Why now is the time to pay close attention to Norwegian startups 🇳🇴

At byFounders we invest in seed stage companies across the Nordics and Baltics. Deliberately spending time on the ground across all the countries in which we invest, the byFounders team have the honor of meeting so many great founders, investors and ecosystem players all contributing to the success of Nordic and Baltic entrepreneurship. Recently, we’ve been seeing interesting signs of something brewing in one country in particular: Norway.

Eric Lagier
Jun 13 · 9 min read
Some highlights from X-Voyage last year, where we were lucky enough to sail from Oslo to Copenhagen with some of the Norwegian startup superstars, like Per-Ivar Nikolaisen, Christine Spiten, Johan Brand, Fredrik Winther and Daniel C. Fossum.
In March we hosted our first VCs for Breakfast event in collaboration with Arkwright X and StartupLab. Guest speakers included Marie Mostad from Inzpire.me (above) and Hans Kjellby from SafetyWing.
Tommy Andersen and Eric Lagier at Oslo Business Region's “Meet the Investors” event in Oslo in May
The team behind our portfolio company SafetyWing: Sondre Rasch, Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby — great examples of how top talent now prefers entrepreneurship over corporate careers
Workshop at the recent Katapult Future Fest in Oslo where we met a lot of inspirational impact entrepreneurs
Kimberly Larsen on our panel discussion “To VC or not to VC” at SXSW in Austin in March alongside Jonas Gundersen of MapsPeople and Heini Zachariassen of Vivino, with moderator Gro Dyrnes to the left.

“With the current level of accessibility of talent, capital and knowledge, there’s no reason you can’t now both build and grow a unicorn in every Nordic country.”

And we believe Norway is next 🚀

A great investor dinner we hosted during Katapult Future Fest in Oslo together with Inventure and Nordic Ninja

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