EQT Ventures recently closed a USD18 million series-A round into Stockholm-based AI-focused online learning platform Sana Labs, which is used by Fortune Global 2000 companies for up-skilling and re-skilling global workforces, and has been in high demand when it comes to educating healthcare and other key workers during the pandemic.
Private Equity Wire sat down with Ted Persson, partner at EQT Ventures, to discuss the fact that around 1.3 billion adults will face a ‘skills mismatch’ for the jobs needed in the future, how the online learning trend will pan out in the next few years and the role of the private sector in driving this trend.
EQT Ventures is designed as a hybrid between a VC and a startup. There are the EQT Ventures funds, with just over €1.2 billion total capital raised, and some of Europe’s most experienced investment advisors, most of them company builders themselves. EQT Ventures is part of EQT.
EQT is a differentiated global investment organization with more than EUR 62 billion in raised capital and around EUR 41 billion in assets under management across 20 active funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 21 billion and approximately 127,000 employees.
Sources: Private Equity Wire, EQT Ventures
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