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15th Aug, 2019 ―― 5 min read

The 50+ Venture Capital firms
at The Investor Series

Thi Pham
Event & Marketing Manager

At the beginning of this year we founded  The Investor Series with the ambition of helping  Nordic startups raise Seed, Serie A and Series B rounds. Our aim at the end of the year is to help facilitate €150m into the best Nordic tech companies and now we’re happy to announce the Top Nordic Venture Capitals that will attend our 3rd Investor Series!

ACME
ACME
ACME is a venture capital firm investing in iconic founders disrupting massive markets. Our co-founders have been backing game-changing companies for over 30 years collectively. Our purpose is to support those founders who choose to take our capital. Read more about our operating system of values here.
Christian Tang-Jespersen
Partner, ACME Capital
Christian Tang-Jespersen
Christian has a proven track record in developing high growth technology businesses. Through his family office, he invests in and advises fast-growing technology and value-based companies including Scandion Onchology (SE), Dear Leader (DK), NILT (DK), Tessa Therapeutics (Singapore) and ACT.Global A/S (Denmark). Christian currently acts as strategic advisor for a number of growth companies as well as performs in advisory roles for global investors, including Singapore based sovereign fund, Temasek. He has completed in excess of $7B transactions, including a dozen major M&A deals in telecommunication and hardware technology.
Christian Tang-Jespersen
Anorak Ventures
Anorak Ventures
The next decade will be defined by the emerging technology of today. Our passion is to understand these technologies and invest in teams with the right mix of intellect, experience, leadership and integrity to succeed.
Greg Castle
Managing Partner, Anorak Ventures
Greg Castle
Anorak Ventures is led by Greg Castle, an Entrepreneur and corporate marketer turned angel investor with a focus on early-stage, disruptive technology. Greg made thirty-five angel investments over a 3 year period counting two exits including the $2B acquisition of Oculus by Facebook before founding Anorak in late 2016.
Greg Castle
Blazar Capital
Blazar Capital
A blazar is a rare cosmic phenomenon, one of the most energetic in the Universe. We are a company builder, creating global online leaders. Continuous innovation. World-class execution. At global scale. Structured approach. Deep expertise. Access to talent.
Christian Arnstedt
Partner, Blazar Capital
Christian Arnstedt
Managing Partner in Blazar Capital - leading selection of new ventures, incubation, assembly of new start up teams and giving operational support to scale the companies launched by Blazar Capital.
Christian Arnstedt
Bumble Ventures
Bumble Ventures
We partner early. We’re comfortable with the rough imperfection of a new venture. We help founders from day zero, when the DNA of their businesses first takes shape. The creative spirits. The underdogs. The resolute. The determined. The outsiders. The defiant. The independent thinkers. The fighters and the true believers. These are the founders with whom we partner. They’re extremely rare. And we’re ecstatic when we find them.
Daniel Nyvang Mariussen
Co-Founder, Bumble Ventures
Daniel Nyvang Mariussen
I’m in charge of daily operations at Bumble Ventures, including investment screening, case grooming, deal structuring, co-investor solicitation, portfolio company strategy support, board participation and portfolio company reporting. Prior to joining Bumble I co-founded, crashed and burned a startup of my own. While we failed, the founder experience was incredibly rewarding, and gave me first-hand experience into the awesome but very difficult task of startup foundry. I’ve taken these experiences with me in my new role at Bumble, where we pride ourselves in intimately understanding the earliest and toughest stages of the journey. In fact, what excites me most is close collaboration with founders in those early stages, and plowing through in a way that positions the start-up optimally for subsequent scale-up investments.
Daniel Nyvang Mariussen
Butterfly Ventures
Butterfly Ventures
Butterfly Ventures invests into early stage startups either in seed or pre-seed phase. Our operation model is based on increasing the value of our portfolio companies. Our operation style resembles having professional serial entrepreneur co-founders for the duration of the early stages of the company; including our knowledge and business networks. We do whatever it takes to make our portfolio startups succeed. Typically, we do a direct seed investment when the co-operation starts and several follow-up investments as the co-operation progresses.
Tanya Marvin-Horowitz
Partner, Butterfly Ventures
Tanya Marvin-Horowitz
A seasoned asset manger and M&A investment banker from NYC, Tanya followed her passion in 2013 to work with tech startups and entrepreneurs and co-founded her first VC fund, CAP A, based between the USA and the Nordics. Based now in Stockholm, she is perfectly positioned to help budding startup teams gear up for the international market. In addition to being a collegiate tennis player and athletic enthusiast, Tanya has a dual Mathematics and Marketing degree from Georgia State University and has served on several private equity related boards, such as ACG New York. She is a consummate networker and her rolodex spans the globe where it is helpful to startups for business development, strategic partnerships, additional capital and eventually as they look to an exit.
