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Swarm64 sold to ServiceNow
Investinor company Swarm64 has been acquired by NYSE listed company ServiceNow.
Investinor-backed Motimate acquired by Kahoot!
Investinor has been a shareholder in Motimate since 2019. The company now becomes part of the Norwegian technology and e-learning company Kahoot!.
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Dele Health raises NOK 65 million
(Oslo, December 28, 2020) Investinor, Gunnar Evensen, the Urbanski family, Altitude Capital and MP Pensjon are among the shareholders taking part in Dele Health Tech’s issuance of shares worth NOK 65 million. The company has a unique technology for reporting on and predicting falls among seniors in assisted living facilities, and now the US market will be conquered.
Dignio raises NOK 85 million in Series A
The Norwegian health technology company has been joined by a group of investors in their venture into global operations. Hugo Maurstad and Investinor have led the consortium of new investors in the company.
Two of Investinor’s companies listed on Euronext Growth Oslo this Friday
Cyviz and Skitude will be listed on Euronext Growth Oslo (formerly Merkur Market) on Friday 18 December. Investinor has been the shareholder in both companies since 2014 and 2016, respectively, and had a great contribution to the processes of listing the companies.
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Cimon Medical is raising 60 MNOK to commercialize disruptive ultrasound technology
(Trondheim, December 12th, 2020) ProVenture and Investinor are taking the lead as the Norwegian ultrasound company Cimon Medical AS raises a total of MNOK 60 in capital. Cimon Medical provides unique technology for continuous measurement of blood flow. The technology has been developed by world leading ultrasound researchers, located in Trondheim. The target group for the company’s first product is premature and critically ill children.
Skitude seeks listing on Euronext Growth
Skitude Holding, in which Investinor has been a shareholder since 2016, is seeking listing on Euronext Growth Oslo. The company is planning to carry out a share issue of up to NOK 270 million in which Investinor is one of the anchor investors, together with Handelsbanken Fonder, Canica and the Andenæs Group.
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Investinor with record financial gain in Calliditas Therapeutics
(Trondheim, 10.11.2020) Investinor AS (“Investinor”) has sold the majority of its shares in Calliditas Therapeutics AB (“Calliditas”), a publicly listed biotech company. Investinor’s financial gain in connection with its investment in Calliditas is more than NOK 475 million – the largest financial gain so far for Investinor.
Calliditas listed on Nasdaq in New York
Investinor portfolio company Calliditas Therapeutics had its first trading day June 5th on The Nasdaq Global Select Market in New York after completing a capital increase of 90 million USD.
ExproSoft is sold to Peloton
The Norwegian technology company ExproSoft, with major shareholders Investinor and Viking Venture, has been sold to the Canadian software development company Peloton.
The Norwegian Government grants NOK 1 billion in crisis funds to Investinor
Investinor receives NOK 1 billion in additional investment capital, as a part of the Norwegian government’s crisis package for Norwegian start-ups and growth companies.
Investinor invests in Play Magnus
The Norwegian tech company Play Magnus AS has raised $13.5 million in a private placement financing round.
New owners in Calliditas Therapeutics
International specialist investors Sofinnova Partners and Vivo Capital acquire 6% in Calliditas Therapeutics AB from Industrifonden and Investinor.
Investinor invests in Ignite Procurement AS
Investinor has together with SNÖ and Arkwright X participated in a private placement of NOK 8 million in Ignite Procurement AS (“Ignite”). The new funds will position the company for continued growth and internationalization.
Investinor’s portfolio gathered at annual CEO day
Close to 50 CEOs from Investinor’s portfolio companies were gathered at the annual CEO Day in Trondheim yesterday.
Xilinx invests in Swarm64
The world’s largest FPGA manufacturer, Xilinx, invests in Investinor portfolio company Swarm64.
Terje Eidesmo assumes CEO role at Investinor
Chevron joins Proventure and Investinor
(Trondheim/Stavanger 22nd August 2019) ProVenture and Investinor brings Chevron, one of the world’s largest oil and energy companies, on board as investor in early stage company Well Conveyor.
Important milestones in Polight
Polight receives first order for product verification
Investinor invests in Hubro Therapeutics AS
Investinor is making a 1.4 MNOK investment in the newly founded biotech company Hubro Therapeutics AS.
New Chairman of Board at Novelda AS
Svein-Egil Nielsen has been appointed as the new Chairman of Board at Novelda AS.
Share issue in Calliditas led by US biotech fund BVF Partners
Investinor makes a new investment in Motimate AS
Investinor invests in VIBBIO
New Chair of Board at Kebony
Kebony, a global leader in the production of sustainable modified woods, has today confirmed the appointment of Ingvild Huseby as Chair.
New CEO at Investinor
Terje Eidesmo has been appointed CEO of Investinor AS. Eidesmo brings extensive experience from Norwegian and international business as a CEO, an entrepreneur and academic. He succeeds Haakon H. Jensen who left his role earlier this year.
Investinor to invest in Xeneta
Investinor has decided to invest in the Norwegian technology company Xeneta. Existing shareholders Smedvig Capital, Creandum, Alliance Ventures and Alden are also participating in the share issue, worth NOK 70 million in total.
Investinor invests in Norwegian AI start-up Memory
Memory, a Norwegian AI start-up, raises MUSD 5 in an investment round led by Investinor and the UK venture capital fund Concentric. Existing investor SNÖ Ventures also participates in the share issue.
