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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Leksell Social Ventures accelerates its work with innovations in Swedish welfare system

With a society facing major challenges in areas such as integration, education and public health, new innovative solutions and cooperation models are required. Leksell Social Ventures (LSV) has long had as its stated strategy to identify and develop financing models that in turn create the conditions for innovative solutions to societal challenges to be scaled…

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Leksell Social Ventures enables Swedens first fund for outcome-based financing

Sweden’s first fund for outcome-based financing is established – with the purpose of financing organisations whose solutions can deliver measurable, positive outcomes (results) on our major societal challenges. Primarily, the fund does this by financing organisations that, instead of charging for delivering a service, want to charge for the outcomes (results) of their efforts. LSV has seed-financed…

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Leksell Social Ventures in dialogue with Dagens Industri on unique investment strategy

“There are plenty of evidence-based innovations and solutions, not at least abroad, in both the private and non-profit sectors. But one problem in Sweden is that it is very difficult for public actors to procure and implement these innovations “, says Laurent Leksell in an interview with Dagens Industri. “I look forward to scaling our…

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Health Integrator and Region of Stockholm: Social Project Bond of the year!

The innovative collaboration between i.a. Health Integrator and the Region of Stockholm, which has resulted in the Health Impact Bond aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes through preventive measures, has now been awarded the “Social Project Bond of the year 2021″ award by Environmental Finance. “We are proud and happy that our initiative to prevent type…



AI – Personalized Learning Sana Labs raises $18m Series A led by EQT Ventures

Leksell Social Ventures portfolio company Sana Labs raises $18m led by EQT Ventures. The vision is to personalize learning for everyone. Since founding, Sana has helped hundreds of thousands of learners, with 98% reporting that Sana improved their learning. The Series A will allow the company to amplify their efforts for reimagining how learning is delivered, created,…



Brain health platform Mindmore is the winner of Di Digital’s Health Tech Pitch Day 2020

Leksell Social Ventures portfolio company Mindmore is the winner of Di Digital’s Health Tech Pitch Day 2020. Mindmore’s digital platform makes it easier to test patients against dementia and depression. Mindmore is now in the starting blocks to take the next step in the fight for better brain health. Congratulations Sara and team!   Read…



LSV INVESTS IN HEALTH INTEGRATOR – BUILDS MARKET FOR PREVENTIVE HEALTH AND IMPACT BONDS. Leksell Social Ventures wants to see more pragmatic investment and business models that pick up the power of several players and that remove barriers to cooperation between, for example, investors, the public and private sectors. An example that manifests this philosophy is…

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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…