Leksell Social Ventures

Social innovation – For a better Sweden

Leksell Social Ventures is an investment company supporting social entrepreneurship and social innovation in order to drive societal change and create a better Sweden.

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“I have spent my professional life in entrepreneurial endeavour and I have seen how new ideas can elevate individuals and the society around them. I sometimes say that society is bigger than the state. With that I mean to say that private, public and non-profit sectors need to collaborate if we are to effectively address the social problems of our time. This is the imperative behind Leksell Social Ventures, to drive social innovation and collaboration between sectors, for a better Sweden.” - Laurent Leksell

Our method: Leksell Social Ventures (LSV) contributes to social innovation and societal development by giving social entrepreneurs and social ideas the necessary prerequisites to develop and progress – through financing, idea development and networking with private, public and nonprofit actors. Our work is comprised of two main workstreams:

  • Direct Investment: LSV invests in scalable, sustainable and directed entrepreneurs and ideas that are evidence based and have measurable social impact.
  • Outcome Models: LSV builds and invests into structural and preventive social service models that enable increased outcome within social and health-related areas.
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2019.09.13

LSV evaluates of Social Outcome Contract in Norrköping Municipality

In the spring of 2014, Leksell Social Ventures (LSV) took the initiative to establish the first social outcomes contract in Sweden, resulting in 2016 to the launch of Sweden’s first social outcomes contract (aka Social Impact Bond) in collaboration with Norrköping Municipality and Sweden’s Municipalities and County Council (SKL). As an investor, LSV’s ambition was and…

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2019.07.29

LSV steps up engagement in area of mental health

Leksell Social Ventures is happy to announce its latest investment into Mindmore AB – a company providing a great platform and service for digitized cognitive testing. With its potential to improve patient outcome, free up health staff’s testing time and reduce costs for the healthcare system, Mindmore AB is will aligned with our emphasis on mental…

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2019.05.31

LSV participates in SNS panel on Social Impact Investment – Live stream

Karen Wilson was recently invited by Studieförbundet för Näringsliv och Samhälle (SNS) to present on her recent OECD report on Social Impact Investment, a presentation which was followed by a discussion panel in which LSV participated. Throughout the day we discussed questions such as: The private sector is increasingly engaging in sustainable investments and new models…

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2019.05.31

LSV builds portfolio of social investments

During the second half of 2018 LSV did three direct investments with the ambition to lay a foundation for a  portfolio based around the thematic topics of mental health, education and integration. With these three initial holdings, LSV has taken the first step towards the realisation of our ambition to act as a catalyst, creating and…

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2018.06.22

Pressrelease: Familjen Leksell ökar sina sociala investeringar i Sverige

Under 2018 stärker familjen Leksell sitt engagemang för sociala investeringar och den fortsatta utvecklingen av Leksell Social Ventures (LSV). Bland de nya initiativen finns en mångmiljoninvestering i en digital lösning för behandling av psykisk ohälsa, däribland depression, ångest och utbrändhet. Ett av LSVs primära mål är att nå unga, unga vuxna, nyanlända och de mest…

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2015.11.05

LSV offers two tickets to the Social Innovation Summit in Malmö 24-25th of November

LSV has the pleasure to offer two persons to visit this year ‘s Social Innovation Summit in Malmö 24-25th of November. Social innovation summit will gather entrepreneurs, change-makers, investors and decision makers around conversations the state and future of social innovation in the Nordic region. At the summit, there will be a mix of Swedish…

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2015.11.05

Apply for up to 8 million SEK with your initiative – LSVs application window is open until the 15th of November

LSV has during October launched the application window towards social entrepreneurs in need of financing. We have previously published similar announcements, with many good examples of social innovations. This time around, the announcement is even more clearly targeted towards our focus areas and how the quality of the applications develop as we become more specific…

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