The Nordic Web, a analysis and evaluation firm which specialises in masking information on tech corporations rising out of the Nordic area, has began a brand new Angel fund. The fund will make investments throughout Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Founder Neil Murray says ‘The Nordic Net Angel Fund’ plans to put money into 10-15 Nordic startups over the following 12 months. He claims this may make it one of the crucial lively funds within the area.
LPs backing the enterprise embrace some excessive profile names from the area equivalent to Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (TwentyThree), Linda Liakus (Hi there Ruby) and Johan Model (Kahoot!) in addition to VC buyers from round Europe, equivalent to Martin Mignot (Index Ventures), Christoph Janz (Level 9 Capital) and Philipp Moehring and Andy Chung (each of AngelList Europe).
Murray says he has secured over 50 LPs backers with mixture of location, gender and expertise. A full listing is here.
In an announcement he mentioned: “By leveraging the experience and data of our buyers within the fund, we will supply unrivalled help in serving to early-stage Nordic startups, with entry to an entire group behind them. Because of the explosion of capital and curiosity within the Nordics within the final 5 years, we at the moment are starting to see early entrepreneurs go away corporations and begin their very own. Nevertheless, they sometimes stay under-the-radar on account of their private profiles not being recognized by institutional buyers. The fund discovers and backs these corporations.”
Mignot mentioned: “I’ve seen the very important function that The Family has had in supporting and accelerating the Paris ecosystem and I consider this will have an identical impression within the Nordics.”
Murray instructed TechCrunch that Philipp Moehring from AngelList helped elevate the fund and maintain all of the back-end and legals. “I consider I’m one of many first in Europe to benefit from this,” he added.