Shares of poLight ASA were today listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange
Shares of poLight ASA were today listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company has more than 500 shareholders following its successful initial public offering.
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Investinor portfolio company Unacast raises $17.5 million
Unacast, the leading contextual and transparent location data platform, today announced that is has raised $17.5 million in a new funding round, exceeding its initial goals. Investinor invested in the round, increasing its commitment to Unacast.
Phoenix Solutions AS is pleased to announce that the compny has signes an agreement with GE Healthcare AS
Intel capital and Investinor lead series B financing round in Swarm64
Swarm64 – an enabler of real-time analytics for high velocity and big data – has raised $12.5 million USD in a Series B round led by Intel Capital and Investinor. The funding will be used to strengthen Swarm64’s position as a global leader in FPGA-based accelerators for relational databases.
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Investment in Sorbwater Techology
Sorbwater Technology AS (Bergen, Norway) secures NOK 43 million in funding round led by Repsol and Investinor
BerGenBio Collaborates with MSD
Investinor’s life science portfolio company BerGenBio enters collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA (known as MSD outside the US and Canada).
BerGenBio heads for IPO
Investinor’s portfolio company BerGenBio announces its intention to launch an Initial Public Offering and apply for a listing on Oslo Stock Exchange.
Investment in AblePay Technologies
Investinor invests USD 160,000 in FinTech company AblePay Technologies from Trondheim, Norway.
Investment in Scale Protection
Investinor invests in oiltech startup Scale Protection AS.
New Portfolio Company: Xsens AS
Investinor and lead investor Proventure invests MNOK 25 in oiltech startup Xsens.
Novelda Raises MUSD 12 in Series B Funding Round
Investinor’s portfolio company Novelda announces a MUSD 12 funding round to take its XeThru vital signs and true presence sensors into high volume production.
OceansSaver in Front-runner Position
Investinor’s portfolio company OceanSaver is leading the race to offer ballast water treatment systems that are compliant with both IMO and US Coast Guard.
poLight Hires from Nokia/Microsoft
Investinor’s portfolio company poLight establishes competence centre in Tampere, Finland, and hires senior engineers and managers from Nokia and Microsoft.
PoLight Raises NOK 160 million
Investinor’s portfolio company poLight® AS has raised NOK 160 million in equity capital through a private placement among new investors and existing shareholders.
Here is the New CEO of Investinor
Haakon H. Jensen (42) is appointed new CEO of Investinor.
RDS Closes Deal With Nabors
Investinor’s portfolio company Robotic Drilling Systems AS (RDS) has entered into a contract with Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) for delivery of its newly developed all-electric robotic pipe handler.
Investment in Skioo Holding
Investinor invests 2.5 million Euro in skitech startup Skioo Holding, which has Norwegian alpine ski champion Aksel Lund Svindal as one of its key shareholders.
«A potential treatment option»
Investinor’s life science portfolio company BerGenBio reports promising findings from its First-in-Patient Phase 1 trial.
New Portfolio Company: Unacast AS
Investinor invests in Norwegian tech startup Unacast AS.
Chris Rynning Joins Investinor as Industrial Advisor
Investor, author, entrepreneur, and China expert Chris Rynning joins Investinor as industrial advisor.
Geir Ove Kjesbu Resigns as CEO
The Board of Investinor and Geir Ove Kjesbu have together decided that Kjesbu resigns from his position as CEO of the company.
BerGenBio raises NOK 212 million
Investinor’s portfolio company BerGenBio has secured a capital raise of NOK 212 million (c. $25 million) in a private placement from existing shareholders, including Investinor AS and Meteva AS.
New portfolio company: Spinchip Diagnostics
Investinor invests MEUR 1.9 in Norwegian medtech startup Spinchip Diagnostics AS.
Job Anniversary for Ziebel
Investinor’s portfolio company Ziebel, the market leader in composite rod well intervention, has completed its 100th Z-Rod® distributed fiber optic sensing job.
Kebony Raises MEUR 19
Investinor’s portfolio company Kebony has raised 19 million Euro to fund its second European factory. Belgian PMV and Investinor lead the new investment round, which was open to both new and existing investors.
Investment in Planctonic
Investinor invests MEUR 0.77 (MNOK 7) in Planktonic AS, which offers cutting-edge «baby food» for farmed fish fry.
Investinor “Graduate” is Entrepreneur of the Year
Knut Sandven, CEO at Investinor’s divested portfolio company GasSecure has been awarded Entrepreneur of the year 2015.
Investment in Fronteer Solutions
Investinor invests MNOK 3.5 in Oslo based Fronteer Solutions, a fintech startup that offers tech based equity fund management.
Investinor invests in SWARM64
Swarm64, a data acceleration company based in Oslo and Berlin, raises up to MEURO 7.1 from Investinor, Target Partners and Alliance Venture.
Pharmalink raises MEuro 11
Investinor’s portfolio company Pharmalink AB has raised SEK100 million (MEURO 11) in a mezzanine financing round from all its existing investors.
Exit: Dräger Buys GasSecure AS
Investinor and co-investors sells portfolio company GasSecure AS to Dräger Holding International GmbH for approximately MNOK 500.
New Portfolio company: CFEngine
Investinor has completed its first investment in CFEngine AS, the leading provider of IT automation at WebScale.
Investment in Ace Oil Tools
Investinor invests MNOK 12 in Norwegian technology startup Ace Oil Tools AS.