AIA Science offers data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions for e.g. smart cities, measuring carbon footprint and analyzing the value of assets.
Offered an IT solution for online purchase of travels and tourism products in Norway. The company was acquired in 2013.
- Health industry
Cardiomech AS develops technology related to cardiology. The technology is developed to repair mitral flap failure. Cardiomech’s catheter based implant is a so-called minimal invasive alternative to open heart surgery.
Chapdrive was a cleantech company spun out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It developed a patented hydraulic drivetrain solution for wind turbines to eliminate the mechanical gearbox and reduce cost of energy. The company was owned by leading venture capital investors such as Northzone Ventures, Viking Venture, Investinor and Proventure. As the European Wind power market plummeted in the aftermath of the Euro crisis in 2011, Chapdrive’s industrial partner backed out, and the owners decided to liquidate the company.
Energy Micro offeres world leading energy-efficient microcontroller solutions, and was founded by Norwegian serial entrepreneur Geir Førre. Prior to Energy Micro he co-founded semiconductor company Chipcon, which was acquired by Texas Instruments for BNOK 1.3 in 2007. Investinor came on board Energy Micro as one of the cornerstone investors in 2010, and in 2013 Geir and his fellow founders did it again: Energy Micro was acquired by Silicon Laboratories for MUSD 115 + a MUSD 55 earn out.
GasSecure was one of the first investments made by Investinor. The GasSecure founder’s bold ambition was to offer the world’s first truly wireless optical gas detector for demanding industrial applications. With low-power gas detection and safe wireless communication, they wanted to increase safety and reduce installation costs. Backed by Investinor and other venture capitalists, GasSecure succeeded. In March 2015 the company was acquired by Dräger Holding International GmbH for MNOK 500.
Innotech Solar (ITS) was an innovative manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) modules. ITS offered high quality PV modules at very low production cost, by recycling rejected PV cells from other manufacturers with a proprietary testing and optimization process. ITS grew fast in the European market, raised capital from leading venture capital investors such as Northzone Ventures and Investinor, and won awards for beeing one of the most promising private technology companies in Europe. However, the global PV market became encreasingly distressed by overcapacity, and prices fell so low that not even cost leading ITS was competetive. Investinor divested Innotech Solar in 2014 and the company filed for bankruptcy in March 2015.
Offers innovative packaging solutions for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.
Play Magnus AS is a Norwegian group of companies focused on providing the premier digital experiences for the hundreds of millions of chess players and students around the world through its ecosystem of chess products and services. The company offers eLearning and entertainment services via its market leading brands: chess24, the leading chess broadcast and entertainment service, Chessable, the leading chess eLearning service, and Play Magnus, the leading chess app suite.
- Other sectors
Skitude offers an innovative ski pass app that lets skiers access a maximum of ski resorts with the same ski pass. No need to stand in line or book in advance, the skiers are automatically charged based on their use. The pay-per-use system connects skiers with ski resorts, as Skioo also collects valuable market data and enables significant cost savings for the skiing industry.
Skyfall Ventures Fund I is established by serial entrepreneurs with experience from digital services, web-based market places, e-commerce, as well as crypto. The fund invests in technology companies that are in an early stage, both technology directed towards business areas, and consumer markets.
Develops a novel state of the art platform for in vitro diagnosis analyses in a point of care setting. The solution will enable faster, easier and more reliable diagnosis and follow up of e.g. cardiovascular, inflammatory, infectious, diabetic and endocrine diseases.
Founded in 1991, THINK was a first mover in the market for eletric cars. Investinor took a 5% stake in the company in 2009, with Valmet Automotive, american venture capital firms and NASDAQ listed battery manufacturer Ener 1 as co-investors. Investinor divested the company in January 2011, and THINK filed for bankruptcy later that year.
Offered cased based reasoning (CBR) software and services for the oil- and gas industry, financial services and health care industry. The company, which was backed by Investinor and three leading Nordic venture capital firms, filed for bankruptcy in December 2014.