Brunnur Ventures unveils $65m sophomore fund

Brunnur Ventures has launched its second venture fund at $65 million.

Brunnur Ventures has launched its second venture fund at $65 million. Brunnur II’s limited partners include ten of Iceland’s leading pension funds and Landsbanki. Brunnur Ventures targets Icelandic tech startups.

PRESS RELEASE

REYKJAVIK, Iceland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brunnur Ventures GP (www.brunnurventures.com) is pleased to announce the launch of Brunnur II, its second venture fund of US$65 million (ISK 8.3 billion). The new fund’s Limited Partners include ten of Iceland’s leading pension funds and Landsbanki.

Brunnur II is a lead investor targeting seed and early-stage investments in Iceland with a focus on start-up companies with extraordinary entrepreneurial talent, innovative, high-growth and scalable business models. The fund’s sector focus is primarily within software/IT, gaming, Industry 4.0, biotech, cleantech, marine tech, agrifoodtech and other high technology sectors that have a competitive edge through patentable technology or proprietary know-how.

“We are delighted to be announcing the close of Brunnur II and our enlarged team which brings together a real concentration of expertise in seeking out, participating in and driving the growth of the most promising and scalable start-ups,” commented Arni Blondal, Managing Partner of Brunnur Ventures GP. “We are continuing a strategy of catalyzing the growth and internationalization of our portfolio companies through leveraging our hands-on start-up experience and network. I am also pleased to welcome our two new Partners, Margret O. Asgeirsdóttir and Kjartan Olafsson, who bring a wealth of additional expertise to further guide the leadership of our portfolio.”

Brunnur Ventures GP debut fund, Brunnur I, a 2015 vintage, has invested in a range of exciting companies that include Oculis, DT Equipment, Grid, Laki Power, Nanitor, IMS and Avo Software. Brunnur Ventures’ co-investors include Earlybird, NEA, Chrysalix, Blue Yard, GGV Capital, Y Combinator, Novartis Venture Fund and others.

Brunnur II intends to invest in a portfolio of up to 20 companies with initial investments ranging from US$ 1-3 million, with capital pre-allocated for follow on investments.

ABOUT BRUNNUR VENTURES
Brunnur Ventures is venture capital firm based in Iceland focused on seed and early-stage investments, emphasizing innovation and growth, combined with scalable business models and extraordinary entrepreneurial talent.

Brunnur Ventures currently manages two funds, Brunnur I and Brunnur II, with fund operation and administration provided by Landsbref (www.landsbref.is), a fund management company licensed by the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority.
For more information please visit: www.brunnurventures.com.