EQT Foundation

Impact-first investor and Incubator

EQT Foundation provides patient risk capital to entrepreneurs building a cleaner and more inclusive tomorrow and supports research projects accelerating the shift to impact economies.


The EQT Foundation was established in 2019 to act as a long-term shareholder of EQT and house EQT’s global philanthropic activities.

EQT Foundation is closely connected to and aligned with the values, thematic investment expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit of EQT.

Key facts

  • The EQT Foundation holds around one percent of the shares in EQT AB and has a right to appoint a member of the nomination committee of EQT AB, acting as an eternal steward of the EQT culture and values.
  • EQT Foundation is structurally independent from EQT and is managed by the EQT Foundation’s Partners’ Committee. High-performing EQT employees with a deep and long-term commitment to EQT, may be invited to become partners of this committee, as part of their career development at EQT.
  • Through its engagement platform, EQT Foundation offers learning and career development opportunities for employees at EQT, inviting EQTarians to work hands-on with impact entrepreneurs and their innovative solutions.

Backing entrepreneurs and researchers

Investment Criteria

Entrepreneurs supported by EQT Foundation: