At this year’s Odense Investor Summit we hosted


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What is Odense Investor Summit?

  • An annual event gathering capital seeking companies and investors in the heart of one of Europe’s biggest robotic clusters.
  • This year, held for the third time, in collaboration with the robot fair R-18 and the electronical fair E-18 at Odense Congress Center
  • A programme presenting interesting speakers within the field of robotics, 10 robotics companies pitching on the main stage, a startup competition and two pitch training sections ensuring quality and a total of 25 companies at the bazar; ready to network

BOOK THE DATE: 12th September 2018, 14:00-20:00


Keynote: Helge Holm-Larsen, CEO at Syddansk Innovation

Insight into SDI’s portfolio

CEO at Syddansk Innovation (SDI), Helge Holm-Larsen will provide an insight in 6-8 companies looking for funding.

SDI is an early investor (pre-seed) in tech and high innovation counting a total portfolio of more than 60 companies.

 

Keynote: Anders Bundsgaard, CEO at Odico XXXXXXXXXXXXX

The true story behind the first Danish Robotic IPO at Nasdaq

CEO Anders Bundsgaard on stage presenting Odico’s Journey towards their IPO as the first Danish Robotic Company.

Anders will go through key learnings, do’s and don’ts and the plan and possibilities for the global growth that the money from IPO has given.

Odense Investor Summit is this year held simultaneously with this year’s Electronics fair E-18 and Robotics fair R-18, which takes place at Odense Congress Center 11th – 13th September 2018.
Robot-Investor Pitch Training XXXXXXXXX

Connect Denmark facilitates two events – 15th June 2018 and 22nd August 2018 –  where you as a start up company can receive pitch training and ultimately reach it to the Start Up Competition and Odense Investor Summit 12th September 2018.

For further information click here.

Further information, please contact Michael Hansen, Investment Manager, Odense Seed and Venture at mhann@odense.dk or +45 2341 4007.

Facilitated by Connect Denmark

Start Up Competition XXXXXXXX XXXX

International as well as national startups within robotics, drones and health tech are invited to participate at this start up competition facilitated by Connect Denmark.
The winner of the competition is awarded with a pitch at the main stage in front of more than 100 investors at Odense Investor Summit later the same day.

Ranging from 10:00-14:00
Odense Congress Center
Ørbækvej 350, 5220 Odense SØ.

Facilitated by Connect Denmark

R-18: How can you scale your business through investments?

In collaboration with this year’s Robot Fair, R-18, we will introduce you to robot technology, the industry and all its possibilities.

As a part of the robot fair, this is open for everyone interested. In relation to investors, this makes sense if seeking robotic companies or if currious to learn more about the robotic industry.
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Ranging from 09:00-14:00
Odense Congress Center
Ørbækvej 350, 5220 Odense SØ

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Location

Odense Congress Center

Ørbækvej 350, 5220 Odense SØ.

Main Sponsors


Gold Partners






Partners

Odense Investor Summit 2018 is hosted by Odense Seed and Venture in close collaboration with Nordea as the main sponsor of the event. Also a number of other Partners centered around the new business clusters in robotics, drone technology and health technology is going to be a part of making this event succesful.

We hope to see you at this year’s Odense Investor Summit. Sign up here

Meet the Investors

We invest in ambitious pre-seed startups with innovative solutions and the ability to scale globally.
Universal Robots, Shape Robotics, Easy Robotics, Effimat, MedTrace.
We invest more than capital. We are an experienced team with both strong operational and investment experience. We work eye-to-eye with our founders. We know that entrepreneurs need sparring and solutions, rather than demands and control. When we invest, we invest more than capital – we invest ourselves.

We look for scalable pre-seed companies that build on a significant innovation with a competitive edge. All backed by a truly competent team.

 

Robotics, Cleantech, Welfare Tech and Industry
VækstPartner Kapital aims to be the leading growth partner for Danish B2B companies holding strong market positions and generating at least 10 mDKK in annual revenue. We believe there is a gap in the Danish investor market between angels and equity funds, and we operate an extraordinary active ownership model to contribute actively as owners.
Leadfamly, CIM Industrial Systems, Mobaro, TriVision, Evershelter.
We invest in companies that are beyond startups with a proven track of growing their business. We are an active investor, partnering with the management, typically present 3-4 days per month, executing on project initiatives that maximize value of the company. We can hold both minority and majority positions.
  • Turnover of DKK 10-75 million
  • Development stage [KBD]: Growth stage with proven operating model
  • [KBD] Business model: Product or technology owner
VP Kapital is looking for Danish B2B growth companies based on an scalable business model and strong market positions.
Nordic Alpha Partners is leveraging the opportunities of globalization and the 4th industrial revolution to unfold the potential of the Nordic industrial sector and catalyze the next global success companies.
Nordic Alpha Partners was founded on the philosophy that successful investments depend on the thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the portfolio companies, and the ability – in “real-time” – to facilitate and fuel the management teams’ successes with capital and best-in-class skills, tools and capabilities.
  • We invest in tangible product companies with strong growth potential
  • Companies must have products on the market with a strong value proposition – typically documented via annual revenue run-rate between 20 and 100 mDKK – and provide a scalable business opportunity in an attractive market
  • Last but not least, we are looking for experienced and ambitious teams who want to partner with us on their growth journey
  • We are looking broadly at tangible product companies with opportunity for high-growth. Special attention is given to companies with products that either
    • Enable the digital transformation of industry (Industry 4.0) or;
    • Take advantage of the digital transformation to provide new and smarter products, new business models, and/or new levels of operational efficiency
Main goal is to invest in companies that align with KMD’s overall strategy and values. The aim is to grow together and be founder-friendly, by supporting founders in the journey.
Robotics: KUBO; Health Tech: Kompis, Relabee; Fintech: Testaviva, CodeCreation; Machine Learning: Scoutbase.
KMD Venture A/S will always invest together with other companies and the purpose is to establish a strategic partnership around the investment opportunity.

We only invest in startups and concepts and contribute with pre-seed or seed funding and the investment must have a strategic fit with KMD A/S.

  • Ticket size (5-1M)
  • Development stage (Pre-seed – as early as possible)
ML, AI, IoT with a human centric twist
We invest in extraordinary entrepreneurs who are passionate and not afraid to think big. We invest in entrepreneurs who want to build remarkable companies with a great impact.
Vivino, Trustpilot, GoMore.
We operate at the earliest stage of the investment chain and offer funding ranging from DKK 500,000 to DKK 6 million. In 2017, we made 27 Discovery investments of DKK 500,000 each and 14 pre-seed investments of approximately DKK 3 million each.
  • Development stage: the earliest stage of the investment chain
  • Team is extraordinary and not afraid to think big
We have a diverse portfolio of companies across sector and business models because we think it is important to have an opportunistic approach to investments to retain an open mind to innovative ideas.
We believe venture capital is a service business and that you, the entrepreneur, is our customer. We work hard to support your entrepreneurial journey: ‘’from inception to liquidity.’’ We believe in intellectual honesty, moral integrity, and technology’s potential to support human progress.
Prezi, Neo4j, Natural Cycles, GetYourGuide, Source{ed}, Acarix
We invest from EUR 500.000 – EUR 10 million and consider ourselves quite flexible.
  • Turnover: N/A
  • Development stage: early-stage (pre-seed, seed and series A/A+)
  • Exceptional teams boasting both technical and commercial strength
We are looking for companies with strong potential to achieve global success in their markets, leveraging data intelligence to transform and disrupt industries.
We believe in active ownership and we invest both our time and resources to contribute as much as possible to the value creation of our portfolio companies.
Universal Robots, Kubo Robotics, OnRobot, Effimat (these are in Odense, out of a total of appr 40 investments in DK).

