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Founders today have a choice.

You can choose to bootstrap, raise venture capital, or explore alternative modes of funding. You can partner with world-renowned investors, the up-and-coming former operators, and opinion leaders who can amplify your message. To tap into a global ecosystem and communities tailored to serve your specific needs. 

This is what we're up against. The choice is yours.

We're founders at heart

We invest in you as a founder and the relationship between us. Our compassion for founders permeates our every interaction, where we strive for transparency and candor.

Our community is global

We welcome you into a select and tight-knit community of founders and operators through which you can access a world-class network and operational expertise.

We care about tomorrow

We believe in the future and recognize the power we hold in shaping it. Seeking like-minded founders, we help you strive toward making a positive impact on the world.

We back globally ambitious
& impact-aware founders

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May 23, 2021

Bob W is Climate Neutral

What’s climate neutrality, you ask? It’s similar to being ‘carbon-neutral’ but considers all climate-warming gases, not just carbon dioxide. Our Portfolio company, Bob W, is reducing their impact on the environment by double offsetting their emissions and working to emit less in the first place.
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May 23, 2021

Bob W is Climate Neutral

What’s climate neutrality, you ask? It’s similar to being ‘carbon-neutral’ but considers all climate-warming gases, not just carbon dioxide. Our Portfolio company, Bob W, is reducing their impact on the environment by double offsetting their emissions and working to emit less in the first place.
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May 12, 2021

Contractbook Closes Series B to Lead a Revolt Against PDF’s!

We are revolutionizing the existing online contract signing tools of today by creating the contract management platform of tomorrow and showing people that simple PDFs are an impediment to today’s efficient work environment,” says Contractbook founder and CEO Niels Martin Brochner.
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May 12, 2021

Contractbook Closes Series B to Lead a Revolt Against PDF’s!

We are revolutionizing the existing online contract signing tools of today by creating the contract management platform of tomorrow and showing people that simple PDFs are an impediment to today’s efficient work environment,” says Contractbook founder and CEO Niels Martin Brochner.
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May 4, 2021

Tame Raises €4.6 Million in Seed Round

The funding is expected to power up the headcount at Tame, with more than 35 positions now up for grabs, and aggressively target and expand in the UK market. The company is also projecting revenue growth of 4-5x in 2021, which would then put them in the black, and be primed for a large A round in Q1 of 2022.
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May 4, 2021

Tame Raises €4.6 Million in Seed Round

The funding is expected to power up the headcount at Tame, with more than 35 positions now up for grabs, and aggressively target and expand in the UK market. The company is also projecting revenue growth of 4-5x in 2021, which would then put them in the black, and be primed for a large A round in Q1 of 2022.
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April 15, 2021

Monta Secures $4.9 Million to Provide Access to Charging Stations for All

Meet the newest member of our Portfolio: the next-generation app for EV charge point management and optimization - Monta. Founded by dedicated engineers and tech-minded professionals, the €4 million will enable them to enter 10 new European markets and hire new colleagues. (DK)
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April 15, 2021

Monta Secures $4.9 Million to Provide Access to Charging Stations for All

Meet the newest member of our Portfolio: the next-generation app for EV charge point management and optimization - Monta. Founded by dedicated engineers and tech-minded professionals, the €4 million will enable them to enter 10 new European markets and hire new colleagues. (DK)
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April 13, 2021

Google Endorses Normative, Who Automates Climate Impact Work

With its software, Swedish Normative visualizes the climate impact of a company's actions and suggests ways of addressing and improving it. Financial support from Google means that the company is ready to expand its services. (SWE)
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April 13, 2021

Google Endorses Normative, Who Automates Climate Impact Work

With its software, Swedish Normative visualizes the climate impact of a company's actions and suggests ways of addressing and improving it. Financial support from Google means that the company is ready to expand its services. (SWE)
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April 9, 2021

Bob W Raises $11 Million for Apartment Hotels

During the pandemic, Bob W has reached occupancy rates as high as 90% at its properties in Estonia and Finland. They've now secured their first apartments in London and is opening properties in central Helsinki this Spring. “Despite the pandemic, our revenue grew significantly in 2020,” said Niko Karstikko, CEO and co-founder. Bob W expects to double its headcount this year.
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April 9, 2021

Bob W Raises $11 Million for Apartment Hotels

During the pandemic, Bob W has reached occupancy rates as high as 90% at its properties in Estonia and Finland. They've now secured their first apartments in London and is opening properties in central Helsinki this Spring. “Despite the pandemic, our revenue grew significantly in 2020,” said Niko Karstikko, CEO and co-founder. Bob W expects to double its headcount this year.
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March 17, 2021

Digitail Raises $2.5 Million and Expands to the US

The platform is currently improving the workflow of more than 2,000 veterinarians in 16 countries. Its integrated customer app has enabled 500,000 pet parents to access all their medical information in real-time and to connect with their vet instantly.
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March 17, 2021

Digitail Raises $2.5 Million and Expands to the US

The platform is currently improving the workflow of more than 2,000 veterinarians in 16 countries. Its integrated customer app has enabled 500,000 pet parents to access all their medical information in real-time and to connect with their vet instantly.
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March 11, 2021

Proper Closes a $4.6 Million Seed Round

Proper has made strides toward establishing itself as the preferred platform among landlords in Denmark. Today, over 3,500 leases are managed through Proper, resulting from a growth rate exceeding 200% in 2020. The service handles all day-to-day administration, payments, bookkeeping, communication with tenants, and more. 
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March 11, 2021

Proper Closes a $4.6 Million Seed Round

Proper has made strides toward establishing itself as the preferred platform among landlords in Denmark. Today, over 3,500 leases are managed through Proper, resulting from a growth rate exceeding 200% in 2020. The service handles all day-to-day administration, payments, bookkeeping, communication with tenants, and more. 

