Maersk Growth

Maersk Growth is the corporate venture capital arm of the Maersk Group who invest in early stage (seed to A-round) start-ups under the umbrella “Building the Future of Trade”. They invest in the technologies and startups that will shape the future of trade. As an investor, Maersk Growth provides more than funds. They use Maersk Growth's global infrastructure and operational expertise to power exponential growth.

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Focus areas

  • Fighting food waste in the supply chain
  • Enabling trade by reducing barriers, increasing trust and visibility and access to finance
  • Secure and transparent supply chains, enabling consumers visibility and choice over which products to buy
  • Next generation logistics, the new business models and technologies that will truly disrupt the logistics industry

Investing in

  • Idea
  • Product or prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and expansion

Focus areas

The investor is focussed on the following areas

Financial
Financial
Hardware
Hardware
Marketplace & eCommerce
Marketplace & eCommerce
Mobile
Mobile
Retail
Retail
Software
Software

Experience

The senior team has more than 100 years of investment experience across various disciplines and backgrounds across venture capital, technology, trade, logistics, shipping and terminals.

How much do they invest?

Initial investments range from USD 0.5 – 5.0 million with a sweetspot in the USD 1-2 million range.

Maersk Growth actively works with the companies they invest in helping them unlock the potential of the entire Maersk Group.

How do they work?

First step will be to review a pitch deck followed by a call with the founders to understand team, product market fit, potential and funding stage. If they see a potential fit, this will be followed up by a pitch to their investment committee and a quick evaluation. Maersk Growth is set up to move fast and make investment decisions in the right companies within days.

This makes a difference to them

People is the most important thing to Maersk Growth. They invest in the best teams with the desire to make a difference and passion to succeed. They prefer to invest in companies that have proven products and paid pilots/early revenue traction looking to scale where they can bring their experience and global reach to bear.

Key People

Sune Stilling – Head of Growth
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Thomas Hougaard – Venture Partner
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Betty Liu – Venture Partner
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Jeppe Hoier – Venture Partner
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Peter V. Jorgensen – Venture Partner
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Startups they funded

Most recent investment was in seed company Sensortransport based on the West Coast of the US who provide sensor agnostic software solutions enabling cargo owners to track location and condition of their goods during first and last mile journeys.

How to approach them

Start-ups can contact Maersk Growth through their website: https://growth.maersk.com/contact

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