EQT Ventures is a multi-stage €566m VC fund fuelled by some of the world’s most obsessive company builders, engineers, designers, marketers, data scientists and scaling experts from success stories such as Booking.com, King, Spotify, Huddle and Hotels.com. Recognising that building a global success story takes more than just capital, EQT Ventures' operational experts are on hand to advise and support ambitious founders on their journeys to building global winners.
Launched in May 2016 with the mission of being the kind of VC the team would have wanted on their start-up journeys, EQT Ventures had its first exit just two and a half years later with Small Giant Games. In December, 2018, the Helsinki-based mobile game studio entered into an agreement to be acquired by Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA) in a deal worth $700m.
A different kind of VC, EQT Ventures has built a proprietary AI platform - Motherbrain - in-house to help the team source and prioritise deals. So far, Motherbrain has discovered investments such as WarDucks, Handshake and AnyDesk.