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May 2, 2021

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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February 24, 2021

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 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 1, 2021

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

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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November 9, 2020

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

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

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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February 28, 2020

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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December 17, 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

We’re proud to welcome three new founders to the byFounders Collective: Christine Spiten, Lasse Andresen and Karl Munthe-Kaas.
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May 15, 2019

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

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

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

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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December 5, 2017

Houston — we have lift off!

byFounders' first launch
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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.

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