Leksell Social Ventures

Social innovation – for a better Sweden

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Our mission

Leksell Social Ventures is an investment company supporting social enterprises and social innovation for a better Sweden.

See our map of social innovation in Sweden.

Basta cooperative

Basta cooperative is a brilliant operation started in 1994 with inspiration from Italy. Today the organization has a long experience in rehabilitating individuals on the margins of society, e.g. substance abusers and prisoners. Basta promotes lessons of co-operative ownership and holistic support for a path back into society through work, social context and a positive environment.

Coompanion Skåne

Coompanion advices cooperative ventures on their development and growth.

Uppstart Malmö

Uppstart Malmö is IT billionaire Dan Olofssons initiative for a more sustainable economy and society in Malmö.

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Hej Främling

Young Emma Arnesson received His Majesty the King's award for young leadership in 2015 for her work with 'Hello stranger', a Swedish popular movement to activate and include Swedes with a foreign background, asylum seekers in particular.

Bräcke diocese

Bräcke diocese began in 1923 in Gothenburg. Today the organization runs a sizeable care operation providing health care, elderly care and rehabilitation turning over EUR 50M annually. A foundation governs the social mandate.

WeMind

WeMind runs mental health clinics with a purpose. Together with local authorities and the Swedish innovation authority WeMind seeks to develop quality criteria for Swedish mental care and increase the availability of evidence based care.

Stockholms Stadsmission

Since the mid 19th century, Stockholm Stadsmission has developed programs against social and economic marginalization where public services fall short. Through schools, social care and social enterprises the operation turns over more than EUR 50M annually.

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Fryshuset

Fryshuset in Stockholm has since its founding in 1984 by pioneer Anders Carlberg worked to create opportunities for a meaningful and constructive leisure time for young people at risk of socioeconomic exclusion.

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Reach for change

R4C activates the Kinnevik investment group and its portfolio companies in the support of social entrepreneurs looking to improve the lives of children and youth.

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Ashoka

Ashoka is an international organisation identifying and supporting system changing entrepreneurial ideas with social or environmental impact.

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Center för Socialt Entreprenörskap Sverige

CSES supports social entrepreneurs with business development and advice.

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Hjärna Hjärta Cash - Järvaskolan

HHC supports sustainable social entrepreneurship in Sweden, the latest project is Järvaskolan, a charter school looking to develop a sustainable schooling model for low income communities.

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Rättviseförmedlingen

The "Justice-brokerage" started as a group on Facebook and has grown to become a noted model for driving diversity in recruitment processes and creating transparency in the opportunities of diversity in the workforce.

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Inkludera Invest

This initiative by financier P-O Söderberg and the entrepreneur Golnaz Hashemzadeh works to support the development of social enterprise and the public sector as customer to the sector.

Impact Invest Scandinavia

IIS brokers contact between social and environmental impact entrepreneurs and potential financiers, hoping to catalyze the market for impact investing in Sweden.

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Norrköping Social Investment Fund

Norrkoping municipality was one of the first. Today, over 60 municipalitis have together allocated more than 1,3 billion SEK for social innovations.

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Social innovation i Almedalen

Almedalen is Sweden's national week of politics where all parts of society come together to discuss current issues and network. Socialinnovation.se publishes a social innovation calendar for the forum.

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The Forum for Social Innovation

The Forum for Social Innovation in Malmö spreads knowledge and information about Swedish social innovation and social enterprise. They are your portal into the socially entrepreneurial Sweden.

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Microfund West

Mikrofonden Väst 'Microfund West' uses microfinance to seed social enterprises, taking up where the commercial markets fall short.

Basta cooperative

Basta cooperative is a brilliant operation started in 1994 with inspiration from Italy. Today the organization has a long experience in rehabilitating individuals on the margins of society, e.g. substance abusers and prisoners. Basta promotes lessons of co-operative ownership and holistic support for a path back into society through work, social context and a positive environment.

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Coompanion Skåne

Coompanion advices cooperative ventures on their development and growth.

Web

Uppstart Malmö

Uppstart Malmö is IT billionaire Dan Olofssons initiative for a more sustainable economy and society in Malmö.

Web

Twitter

Hej Främling

Young Emma Arnesson received His Majesty the King's award for young leadership in 2015 for her work with 'Hello stranger', a Swedish popular movement to activate and include Swedes with a foreign background, asylum seekers in particular.

