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September 22, 2022
byFounders leads the €2.3M pre-seed round in Cello: supercharging product growth by making word-of-mouth rewarding

byFounders leads the €2.3M pre-seed round in Cello: supercharging product growth by making word-of-mouth rewarding

Cello is the world’s first user-led growth platform that helps businesses to harness their most passionate users to drive word-of-mouth growth at scale.
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September 16, 2022
Smitten raises $10M Series A

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 14, 2022
Monta raises additional €30M to power Europe’s EV charging ecosystem

Monta raises additional €30M to power Europe’s EV charging ecosystem

Monta has raised an additional €30 million as part of its Series A+ round. The investment will be leveraged to open up new markets like North America, while strenghtening its position in Scandinavia, the UK, and Germany,
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byFounders News
September 7, 2022
byFounders welcomes machine learning and HealthTech enthusiast, Magnus Hambleton, and expands the team into Stockholm

byFounders welcomes machine learning and HealthTech enthusiast, Magnus Hambleton, and expands the team into Stockholm

We’re humbled to announce that Magnus Hambleton has joined the byFounders investment team. Currently sitting with us at our headquarters in Copenhagen, Magnus will be one of the first employees to join the Stockholm office, which is due to open its doors in late 2022.
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Portfolio News
July 21, 2022
Normative raises €31 in million Series B funding

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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Investment Thesis
July 8, 2022
Our investment in Salto X: the platform enabling token incentive plans for remote companies

Our investment in Salto X: the platform enabling token incentive plans for remote companies

“The main bottleneck for European startup growth is not the lack of capital, it’s the lack of talent!” This sentence has been said by many and I’m now stating it again because it’s sadly the truth. If we are serious about wanting Europe’s tech scene to thrive (and one day be on par - or better - than the US) then we need to drastically improve our ability to attract and retain talent.
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July 8, 2022
Lucinity raises $17Mio Series B round

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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Portfolio News
June 30, 2022
Vibrant raises €4 million seed round funding

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 1, 2022
Environmental social governance law enhances Danish tech startup's impact

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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May 20, 2022
Aumio raises €3 million to support children’s mental health through playful learning

Aumio raises €3 million to support children’s mental health through playful learning

We’ve been truly excited by the emergence of parenting tech for a while now, and supporting children and their parents in dealing with mental health struggles is a mission we obviously want to stand behind. We’ve been actively looking for the right combination of a product market fit and founder drive. When we came across Aumio - a unique sleep and mindfulness cosmos for children - jumping onboard was a no-brainer for us. Let us tell you why. 
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Portfolio News
May 5, 2022
Januar raises €6 Mio in seed funding startup to build financial infrastructure for crypto economy

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 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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byFounders News
February 28, 2022
Sara Rywe Becomes the Third Partner of byFounders

Sara Rywe Becomes the Third Partner of byFounders

Do you know how difficult it is to find a needle in a haystack? That's how Tommy and I felt when we started to search for a third partner. Today, we're excited to announced that we actually managed to find the needle in the haystack. Please welcome Sara Rywe as the third partner of byFounders.
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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

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

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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Portfolio News
January 25, 2022
Kleoverse raises $1.2 Mio in funding to transform how talent is measured

Kleoverse raises $1.2 Mio in funding to transform how talent is measured

CVs are old-fashioned - and they don’t give a realistic image of a candidate’s experience and skills. Web3 startup Kleoverse is on a mission to change how people measure and discover talent in the online native world.
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Portfolio News
January 17, 2022
Digitail unveils plans to enhance veterinarian – pet parent connection and get closer to the hybrid pet care model

Digitail unveils plans to enhance veterinarian – pet parent connection and get closer to the hybrid pet care model

With new features to its PIMS and Pet Parent App the connection between veterinarians and pet parents will be enhanced. With these new features, Digitail aims to position itself as a leading global provider of the hybrid pet care model.
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Portfolio News
January 13, 2022
Greenely raises SEK 40 Mio in Series A

Greenely raises SEK 40 Mio in Series A

After a record year with a 150% growth in their paying customerbase, Greenely has secured their Series A round. One of the key areas which Greenely will use the funding for is their marketing campaign - to keep up their record-growth.
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Portfolio News
January 12, 2022
Cobalt calls for making PtaaS the core of proactive cybersecurity programs

Cobalt calls for making PtaaS the core of proactive cybersecurity programs

Without proactively instituting preventative security controls, organizations are rolling the dice and leaving their luck up to cybercriminals. How pentesting (and addressing pentest findings in a timely manner) can be what prevents your organization from becoming the next security headline.
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Portfolio News
December 17, 2021
Fuzey raises $ 4.5 million in seed round

