Veri / Human Engineering
Founders: Anttoni Aniebonam, Verneri Jäämuru, Frans Lehmusvaara
We are a sector agnostic early-stage investor that wants to partner with founders from the very beginning of their journey and support them throughout their growth. Our team has global experience in building and scaling companies both as founders and in various CxO roles. We invest in ambitious and determined teams that can one day become industry leaders.
Huuva, the platform powering virtual restaurants, has raised €1,05 million in funding and opened its first kitchen. With the help of this backing, Huuva is setting its sights already on the wider Helsinki area and, later in the fall, Central Europe.Read more
Huuva is the next-generation virtual food court for commercial restaurants looking to optimize their food delivery business. In a nutshell, Huuva operates technology enabled kitchens in the most optimal locations for delivery food around cities. Restaurants can focus on the cooking, while Huuva takes care of everything else. This helps restaurants minimize costs and maximize returns from delivery food, while serving delicious dishes to eaters every single time.
CEO: Ville Leppälä
Founders: Ville Leppälä, Ville Lehto
Meru Health, which provides the most comprehensive online mental health solution for depression, burnout, and anxiety, has raised a $38 million Series B funding round. The new funding will be used to accelerate Meru Health’s U.S. nationwide expansion, broaden efforts to partner with healthcare payers and employers, and to expand access to a new coaching solution.Read more
Meru Health is a digital clinic treating depression and anxiety. The company’s goal is to make effective treatment widely accessible to people in need. Meru Health operates at the forefront of technology and medical science, using leading scientifically proven methods to redefine how depression and anxiety are being treated.
CEO: Kristian Ranta
Founders: Kristian Ranta, Albert Nazander, Riku Lindholm
Veri has raised a $4 million seed round. With the new funding, the company will focus on further developing the product, scaling its team, and catering Veri to even more people. The roadmap for 2021 is jam-packed with new major features, an Android app and other improvements, such as the new UI update and building a data-driven recommendation engine.Read more
Blood sugar is the most vital metric in your body. Each and every day your blood sugar levels affect your thoughts, mood, health, and longevity. The Veri app is the easiest way to track and stabilize your blood sugar. Veri’s mission is to empower others to take health into their own hands.
CEO: Anttoni Aniebonam
Founders: Anttoni Aniebonam, Verneri Jäämuru, Frans Lehmusvaara
Green hydrogen producer and Power-to-X technology pioneer P2X Solutions has completed its seed round of €2 million. The company has also completed the concept of the first industrial-scale green hydrogen production plant and begun its front-end engineering design. The plant is intended to be replicable elsewhere in Finland and around the world.Read more
As a developer of an emission-free welfare society P2X Solutions is a forerunner of the energy future – the company’s vision is to produce green hydrogen and refine it further into synthetic fuels in a cost-effective manner. P2X will construct a 20 MW electrolyzer plant, which runs on electricity produced by renewable energy and thus the final product will be green hydrogen. Part of the green hydrogen will be further refined utilizing Power-to-X technology.
CEO: Herkko Plit
Founders: Herkko Plit, Jukka Juola
We are a registered alternative investment fund manager (AIFM). We are supervised by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.
Lifeline Ventures is a member of the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) and follows the association’s rules and guidelines.
We follow Invest Europe’s Investor Reporting Guidelines in our investor reporting. The valuation of the portfolio is done in accordance with the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation (IPEV) Guidelines.
Lifeline Ventures Fund I Ky (€28.8m)
Lifeline Ventures Fund II Ky (€17.1m)
Lifeline Ventures Fund III Ky (€57.0m)
Lifeline Ventures Fund IV Ky (€130.0m)
Pension companies: 25%
Funds of funds: 22%
Family offices: 22%
Public sector: 16%
Other asset managers: 4%
General Partners: 4%
Insurance companies: 3%
Private individuals: 3%
Rest of Europe: 5%
Outside of Europe: 1%
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Lifeline Ventures invests responsibly. We follow our responsible investment policy which means that not only economic aspects, but also environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues/opportunities as well as sustainability risks/opportunities are taken into consideration in investment decisions, due diligence and ownership activities. No investments are made if a potential portfolio company fails to meet the requirements of Lifeline Ventures’ responsible investment policy and there is no plan on how to address the ESG issues and sustainability risks. Where appropriate or deemed necessary, external advisors will be used for additional due diligence relating to ESG and sustainability risks. The evaluation of ESG and sustainability risks/opportunities is done on case-by-case basis and we focus on the matters that are relevant to the potential portfolio company and its operating environment. Sustainability risks mean environmental, social or governance events or conditions that, if they occur, could cause an actual or a potential material negative impact on the value of the investment.
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