Tanya Marvin-Horowitz
ByFounders
ByFounders
byFounders is an early stage venture fund actively investing in tech startups across the Nordics and Baltics. Made up of some of the region's most accomplished entrepreneurs, byFounders invests and supports the next generation of globally ambitious founders. It's "for founders, byFounders"
Tommy Andersen
Managing Partner, ByFounders
Tommy Andersen
Tommy is Managing Partner at byFounders, a new early stage venture fund, founded by some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs in the Nordics and investing in the next generation of globally minded Nordic & Baltic startups. Being an ambitious tech serial entrepreneur, Tommy has successfully founded and exited three companies (the latest being Libratone) as well as built an extensive portfolio of angel investments individually and as part of Nordic Makers. He furthermore serves as Chairman of the Danish Government’s Entrepreneurial Panel and mentors’ young startups at Danish Tech Challenge and the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship.
Tommy Andersen
Ida Åsle
Marketing & Community Manager, ByFounders
Ida Åsle
I am responsible for byFounders’ external communications, marketing and PR. I moreover work to build and strengthen our relations with the Nordic and Baltic startup communities through partnerships and by organizing and contributing to community building initiatives. Previously, I've worked with climate innovation for the EU. While finalizing my Master’s degree in Innovation & Business Development from Copenhagen Business School, I played an instrumental role in launching the sharing economy platform GoMore in Norway. My experience spans marketing, managing innovative processes, branding, sales, business and partnership development, as well as international expansion
Crowberry Capital
Crowberry Capital
Crowberry Capital invests at seed and early stage in outstanding teams building global businesses around true technology advantages. We work with our teams to build fast paced, international companies from the Nordics. We have a strong follow through philosophy. We back the best from seed to exit. The founding partners behind Crowberry Capital have worked together for over 7 years. The Crowberry team has managed over 51 technology start-ups, negotiated a total of 15 exits and made 17 seed investments. The Crowberry team has a global outlook, having lived and worked in a total of 8 countries on 4 continents.
Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir
Founding Partner, Crowberry Cpaital
Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir
I´m passionate about supporting founders with building strong teams, focusing on social intelligence and cross-cultural team building as well as offering a different perspective to founders in the male dominated world of Venture Capitalists. I have served on numerous boards of early stage companies, have managerial experience from publicly traded, privately held and venture capital backed companies in the States, Sweden and Iceland. I´m an engineer by trade and hold registered IPs. I´m a Med tech and health enthusiast and have operational experience in product development from concept work, through project management, marketing and business development.
Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir
DN Capital
DN Capital
DN Capital is a global early stage and growth capital investor focused on Seed, Series A and select series B investments in fintech, SaaS, digital media, e-commerce, marketplaces, mobile applications and software companies. The firm was founded in 2000 and has operations in London, Berlin and Silicon Valley. DN Capital’s previous funds are top performers and the firm is one of the lead investors in companies such as Endeca (sold to Oracle), Shazam (one of the world’s leading mobile app), Auto1 (world's largest used car marketplaces), Purplebricks (IPO London) and Quandoo (sold to Recruit). The professionals at DN Capital bring over 75 years of private equity experience to their investments, and actively work with portfolio companies to steward their growth through the various stages of development.
Teemu Mattila
Investment Manager, DN Capital
Teemu Mattila
At DN Capital, Teemu focuses on Consumer & Logistics sectors and increasingly on Applied AI Software as broader category in the Nordics, Germany and UK. Prior to joining DN Capital, Teemu worked in the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs in London focusing on Consumer Internet. During his three years at Goldman Sachs, he worked on various transactions in the European Internet sector and covered multiple early-stage, high-growth clients. Teemu has MSc. in Finance at Aalto University School of Business, and has spent two semesters abroad studying entrepreneurial finance at USC Marshall School of Business and entrepreneurship at Auckland University of Technology.
Teemu Mattila
e.Ventures
e.Ventures
We are one global team with an investment focus on early-stage consumer Internet and mobile companies. With five dedicated funds, e.ventures is a venture capital firm with global scale. We offer over 15 years of experience and an extensive, truly global network, to support successes such as Angie’s List , Groupon, Delicious, Sonos, Sapato and Nginx.
Dominic Wilhem
Investment Associate, e.Ventures
Dominic Wilhem
Dominic joined e.ventures in 2017 as an Analyst in the Berlin office. Before joining, Dominic helped to build a startup in the real estate space and previously interned in strategy consulting, private equity as well as various tech companies during his studies. Dominic holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and Aalto University as well as an M.Sc. in Management from ESCP Europe, where he graduated top of his class. In his spare time, Dominic enjoys winter sports, good movies and being around dogs.
