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Today we're happy to welcome Agate Freimane, Founding Partner of Norrsken, one of Europe's leading impact venture capital funds born out of Norrsken Foundation, which hosts events, operates co-working spaces, and runs accelerator programmes across the Nordics, Iberia, and Eastern Africa.
Their fund is dedicated to investing in early-stage startups focusing primarily in climate tech and they've led the investments into almost 50 companies, highlights including Northvolt, Einride, 1komma5 and Matsmart.

Jump to the parts that matter to you 🎧
00:00:00 - "Tear down this wall"
00:01:04 - Disclaimer and Introduction
00:03:10 - Journey into venture
00:12:00 - Impact Investing in Europe
00:15:24 - The Decline of Opportunity Funds and LP Appetite
00:17:52 - Shifting Topics in the Impact Space
00:18:27 - LP Appetite & The Challenging Environment
00:22:09 - The Drive for ESG Reporting in Europe
00:24:49 - The Challenge of Impact as a Business Model
00:28:19 - The Importance of Finding the Right Problems
00:31:02 - Agate’s Core Learnings in Life
00:36:12 - Building Team and Culture as a VC Firm
00:38:23 - Assumptions and Feedback in Team Building and Culture
00:39:38 - Capital Deployment and Small Bad Bets
00:40:31 - Ego in VC & Professional Development
00:45:19 - Regrets and Priorities
00:45:35 - Top Tips for Fundraising In Europe
Today we're happy to welcome Agate Freimane, Founding Partner of Norrsken, one of Europe's leading impact venture capital funds born out of Norrsken Foundation, which hosts events, operates co-working spaces, and runs accelerator programmes across the Nordics, Iberia, and Eastern Africa. Their fund is dedicated to investing in early-stage startups focusing primarily in climate tech and they've led the investments into almost 50 companies, highlights including Northvolt, Einride, 1komma5 and Matsmart. Jump to the parts that matter to you 🎧 00:00:00 - "Tear down this wall" 00:01:04 - Disclaimer and Introduction 00:03:10 - Journey into venture 00:12:00 - Impact Investing in Europe 00:15:24 - The Decline of Opportunity Funds and LP Appetite 00:17:52 - Shifting Topics in the Impact Space 00:18:27 - LP Appetite & The Challenging Environment 00:22:09 - The Drive for ESG Reporting in Europe 00:24:49 - The Challenge of Impact as a Business Model 00:28:19 - The Importance of Finding the Right Problems 00:31:02 - Agate’s Core Learnings in Life 00:36:12 - Building Team and Culture as a VC Firm 00:38:23 - Assumptions and Feedback in Team Building and Culture 00:39:38 - Capital Deployment and Small Bad Bets 00:40:31 - Ego in VC & Professional Development 00:45:19 - Regrets and Priorities 00:45:35 - Top Tips for Fundraising In Europe leer más leer menos

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