About Almi Invest
Almi Invest is Sweden's most active investor in young growth companies.
Almi Invest invests in companies with scalable business concepts and prospects for long-term capital growth. The companies must have the ability to compete nationally and internationally, and there must be a clear customer need. Management should consist of dedicated entrepreneurs or a team with the ability to build a successful company.
Almi Invest is Sweden's most active investor in young growth companies. We are industry-independent and invest from the seed phase to the expansion phase. Seed phase refers to start-ups and new enterprises in very early stages. Expansion phase refers to businesses that are already in the market and are in an early stage of expansion or growth. Through the support of our experienced investment managers, capital and networks, we create opportunities for businesses to grow and compete in a global market.
Almi Invest has over 40 investment managers located across the whole of Sweden. Thanks to our regional presence and national coverage, we reach a broad spectrum of enterprises and are able to bring together businesses and investors throughout Sweden. We also have a broad international network.
Our portfolio consists of 350 growth companies in many different industries. The total amount invested to date is SEK 750 million. Our role is to supplement that of the market, which involves investing where the risk is high and access to private capital is scarce. We have a high rate of investment, approximately 50-70 new businesses a year.
Almi Invest was formed in 2009 at the initiative of Almi Företagspartner AB and is a subsidiary of the Almi Group. Half the capital in the fund comes from the EU's structural funds and the other half from regional owners and Almi Företagspartner in equal portions. As part of an adaptation to the EU's "NUTS" rules, Almi Invest's operations are conducted through eight regional venture capital firms :
- Partner Invest Norr
- Almi Invest Norra Mellansverige
- Almi Invest Östra Mellansverige
- Almi Invest Västsverige
- Almi Invest Stockholm
- Almi Invest Småland och Öarna
- Sydsvensk Entreprenörsfond