Top Angel Investors in Denmark

Top Angel Investors in Denmark

The Danish economy is projected to grow by 2.8% in 2021 and 2.9% in 2022. Denmark is one of the major startup hubs in Europe, with outstanding industry clusters and an active and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. The ecosystem is a mix of attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population regarding entrepreneurship, and the social and economic infrastructure of relevance for startups. The country’s excellent infrastructure, particularly its physical and digital environment make the country an attractive place for startups. The country’s entrepreneurial culture is rapidly growing. The life science industry in Denmark has evolved into one of the strongest clusters in Europe.

The Danish government has been actively supporting startups in many ways. Start-up Denmark, an initiative  introduced by the government provides a gateway for talented foreign entrepreneurs to take advantage of Denmark’s vast startup opportunities and strong entrepreneurship ecosystem. The main aim of this initiative is to grow high impact startups in the country. Angel investors play a critical role in expanding the pipeline of investible businesses by providing early-stage ventures with essential resources including capital to bridge the funding gap and by sharing their expertise and networks to unlock business opportunities that facilitate growth.

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Top Angel Investors in Denmark

 

1. Alex Farcet:

Alex Farcet is the Co-Founder of Rainmaking, a corporate innovation and venture development firm. Rainmaking is a partnership of 6 serial entrepreneurs, they launch start ups, build them into solid businesses, and eventually exit them.  He is the Initial spark behind Startupbootcamp, the world’s largest industry focused accelerator with 20 programs on 4 continents. Direct and indirect shareholder in 800+ startups with 29 exits. 

Sector: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Big Data, Clean Energy.

Portfolio: Appticles, AVUXI, 1SDK, Beliaa.

Connect With Him: AngelListLinkedIn 

 

 

 

2. Morten Lund:

Morten Lund is the Co-Founder and CEO of Poshtel International, a new global chain of pop-up luxury hostels. He is also the Co-Founder of CashWorks AG, a financial services company. He’s one of the most prolific startup investors in Europe. Morten is quite active in the Danish and European Startup community.

Sector: Enterprise Software, SaaS, Financial Services, Analytics.

Portfolio: AirHelp, Everbread, Noovo, Maxthon.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

 

3. Rasmus Bjerngaard:

Rasmus Bjerngaard is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nextfood.co, a firm that provides food professionals with an automated vertical farming solution ranging from small in-store systems to large automated farms. He is a Tech Entrepreneur and Investor with particular interest in for profit impact startups. Rasmus earned his Executive MBA from London Business School.

Sectors: Mobile, Information Technology, Enterprise Software, SaaS.

Portfolio: Leikr, 1Calendar, Shopgate, Colego.

Connect With Him: AngelListLinkedIn 

 

 

 

4. Tue Lumbye:

Tue Lumbye is a tech entrepreneur, angel investor, VC & advisor with founder, leadership experience in digital ventures and online communities. He is the Head of Danish & Dutch Market of Better Collective, an internationally minded company, with 12 offices around the world and more than 600 employees. Tue Lumbye has been an active angel investor.

Sector: Igaming, Performance Marketing, Fin-Tech.

Portfolio: Attractive.ai, Betmarkets, Oddslife, Pynk.

Connect With Him: AngelListLinkedIn 

 

 

 

5. Jesper Hart Hansen:

Jesper Hart Hanson is the Investment Manager of Vaekstfonden, a venture capital and private equity firm based in Denmark. Jesper received his MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he studied on a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship. He is concurrently, passively managing own Business Angel portfolio. 

Sector: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Medical Devices, Mobile.

Portfolio: Inmoji, Nosco, Upfront, Global Connect.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

6. Sara Rywe:

Sara Rywe is an Investor at byFounders,  a €100m early-stage VC fund – supporting the next generation of founders from the Nordics and Baltics. She also serves as Board Observer to multiple organizations. Sara is an early-stage tech investor, strategist, board member, and entrepreneurial enthusiast. 

Sector: Mobile, SaaS, Information Technology, Healthcare.

Portfolio: GamerzClass, Monta, Digitail, Proper.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

7. Jesper Sogaard:

Jesper Sogaard is the CEO and co-founder of Better Collective,  a tech company in the online gaming industry providing communities and knowledge for our users around the world. He is also the Founding Partner of Dreamcraft Ventures, a venture capital firm that   invests in European tech-driven companies from pre-seed to series A. Jesper Sogaard actively invests in Danish and international startups.

Sector: Games, Digital Entertainment, Mobile, Artificial Intelligence.

Portfolio: Boom Entertainment, Soply, TrunkBird.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

8. Eric Lagier:

Eric Lagier is Managing Partner at byFounders, the New Nordic seed stage venture fund investing in the next generation of founders with global ambitions. byFounders is backed by some of the most accomplished founders from the Nordics. Eric Is an successful tech entrepreneur, with more than 20 years of GM, BD and Product experience from leading tech companies Oracle, Skype and Tradeshift.

Sector: Artificial Intelligence, Fin-Tech, Software, Games, Mobile.

Portfolio: Digitail, Outfunnel, Lucinity, Tame.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

9. Jeppe Hoier:

Jeppe Hoier is a Partner of Maersk Growth, a venture capital and private equity firm based in Denmark. He is responsible for  screening, validating and investing in startups within the supply chain. Jeppe Hoier is also a Venture Partner of Antler,  a global early-stage VC that enables and invests in the defining companies of tomorrow.

