Alder is a Nordic investment fund with the goal of creating the best possible conditions for development of long-term sustainable technology companies. With a mix of industrial and financial expertise and with the interest in entrepreneurship as a driving force, we create profitable growth in companionship with our companies. Locally as well as globally.
The idea of Alder arose when some of us in a discussion discovered that we, each from different perspectives, saw the potential of developing and investing in Nordic sustainable technology companies. Everyone had noticed that many Nordic companies were at the forefront of technology development, but at the same time had good opportunities to grow through more offensive investments, based on their environmental benefits. We also agreed that sustainability is a necessity.
The different experiences and backgrounds are important in this context – the collaboration was already from the beginning built on complementary skills and a common vision. Together we established the fund Alder I in 2010 – a fund that is now fully invested through investments in nine companies. 2018 Alder II was established.
The alder tree is a pioneer plant, first in place when new land is formed, and with its fine network of roots, recognized as an industrious soil improver.
Our name represents development, persistence, collaboration and sustainability.
With a multitude of competencies and the drive to break new grounds for a sustainable, better future, we recognize ourselves in the description. Relentlessly, we move the positions until we reach our goal – along with the companies we believe in the most.