 

Vækstfonden offers both loans as well as direct investments ranging from DKK 1,0 million-20 million DKK.
  • Turnover should reflect proof of business i.e. sales that reflects that customers are willing to pay for the solution. In other words that the value proposition is big enough to justify for the price.
  • Development stage after the earliest seed phase
  •  An ambitious and competent team with a will to succeed
  • Market: A large international market or global niche, where the company can maintain a stronghold
  • Innovation: Highly innovative and unique products, service, business plan, distribution etc.
  • Business model: Economically scalable sales and production
  • Environment and ethics: Are included in our assessment if relevant
  • Business plan: A clear and well-defined business plan
  • Return and exit: The return must match the investment risk and be proven by a realistic exit plan
We are looking for innovative and unique solutions in segments with high growth potential which holds the potential to disrupt the industry it addresses.
We are byFounders, a ‘for founders by founders’ early-stage venture fund supported by a world class group of 40+ serial founders whose aspiration is to support the next generation of Nordic and Baltic founders. We bring strong operational expertise as well as access to a strong network of entrepreneurs and investors through our Founders Collective. We focus on supporting strong founder teams that are ambitious, globally minded and we always invest long-term and on founder-friendly terms.
Peergrade, Cobalt, Corti, Spiio, Simple Feast, UIzard.
byFounders invests from €250k up to €5M, from pre-seed over seed to series A stages, always along with access to our knowledge filled Founders Collective
  • Development stage: Early-stage, – from preseed, seed to series A.
  • Team – we look for strong founding teams, preferably with existing experience in the market they’re targeting.
  • TAM – We look for global billion € markets.
  • Tech – Preferably protectable tech (either patents or other IP).
  • Transformational – always looking for solutions and services that disrupt existing industries or verticals.
  • 10x return – the fund must be able to see a 10x return on our investment over a 10-year period.
byFounders invests broadly in Tech & ICT companies in the Nordic and Baltic countries. This implies investing in HW, SW and Services and combinations thereof.
NORDIC EYE is a Danish venture capital firm based in Copenhagen and with a presence in Los Angeles, California. We invest in carefully selected and predominantly Nordic and U.S. early-growth companies in tech and lifestyle business areas.
  • Boatsetter – industry: sharing economy service provider/boat rental
  • AirHelp – industry: flight compensation
  • Coinify – industry: cryptocurrencies
  • Tattoodo – industry: digitalizing tattoos
  • Bellabeat – industry: wellness tech/wearables
  • OrganicBasics – industry: sustainable basic wear
  • CompareAsiaGroup – industry: fintech
  • Bluetown – industry: telecom
  • Jellynote – industry: music e-learning
  • CarBlip – industry: automotive
  • Weblife – industry: cybersecurity – exit less than one year after investment
  • Amount: Approx. € 1 mio
  • Typically, 5-25% ownership

Entry-level preferably around Series A (5% allocated to seed projects for fast-track help towards Series A) 

  • Proven product/market fit
  • Tracktion
  • Scalability (perceptible and believable)
  • Stage: Early Growth
  • Team: Good chemistry with founder team (common values)
Nordic Eye matchmaking: What we look for in a potential portfolio company

  • #1: First mover, definite competitive advantage or better, a unique solution in its field
  • It works: Proof of concept and proven revenue
  • Dream team: Skilled, well-functioning management team
  • Welcome: Our added value in skills and expertise is appreciated
  • Scaling: Globally scalable product
  • Exit: Roadmap for an exit within approx. 5 years
Promentum Equity Partners was founded on the vision of building outstanding technology businesses. We back ambitious entrepreneurs in making real and lasting impact with their business ideas. We invest in companies with strong value propositions, significant market potential, and passionate entrepreneurs.
  • Propositions based on Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and big data as core components.
  • SaaS based platforms and business models
  • Gaming platforms
  • Video editing and player technologies disrupting the way video is consumed on the mobile
  • Social media propositions
  • Company examples: Actimo, Napp Seista, Grazper, MOVI.AI, Motosumo, AskCody, Plytix and Justt.
We invest at growth stage in Telecom, Internet, Media and Entertainment (TIME) companies with a ticket size of 1 to 5 MEUR
We are looking for strong and passionate teams with a proposition addressing the global market. Initial traction should prove that core metrics are tracking in the right direction with a potential for scaling exponentially.
We are always open to meet teams with interesting products/services without mutual obligations to explore if and how we can add value – both knowledge capital and equity funding to accelerate the growth. We are highly interested in companies developing products and services leveraging data, connectivity, AI and materials- solving problems in various industry verticals and fast pacing digital transformations.
We invest in the early stages of the leading tech businesses of tomorrow.
SYD Dynamics, Gomspace, WallMo, Universal Bar Feeder, VisBlue
We supply capital, knowledge and competence in the start-up phase and ensure additional capital as the company progresses and heads towards the operating stage.  Typically, we sell our shares of the company after 4-7 years, when the business is viable.
  • A maximal turnover of 50.000 DKK if the company is older than 18 months
  • The company must be exceptional in terms of market, technology or function
  • The company must be protectable through cutting-edge technology, knowledge or patenting
  • The company must have a substantial international market potential
Dynamic teams with global mindsets who can take their company all the way to the top. We primarily invest in information and communication technology, clean tech, medico & welfare tech and industry & electronics.
We see ourselves as pioneers in developing venture capital investment solutions for private, corporate and institutional investors. At btov we consider an investment a two-sided decision based on trust. We are an European venture capital firm, managing about EUR 375m in institutional funds, managed partner funds and direct investments of private investors. 
Companies backed by us range from component, module and systems hardware companies with embedded software to intelligent design automation tool vendors to application and infrastructure software suppliers for industrial verticals. We are active in robotics & AVs, industrial machine learning, industry 4.0 and IoT, cyber-physical security, electronics & photonics, additive manufacturing, power conversion and storage, medical and quantum technologies. Examples are:

