Every entrepreneur possesses a distinct set of qualities. Our passion as investors is to understand your superpowers and help you assemble the perfect puzzle pieces around you to create a world-changing company.
As founders, investors, and operators, we've been fortunate to be a part of some meaningful company successes and failures over the years. We’ve lived the full journey over and over, from audacious start to pivots and to triumphant exits.
Our investor ecosystem is a passionate and powerful network of CEOs, entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, data scientists, marketing thought-leaders, seasoned operators, and growth experts. We rally around you and your team like you’re family.
We invest in early-stage, technology-driven companies, that solve a complex business issues, and with a base in or core team from Norway. We can lead, co-lead. We are phase agnostic and can participate in pre-seed, seed, and Series A equity investment rounds. We also have a debt instrument for mid size companies with a robust cash flow.
Nope. We've made several investments in companies we previously had no relations with. Your team is important to us. As part of our due dill we'll check you up if we don't know you from before.
Yes. Bringing in external financing just for the sake of capital might not be a good idea. We believe in smart capital. If external capital can bring something to the table we are thrilled. If not we are prepared to fill the gap.
"Our core is cases where innovative use of tech is solving a complex issue. "Complex issues" can be regulatory issues, really complex tech solutions, creating a B2B network, etc. These are cases where an entry barrier exist for a successful solution. We normally won’t invest in categories like pure biotech, energy, or pharma. We know what we’re good at. Those aren’t it.
They are directed towards different stages and companies.
The Venture Studio is a joint operation, where we are operationally involved in building a great company together with world class founders. Examples are Travelopment, Knowledgebase and Percepia, where we have built companies together with great founders, based on a mixture of their ideas and our ideas.
The Venture Cap is where we enter companies where we can add value through capital and added experience. Examples are Jaja Finance and Graphiq.
The Direct Lending business are more mature companies, where the greatest value creation will be through loan financing rather than equity.
Nothing is too early for us to consider. Really. We have written term sheets for entrepreneurs before they even have a deck.
Rarely. When we invest out-of-region, we do so because we know the entrepreneur, team, or board well, or the company is building in an area which we feel we are able to provide distinct support.
You bet. We are supporting you in every phase of the business and life. Our uniqueness lies in the combined efforts of our management team and also the experience, resourceful and well-connected investors we have.
While warm introductions are always most meaningful, if you don’t have any mutual acquaintances in common with our team, that’s okay! You can reach out to any of us directly. Usually, it’s <firstname>.<lastname>@aktia.no, or you can email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +4797778316.
We’re fortunate to have what we believe is the most experienced and relavant investors in Norway.
We have 15 investors, who are all successful business leaders who get a lot of energry from engaging in your business. Their experience range from investor communication to IT to market communication to entrepreneurial businesses to innovation in large corporates to multi-billion investment management to financial controlling to large Silicon Valley successes to you name it. And all will be there for you!