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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 25, 2023
Introducing QA.tech: Transforming QA Testing with AI

Introducing QA.tech: Transforming QA Testing with AI

QA.tech is building the first Autonomous QA Tester – to create a future of reliable and bug free applications built by both humans and artificial intelligence
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September 25, 2023

Introducing QA.tech: Transforming QA Testing with AI

QA.tech is building the first Autonomous QA Tester – to create a future of reliable and bug free applications built by both humans and artificial intelligence
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September 3, 2023
Redefining Kubernetes with Rig.dev's Open-Source Application Platform

Redefining Kubernetes with Rig.dev's Open-Source Application Platform

Announcing Rig.dev's $2.2M pre-seed round
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September 3, 2023

Redefining Kubernetes with Rig.dev's Open-Source Application Platform

Announcing Rig.dev's $2.2M pre-seed round
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August 24, 2023
Our Investment in Jellatech: the Future of Sustainable Proteins

Our Investment in Jellatech: the Future of Sustainable Proteins

Jellatech is pioneering the ethical and sustainable production of complex proteins like collagen through cellular agriculture
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August 24, 2023

Our Investment in Jellatech: the Future of Sustainable Proteins

Jellatech is pioneering the ethical and sustainable production of complex proteins like collagen through cellular agriculture
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February 23, 2023
Cutting Through Workplace Noise

Cutting Through Workplace Noise

Creating the right context for productive work with AI-powered summarization
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February 23, 2023

Cutting Through Workplace Noise

Creating the right context for productive work with AI-powered summarization
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February 22, 2023
Building the go-to platform for investing in culture‍

Building the go-to platform for investing in culture‍

OWND abstracts away the complexity of purchasing NFTs by lowering the technical, financial, and social barriers. This allows fashion enthusiasts and sneakerheads to purchase, trade, and collect fashion NFTs, including physical items from leading brands such as Nike, Adidas Originals, Gucci, Prada, to name a few. And they are just getting started. 
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February 22, 2023

Building the go-to platform for investing in culture‍

OWND abstracts away the complexity of purchasing NFTs by lowering the technical, financial, and social barriers. This allows fashion enthusiasts and sneakerheads to purchase, trade, and collect fashion NFTs, including physical items from leading brands such as Nike, Adidas Originals, Gucci, Prada, to name a few. And they are just getting started. 
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February 3, 2023
Tackling Climate Change, One Household at a Time

Tackling Climate Change, One Household at a Time

Investing in a greener future with DREM - Accelerating the deployment of heat pumps
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February 3, 2023

Tackling Climate Change, One Household at a Time

Investing in a greener future with DREM - Accelerating the deployment of heat pumps
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January 25, 2023
Our investment in Supernormal: ​​The future of cognitive computing

Our investment in Supernormal: ​​The future of cognitive computing

Supernormal uses a fine-tuned Large Language Model to automatically generate meeting summaries, decisions, and action points.
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January 25, 2023

Our investment in Supernormal: ​​The future of cognitive computing

Supernormal uses a fine-tuned Large Language Model to automatically generate meeting summaries, decisions, and action points.
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January 11, 2023
We invested in Francis: the efficient spreadsheet giving business leaders their time back

We invested in Francis: the efficient spreadsheet giving business leaders their time back

Too often, we see small business owners hurting from the stress of financial uncertainty. We see them learning the hard way (and often too late) that they should’ve invested in tools that bring visibility to their finances, and they should’ve asked for support to help make the right strategic financial decisions in a timely manner.
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January 11, 2023

We invested in Francis: the efficient spreadsheet giving business leaders their time back

Too often, we see small business owners hurting from the stress of financial uncertainty. We see them learning the hard way (and often too late) that they should’ve invested in tools that bring visibility to their finances, and they should’ve asked for support to help make the right strategic financial decisions in a timely manner.

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!
Johan Brand
Founder of Kahoot! and We Are Human
Frida Siwe
Mentor - Norrsken Impact Accelerator
Frida Siwe
Mentor Norrsken Impact Accelerator

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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February 15, 2024

You built it, but will they come? How to nail product-market fit by fine-tuning your strategy with customer needs from day one

In this article, Collective member and former CPO of Calm, Mads Johnsen, and former product leader turned investor, Magnus Hambleton, share their experiences and advice on how to nail your product-market fit by including your customers in your product building from day one.
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February 15, 2024

You built it, but will they come? How to nail product-market fit by fine-tuning your strategy with customer needs from day one

In this article, Collective member and former CPO of Calm, Mads Johnsen, and former product leader turned investor, Magnus Hambleton, share their experiences and advice on how to nail your product-market fit by including your customers in your product building from day one.
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January 30, 2024

Packaging 101 for Pre & Seed Stage Companies

Palle Broe shares a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create your first pricing strategy. This is Part 2 of a two-part series.
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January 30, 2024

Packaging 101 for Pre & Seed Stage Companies

Palle Broe shares a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create your first pricing strategy. This is Part 2 of a two-part series.
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January 10, 2024

Report: Shape of the New Nordics 2023

A perspective on pre-seed to Series A technology startups and VCs across the Nordics and Baltics, based on findings from byFounders' original database.
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January 10, 2024

Report: Shape of the New Nordics 2023

A perspective on pre-seed to Series A technology startups and VCs across the Nordics and Baltics, based on findings from byFounders' original database.
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December 19, 2023

Pricing 101 for Pre & Seed Stage Companies

Palle Broe, a valued member of the byFounders Collective, shares a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create your first pricing strategy.
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December 19, 2023

Pricing 101 for Pre & Seed Stage Companies

Palle Broe, a valued member of the byFounders Collective, shares a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create your first pricing strategy.
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October 19, 2023

VC 201 - The VC Success Equation

Three necessary (but not sufficient) conditions to succeed in venture capital
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October 19, 2023

VC 201 - The VC Success Equation

Three necessary (but not sufficient) conditions to succeed in venture capital
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September 7, 2023

6 Reflections From My 6 Months Interning in Venture Capital

Matias Salonen is the newest member of the byFounders investment team. He joined as an intern in January 2023 and recently transitioned into a full-time investor role. In the following, Matias reflects on the lessons learned and shares his path into venture capital and recommendations for prospective VCs.
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September 7, 2023

6 Reflections From My 6 Months Interning in Venture Capital

Matias Salonen is the newest member of the byFounders investment team. He joined as an intern in January 2023 and recently transitioned into a full-time investor role. In the following, Matias reflects on the lessons learned and shares his path into venture capital and recommendations for prospective VCs.
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June 1, 2023

What is the Existential Risk of AI?

Bridging the Intelligence Gap: The Uncharted Terrain of Superintelligence
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June 1, 2023

What is the Existential Risk of AI?

Bridging the Intelligence Gap: The Uncharted Terrain of Superintelligence
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April 18, 2023

We are Publishing our First Impact-Awareness Report

Playing our part in building a better tomorrow
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April 18, 2023

We are Publishing our First Impact-Awareness Report

Playing our part in building a better tomorrow