  • BigRep
  • OrCam
  • Micropsi Industries
  • Eperi
  • NVision Imaging
  • Effect Photonics
  • Data Artisans
  • Testbirds
  • SumUp
  • Volocopter
  • KIVU Technologies
  • GNA Biosolutions
  • Quanta Dialysis Technologies
  • AYOXXA Biosystems
  • Wise Neuro
  • G-Therapeutics
btov is an early stage venture capital firm. We invest across Europe and would typically lead or co-lead a Series A syndicate, but we will also pursue Seed-Rounds as well as occasionally Series B-Rounds. Typical investment tickets range from EUR 1-3m initially together with a stringent reserve planning to commit up to EUR 10m to portfolio companies over the necessary follow-on financing rounds.

 

We invest within digital tech and industrial tech. The digital tech fund invests in B2C- and B2B-oriented businesses in the fields of commerce, marketplaces, mobile and software. The industrial tech fund places its focus on deep tech, e.g. in industry 4.0, resource efficiency, industrial AI, IoT, enterprise software, cyber security, as well as medtech.

We aim to identify the best teams that developed disruptive technologies that can address large markets. Companies should be based in Europe and in a rather early-stage (Seed up to Series B).  
We are looking for companies within digital tech and industrial tech. Sectors and trends we are looking at with the btov Industrial Tech Fund will be innovations related to hardware, data & analytics as well as enterprise software. We make early-stage deep tech investments in the most interesting European innovations along the entire industrial value chain. This includes areas such as Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT, additive manufacturing, autonomous robots, data analytics / AI for industrial process automation or AR for example. 

Investor Networks


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Business Angels Syddanmark has 65 members and is a network of private investors and family offices located in Southern Denmark. We make direct invest for equity in unlisted companies with a strong potential for growth and a dedicated team



Danish Business Angels (DanBAN) is a non-profit association counting more than 160 active business angels, which makes us the biggest network of private investors in Denmark.

Our aim is to improve the possibilities for private investors to invest in potential growth companies and game-changing startups. The goal for DanBAN is to stimulate an entrepreneurial spirit in Denmark and across the Nordics, to help create high-value jobs and to generate a competitive rate of return for our members.



Capital2GROW (C2G) represents private investors and links companies to capital. We’re founding members of NordicBAN, the Nordic Business Angel Network.

It is all about connecting people! Capital2GROW is a Nordic non-profit network, which through its members creates connections between companies with innovative ideas and need for capital to grow, with corporates and individuals with risk capital. Members of the Capital2GROW network is individuals from the business community with active experience of growth companies and capital procurement, including sparring with entrepreneurs from start-up companies, as with managers and key employees from established companies with a focus on growth and expansion.


Get Connected

For further information, please contact:

Investment Manager,
Michael Hansen
+45 23 414 007
mhann@odense.dk

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