Welcome to Karolina Ventures.

We invest in ideas and entrepreneurs that connect life with science, and science with life. Our focus is knowledge and humanity, to enlighten, educate and serve people.

WHAT WE DO – AND HOW WE DO IT

Finding the road to growth.
We help companies find the road to growth. We do this either by investing in them directly or helping them find the right investors. We also coach them to discover their potential through business development, marketing and positioning. Beside this, we also give you access to our extensive network in Sweden and Asia, where we have established a network of investors.


Establishing smart alliances.
Our work is all about meeting and talking to entrepreneurs, companies and people with passion for innovation. We combine our vast network of specialists and expert with our international investor network to create great opportunities. We also use our own investment portfolio. We meet two or three companies every week and we talk to several experts and investors on a daily basis. This enable us to establish smart alliances

Portfolio I – Inhouse

Our first portfolio – Inhouse – began investing in 2017/2018 and is now closed

Nutritious herbs and greens for a sustainable world are the core values of this Agri-Tech company.

Based on research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), particularly focused on the use of plants for food and medicine the company develops methods, technology as well as products

Virtual window to the past. This innovation driven company, operating in the borderland of gaming and archeological research from Uppsala University, combines the best of two worlds – game design and historical research. By doing so they create unique experiences of the past. Their latest release is a VR Archery game situated in the medieval town of Visby, Sweden.  

Obesity is a serious and growing problem globally. Based on research on Lipids at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Duttal have discovered a new formula for developing a drug to tackle this problem. The company is currently in a pre-clinical phase.  

Portfolio II – Dekanen

Our second portfolio – Dekanen – started in may 2019. We are still actively seeking investments and looking for exciting companies within different sectors

TADA Medical

TADA Medical AB is a Swedish medical device company that developed a safety connector for IV tubes, using technology to prevent accidental dislodgement.

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Vironova

Vironova is a Swedish biotechnology company providing comprehensive hardware, software, and services for the analysis of nanoparticles. Vironova revolutionizes access to transmission electron microscopy–based image analysis in biopharmaceutical development. Our solution enables automated analyses for faster and better-informed decisions to secure robust bioprocessing and final product quality.

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Inossia

Inossia has invented a softener to better treat osteoporotic fractures in the spine

Today, osteoporotic fractures can be treated by injecting bone cement into the spine, providing pain relief and preventing the vertebrae from collapsing. Unfortunately, the bone cement used is too stiff, giving rise to more and more fractures.
Inossia has invented a softener to add to the cement, thereby avoiding unnecessary, painful fractures.
The invention is based on 6 years of research at Uppsala University.

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PreVet

PreVet has developed an app focusing on the life and health of horses. The app collects all the necessary information about your horse and can be shared between owners and veterinaries as well as insurance companies.

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Cascade Drivers

Cascade Drivers provide unique solutions for linear motion and power trains that are high-performing, eco-friendly and cost-efficient to customers in selected industries.

Hydraulics used to rule the world but imposes environmental risks, consume a lot of power, and require continuous maintenance. Cascade drivers systems can deliver the same linear force but with an up to 40 % reduction in power, faster and more precise linear motion, in a smaller package and with almost no maintenance requirements.

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Uman Sense

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults, and the second leading cause of death in the world. Today, people who suffer from a stroke can be cured. Still, most stroke victims do not receive proper treatment in time. Uman Sense want to change that by their unique mobile stroke alarm.

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Xertified

Xertified is a Swedish IT-security company developing a new standard for securing connected devices. Everything connected can be exposed and thus be used or abused by a malicious individual or organisation. Threats can enter your system from a printer, a utility device, a laptop or even a smart-tv. Xertified offers a small proxy unit, plugged into all devices, keeping the information and the device itself locked for those who have no right to access it

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Portfolio III – Prefekten

Our third portfolio is under construction and will be ready for its first investments during second half of 2020

Our portfolio investments

In our portfolios we invest in some of the most exciting start-ups all with a high growth potential and international ambition. We look for companies with a clear exit strategy. The portfolios are created by us and involves angel investors from various fields and backgrounds. This makes the portfolios an ideal tool for early stage investment combining competence and capital at one and the same place and easy accessible for the start-ups.

News

UmanSense

Close round of 6,3 MSEK

Online Showcase 20th of October

– meet our portfolio companies
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New article about  

Inossia

Our portfolio company Inossia featured in latest issue of MedTech Magazine

Vinnova grant to

Uman Sense

Great news from our portfolio company Uman Sense.

China Online Roadshows

Join us on upcoming online roadshows

ABOUT

Karolina Ventures is a private investment company, founded, and funded, by private entrepreneurs. Our background is from the science-based university environment, where new ideas often originate. We’ve been working is this environment for 20+ years, we also have extensive experience from law and the advertising business. The founders of Karolina Ventures have started and developed their own businesses, which is a huge advantage when it comes to help others embark on the same journey.

Our Team


Mikael Persson

Chairman of the board


Mathias Blob

Investment Manager


Johan Nilsson

Marketing and Strategy

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