Sector: Marketplace, Logistics, Software, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Trella, Baton, Ofload, Onomondo.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

10. Tommy Andersen:

Tommy Andersen is the Founder & Managing Partner at byFounders, the Nordic & Baltic seed stage venture fund founded in 2017 and investing in the next generation of globally minded tech and impact founders. Tommy Andersen is an active player on the Danish tech scene, has been heading up the Danish Government’s Entrepreneurial Panel and been a member of the 14th Climate Partnership. He is also the  co-founder of the Industry Association for Tech Startups in Denmark and continues to play an active role in the Danish tech and impact ecosystem through his work for several accelerators, incubators and startup organizations.

Sector: Cloud Management, Software, Ed-Tech, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Peergrade, Timekit, Tame, Greta, Airtame.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

11. Jimmy Nielsen:

Jimmy Nielsen is a Partner of Heartcore Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm. As an investor, Jimmy admires courageous entrepreneurs with bold visions and looks for globally scalable businesses. During 10 years as a VC, Jimmy has invested in areas including components, web and mobile. 

Sector: SaaS, Aerospace, Solar, Clean Technology.

Portfolio: Layerise, Orbex Space, Peakon, Exporo.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

12. Morten Beck Jorgensen:

Morten Beck Jorgensen is the Managing Partner of Novo Holdings, a private limited liability company fully owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, is the holding company in the Novo Group, and responsible for managing the Foundation’s assets. Morten received his MSc in Finance from the Aarhus School of Business in 1997. Morten Beck is also a Board Member NREP. He earned his MBA from International Institute for Management Development.

Sector: CleanTech, Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Biotechnology.

Portfolio: BIOMILQ, Genomatica, Hemab, Availity.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

13. Tonni Bulow-Nielsen:

Tonni Bulow Nielsen is a Partner of Vaekstfonden, a venture capital firm that provides capital and strategic support to diverse companies. Tonni has more than  30 years executive experience in Global Sales & Marketing, Venture Capital from Seed to Growth, Business Development, Board of Directors, Exit preparation and execution. He actively invests in the healthcare and Information Technology sector.

Sector: Healthcare, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Medical Devices.

Portfolio: CathVision, Evosep, Advalight, TeesuVac.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

14. Michael Tandrup:

Michael Tandrup is a Partner and Co-Founder of Nordic Eye, a Danish venture capital firm based in Copenhagen and Los Angeles, California. He actively invests in carefully selected and mainly Nordic early-growth companies in tech and lifestyle business areas. Michael Tandrup is also the Chairman of The Board of Nordic Eye Sales Accelerator, a platform built to help organisations aggressively grow their Direct and Channel Sales revenues across UK, Europe, US and Asia.

Sector: Blockchain, Software, Enterprise Software, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Blue Ocean Robotics, Coinify, Alpha Paw, Cabana.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

15. Ulla Brockenhuus-Schack:

Ulla has dedicated her career to supporting tech entrepreneurs in Denmark. She has been an active investor for almost 20 years as former managing director of PreSeed Ventures and since 2004 as founder and Managing Partner of Seed Capital. Together with her partners, she has helped and invested in more than 250 companies, including successful tech companies such as Endomonto, Templafy, Trustpilot, Vivino and Veo. And she has been instrumental in recruiting and training a new generation of venture investors.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Internet of Things.

Portfolio: Endomonto, Vivino, Veo, Certainly.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

16. Lars Andersen:

Lars is a General Partner of SEED Capital, Denmark’s largest venture capital fund within the seed segment investing in technology companies. He is a serial entrepreneur with several successful exits to his name. He has more than 25 years experience in the Danish and international ICT industry. Lars Andersen is also a Board Member of Lunar Way.

Sector: SaaS, Enterprise Software, Fin-Tech, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Lunar, Templafy, Vivino, Cardlay.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

17. Morten Graugaard Dossing:

Morten Graugaard Dossing is a Partner and Investment Director of Novo Holdings, an investment management firm based in Denmark. Morten has a background in corporate development, business development, management consultancy, and technology transfer. He brings to Novo his accrued experience in life science M&A, business development, strategy development, portfolio management, corporate venture capital, spin-outs, biological understanding and innovative product insights spanning a wide range of therapeutic areas.

Sector: Healthcare, Medical Devices, Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Precirix, Syndesi Therapeutics, BIOMILQ, Genomatica.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

18. Peter Egehoved:

Peter Egehoved is a General Partner of Seed Capital Denmark, one of the largest venture capital funds within the seed segment investing in technology companies. Peter has worked with technology for the past 20 years in both startups and major corporations, in almost every role possible. Peter has a strong understanding of enterprise software and B2B sales, and is experienced in building and managing technology and businesses.

Sector: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Certainly, Superb, Veo, Cardlay.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

19. Soren Lemonius:

Soren Lemonius is the Managing  Partner of Sunstone Life Science Ventures, a European, early-stage life science venture investor focused on drug development. Søren focuses on diagnostics and therapeutics investments and is furthermore actively involved in maintaining their strong co-investor network. He holds a Master’s degree in Experimental Cell Biology from the University of Odense.

Sector: Healthcare, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Artificial Intelligence.

Portfolio: Synendos Therapeutics, Forendo Pharma, Galecto.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

 

20. Niels Vejrup Carlsen:

Niels Vejrup Carlsen is the General Partner of Seed Capital, the largest early stage tech venture capital fund. He looks for Danish tech companies with innovative passionate founders, great teams, international ambitions and unicorn potential. Niel invests in them, helps build their foundation for aggressive global expansion and helps them attract international capital partners together with whom they can fund their ambitious goals.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Artificial Intelligence, Software.

Portfolio: The Many, Penneo, GoMore, Tonsser, Superb.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

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