Dominic Wilhem
Eight Roads
Eight Roads
Eight Roads partners with ambitious entrepreneurs to build bold and meaningful businesses. We are active in Ventures, Principal Investments and Real Estate. We have teams in Asia and in Europe and work alongside associated funds around the world, providing substantial global scale, expertise and market reach.
Martin Ericsson
Investment Associate, Eight Roads
Martin Ericsson
Martin joined Eight Roads from Lazard where he worked as an Associate in the TMT M&A team.
Martin Ericsson
EQT Ventures
EQT Ventures
EQT Ventures is a multi-stage €566m VC fund fuelled by some of the world's most obsessive company builders, engineers, designers, marketers, data scientists and scaling experts from success stories such as Booking.com, King, Spotify and Uber. Recognising that building a global success story takes more than just capital, EQT Ventures'​ operational experts are on hand to advise and support ambitious founders on their journeys to building global winners.
Ted Persson
Partner, EQT Ventures
Ted Persson
Ted is EQT Ventures’ Operating Partner with focus on Product design, UX, storytelling and branding. In this role, he helps portfolio companies with product development and design, branding and marketing. Prior to joining EQT Ventures, Ted co-founded a number of successful digital agencies, including Speedway Digital Army (1997), Abel & Baker (1999) and Great Works (2002). Great Works has been part of the North Alliance (NOA), Scandinavia’s leading communications and technology network, since 2014. While at Great Works, Ted also co-founded Our/Vodka, a global vodka made by local people in cities around the world run by Pernod Ricard.
Ted Persson
Evli Growth Partners
Evli Growth Partners
Evli Growth Partners is a Finnish VC investing in the most beautiful Nordic and Baltic companies in Series A and Series B. We're looking for founders who are exceptionally capable for execution and ready to win their lucrative markets globally. We are industry agnostic but want to see proven unit economics and a few million euros of revenue when we partner with you.
Aleksi Löytynoja
Investment Team, Evli Growth Partners
Aleksi Löytynoja
Analyst in Evli Growth Partners, looking for the most beautiful Nordic and Baltic companies. Previously active in Finnish startup scene through Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (Aaltoes) and Kiuas, the leading startup accelerator of Finland.
Aleksi Löytynoja
FluxUnit
FluxUnit
We invest in startups with novel technologies and innovative business models. We seek to accelerate your growth by leveraging OSRAM’s leading position in the high-tech lighting & photonics industry. Yet, our investment scope goes well beyond pure illumination. Have a look at our focus areas and funding criteria.
Tanja Koch
Investment Manager
Tanja Koch
Prior to Fluxunit, Tanja has founded a venture in the VR/AR space. She has profound knowledge in Design Thinking and studied at the D.school and Center for Design Research at Stanford University. Tanja holds a BS in nutritional science and biomedicine as well as a MS in management from Technical University of Munich.
Tanja Koch
Founders
Founders
Founders started life in 2013. No crazy anecdotes, we started Founders because we strongly believed there was a better way to build tech companies. Today our family has grown to 100+ amazing people in Copenhagen and Berlin building products that radically improve how individuals and organisations work. Our vision then and now is to develop a model that enables us to co-found successive companies on a single platform that gets smarter with each success and failure, thereby increasing our chances of success. We believe in launching early and iterating fast, knowing that failing is just a way to find out what doesn't work.
Simon Sylvest
Co-Founder, Founders
Simon Sylvest
I'm specialise in taking ideas from zero to traction.
Simon Sylvest
Stefano Zorzi
Partner, Founders
Stefano Zorzi
I am moved by curiosity and continuously seek to learn and get inspired by what happens around me. I am passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, crazy human endeavors, history, literature and ASroma! Together with the rest of the team @Founders we build innovative products and businesses with game changing ambitions. As a partner, my role is to identify opportunities, develop ideas into product that users love and grow high performing teams.
Futuristic.vc
Futuristic.vc
Founder friendly and startup savvy - The early-stage investor Nordic founders deserve. We back early-stage technology companies coming out of the Nordics. We’re helping daring founders execute world-class businesses by supporting you when no one else does. Our style is centered around creating maximum value for our founders. Everything from strategic advise to future fundraising. You name it. We work for you – not the other way around.
