Notable investments made by Nordea Ventures include PFC Technology (series B and series C) and Tink (series C and series D).
At the time of announcing Nordea Ventures the president and CEO of Nordea, Casper von Koskull, made the following statement regarding why Nordea started Nordea Ventures:
We want to play an active role in developing new technologies for the financial sector from early on. It’s not just about providing capital, but also about engaging with start-ups and sharing our expertise. This will benefit Nordea and the companies we invest in, but most of all our customers.
Ewan MacLeod, the Chief Digital Officer of Nordea, made the following statements on why Nordea Ventures is focusing on investing in financial technology companies:
We need to be where the innovation is taking place. That’s why we’ve already been very active in the fintech space. Establishing Nordea Ventures is a natural next step toward engaging with and supporting the wider financial ecosystem.