Nordea is a leading financial services group in the Nordic region and one of the biggest banks in Europe

 We are a full-service universal bank and serve our customers through presence in 20 countries, including our four Nordic home markets – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. We want to make a real difference - for our customers and for the communities in which we operate - by sharing our broad expertise based on 200 years in the banking business.

Nordea is a proud partner to Norrsken Foundation. For two centuries, Nordea has empowered entrepreneurs and leaders to grow their businesses. Today, accelerating Nordic entrepreneurship is more important than ever, since these changemakers are the ones that solves many of the challenges the world is facing today. Nordea’s specialized Startup & Growth unit supports impact entrepreneurs with expert advice, funding and exposure to our extensive investor network. We also guide impact entrepreneurs when they expand their ideas outside of the Nordics.  We are passionate about startups that align business interests with those of the planet and people  - for the greater good.

"We see a huge interest from entrepreneurs and investors to help solve global challenges. We believe that Nordea, as a large Nordic bank, is well placed to help encourage the flow of investments, ideas and people to these worthy causes. For us this is very much manifested in our partnership with Norrsken. In our meetings with clients we acknowledge that impact entrepreneurs experience the same challenges as other entrepreneurs when it comes to funding and scaling. Many also find it hard to penetrate a market characterized by large and dominant players. At Norrsken our Start-up and Growth unit has the possibility to support, not only with our expertise and investor network but also by acting as matchmakers between the big companies and the entrepreneurs.”

Oskar Kihlmark, acting head of Start-up & Growth Sweden.


Expert advice

- Supporting startups and scaleups from start to finish, tailored for specific industries and personal situations
- Mentoring to accelerate your growth and success
-Scalable and internationally visible solutions from day 1


- Connecting startups and scaleups to new opportunities, through collaboration with leading growth experts and accelerators
- Custom matchmaking to the right investors for each phase of growth
- Exclusive events and educational programs


- Tailored Nordea financing products for startups and growth companies
- Venture funding with Nordea private investors
- Attractive rates and conditions due to EIF-cooperation