Fuzey raises $ 4.5 million in seed round

Fuzey, a “digital one-stop shop” for small businesses and independent contractors, raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Fuzey will use the new funding for product development and geographical expansion. They are already operating in select markets in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.
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Investment Thesis
December 17, 2021
London-based Fuzey, the digital one-stop-shop for SMEs and independent contractors, raises a €4m seed round

London-based Fuzey, the digital one-stop-shop for SMEs and independent contractors, raises a €4m seed round

We’re so proud to lead the €4m seed round in London-based Fuzey: the all-in-one messaging platform that centralizes small businesses’ communications, payments, marketing, and calendars. 
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byFounders News
December 16, 2021
byFounders strengthens its investment team by welcoming Camille Zivré

byFounders strengthens its investment team by welcoming Camille Zivré

We’re so excited to welcome Camille Zivré to the investment team and look forward to seeing in action the passion and dedication she has toward founders.
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December 13, 2021
The Growth Journey of a CTO

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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Portfolio News
November 25, 2021
AeroGuest reaches big milestone of handling EUR 10M in payments

AeroGuest reaches big milestone of handling EUR 10M in payments

Our portfolio company AeroGuest reached a major milestone: they have handled over EUR 10M in payments between their guests and hotels. AeroGuest is accelerating with a current monthly transaction volume of EUR 1.5M.
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November 8, 2021
Steal, provoke & flatter: How to get media coverage through thought-leadership

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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Investment Thesis
November 2, 2021
Our Investment in Monta: Powering the EV Ecosystem

Our Investment in Monta: Powering the EV Ecosystem

We invested in Monta in March this year. Since then, Casper and Anders and the rest of the team have not looked back and we are firm believers in Monta being on track to be the dominant EV charging platform in Europe and beyond. Here’s why:
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October 29, 2021
Why We Invested in PipeBio: no-code SaaS for bioinformatics and drug development

Why We Invested in PipeBio: no-code SaaS for bioinformatics and drug development

The human costs of the pandemic forced the scientific community to rethink how processes, such as drug development, can be done 10x faster than before. PipeBio is at the frontline of that development.
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October 28, 2021
Why we’re launching a coaching program

Why we’re launching a coaching program

Because no founder should have to go it alone.
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Portfolio News
October 7, 2021
Bob W. comes to London

Bob W. comes to London

Bob W comes to city of London with its Watling Street property. This will be the company’s first to open its doors in London in 2022. The short-stay apartments are just down the street from St Paul’s Cathedral.
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Portfolio News
October 7, 2021
AeroGuest expands to the US

AeroGuest expands to the US

Bringing next level mobile hospitality to the US is the exciting next frontier for our portfolio company AeroGuest. Seeing how American travelers are very open to new technology, AeroGuest has experienced quite a lot of interest for their GuestTech ecosystem. Services such as mobile web check-in, choose your own room, mobile payment, digital key and easy re-booking are cool benefits that American travelers are looking for.
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Portfolio News
October 6, 2021
Normative receives €10 million in funding to fight climate change

Normative receives €10 million in funding to fight climate change

The CEO Co-founder of Normative, Kristian Rönn, announces that Normative has received investments of €10 million to guide even more businesses along the path to net zero. Normative aims to set the norm so that all businesses can take responsibility for their carbon emissions.
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September 10, 2021
Why We Invested in Januar: Financial infrastructure for crypto companies

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 9, 2021
Corti.ai Raises $27 Million in Series A Funding to Transform Patient Consultations With AI

Corti.ai Raises $27 Million in Series A Funding to Transform Patient Consultations With AI

The funding will help expand Corti's patient base from 15 to 100 million consultations a year. Corti plans to use the money to fuel their expansion into primary care in the US.
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Portfolio News
August 18, 2021
Uizard raises $15 Million Series A financing

Uizard raises $15 Million Series A financing

This round of financing is expected to help Uizard advance their mission to democratize design to empower non-designers everywhere and enable Uizard to make key hires to scale their AI-powered platform.
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July 28, 2021
COVID-19 accelerated responsibility among investors & had an impact on mission-driven founders

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

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

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

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 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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Portfolio News
May 23, 2021
Bob W is Climate Neutral

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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Portfolio News
May 12, 2021
Contractbook Closes Series B to Lead a Revolt Against PDF’s!

