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Funder of early stage companies

Validé is often among the first believers when we invest in companies in early stage. We have 72 companies in our investment portfolio, and our pre-seed fund, Validé Invest I, have done investment in 10 companies.

A new pre seed fund, Validé Invest II, was launched this summer, and will do their first investment during 2020.

Validé annually evaluate about 500 ideas, and we sign incubator contract with about 50 companies annually. In total, we have around 200 companies at all times in our portfolio. A selection of these, 72 at the moment, have also got funding from Validé AS.

Validé Invest I is our pre-seed fund with a total of NOK 30 million. The fund has the opportunity to invest annually in another two to four carefully selected companies from Validé AS's investment portfolio.

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There are various investment programs within Validé's ecosystem, and these are all equity-based and delivered in the form of direct investments or convertible loans. The investment is available for start-up in the incubator and can be followed up with extra investments before the incubation period has ended. These investments will range from NOK 10,000 to 1,000,000. The goal is to secure the right equity in selected start-up companies, help them achieve critical milestones, upscale and professionalize operations and management.

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Validé Invest I
Validé Invest I is a pre-seed fund established in 2016. The fund has the opportunity annual to invest in two to four selected incubator companies from Validé AS's investment portfolio.

The purpose of the fund is to give companies in a start-up phase both expertise and capital so they can make the projects attractive to other types of investors; such as Seed Fund, other risk capital, Angel Investment, etc. The long-term goal is that the pre-seed portfolio also gives Validé a positive return on investments.

Until now, 10 companies from Validé AS's portfolio have received funding through Validé Invest I. The 10 companies are:
Foodback AS, Qwave AS, Terp AS, PaleBlue AS, Alginor ASA, Exedra AS, Ecofiber Recycling AS, SmartCrowding AS, Centraflow AS og Aniport AS.

Our experience so far is that NOK 1 invested by the pre-seed fund, trigger an additional NOK 16 from other capital.

That´s how we can speed up innovations.

Questions related to Validé AS’ investment programs can be directed to CEO Anne Cathrin Østebø or Director of Investment Johannes Løyning.