Danske Bank wants to help create better conditions for promising growth companies across the Nordic Region. We’re investing in byFounders in order to give growth companies access to capital, knowledge and business support. Through byFounders, Danske Bank also gains insight into the newest technology and new business models – both within and outside the fintech community. This is key to our ambition of always being able to provide the best solutions to our customers.Frederik Gjessing Vinten
Head of Group Development, Danske Bank
byFounders was set up by Eric Lagier and Tommy Andersen. As well as having strong roots in tech and growth companies such as Libratone, Skype and Tradeshift, these two entrepreneurs also have strong ties to Silicon Valley – the global capital of the tech industry.
“We set up byFounders to build a better bridge between the Nordic region and Silicon Valley that lets Nordic start-ups benefit from the network and scaling potential offered by the USA, without necessarily having to relocate their company there,” explains Tommy Andersen.
Facts about byFounders
- byFounders is a Nordic venture fund that supports and invests in Nordic start-ups with global ambitions. Investors in the venture fund include 50 of the most successful Nordic tech-entrepreneurs, including the founders of Skype, Kahoot, Zendesk, Sitecore and Vivino.
- byFounders was established in 2017 by Eric Lagier, adviser for DenmarkBridge, and Tommy Andersen, head of the Danish Government’s entrepreneurship council (Iværksætterpanel).
- Todate, byFounders has invested in the following:
- Simple Feast