Christian Jantzen
Founding Partner, Futuristic.vc
Christian Jantzen
Christian started his first company seven years ago and Futuristic is the third in line. At university, he was on track to become an evil investment banker but discovered the wonderful world of startups as an exchange student at Stanford. It's been over three years in startupland and he hasn't looked back since. He's an excessive learner who is annoyingly curious and practically unemployable by anyone else. The founders he likes working with, dare to solve the biggest problems in the world. They are 'smart creatives' who have a bold approach to company building. All of that, sprinkled with a healthy dose of craziness.
Christian Jantzen
Global Founders Capital
Global Founders Capital
We are a globally oriented, stage agnostic venture capital firm that empowers gifted entrepreneurs worldwide.
Benedikt Körling
Investment Associate, Global Founders Capital
Benedikt Körling
Benedikt is an Investment Manager at Global Founders Capital with a focus on the Nordics and German-speaking markets. He joined the fund in 2016 as an Analyst and previously gained experience in Operations Management at Epic Companies. Benedikt holds a B.Sc. in Business Studies from Cass Business School London and M.Sc. in International Management from ESCP Europe.
Benedikt Körling
Haflo
Haflo
We are building a family of entrepreneurs and funds We are a family fund that supports the dreams of innovative individuals. We believe that it takes more than funds to bring a great idea to life. Just like our entrepreneurs disrupt their industry, we disrupt the traditional form of investing. We are more than investors, we are a family, and treat our entrepreneurs as members of our family.
Alexandra Malmberg
Investment Associate, Haflo
Alexandra Malmberg
Associate with responsibility for portfolio company investments As Associate, Alexandra is responsible for Haflo’s portfolio company investments. She manages deal sourcing and supports our entrepreneurs any way Haflo can. Alexandra has a Bachelor in Business Management from Uppsala University, including studies at Singapore Management University. Previously she also worked as a digital marketing consultant.
Alexandra Malmberg
Index Ventures
Index Ventures
Uniquely passionate entrepreneurs. We back the best and most ambitious entrepreneurs and help them make their ideas real and lasting. The entrepreneurs we team up with were born to build their businesses -- it is their life’s mission. Working side-by-side with these visionaries makes us incredibly optimistic about the future. The transformative companies they’re building, include: Adyen, Aurora, Bird, Deliveroo, Datadog, Dropbox, Elastic, Farfetch, Funding Circle, King, Sonos, Squarespace, Supercell, Zuora and many others.
Ari Helgason
Investment Partner, Index Ventures
Ari Helgason
Ari is a former entrepreneur with both an operating and investing background. He’s excited about the way software fundamentally reshapes industries and his investment focus is on enterprise software / SaaS and fintech across all stages. He especially enjoys working with founders as they navigate the early stages of scaling a business. Before joining Index, Ari was at Dawn Capital in London where he invested in and worked with SaaS and open source companies in Europe and the US. Prior to that, Ari co-founded both the SaaS workflow management company WOAH Sales and ecommerce startup Fabricly—the former right out of university.
Ari Helgason
Inventure
Inventure
Inventure is a Nordic technology fund backing early-stage entrepreneurs. Having our roots in Finland, we enjoy domains many don’t feel comfortable with, and make big bets on deep tech. The strong capital base allows us to lead investments starting from initial seed-stage all the way through expansion.
Linus Dahg
Investment Director, Inventure
Linus Dahg
Based out of Stockholm, Linus is heading Inventure’s operations in Sweden. Linus has been in venture capital for more than 5 years – first with Almi Invest in Stockholm, then with Wellington Partners in London. Prior to joining our team, he was part of the management of a Copenhagen-based startup Tonsser, where he worked on growth, product and partnerships. At Inventure, Linus looks at both consumer and enterprise opportunities, focusing on software, AI, machine learning, and food tech.
Linus Dahg
Karma Ventures
Karma Ventures
Karma Ventures (karma.vc) is an early-stage venture capital firm, specialised in late seed and A round investments in Europe’s most promising tech startups. We back companies with strong ideas delivered with unique technology, customer traction and global ambition. karma.vc accompanies entrepreneurs in figuring out the path to growth in all aspects - commercial, strategic and technical. We believe in open and honest dialogue and the active hands-on-attitude.
Liisa Suvorova
Investor, Karma Ventures
Liisa Suvorova
Analyst at karma.vc. Previously Corporate Client Manager and Head of Car Retail Sector in Swedbank, Analyst at Redgate Capital.
Liisa Suvorova
Kinnevik AB
Kinnevik AB
Kinnevik is an industry focused investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose is to build digital businesses that provide more and better choice. We do this by working in partnership with talented founders and management teams to create, develop and invest in fast growing businesses in developed and emerging markets. We believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building companies that contribute positively to society. Kinnevik was founded in 1936 by the Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn families. Kinnevik's shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm's list for large cap companies under the ticker codes KINV A and KINV B.
