SEED Capital Denmark

SEED Capital Denmark

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • I wanted to experience the world! really experience it, not just by flying from place to place

    Niels has been in venture capital for the last decade. How he got here involved a career in Germany, being the CTO for a promising startup, where an IPO turned into 5 years of scrambling for life and a 2-year trip around the world with his wife and two kids in their small yacht Jonna. Niels looks back at what has shaped him and explains just why he thinks he has the best job in the wor...

SEED Capital Denmark

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • A venture investment is like a marriage

    Being a part of SEED Capital, I often meet entrepreneurs who insist that Denmark suffers from a lack of funds for startups and who claim that investors are intimidated by companies with high ambitions. They are convinced that companies should rather look for funds internationally. However, I have never turned down an investment due to lack of funds. We are in fact more than willing to ...

  • “Can you be a bitch?” I was speechless

    The energy from an otherwise dynamic job interview was fading, and as I was driving home, I was still processing the surprising question: “Can you be a bitch?” I was speechless. Different personality types are needed, but there isno room for a bitch. I had considered the question for another moment and answered “No, and I wouldn’thire someone who could”, because the behaviour I attrib...

  • No pilotless planes please!

    The team continues to be the single most important criteria, when I assess whether it would be interesting for SEED Capital to invest in a startup. A good team is especially important for an early investor like SEED Capital. The idea, the business model and even the technology is not interesting to look at if the team is not able to execute. For startups, the road from 0 to success is...

  • How much does one wrong hire in Trustpilot cost?

    Trustpilot now has well over 500 employees and has, as a company, experienced crazy growth and many victories. But as all startups will evidently experience, Trustpilot, with the talented Peter Mühlmann at the helm, has made some mistakes. Peter has time and time again said that if he had to do it all over again he would have been close to religious about who he employed, and invested...

  • Top investors in the nordics

    The Funderbeam team has put together a report mapping Nordic startups and investors, which takes a thorough look into the Nordic eco system. One of the charts that we at SEED Capital are especailly fond of is the one depicted below. It shows the top investors in the Nordic region, ranking SEED Capital second. We look forward to making many more investments in 2017 and if you have a gr...

  • Trustpilot VP: Maintaining the entrepreneurial innocence

    How do you lead a company from startup to big business in just a few years? According to Anne-Marie Finch, Vice President of Global HR & Talent at Trustpilot, it requires a religious approach to culture, as the DNA of a company is crucial.   The entrepreneurial innocence is pure. Ideas are followed swiftly by action. The creativeinnovators’ workplace is a playground for grown-ups. The...

  • I get my rush from building companies – not from having 1000 employees under me

    Every year General Partner Lars Andersen and his team meet approximately 500 hopeful entrepreneurs. Lars has been in venture capital for the last 10 years and has been fortunate to join companies like Fullrate, Libratone and Endomondo on their way to successful exit. He is also on the board of Vivino and Trustpilot. However, once Lars was on the other side of the table struggling as a ...

  • Why you shouldn't build your startup with people like yourself

    Having been part of the Danish venture industry for many years now, I have met my fair share of startups. From my experience, the team represents the single most important asset when building a company from the ground up. Many students now start their own company, which is a very positive thing. However, a large share of them are starting their company with close friends, who share th...

  • Entrepreneurs are the heroes of our time

    When we sold Endomondo to the second largest sports brand in the US, Under Armour in 2015 I was one happy investor – well the whole team here at SEED Capital was obviously thrilled. This sale clearly proved how the Danish tech-ecosystem had begun to create companies with international momentum - making it easier to attract both competencies and capital. I was also thrilled that the fo...

  • Building your company from a basement shows willingness

    We are well on our way to have built an entrepreneurial culture in Denmark, where entrepreneurs sacrifice secure jobs and spend their savings chasing their dream. For me, it is always exiting to meet entrepreneurs, who are willing to go the extra mile to get their startup off the ground. Entrepreneurs who can sell ice to an Eskimo and who, without external funding, have managed to buil...

SEED Capital Denmark

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

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  • 5 Simple ways to maintain a happy team

    Danish startup Templafy, a branding and compliance solution for enterprise documents, has raised millions in funding and attracted experienced entrepreneursto to their board. All in all they are doing good, but they are also growing. A larger team leaves room for thought - how do you make your team a happy team? Here are some thoughts from Templafy: Historically speaking, the health a...

SEED Capital Denmark

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • The repercussions of entrepreneurial popularity

    Talented and impressively passionate entrepreneur and CEO of Tonsser, Peter Holm has written this piece on the pitfalls of entrepreneurship - a couple of do's and don'ts, he thinks other entrepreneurs  ought to know.  A couple of months ago I stumbled upon an interesting list. Three months after integrating job descriptions to profiles, Tinder could now rank which professions were ge...

SEED Capital Denmark

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • From Corporate Minion to Startup CTO

    In this post, Christian Planck, CTO at Tonsser takes us through his journey from corporate setup to startup life. Christian was nominated as CTO of the year at the Nordic Startup Awards. This topic is extremely relevant in a time, where startups are struggling to find talent. A career in a startup entails many different and exhilarating tasks and is a fantastic opportunity. You are exp...

SEED Capital Denmark

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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