What we bring to the table

When we invest, we welcome you to our family. A crucial part of that is our Collective, consisting of 70+ of some of the most accomplished Nordic and Baltic founders and operators.

Making up a tight-knit global community, the Collective and our portfolio companies fuels our Platform to provide you with everything you need on your journey to building a wildly successful company.
Johan Brand
Founder of Kahoot! and We Are Human
Josefin Landgård
Founder of KRY/Livi and Mantle

What we look for when investing

We evaluate companies using our 8 T Framework: Team, TAM, Timing, Traction, Tech, Transformational, Transparency, and Tomorrow.

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September 10, 2021

Why We Invested in Januar: Financial infrastructure for crypto companies

For too long crypto native companies have been lacking a stable and secure banking foundation to run their businesses from without the fear of being shut down by their, presumed, banking partner. Enter Januar.
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September 10, 2021

Why We Invested in Januar: Financial infrastructure for crypto companies

For too long crypto native companies have been lacking a stable and secure banking foundation to run their businesses from without the fear of being shut down by their, presumed, banking partner. Enter Januar.
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July 28, 2021

COVID-19 accelerated responsibility among investors & had an impact on mission-driven founders

Denmark is in a unique position to become one of the largest impact startup hubs in Europe. The responsibility of investors, beyond financial returns, is being taken more seriously following the corona crisis and criteria like ESG will soon become mandatory. Paired with a new generation of mission-driven founders, who are becoming more selective about what investors they will allow onto their cap table, we see the responsibility movement positively accelerating.
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July 28, 2021

COVID-19 accelerated responsibility among investors & had an impact on mission-driven founders

Denmark is in a unique position to become one of the largest impact startup hubs in Europe. The responsibility of investors, beyond financial returns, is being taken more seriously following the corona crisis and criteria like ESG will soon become mandatory. Paired with a new generation of mission-driven founders, who are becoming more selective about what investors they will allow onto their cap table, we see the responsibility movement positively accelerating.
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June 22, 2021

Why We Invested in GamerzClass

When first meeting Victor Folmann and listening to a very candid podcast episode he did on Iværksætterhistorier we learned that Victor’s entrepreneurial career started already in his teens. He quickly realized that he had a knack for sales; whether it was vegetables or cell phones didn’t matter; you had something to sell; he was your guy.
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June 22, 2021

Why We Invested in GamerzClass

When first meeting Victor Folmann and listening to a very candid podcast episode he did on Iværksætterhistorier we learned that Victor’s entrepreneurial career started already in his teens. He quickly realized that he had a knack for sales; whether it was vegetables or cell phones didn’t matter; you had something to sell; he was your guy.
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June 18, 2021

Why We Invested in Smitten

Having been a long-time user of dating apps, I was intrigued when we got the tip that there was a brand new super-hot dating app in Iceland. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after meeting David, understanding his background and vision for the product, and being blown away by his charisma and displayed drive, I was sold.
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June 18, 2021

Why We Invested in Smitten

Having been a long-time user of dating apps, I was intrigued when we got the tip that there was a brand new super-hot dating app in Iceland. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after meeting David, understanding his background and vision for the product, and being blown away by his charisma and displayed drive, I was sold.
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June 17, 2021

Why We Invested in BonBot

At byFounders, we are a team of enthusiastic foodies. So, when we heard about BonBot: a modular retail food concept with a mobile front-end and a robot-powered store, we knew we had to meet the talent behind it. Learning that BonBot was founded by extremely impressive King veterans made us even more intrigued.
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June 17, 2021

Why We Invested in BonBot

At byFounders, we are a team of enthusiastic foodies. So, when we heard about BonBot: a modular retail food concept with a mobile front-end and a robot-powered store, we knew we had to meet the talent behind it. Learning that BonBot was founded by extremely impressive King veterans made us even more intrigued.
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June 1, 2021

The Do's & Don'ts of Running a Remote-first Startup

The pandemic has showed everyone one thing: remote work is here to stay. In this article, Tony Beltramelli, CEO & co-founder of Uizard.io, shares what he's learned from running a remote-first company for the past three years.
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June 1, 2021

The Do's & Don'ts of Running a Remote-first Startup

The pandemic has showed everyone one thing: remote work is here to stay. In this article, Tony Beltramelli, CEO & co-founder of Uizard.io, shares what he's learned from running a remote-first company for the past three years.
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May 11, 2021

Let Me Tell You About My Internship at byFounders

What is it like working for a VC in the New Nordics? Our most-recent joiner, Kipras, shares his experiences to, hopefully, help others who may be thinking about breaking into the industry find the best fit.
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May 11, 2021

Let Me Tell You About My Internship at byFounders

What is it like working for a VC in the New Nordics? Our most-recent joiner, Kipras, shares his experiences to, hopefully, help others who may be thinking about breaking into the industry find the best fit.
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March 23, 2021

Introducing an 8th T to Our Updated Investment Framework

Since day one, we have made efforts to take responsibility beyond what’s expected of a VC. We are now making these efforts more explicit by gearing up to launch a holistically impact-aware strategy. Here's how we are taking the next step to building the VC fund of Tomorrow.
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March 23, 2021

Introducing an 8th T to Our Updated Investment Framework

Since day one, we have made efforts to take responsibility beyond what’s expected of a VC. We are now making these efforts more explicit by gearing up to launch a holistically impact-aware strategy. Here's how we are taking the next step to building the VC fund of Tomorrow.