Maxine Rior
Investment Associate, Kinnevik AB
Maxine Rior
Maxine is a venture investor at Kinnevik. Kinnevik is a Swedish, 80-year old investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a DNA of building businesses. The company has a large public and private portfolio, which include Tele2, Zalando, Budbee and Mathem among others. At Kinnevik, Maxine works out of Stockholm with a focus on Nordic venture investments, where they invest in digital-native consumer facing businesses from a series A and upwards. She joined Kinnevik with the purpose to build digital businesses that provide more and better choice to the consumers after starting off her career in investment banking, working with M&A at both Danske Bank and Carnegie in Stockholm.
Maxine Rior
Tim He
Investment Director, Kinnevik AB
Tim He
Experienced operator and venture investor. Built and led high performing teams in fast moving international environments. Worked and lived in Europe, North America and China with a deep understanding and appreciation for local customs and cultural differences. Pragmatic mindset and approach with an emphasis on culture.
Korelya Capital
Korelya Capital
We believe the next Tech Leaders will be European At Korelya Capital, we believe digital investment opportunities can trigger growth and social progress in Europe. The digital revolution has already started to disrupt the way we live, work, have access to knowledge, culture and information, the way we produce, the way we consume, the way we interact with each other’s. Tomorrow, it will free us of repetitive tasks, change our relation to the city, facilitate travel and limit our exposure to risks.
Paul Christophle
Principal, Korelya Capital
Paul Christophle
Paul has four years of experience in the public and private sectors, within the Capgemini group and in various government departments. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Strasbourg and holds a Master's Degree in Information Systems and Technology Management from HEC and Mines ParisTech.
Paul Christophle
Lego Ventures
Lego Ventures
LEGO Ventures believes that play is critical to growth and development, stimulating children’s imagination and creative expression – and we know we are not alone! Whether your company is at seed stage or ready for growth, LEGO Ventures is here to help take it to the next level!
Alexis Horowitz-Burdick
Managing Director, Lego Ventures
Alexis Horowitz-Burdick
Managing Director of LEGO Ventures based between Copenhagen and Billund, Denmark. Alexis is interested in the future of play, robotics, blockchain applications for kids and life-long-entrepreneurship.. Alexis spent the previous decade based in Singapore where she founded 3 companies spanning from consulting to e-commerce. She exited her last company (Luxola) in 2015 to LVMH after which she became Managing Director for Sephora Southeast Asia. Alexis holds a masters degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University. She is consistently rated “most clumsy” by her colleagues and friends. Unlike most of her colleagues Alexis did not grow up with LEGO and has only realized recently that in fact EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! She enjoys making homemade pasta, feeding that pasta to friends and occasionally running to work off all that pasta.
Alexis Horowitz-Burdick
Maki VC
Maki VC
A top tier venture capital firm. Maki.vc is a Helsinki-based, top tier venture capital firm. Founded and managed by Nordic veterans of the ICT sector, startup scene and venture capital industry, the core team has deep networks around the world with high potential for proprietary deal flow and access to competitive cases.
Pauliina Martikainen
VC Investor, Maki.vc
Pauliina Martikainen
Sharp, analytical, driven, yet warm-hearted. Having worked within the field of marketing and communications before diving deep into VC by co-founding a pre-seed fund while still in university, Pauliina is a go-to for anyone striving to find creative and engaging ideas to scale a business. Spark a conversation about running, yoga, books, or fresh pastries, and her unconditional attention is guaranteed.
Pauliina Martikainen
Nordic Alpha Partners
Nordic Alpha Partners
Nordic Alpha Partners is a Northern European venture/growth capital fund, targeting high potential hardware and hardtech companies "enabling"​ or "leveraging"​ industry 4.0 technologies. Nordic Alpha Partners investment philosophy is that maximum value is generated, via a highly committed and operationally supporting ownership model, enabling strong founder teams, to build successful global companies.
Rasmus Lund
Partner, Nordic Alpha Partners
Rasmus Lund
Investment partner looking for ambitious hardtech companies leveraging digitization or new industrial technologies. We invest capital and provide operational value add with the aim of helping SME companies become global winners.
Rasmus Lund
Nordic Eye
Nordic Eye
NORDIC EYE is a Danish venture capital firm based in Copenhagen and Los Angeles. We invest in carefully selected and mainly Nordic early-growth companies in the tech and lifestyle domain. We look for ambitious companies with high scalability and innovative business models. In addition to funding, our portfolio companies benefit from access to our talent, global network and business relationships that can help validate their solutions and accelerate success in the market. Nordic Eye is a driving force behind innovation in the Nordics and California's technology and lifestyle space. Our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors and partners for lasting impact.
