Nordstjernan has invested in Oden Technologies (“Oden”), a leading data and AI software company servicing the manufacturing industry. Oden, with its main market in the United States, was founded in 2014 by Willem Sundblad and Peter Brand. Recognized as a leading niche player on the market for Industrial Analytics and AI, Oden has experienced high demand and adoption for its recently launched machine learning operator centric product, Process AI. The product creates prescriptive process recommendations to optimize operator runs in real-time.

In a market significantly impacted by digital transformation, Oden has the potential to enhance efficiency, deliver real-time decision making, and mitigate the risks associated with high operator turnover. This is particularly crucial for the manufacturing industry as workforce issues are continuously a primary challenge. The investment will support continued growth via customer expansion, continued investment in Process AI and the roll-out of additional AI products built for use by the machine operators.


The Series B investment round, led by Nordstjernan Growth, equals USD 28.5 million. Other new investors are Flat Capital, Recurring Capital Partners as well as Oden customer INX International Inc. Almost all existing investors participated in this round, including Atomico and EQT Ventures.


”We look forward to working together with Nordstjernan to continue to develop, grow and accelerate innovation at Oden Technologies as we enter a new phase and stage of maturity”, says Willem Sundblad, CEO and co-founder of Oden Technologies.


”Oden is a uniquely positioned and innovative company in a large growing market where we see considerable potential. We look forward to supporting the company in the long term”, says Torbjörn Folkesson, Head of Nordstjernan Growth.


The investment is made through Nordstjernan’s growth initiative, Nordstjernan Growth, and is the fifth holding in the Growth portfolio. As part of this round Nordstjernan becomes the largest owner and will be represented in Oden’s board.


Torbjörn Folkesson
Head of Nordstjernan Growth


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Nordstjernan is predominantly owned by the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundations. Since its establishment in 1890, Nordstjernan has owned and developed hundreds of companies in a range of industries. Today, Nordstjernan has investments in more than 20 companies in five sectors. Together, these companies have sales of SEK 120 billion and employ more than 50,000 people. Read more on


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