We are Orkla Ventures

Orkla Ventures is Orkla’s corporate venture unit, and was established in 2017 to access innovations from external environments. Our goal is to identify and invest in promising, early stage startups with a strategic relevance to Orkla, where Orkla can be a value adding investor.

Orkla at a glance

Why Orkla invest in startups

How we work

  • Leading supplier of branded consumer goods
  • More than 18,500 employees
  • Our business areas are Foods, Confectionary & Snacks, Care and Food Ingredients
  • Main markets include The Nordics, Baltic regions and Central Europe
  • Listed on Oslo Stock Exchange
  • Read more about Orkla and our brands here
  • Gain a window into new technologies and emerging trends
  • Financial returns
  • Extract learnings and explore new forms of collaborations
  • We invest with a long-term view
  • We primarily do direct investments and take minority stakes below 20%
  • We like to co-invest with other professional investors
  • We invest in seed-stage and series A companies
  • Find out what we look for in our investments here

Orkla at a glance

  • Leading supplier of branded consumer goods
  • More than 18,500 employees
  • Our business areas are Foods, Confectionary & Snacks, Care and Food Ingredients
  • Main markets include The Nordics, Baltic regions and Central Europe
  • Listed on Oslo Stock Exchange
  • Read more about Orkla and our brands here

Why Orkla invest in startups

  • Access to innovations and new technologies developed outside Orkla
  • Extract learnings and explore new forms of collaborations
  • Financial returns

How we work

  • We invest with a long-term view
  • We primarily do direct investments and take minority stakes below 20%
  • We like to co-invest with other professional investors
  • We invest in seed-stage and series A companies
  • Find out what we look for in our investments here