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September 22, 2023

The Carbon Rush: Investing in Carbon Dioxide Removal

Casper Bjarnason delves into the Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) landscape, discussing the significance of CDR in achieving climate targets, the determinants of its success, and the venture capital perspective on investing in this field.
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.
June 1, 2023

What is the Existential Risk of AI?

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

We are Publishing our First Impact-Awareness Report

Playing our part in building a better tomorrow
March 14, 2023

Rain, Startup Fragility & Boundary Conditions

Or how to consciously decide on your level of risk
March 1, 2023

VC 101 - Cultivating a Venture Mindset

Forget everything you thought you knew.
December 9, 2022

Seed funding for startups 101: How to raise cash from VCs in 2023

Looking to hit the next level of growth with seed funding? Sifted published an extensive piece on everything you need to know before you start and we contributed with our thoughts.
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.
October 18, 2022

Skype’s legacy and the rise of the ‘New Nordics’

The focus on tech startup development across the Nordic region has intensified in recent years, thanks to a glut of global success stories. And yet, just a stone’s throw across the Gulf of Finland sits a Baltic nation that rarely hits the headlines, despite a current unicorn count of 10 from a population of just 1.2 million. We dig into why that is.
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.
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, 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.
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.
October 28, 2021

Why we’re launching a coaching program

Because no founder should have to go it alone.
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.
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, shares what he's learned from running a remote-first company for the past three years.
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.
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.
March 23, 2021

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.
March 4, 2021

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.
March 3, 2021

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.
January 7, 2021

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.
November 20, 2020

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.
September 24, 2020

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.
February 2, 2020

The Role of the Board

How to build your board — or the art of carefully choosing your investors
September 16, 2019

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?
February 19, 2019

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.
December 3, 2018

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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