Opax

Series B in 2008
By using intelligent algorithms OPAX solution can understand what a video feed from a CCTV system is showing, and hence sound alarms if needed or simply register events for future forensics. OPAX solutions improve quality and lower the costs of surveillance with cutting-edge technology used and proven in demanding applications around the globe. With a military heritage and strong R&D capabilities, OPAX are able to engineer analytics software that meets the needs of challenging outdoor surveillance situ¬ations. OPAX convert passive CCTV systems to ac¬tive components of a modern security in¬frastructure, improving surveillance quality and automating labor-intensive tasks. OPAX serve the high-end security market with high-end software that reliably strengthens perimeter protection. It’s a technology shift that is transforming the security industry.

HITT

Acquisition in 2012
HITT provides traffic control, traffic management, navigation, and hydrographic software systems in Europe, North America, and Asia. HITT nv is a public company listed at Euronext Amsterdam since June 4, 1998 and has a number of subsidiaries.