A new model for building companies

We work with world-class entrepreneurs to turn the best ideas into market-defining, venture-funded companies with rapid customer adoption or rapid profitability.

What is Aktia Startup Studio?

What we do

"We are your dream swiss-army-knife co-founder. We design and build a fantastic product, solve the toughest data science problems, and navigate the way to finding strong customer pull through rigorous validation and digital marketing. We bring experience in raising capital. We give you credibility. And we have access to a huge resource pool that can open the right doors, or challenge our ideas. We help you avoid pitfalls, kill bad ideas and pivot the business when needed. Oh, and we'll manage the books, legal, and HR. We invest everything we have in your success.

How we do it

Building a great startup is hard. Really hard. It requires domain expertise, uncommon talent, great execution, great timing, and a little luck. It also requires the ever-illusive great idea. Our team has developed the playbook on how to rapidly validate, refine, and build new businesses.


It could be our idea. It could be your idea.

Either way, we put it through the ringer: determining if it can be a world-changing, venture-scale company that customers love.


Every idea we work on sounds good at first. But nine out of ten aren't.

We know this because we track it. We put an idea through its paces, testing customer demand, technical feasibility, business model, unit economics, market dynamics, investor interest, and more. We benchmark every idea against the performance of our past ideas to determine if it's worth our time—and yours.


When an idea is a good one, it’s time to move. Fast.

A team of designers, engineers, data scientists, marketers, and company builders turn a validated concept into a real product in market.


Great companies require extraordinary people and smart capital.

Getting the right investors on board, that do not only provide capital, but also relations and domain knowledge will help ignite the growth phase.

05—Scale Up

Let the fun phase begin!

"There are several phases to a successful startup. Having passed the vulnerable initial, emotional roller coaster we are now ready to scale. If requires a total different set of thinking, managing the business and bulding a new culture. We´ll help you evolve"



Ideas Spun Out

In the rarest of cases, a startup idea has great timing, true customer demand, and the market is enormous.


Ideas Killed

More often than not, an idea isn't a viable business. Our learnings from our failures make us more confident in the ideas that we love.

Aktia Investors

Aktia Ventures is independently funded by hand picked, successful entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders in Norway. They contribute not only with capital, but also their network of experience and relations.