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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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September 16, 2022

Smitten raises $10M Series A

Smitten has secured $10M in Series A round funding. The dating app will utilize the funds to grow its team and expand to new markets.
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September 16, 2022

Smitten raises $10M Series A

Smitten has secured $10M in Series A round funding. The dating app will utilize the funds to grow its team and expand to new markets.
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July 21, 2022

Normative raises €31 in million Series B funding

Normative has raised €31 million to further expand supply chain measurement services, aiming towards helping more customers reduce emissions through increased accuracy in the data.⁠
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July 21, 2022

Normative raises €31 in million Series B funding

Normative has raised €31 million to further expand supply chain measurement services, aiming towards helping more customers reduce emissions through increased accuracy in the data.⁠
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July 8, 2022

Lucinity raises $17Mio Series B round

Lucinity secures $17Mio in its Series B round to fight financial crimes through AML. The company will utilize the funding accelerate growth and geographic coverage for its Human AI technology.
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July 8, 2022

Lucinity raises $17Mio Series B round

Lucinity secures $17Mio in its Series B round to fight financial crimes through AML. The company will utilize the funding accelerate growth and geographic coverage for its Human AI technology.
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June 30, 2022

Vibrant raises €4 million seed round funding

Vibrant has secured €4 million in seed round funding. The funding will be used use the funding to grow its customer base and prioritise extensions into new markets .
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June 30, 2022

Vibrant raises €4 million seed round funding

Vibrant has secured €4 million in seed round funding. The funding will be used use the funding to grow its customer base and prioritise extensions into new markets .
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May 5, 2022

Januar raises €6 Mio in seed funding startup to build financial infrastructure for crypto economy

Danish financial infrastructure partner for crypto businesses Januar has raised €6 million in funding. Januar will use the new funding to roll out its crypto-friendly financial services for businesses across Europe, starting with payment accounts for crypto businesses.
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May 5, 2022

Januar raises €6 Mio in seed funding startup to build financial infrastructure for crypto economy

Danish financial infrastructure partner for crypto businesses Januar has raised €6 million in funding. Januar will use the new funding to roll out its crypto-friendly financial services for businesses across Europe, starting with payment accounts for crypto businesses.
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April 21, 2022

SafetyWing Raises $35 Million Series B round

SafetyWing just raised $35 Million to scale its health insurance cover for remote workers! The new funds will be used to scale its flagship product Remote Health and create what its "global social safety net".
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April 21, 2022

SafetyWing Raises $35 Million Series B round

SafetyWing just raised $35 Million to scale its health insurance cover for remote workers! The new funds will be used to scale its flagship product Remote Health and create what its "global social safety net".
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February 25, 2022

Monta establishes one of the most ambitious EV charging projects in new partnership with Copenhagen Airports A/S

Powered by Monta’s software, Zapp/EWII and Copenhagen Airport will set up new charge points from ABB and offer EV charging both inside and outside the airport. This is one of the most ambitious EV charging projects in Denmark and will help expand the charging infrastructure tremendously.
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February 25, 2022

Monta establishes one of the most ambitious EV charging projects in new partnership with Copenhagen Airports A/S

Powered by Monta’s software, Zapp/EWII and Copenhagen Airport will set up new charge points from ABB and offer EV charging both inside and outside the airport. This is one of the most ambitious EV charging projects in Denmark and will help expand the charging infrastructure tremendously.
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February 7, 2022

Lucinity in Top 40 solutions for UN SDGS

ucinity has been named a WSA Winner in 2021 for their efforts to fight financial crime with a next-generation, digital transformation-enabled anti-money laundering (AML) solution.
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February 7, 2022

Lucinity in Top 40 solutions for UN SDGS

ucinity has been named a WSA Winner in 2021 for their efforts to fight financial crime with a next-generation, digital transformation-enabled anti-money laundering (AML) solution.

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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October 20, 2022

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting in Early-stage VC

For years, I tried to self-educate myself about VC and the startup industry. I read and studied as many books, articles, and podcasts as I could, and watched as many episodes of Silicon Valley as possible to get a glimpse into the life of a VC. I have now been with byFounders for 9+ months and I have come to the conclusion that VC is not something that can be self-taught. Here's what I've learned.
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October 20, 2022

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting in Early-stage VC

For years, I tried to self-educate myself about VC and the startup industry. I read and studied as many books, articles, and podcasts as I could, and watched as many episodes of Silicon Valley as possible to get a glimpse into the life of a VC. I have now been with byFounders for 9+ months and I have come to the conclusion that VC is not something that can be self-taught. Here's what I've learned.
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June 1, 2022

Environmental social governance law enhances Danish tech startup's impact

Environmental social governance (ESG) became mandatory in Denmark in late 2021. This differentiation between impact funds and ESG will be a game-changer. The transition will provide much-needed differentiation from impact funds, and is one that the Danish tech startup scene will master the better than most.
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June 1, 2022

Environmental social governance law enhances Danish tech startup's impact

Environmental social governance (ESG) became mandatory in Denmark in late 2021. This differentiation between impact funds and ESG will be a game-changer. The transition will provide much-needed differentiation from impact funds, and is one that the Danish tech startup scene will master the better than most.
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December 13, 2021

The Growth Journey of a CTO

Anne-Sofie Nielsen, VP of Software Development at the global HR & financial SaaS company, Workday, previous CTO of Peakon and nemlig.com, and an active member of the byFounders Collective, shares with us some of the challenges of growing with a CTO role, how to acquire some of the skills that will be needed along the way, and when to consider if you are still the best fit for the role - and vice versa.
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December 13, 2021

The Growth Journey of a CTO

Anne-Sofie Nielsen, VP of Software Development at the global HR & financial SaaS company, Workday, previous CTO of Peakon and nemlig.com, and an active member of the byFounders Collective, shares with us some of the challenges of growing with a CTO role, how to acquire some of the skills that will be needed along the way, and when to consider if you are still the best fit for the role - and vice versa.
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November 8, 2021

Steal, provoke & flatter: How to get media coverage through thought-leadership

Unless you have a celebrity founder, or a flair for spectacular press stunts, getting press coverage for your startup is notoriously hard. Very few have a revolutionary product to carry them through, and the reality is that 99% of startups aren’t inherently newsworthy.
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November 8, 2021

Steal, provoke & flatter: How to get media coverage through thought-leadership

Unless you have a celebrity founder, or a flair for spectacular press stunts, getting press coverage for your startup is notoriously hard. Very few have a revolutionary product to carry them through, and the reality is that 99% of startups aren’t inherently newsworthy.
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October 28, 2021

Why we’re launching a coaching program

Because no founder should have to go it alone.
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October 28, 2021

Why we’re launching a coaching program

Because no founder should have to go it alone.
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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 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.