Joakim Warnøe
Co-Founder & Partner
Joakim Warnøe
Joakim specializes in deal sourcing and screening, market analysis and business strategy. With an early-career background as management consultant at Accenture, Joakim has experience of business planning, financial management and strategy development, across many different industries and geographies. Joakim holds a Master in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, including a qualification in Finance and Economics from the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Joakim Warnøe
Nordic Makers
Nordic Makers
When we founded and grew our companies, we were rather lonely. The Nordics was an immature startup ecosystem, and there were few investors and advisors. That has changed. The Nordics are the hottest ever, but that has also brought in charlatans and robber barons. We want to build a new kind of investor. Angel style. Founder friendly terms. Not report mania, but quick conversations. We won’t be your boss but your peer.
Benjamin Ratz
Operating Partner, Nordic Makers
Benjamin Ratz
I got my first at-home internet 56.6k connection in 1994 on a Mac Plus. I was instantly hooked. Ever since, I’ve been involved in various online projects where most have failed. I’ve been fortunate to live and work with great people a bit all over but primarily in Sweden, Poland, France, Belgium and Israel.
Benjamin Ratz
Northzone
Northzone
Northzone is a technology investment partnership. With two decades of experience, we have been chosen by some of the best entrepreneurs as their long-term partner for growth. With offices across the Nordics, London and in New York, we work around the clock to connect our companies with customers, business partners and key talent on a truly international scale. As former entrepreneurs ourselves, we have been sat on both sides of the table, and place the relationships with our Founders at the core of our business.
Henrik Grim
Associate, Northzone
Henrik Grim
Henrik joined Northzone in 2016, and is based in the Stockholm office. His main areas of interest are consumer, especially companies disrupting media, commerce, fintech and digital health, as well as AI and automation in B2B SaaS. Henrik works with companies like NA-KD, Klang, Spacemaker, Kitab Sawti, and Footway.
Henrik Grim
Marta Sjögren
Associated Companies, Northzone
Marta Sjögren
Marta’s debut to the VC world resulted from a passion for innovation and a desire to make an impact in the world. After graduating from the London School of Economics with a degree in International Relations, Marta quickly learned that ‘saving the world’ through established institutional structures wasn’t really happening, so she embarked on an experimental journey to the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe), to develop her knowledge of the business side of things through a MSc in European Business. At ESCP Marta worked on a student consultancy project commissioned by the Conservative Party of the UK, aiming to uncover the roadblocks to a healthy entrepreneurial society (Enterprising Britain, October 2007). This report marked the beginnings of a much larger effort to make Britain an entrepreneurial port of choice in Europe.
OMERS Ventures
OMERS Ventures
Launched in 2011, OMERS Ventures is the venture capital arm of OMERS, the pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees. Over the last five years, OMERS Ventures has invested more than $340 million of capital in nearly 30 disruptive technology companies across North America, creating over 5,000 jobs, and attracting an additional $1.2 billion for our portfolio companies. Our portfolio companies include: 360insights, AmpMe, Busbud, Citizen Hex, D2L, DCG, Fusebill, Hootsuite, Hopper, Interaxon, Jobber, Kaleo, Klipfolio, Klue, Leafsift, League, Mojix, Nudge, Ranovus, Rover, Shopify (IPO 2015 - NYSE & TSX: SHOP), Smile.io, Vidyard, Vision Critical, Wattpad, Wave. OMERS Ventures operates out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has a global outlook on innovation and emerging technologies.
Tara Reeves
Partner, OMERS Ventures
Tara Reeves
In her role as Partner at OMERS Ventures, located in our London office, Tara is responsible for researching and executing on investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies post-investment. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Tara was a partner at Localglobe, one of Europe’s top-tier seed funds, where she led a number of investments across sectors, with a spike in fintech/insuretech, mobility and hardware. Before Localglobe, Tara was an early employee of Wonga.com and co-founded Turo.com, the peer-to-peer car sharing service, which has raised over $200M of VC funding and currently operates in Canada, the US and the U.K. Tara started her career in the M&A departments of Aon followed Wachovia Insurance Services.
Tara Reeves
Oxx Ventures
Oxx Ventures
Europe and Israel generate many high quality B2B software companies but capital is sparse just when they are ready to scale up. Oxx fills this gap. We invest in ambitious companies originating in the Nordics, the UK and Israel and building out in the US.
