I’ve worked with several venture funds and accelerator programs over the years managing 100+ investments. Through that work, I have personally deployed over $15,000,000+ USD in funding to early-stage startups.
These days I’m not day-to-day active in any venture funds or accelerator programs. So please don’t email me your bad startup pitch. 😅 Here are a few funds I’ve previously worked on:
Spring Capital (Estonia)
Fund I ($3.2M)
Spring Capital is an Estonian-based seed-stage venture fund investing in both the Baltics and Scandinavia. I was a Partner in this fund and remain an advisor to the portfolio.
The 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.
Multiple Funds ($25M+)
Katapult is a leading impact-tech accelerator located in Oslo, Norway. I helped to establish the program and have served as a program teacher and mentor.
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.
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.
A startup factory based in Stavanger, Norway that operated in 2017 through several accelerator programs.
Fund I ($10M)
One of the original startup studios based in Los Angeles. I was an early employee and founded a company here (Wittlebee).
I sometimes make small personal investments. Here are a few of them:
Publishing platform for independent book authors.
LendWill (Formerly Lendonomy)
Lend or borrow small amounts of money from friends.
Award-winning app to teach kids to play the piano.
Firi / (Formerly MiraiEx)
Firi is the leading crypto exchange in Norway. It’s the easiest and best way to buy Bitcoin in Norway.
Iterate is a venture builder based in Oslo, Norway.
Sharebox simplifies your handover by offering a service completely managed by your phone.
LeapIN is a solution to start and remotely run your location independent company online, in Estonia.
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.
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Acquired by Apple
Acquired by Marketo
Acquired by GoPro
Acquired by Stellar
I get a lot of startup pitches, mostly bad ones. I currently only do personal investments with companies I know, wait for it… personally. So please save us both the time and don’t pitch me 🙂