Although we might fall in love with your idea, we invest in founders and the relationship between us. Convince us that you are the right group of people, in the right place, working on the right thing.
For a company to succeed, there needs to be a complementary appreciation of your vision and the realities of the market. Help us see that your timing is right by highlighting the inflection points you believe we’re nearing, that will give your company its “lucky” break.
We understand it’s early days, and you might not even have a product on the market, but by showing us any proof of traction, you help us visualize your path toward major success. This could be early adopter feedback, initial paying customers, highly engaged beta testers, super users, or evangelists in the making.
What makes your product unique?
The reality of most software companies is that they are relatively easy to copy. It is, therefore, important for you to have a technology edge that is hard to copy, or a unique advantage that raises the bar and keeps competitors from entering your space.
Will you change the world?
Venture scale successes aren’t built on incremental improvements. We are looking for companies that will fundamentally transform industries. Show us that you will make a difference.
What do you need help with?
We know from experience that starting a company is not all sunshine and rainbows, but don't gloss over your patchy areas to sell us your idea. Show us your ugly slide and we'll empathize and, together with our tight-knit community of successful founders and operators, we will help you find the right solutions.
We invest in various industries with a particular focus on blockchain companies.
Transcending the concept of fine dining.
In 2017, I heard about a new exciting restaurant in Copenhagen. I went to the small 15-seater bar, had 45 courses, and was blown away by the originality and the often controversial messages accompanying the dishes. I told the owner/chef Rasmus Munk that if he ever wanted to take this to the next level, I was in.
Shortly thereafter, we embarked on a massive project, creating a whole new, technology-based concept and two years later, we opened Alchemist in its second iteration. Despite a difficult start with the pandemic, the restaurant was successful from day one.
Alchemist now has two Michelin stars, is number 18 on the World’s Best Restaurants List, and currently has a waiting list of 35,000 guests.
An iconic place - Café Dan Turéll is back.
When I went to high school, almost every night I and a small group of close friends went to this iconic bar. Opening in 1977, it was one of the first French-inspired cafes in Copenhagen, and completely different from the drab, brown bodega scene that dominated Copenhagen in the seventies. Cafe Dan Turell quickly became a favourite hangout of artists, musicians and journalists.
Named after the great Danish poet Dan Turell (the founder was his publisher), the cafe went downhill in recent years, and I bought it in 2019. After a complete renovation to bring back its former glory, the cafe is now again filled with lights, cocktails, 80s music and I often hang out there myself when in Copenhagen.
With an impeccable talent for storytelling, CC delivers tailor-made content, PR and communication strategies.
Community Content is a successful PR/communications agency, founded by Helle Retbøl Carl. The agency has run major campaigns for Carlsberg, Nykredit, various Danish ministries and other corporates.
I invested in the business from the outset in 2016, intending to have a communications specialist in my portfolio.
The first blockchain with ID at the protocol level.
I have followed the blockchain and crypto space for more than 10 years. Originally an enthusiastic ambassador for Bitcoin and Ethereum, I eventually became concerned about aspects hindering mass adoption, in particular anonymity, lack of scalability and a general mistrust of regulation.
Having been the co-founder and co-CEO of Saxo Bank for more than two decades, I became convinced that the same regulatory developments we experienced in TradFi would eventually also make their way to the crypto space. Therefore, I founded Concordium in 2018, a compliance-ready layer one blockchain that combines all the great features of a distributed, permissionless blockchain with a focus on ID and complying and accepting the general expectations of the society around us. Based on world-class cryptographic science, Concordium aims to become a leading layer one blockchain, providing true scalability, and a trustworthy and stable foundation for real business use.