Thomas Fabritius Eskebæk
Investment Manager, Oxx Ventures
Thomas Fabritius Eskebæk
Prior to joining Oxx, Thomas spent three years as a Consultant at Bain and Company. After this Thomas worked at HgCapital and Eight Roads, where he focused on strategy and leading growth. Thomas also has extensive entrepreneurial experience and has successfully led several SaaS companies. Thomas holds an M.Sc/M.Eng in Software Engineering and Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark
Thomas Fabritius Eskebæk
PreeSeed Ventures
PreeSeed Ventures
PreSeed Ventures is Denmark’s largest and most successful early stage investor. We have been financing and assisting talented and hungry entrepreneurs for over 15 years – helping them to realise their dreams through our pioneering early stage investments. Our name, PreSeed Ventures, reflects the nature of our business: PreSeed indicates the investment phase, while Ventures indicates our ability to embark on adventures and our subsequent involvement with the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Christel Piron
Christel Piron
As CEO of early stage investor PreSeed Ventures, Christel’s mission is to make sure new talented founders have the support, capital, knowledge and network they need, when they dare to aim for the stars. Not only does Christel and the PreSeed investment team specialize in financing rising startup stars early on, they also work to develop them pre-investment through their startup school PreSeed Academy. At the moment PreSeed Ventures work with an portfolio of around 100 startups and with experience from more than 300 startups the last 19 years they are one of Denmark’s most active and successful investors in the early stages.
Christel Piron
Helle Uth
Investment Director, PreSeed Ventures
Helle Uth
Helle has been with PreSeed Ventures since 2014. As Investment Director she is part of our investment team. Some of her most notable investments include GoodMonday and Capdesk. Her portfolio currently comprises Capdesk, Good Monday, Skidos, Accordium, Qvest, Upodi, Zliide, Intercompany, FoodScene, Taste Please, Human Hotel, Frontliners and Zenfit.
Promentum Equity Partners
Promentum Equity Partners
Promentum Equity Partners was founded based on the vision of building outstanding technology businesses. Since inception, we have been providing capital, competence, and the best strategic guidance to all of our partners. We invest in companies with strong value propositions, significant market potential, and passionate entrepreneurs. We partner with our companies by adding value in critical areas needed to bring them successfully to market. We invest almost exclusively in the Telecom, Internet, Media and Entertainment (TIME) sector.
Amer Ramzan
Managing Partner, Promentum Equity Partners
Amer Ramzan
Amer Ramzan is Managing Partner at Promentum Equity Partners. Amer has studied Masters of Computer Science at Copenhagen University and Bachelors of Business Administration in International Economics and Management at Copenhagen Business School. Amer has worked at KPMG, Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) and McKinsey & Co. as management consultant, consulting large corporations on Strategy, Technology and Business Development.
Amer Ramzan
SEED Capital
SEED Capital
SEED Capital has established itself as the most successful early stage investor in Denmark – respected by winning entrepreneurs and top international syndication partners. Since SEED Capital was established in December 2004, the SEED team has identified, funded and helped many companies to commercial success, and some to profitable exits. Companies such as Trustpilot, Vivino, Templafy and Endomondo.
Lars Andersen
General Partner, SEED Capital
Lars Andersen
Lars is a serial entrepreneur with several successful exits to his name. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Danish and international ICT industry, providing him with insights and network contacts that are essential to his daily decisions as a General Partner in SEED Capital. Since he joined SEED Capital, he has invested in and worked with many of the major Danish startups such as Trustpilot, Endomondo, Coinify, Templafy, Cardlay and Lunar Way.
Lars Andersen
Niels Vejstrup Carlsen
General Partner, SEED Capital
Niels Vejstrup Carlsen
Niels Vejrup Carlsen has more than 15 years of international operational experience in the tech industry and more than 10 years of experience with early stage tech investments as a VC. Niels is General Partner at SEED Capital where he looks for Danish tech companies with innovative passionate founders, great teams, international ambitions and unicorn potential. He invests in them, helps build their foundation for aggressive global expansion and helps them attract international capital partners. Since 2007, he has invested in and worked with many of the major Danish startups like GoMore, Dixa and Forecast.
Peter Egehoved
General Partner, SEED Capital
Peter Egehoved
Focused on helping great tech companies scale. Skill-set is a combination of finance/commercial/operations with a very good understanding of tech.
Peter Egehoved
Ulla Brockenhuus-Schack
Managing Partner, SEED Capital
Ulla Brockenhuus-Schack
Currently serves on the Board of: Vivino; Sportscaster/VEO, Tonsser; Expanite; OrderYoyo; Oticon Fonden; William Demand Invest A/S; Mary Fonden; Tivoli A/S and DVCA; Previsously served on the board of the following companies: Amminex, Asante; Weco Transport; Nelunen/Channel 4 Finland; Chempaq; Højteknologifonden, Raimotech; Jurag, IO Interactive; Alight; The Danish Film Institute.
