Since Kinnevik was founded almost 90 years ago in Stockholm, the scale at which we operate has vastly expanded, and we now have investments servicing six continents across the globe. However, it’s no coincidence that we have continued to stay close to the Nordics over this lifespan.
Senior Investment Director Andreas Bernström wrote a Medium post about why the Nordics are so important to Kinnevik.
If you don’t live in the Nordics, it might be hard to understand how a small region can produce global giants such as Volvo, Spotify, Ericsson, Evolution and Klarna; or why Stockholm has more technology Unicorns per capita than anywhere in the world other than Silicon Valley. But when you understand how the region works, it all starts to make a little more sense.