It Takes a Network

Free from the limitations of a fund structure and holding periods, we do not have an exit horizon and wants to be a partner to our companies in their growth agenda over multiple rounds. Besides providing capital, we help founders by leveraging our network and through active board engagements and management support. We are comfortable leading or co-leading an investment.

Bonnier Ventures is the venture arm
of the Bonnier Group.

2020 Q2 New investment in the AI-based HR platform and SaaS company Winningtemp. HQ in Gothenburg, scaling in the Nordics and UK.
2020 Q1 More investments were made in the field of AudioTech, where We Are Voice and All Ears are now part of our family. Kitab Sawti, the audiobook startup for Arabic markets, was sold to Storytel. Furthermore, our investment focus was extended after Bonnier Group’s successful exit of Tv4 and Cmore.
2019 Teaming up with brilliant teams in HealthTech and GreenTech - in 2019 Bonnier Ventures announced investments in, Pilloxa, Sulapac and Woshapp as well as Kitab Sawti.
2018 A clearer focus on venture investments and of a name change from Bonnier Growth Media to Bonnier Ventures. Investments made in Blok, Pamono and Heja. Follow-on investments in Acast and Natural Cycles.
2016 Initial investment in Natural Cycles.

Our first strong exit case, Toca Boca, was sold to Canadian toy giant Spin Master. Our IRR was 176%.
2015 Initial investments in Acast and Resolution Games.
2013 Bonnier Growth Media was founded. Investments in StoryKit, Refunder, United Screens and FLX.

The Bonnier Group

Bonnier Ventures is a part of the The Bonnier Group, which is the holding company for a corporate group made up of the Nordic region’s leading media companies. The Bonnier Group has more than 200 years of experience of changing media landscapes and supporting entrepreneurs. As well as media, the group includes Bonnier Fastigheter, which owns, maintains and develops commercial real estate primarily in the Stockholm area. The group is based in Sweden, with operations in 12 countries and are wholly owned by the Bonnier family.

Bonnier’s companies span a broad range of media, with a strong historic core in independent journalism and book publishing. Some of the most noticeable companies in the group are Dagens Nyheter, BookBeat, Dagens industri, Adlibris, SF Studios, Expressen, Dagens Medicin and Albert Bonniers förlag. Through journalism, storytelling, knowledge and entertainment, Bonnier aims to work for a more open, interesting, entertaining and well-informed society.

The numbers of Bonnier Group

Approximately 200 companies
Operations in 12 countries worldwide
Has an amount of 26 BSEK in turnover
Investing in entrepreneurs 216 years and going
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