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank
The UK Branch was the first location we opened outside of the US. We sit right at the heart of London’s exciting technology community and work with some of the most innovative businesses in the UK and Europe. Whether making their first cross-border transaction or expanding operations to or from the UK, having a base in London has helped us meet our clients’ strategic needs.
Andrew Parker
Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Andrew Parker
Director responsible for a portfolio of VC backed Enterpise Software technology businesses. My clients typically have raised £5M+ and are growing at 50%+ p.a. I am passionate about delivering an excellent level of customer service and seek to break down barriers and processes that prevent this from happening. I am keen to market make wherever there is mutual benefit and seek to help businesses achieve their ambitions by understanding their strategy and by delivering creative, value adding solutions.
Andrew Parker
Speedinvest
Speedinvest
Revolutionizing European Venture Capital Europe is filled with technology and talent. Global innovation in the last century has been driven by European minds: Tesla, Siemens, Einstein, Planck. Today, Europe still consistently produces world-class talent, but there is a gap between raw ability and the resources required to build competitive technology and companies. SpeedInvest not only invests capital in world-class talent, but also provides the entrepreneurial know-how, and operational experience that is rare outside of a place like Silicon Valley, but is so essential to building great companies.
Frederik Hagenauer
Associate, Speedinvest
Frederik Hagenauer
Frederik is a former founder and venture builder with a profound interest in technology. In 2012 he founded Skive, a digital learning platform trusted by over 250,000 students across Europe, where he led operations and the growth function. Skive was sold to a competitor in late 2016 and Frederik subsequently worked in corporate venturing and company building. As an external expert for Digital McKinsey he helped set up an insurtech corporate venture. As an Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur First in London he acted as a sparring partner for incoming founders to help them build globally important deep tech companies. At Speedinvest, Frederik wants to combine these experiences. He is part of the pre-seed team where he aims to support the world’s most ambitious founders early on in their journey of creating world-changing companies.
Frederik Hagenauer
The Nordic Web Ventures
The Nordic Web Ventures
We invest in ambitious pre-seed Nordic startups. The Nordic Web Ventures is an Angel Fund run by Neil S W Murray, backed by 50+ community builders, entrepreneurs and investors passionate about supporting early-stage Nordic startups.
Neil Murray
Managing Partner, The Nordic Web Ventures
Neil Murray
Founder of The Nordic Web, the entry point to the Nordic ecosystem and Founding Partner of The Nordic Web Ventures, a micro VC fund backed by 50+ community builders, entrepreneurs and investors passionate about supporting early-stage Nordic startups.
Neil Murray
Tiburon
Tiburon
Tiburon, led by Daniel Wild, has been investing successfully into inspiring founders for over a decade. We have made it our mission to support innovative startups to achieve more. If you just want cash, go somewhere else. We invest smart money and see ourselves as your sparring partner on your entrepreneurial journey. We provide you with access to our outstanding network offering marketing expertise, significant synergies and continous strategic advice.
Felix Artman
Partner, Tiburon
Felix Artman
Felix Artmann has studied technology and management orientated business studies (Diploma) at the Technical University Munich. He worked in Berlin as an entrepreneur in residence and was co-founder of the startup Bonaverde. Felix joined Tiburon as a Partner beginning of 2014. Felix actively manages the whole portfolio and is seeking new investment opportunities.
Felix Artman
Alexander Jürgens
Investment Manager, Tiburon
Alexander Jürgens
Alexander Juergens holds a BSc from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and a MSc from Copenhagen Business School both in Finance. During his studies he gained extensive professional experiences in the financial and automotive sector with an emphasis on technology. His academic focus lies on Venture Capital and Private Equity investments – the topic of his PhD program at the Technical University of Munich.
White Star Capital
White Star Capital
White Star Capital is an early-stage Venture Capital firm built by a team of founders, investors and operators with a track record of entering new markets, expanding teams and exiting companies. We’re based out of London, New York, Montreal, Paris and Tokyo and invest around the world in those exceptional entrepreneurs building ambitious businesses that use data as their competitive advantage. Our approach to venture is characterized by a unique combination of international presence, perspective and people. With feet on the ground in London, New York, Montreal and Paris, we partner closely with our portfolio to help them scale internationally from Series A onwards.
Matthieu Lattes
Matthieu Lattes
Matthieu Lattes is a General Partner at White Star Capital based in our Paris office. A former tech-focused investment banker and entrepreneur, Matthieu leverages his financial and entrepreneurial experience to help entrepreneurs in Continental Europe expand and grow internationally.
Matthieu Lattes