SEB : SEB Venture Capital invests in 3D graphics business

          SEB : SEB Venture Capital invests in 3D graphics business

SEB Venture  Capital  has  invested in  Donya  Labs  AB, a  global  leader  in 
optimisation of 3D graphics  for computer games. The  new capital will  enable 
accelerated growth and  diversification towards  computer-aided design  (CAD), 
architecture and film.

Donya Labs AB has developed a unique software (Simplygon(TM)) to automatically
optimise advanced 3D  graphics. A new  share issue  of SEK 10m,  in which  SEB 
Venture Capital subscribes, will enable  both a rapid geographic expansion  as 
well as a  broadening of  the offer.  In connection  with the  new issue,  SEB 
Venture Capital also acquired parts of Innovationsbron's shares.

"We are very impressed  with the technology  that the team  at Donya Labs  has 
developed and the leading market  position the company has established  within 
the demanding  gaming segment,"  said Ulf  Lewander, Investment  Manager,  SEB 
Venture  Capital.  "We  are  entering  during  a  very  exciting  phase  where 
Simplygon(TM) in the  near future will  be offered as  a cloud-based  service, 
which allows for rapid expansion into new market segments."

"With SEB Venture Capital as a financial and strategic partner we can  realise 
our expansion  plans,"  says  Magnus  Wennerholm,  CEO,  Donya  Labs  AB.  "We 
appreciate SEB  Venture  Capital's commitment,  skills  and contacts  as  very 
important assets for our future development."

About Donya Labs AB & Simplygon

Donya Labs develops and sells the software Simplygon(TM), a world leading tool
for automatic optimisation of 3D graphics for the computer game industry.  The 
customer list includes: BioWare, Blizzard Entertainment, Bungie, Capcom,  Epic 
Games, Microsoft, NCsoft, Sony Online and Square Enix. Donya Labs was  founded 
in 2006 with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden. In 2013, sales are  forecasted 
to approach SEK  20m. Traditionally,  optimisation of  3D graphics  is a  very 
expensive and time  consuming manual process.  By automatically optimising  3D 
graphics for applications such  as real-time visualisation, interactivity  and 
3D printing, workflows  can be  streamlined and  integrated. It  allows for  a 
seamless  flow  of  computer  graphics  from  product  design  to  production, 
marketing  and  distribution  of  products  and  media  content  within   many 
industries. Read more about Donya Labs and Simplygon at

About SEB Venture Capital

SEB Venture Capital is part of the SEB Group and has a 18-year long history in
terms of investing  in new  exciting technology  companies with  international 
growth potential.  With a  capital base  of  SEK 2.5bn,  it currently  has  28 
portfolio companies within technology  and life science  and has completed  70 
exits  since   inception.   Read   more   about   SEB   Venture   Capital   at

For further information, please       Press contact
contact                               Laurence Westerlund, Press Officer
Magnus Wennerholm, CEO Donya Labs     070-763 8627
070-244 0463                
Ulf Lewander, Investment Manager, SEB
Venture Capital,
070-265 7906
Kristina Söderberg, Associate, SEB
Venture Capital,
070-773 8433
SEB is a leading Nordic financial services group. As a relationship bank,  SEB 
in Sweden and the Baltic countries offers financial advice and a wide range of
financial services.  In  Denmark,  Finland,  Norway  and  Germany  the  bank's 
operations have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on  a 
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