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 11, 2021
Let Me Tell You About My Internship at byFounders

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 4, 2021
Tame Raises €4.6 Million in Seed Round

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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byFounders News
May 2, 2021
Our Commitment For the Investor Ecosystem to Increase the Diversity in Founders and the Companies We Invest In

Our Commitment For the Investor Ecosystem to Increase the Diversity in Founders and the Companies We Invest In

Today was a special day as eight Danish leading investors and matchmakers - including ourselves - committed to increasing the diversity in founders and the companies of tomorrow. We invite you to read the goals of the Diversity Commitment here.
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April 15, 2021
Monta Secures $4.9 Million to Provide Access to Charging Stations for All

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

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

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 23, 2021
Introducing an 8th T to Our Updated Investment Framework

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
How We Evaluate Companies: Our 8 T Framework

How We Evaluate Companies: Our 8 T Framework

Similarly to how you need to consider who you want to join you on your journey, we as investors need to consider what rocket ships we should opt for a seat on. In this post, we are outlining how we structure our thinking when evaluating companies.
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March 19, 2021
Why We Invested in Digitail

Why We Invested in Digitail

"There are few things with my job that I appreciate more than when people drastically surpass all my expectations!" - Sara Rywe, Investor here at byFounders, was so impressed by the founder's tenacity, extraordinary grit and structure, she knew we absolutely needed to be part of their journey.
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March 17, 2021
Digitail Raises $2.5 Million and Expands to the US

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 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 4, 2021
Why Hotels Should Ditch Their ‘Bourgeois’ Non-Digital Solutions

Why Hotels Should Ditch Their ‘Bourgeois’ Non-Digital Solutions

The future of hospitality is convenience driven and touch-free. In response, the hotel industry needs to speed up its digital transformation, says Nikolai Kronborg, chief commercial officer of mobile hospitality app, AeroGuest.
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March 3, 2021
Minimum Viable Distribution for Startups

Minimum Viable Distribution for Startups

Imagine building something transformative. Then imagine no one ever noticing. In this article, we share why founders need a Minimum Viable Distribution strategy to succeed.
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byFounders News
February 24, 2021
Our 2020 Investments

Our 2020 Investments

2020 was a year like no other. But moving behind the screens did not slow us down: we still welcomed seven new startups to our portfolio! From an AML software company working to ‘make money good’, to AI that makes negotiating more honest and responsible, without further ado, let’s meet our newcomers!
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February 21, 2021
Sebastian is Listed as One of Europe's Top 30 Young Investors

Sebastian is Listed as One of Europe's Top 30 Young Investors

Sebastian stepped into the world of VC after helping Swedish SaaS startup Fieldly with their fundraise while doing his bachelors at the University of Warwick. He’s now at byFounders, a fund focused on the Nordics and Baltics. We're proud to have him onboard!
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February 21, 2021
Why We Invested in Proper

Why We Invested in Proper

At byFounders, we instantly got excited about the idea of building a digital property manager that automates all manual tasks while also ensuring that the property owner and landlord feel in control. More importantly, we were captivated by the founders.
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February 1, 2021
Kipras Daujotas Joins the byFounders Team

Kipras Daujotas Joins the byFounders Team

This month we didn’t just onboard two new byFounders Collective members from Norway: we also welcomed Kipras to our core team!
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January 25, 2021
We’re welcoming Marie Mostad and Christian Mikalsen to the Collective

We’re welcoming Marie Mostad and Christian Mikalsen to the Collective

Further bolstering our position in the Norwegian tech ecosystem, the byFounders Collective now encompasses a total of 65 of the most successful entrepreneurs and operators in the Nordics and Baltics, providing its portfolio companies operational expertise and a global network.
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January 22, 2021
SafetyWing Raises $8 Million To Expand Its Health Insurance For ‘Digital Nomads’

SafetyWing Raises $8 Million To Expand Its Health Insurance For ‘Digital Nomads’

SafetyWing, a Norwegian startup providing health insurance to remote and gig economy workers, has raised $8 million to expand its product offerings. The company operates in the burgeoning field of insurtech and provides insurance cover to remote workforces, or ‘digital nomads’, through its Remote Health product, especially those working across borders and in different jurisdictions.
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January 7, 2021
byFounders' Guide to the Term Sheet

byFounders' Guide to the Term Sheet

What do you need to know at seed stage? In the spirit of transparency, we wanted to share our Term Sheet and our thoughts behind some of the clauses we deem most important.
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December 9, 2020
Contractbook Raises $9.4 Million in Series A Funding

Contractbook Raises $9.4 Million in Series A Funding

Contractbook, an end-to-end contract lifecycle management platform, raked in $9.4 million in its Series A round, led by Bessemer Venture Partners.The Copenhagen-based software company will use its new funding to "aggressively" enter the US market, and take on existing players in the contracts space, like DocuSign.
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November 20, 2020
Our Secret Sauce

Our Secret Sauce

What makes us a community-powered VC fund? Why, our Collective members, Portfolio founders, and core team, of course. Let us introduce you to them.
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November 9, 2020
Welcoming Caroline Frantl-Larsson to byFounders

Welcoming Caroline Frantl-Larsson to byFounders

“Stories help us connect with people, and build community.”
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October 22, 2020
Sebastian Johansson Joins the byFounders Team