Web

Bräcke diocese

Bräcke diocese began in 1923 in Gothenburg. Today the organization runs a sizeable care operation providing health care, elderly care and rehabilitation turning over EUR 50M annually. A foundation governs the social mandate.

Web

WeMind

WeMind runs mental health clinics with a purpose. Together with local authorities and the Swedish innovation authority WeMind seeks to develop quality criteria for Swedish mental care and increase the availability of evidence based care.

Web

Stockholms Stadsmission

Since the mid 19th century, Stockholm Stadsmission has developed programs against social and economic marginalization where public services fall short. Through schools, social care and social enterprises the operation turns over more than EUR 50M annually.

Web

Twitter

Fryshuset

Fryshuset in Stockholm has since its founding in 1984 by pioneer Anders Carlberg worked to create opportunities for a meaningful and constructive leisure time for young people at risk of socioeconomic exclusion.

Web

Twitter

Reach for change

R4C activates the Kinnevik investment group and its portfolio companies in the support of social entrepreneurs looking to improve the lives of children and youth.

Web

Twitter

Ashoka

Ashoka is an international organisation identifying and supporting system changing entrepreneurial ideas with social or environmental impact.

Web

Twitter

Center för Socialt Entreprenörskap Sverige

CSES supports social entrepreneurs with business development and advice.

Web

Twitter

Hjärna Hjärta Cash - Järvaskolan

HHC supports sustainable social entrepreneurship in Sweden, the latest project is Järvaskolan, a charter school looking to develop a sustainable schooling model for low income communities.

Web

Twitter

Rättviseförmedlingen

The "Justice-brokerage" started as a group on Facebook and has grown to become a noted model for driving diversity in recruitment processes and creating transparency in the opportunities of diversity in the workforce.

Web

Twitter

Inkludera Invest

This initiative by financier P-O Söderberg and the entrepreneur Golnaz Hashemzadeh works to support the development of social enterprise and the public sector as customer to the sector.

Web

Impact Invest Scandinavia

IIS brokers contact between social and environmental impact entrepreneurs and potential financiers, hoping to catalyze the market for impact investing in Sweden.

Web

Twitter

Norrköping Social Investment Fund

Norrkoping municipality was one of the first. Today, over 60 municipalitis have together allocated more than 1,3 billion SEK for social innovations.

Web

Twitter

Social innovation i Almedalen

Almedalen is Sweden's national week of politics where all parts of society come together to discuss current issues and network. Socialinnovation.se publishes a social innovation calendar for the forum.

Web

Twitter

The Forum for Social Innovation

The Forum for Social Innovation in Malmö spreads knowledge and information about Swedish social innovation and social enterprise. They are your portal into the socially entrepreneurial Sweden.

Web

Twitter

Microfund West

Mikrofonden Väst 'Microfund West' uses microfinance to seed social enterprises, taking up where the commercial markets fall short.

Web

Start Criteria

Laurent Leksell

“Over the years I have been guided by two things, a keen interest in people and an appreciation for what they can achieve if given the right opportunities.” – L.L.

How do we work?
“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.” Social enterprise is a growing phenomenon in Sweden but many good initiatives are stunted in their development due to a lack of capital and few alternatives for financing. Leksell Social Ventures gives social entrepreneurs and initiatives better opportunities for growth. Through financing, ideation and not lest our expansive networks that facilitate collaboration between private, public and non-profit sectors.
  • LSV invests in scalable, economically sustainable and well-governed initiatives with evidence based and measurable social impact.
  • LSV is a limited company (AB), wholly owned by the Leksell family. Any financial returns generated will be reinvested into LSV and its portfolio.
  • LSV offers credit, financial guarantees and equity investments up to 8 million SEK, as well as grants on a limited basis.
  • LSV is focused on initiatives that address social and economic marginalization, for sustainable community development or for an improved ecosystem for social innovation in Sweden.
Leksell Social Ventures is an initiative by the Leksell family. Today the operation is supported by Laurent, Caroline and Richard as well as Jonas Ahlén, our CEO and advisors affiliated LSV such as previous CEO, Henrik Storm Dyrssen.
Criteria Contact

Contact us

Jonas Ahlén CEO
Richard Leksell Member of Investment Committee
Henrik Stom Dyrssen Advisor

Would you like to apply for support from us?

LSV supports scalable, economically sustainable, well-governed initiatives with effective models for measurable social impact, sustainable community development or an improved ecosystem for social innovation in Sweden. You can also contact us directly on hello@leksellsocialventures.com.

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