Investments

I’ve worked with several venture funds and accelerator programs over the years managing 100+ investments. Through that work I have personally deployed over $11,000,000+ USD in funding to startups.

Current Funds

These are funds that I’m presently actively involved in and have a carry stake in their performance.

Spring Capital (Estonia)

Fund I ($3.2M)
Spring Capital is an Estonian based seed stage venture fund investing in both the Baltics and Scandanvia. I’m part of the Investment Committee and help evaluate deal flow in addition to mentoring the portfolio. Want to pitch the fund? Fill out this form and also be sure to let me know.

Notable Fund Investments: Bolt (formerly Taxify), Monese


Nordic Web Ventures

Fund II ($1.5M)
The Nordic Web Ventures invests in ambitious pre-seed Nordic startups. I’m a small LP investor in the second fund from Neil Murray.

Notable Fund Investments: PortalOne, Technebies


Katapult Accelerator

Multiple Funds ($22M)
Katapult is a leading impact-tech accelerator located in Oslo, Norway. Today I serve as an advising Partner and Growth Mentor.

Notable Fund Investments: Chooose, Sky Garden, Diwala, Walkolution, FlowVR


Previous Funds

I’ve worked previously the following venture funds and as a result have a carry stake in their performance.

500 Startups

FUND III ($85M)
500 Startups is largest early stage venture fund based in Silicon Valley. Through this fund I ran the Silicon Valley based accelerator program.

Notable Fund Investments: FilmGrail, Ad Espresso, Shippo, UBiome, Pop Up Archive, App Zen, Chain.com, Gitlab, FabFitFun, Eaze, MeUndies, Growbots, Stripe


500 Startups

FUND IV ($100M)
500 Startups is largest early stage venture fund based in Silicon Valley. Through this fund I invested primarily in Nordic based startups.

Notable Fund Investments: Grove Collective, The Pill Club, Many Chat, IRIS AI, Imerso


X2 Labs

SPV ($500K)
A startup factory based in Stavanger, Norway that operated in 2017 through several accelerator programs.

Notable Fund Investments: Bluelice, Fishency


Science

Fund I ($10M)
One of the original startup studios based in Los Angeles. I was an early employee and founded a company here (Wittlebee).

Notable Fund Investments: Dollar Shave Club, Bird, Medium, Urban Remedy, Wealthfront


Personal Investments

I sometimes make small personal investments although I primarily invest through the venture funds I’m associated with.

Sharebox

Sharebox simplifies your handover by offering a service completely managed by your phone.

sharebox.no


LeapIN

LeapIN is a solution to start and remotely run your location independent company online, in Estonia

leapin.eu


Exits

Occasionally I do in fact pick a winner! While the funds I’ve worked with have had many exits, these are the companies I was directly involved with and/or responsible for their investment. This list includes investments that resulted in a positive return so does not include soft landings or acqui-hires.

Pop Up Archive
Acquired by Apple

Vessel
Acquired by Marketo

Lumific
Acquired by GoPro

Chain.com
Acquired by Stellar