About Us

December 19, 2023

byFounders Welcomes Line Ettrich

Big welcome to Line Ettrich, joining us as the Data & Research Lead! Her unique blend of startup experience and data expertise is a perfect match for driving our fund's intelligence and enhancing our ESG commitments.
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.
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 3, 2022

Say Hello to byFounders' Fall Intern: Idil Tuysuzoglu!

With a background in operations & product at climate tech giants, Northvolt and Einride, and an engrained go-get-'em attitude brought on by her New Jersey roots, Idil comes with an impact-driven personality and focus to byFounders.
September 7, 2022

byFounders Welcomes 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.
February 28, 2022

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.
December 16, 2021

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.
October 28, 2021

Why we’re Launching a Coaching Program

Because no founder should have to go it alone.
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.
February 21, 2021

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!
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? Our Collective members, portfolio founders, and core team, of course. Let us introduce you to them.
April 10, 2019

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!
April 3, 2019

byFounders Fund I

How we raised a EUR 100 million first-time fund to support the next generation of Nordic and Baltic founders
February 20, 2019

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.
December 5, 2017

Houston — we have lift off!

byFounders' first launch
September 4, 2017

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.