Sebastian Johansson Joins the byFounders Team

We are delighted to introduce the latest addition to our team: Sebastian Johansson!
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October 2, 2020
Josefin Landgård Joins our Collective

Josefin Landgård Joins our Collective

Perhaps best known for her time as co-founder, COO, and interim CEO of KRY (2014–2018), Josefin previously founded Glossybox and has served as COO at Videoplaza and Faction Skis.
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September 24, 2020
Industry Deep Dive: New Rules in Fashion

Industry Deep Dive: New Rules in Fashion

In this post, team member, Bjarni, aims to take a closer look at recent innovations within FashionTech and highlight some of the trends and startups that are disrupting the fashion industry. Based on this, he will make some predictions as to what is to come.
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June 15, 2020
Why We Invested in Bob W

Why We Invested in Bob W

On why we invested in Bob W - an alternative to hotels and hosted homes. By sourcing and decorating high-quality suites in curated neighborhoods, Bob W can offer the livability and affordability of short-stay homes with the consistency and sustainability at scale of a hotel, 100% digital and touchless.
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February 28, 2020
byFounders Welcomes Sara Rywe

byFounders Welcomes Sara Rywe

“I’m inspired by the people who set out to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges — the one of a kind people who dare to be “nerdy.” I feel grateful and privileged to be able to listen to the stories of these founders daily.”
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February 2, 2020
The Role of the Board

The Role of the Board

How to build your board — or the art of carefully choosing your investors
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December 17, 2019
Our Investments in 2019

Our Investments in 2019

The past year has been fun and intense for the byFounders team. We've made a total of 14 investments, of which 11 are brand new entries to our portfolio. Ranging from AI-trained robots to computer vision prototyping, sustainability-as-a-service, a global social safety net, automated contract handling and more, it’s safe to say that we’re staying true to our agnostic investment focus.
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November 6, 2019
Three New Norwegian Founders Join the byFounders Collective

Three New Norwegian Founders Join the byFounders Collective

We’re proud to welcome three new founders to the byFounders Collective: Christine Spiten, Lasse Andresen and Karl Munthe-Kaas.
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September 16, 2019
There's a Cap Table Problem in the Nordics

There's a Cap Table Problem in the Nordics

Johan Brand notices a concerning trend: many early-stage founders give up too much ownership of their business too early. How to think about your cap table?
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June 13, 2019
Spotlight on: Norway

Spotlight on: Norway

At byFounders we invest in seed stage companies across the Nordics and Baltics. Deliberately spending time on the ground across all the countries in which we invest, the byFounders team have the honor of meeting so many great founders, investors and ecosystem players all contributing to the success of Nordic and Baltic entrepreneurship. Recently, we’ve been seeing interesting signs of something brewing in one country in particular: Norway. This is why we think it's time to pay attention.
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May 15, 2019
Our First 10 Investments

Our First 10 Investments

Since our inception, we’ve invested in the brilliant founders behind 11 awesome companies. We're looking forward to meeting, following, and investing in many more from across the New Nordics in the years to come!
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April 10, 2019
Juuso Koskinen Joins byFounders

Juuso Koskinen Joins byFounders

This month we didn't only close our first-time EUR 100 million fund — we're moreover thrilled to welcome Juuso Koskinen to the byFounders team!
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April 3, 2019
byFounders Fund I

byFounders Fund I

How we raised a EUR 100 million first-time fund to support the next generation of Nordic and Baltic founders
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February 20, 2019
Jani Penttinen Joins byFounders as Entrepreneur in Residence

Jani Penttinen Joins byFounders as Entrepreneur in Residence

We're proud to announce that serial entrepreneur and founder of Transfluent, Jani Penttinen, joins byFounders as our first Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) to support the next generation of Nordic and Baltic founders.
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February 19, 2019
Thinking Strategically About Startup Marketing

Thinking Strategically About Startup Marketing

Robin Daniels (Matterport, Salesforce, Box, LinkedIn, WeWork) shares some key marketing lessons you should keep in mind as you grow your own company.
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Insights
December 3, 2018
Passion, Love, & The “Ugly slide”

Passion, Love, & The “Ugly slide”

As a VC you see a LOT of pitch decks. Even though some of them stand out, their repetitiveness will tire you out eventually. To really get our attention you need to address these five things that really matter to us. In this article, our MP & Founder, Eric, tells you more.
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byFounders News
December 5, 2017
Houston — we have lift off!

Houston — we have lift off!

byFounders' first launch
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byFounders News
September 4, 2017
Introducing: For Founders byFounders

Introducing: For Founders byFounders

byFounders is a “for founders by founders” fund built on the foundation and backing of a strong Collective, comprising some of the most successful Nordic entrepreneurs investing in and supporting a new generation of globally ambitious Nordic and Baltic founders.
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