Peace, love and seed funding

We know how much grit and luck it takes to build big companies. That’s why we invest our time and our children’s money in crazy, ambitious founders.

Current investments

Our family

We didn't know where to go, so we just started running. After many years of laughs, sweat and tears, we were lucky enough to find ourself on the right path.
Erik Byrenius
Companies we have built

How we started off

est. in 2006 by Thorvald Stigsen
Metasearch engine for flights, hotels and rental cars. Acquired by Priceline in 2017 for $550M.
est. in 2001 by Lars Fløe Nielsen
Perhaps the least well-known unicorn in the Nordics. Sitecore is a customer experience management system, valued at $1.1B in 2016.
led by Klaus Nyengaard as CEO 2008-2013
A world leading online food ordering platform with more than 2,300 employees. Listed in London with a market cap of $4B.
est. in 2006 by Alexander Aghassipour
A world leading customer service software company. IPO on NYSE in 2014. Current market cap of $2.6B on NYSE.
est. in 2003 by David Helgason
The world's most popular game engine, providing cross-platform for 2D, 3D, VR and AR. Valued at than $2.6B in May 2017.
est. in 2005 by Erik Byrenius
The leading online takeaway ordering platform in Sweden, Poland, Finland and Austria. Acquired by Delivery Hero in 2012.
Okay, we confess. It's not our company. But it's great. Trust me. It's amazing.
The Astonishing Tribe
est. in 2002 by Hampus Jakobsson
From a hobby to a world leading mobile UI software company. Designed the first UI for Android. Acquired by Blackberry in 2010 for $150M.
Your company?
Which is the next great company coming out of the Nordics? Maybe it's yours. And maybe you want to join us.
Members

The personalities

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Recent news

21 May 2017

Why who, what and how eat awards for breakfast

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08 May 2017

Strangling yourself with a cap table

At Nordic Makers we see more and more startups going into their seed round with active founders already being heavily diluted. Owning as…
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11 April 2017

How to get your investors to add value

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27 March 2017

How to write great investor update emails

Say more with less — here’s how
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