Impact Investing in the Nordics: An analysis of 100 Nordic impact startups

Zorica Trkulja
Apr 18 · 8 min read

Mapping the Nordic impact startup landscape

My mapping of the Nordic Impact startup landscape. The companies come from Norrsken Foundation’s “Impact 100”-list. Companies are grouped based on their area of operation.

Findings: 5 facts about Nordic impact startups on the Impact 100 list

Founding countries for companies on Norrsken’s Impact 100 list. Source: LinkedIn & Crunchbase. Total number of companies: 100.
Source: LinkedIn, Crunchbase and company websites. Total number of companies: 100.
Please note that the number of companies in each country are: 10 in Denmark, 12 in Finland, 2 in Iceland, 11 in Norway and 65 in Sweden. These numbers are the bases for the percentages in each country.
Source: LinkedIn, Crunchbase and allabolag.se. Total number of companies: 100.
Source: LinkedIn, Crunchbase and company websites. Total number of companies: 99.
Top five SDG-focus of Nordic Impact companies (coloured). Source of picture: International Monetary Fund.
Source: Norrsken Foundation. Total number of companies: 100 (a company can focus on several goals).


Thanks to Etienne

Zorica Trkulja

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Thinking about impact investing, social entrepreneurship and climate change. But also obsessed with how to make our closets sustainable. Views are my own.

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