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Launch pad FOR TECH STARTUPS
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SHARING INSIGHTS
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EARLY FUNDING OF TECH STARTUPS

Networking, Insight & funding

ACCELERATING TOP TIER STARTUPS

Since 2012 we have supported more than 250 technology startups, and 74% of them are still growing! We are currently working with 82 active members in our tech incubator.

StartupLab alumni include Zwipe, Kahoot, ReMarkable, Huddly and No Isolation.

Our network is our core asset at StartupLab. Our team, members, alumni and external network – consisting of engaged industry experts, serial entrepreneurs, investors and scientists – actively share their network, knowledge and experiences that benefit the group as a whole. We believe this is what it takes to enable just a few people to create something great in a short time span, that would usually require the work of hundreds. Our mission is to help make our entrepreneurs successful.

What's the deal?Top tier community requires
top tier people.

We expect everyone to participate, be committed and work hard. In return, we will open up our network to you and actively support you for 12 months.

We will not steal your time.

We will not hold your hand.

We will not meddle in your decision making.

You will however get access to workshops, mentors, investors, data science labs (AI/IoT etc), hardware lab, free legal advice and accounting services and – of course – office and meeting room facilities.

There are no strings attached and no extra costs. Membership prices start as low as 2050 NOK/month, excl. taxes. And, if necessary, you can easily cancel your membership on a one-month notice.

Making life easier for startups is about more than just advice. Our strongest asset is arguably or community, consisting of alumnis, mentors, industry experts and corporate partners all eager to pay it forward to current members. It’s not unusual that member’s find their first customers within our community.

Our environment should allow you to focus exclusively on building and selling your product. Founder-friendly capital, introductions to potential customers as well as advice should help you do this faster. Experiment tirelessly until you find product-market fit, and grow as fast as possible once you have it. 

OUR CURRENT MEMBERS

350 ENTREPRENEURS. 64 NATIONALITIES.
AGE SPAN 15-72 YEARS. 21% WOMEN.

  • Adepto provides services to the Scandinavian real estate market. They deliver all kinds of checklists as well as leads to a big selection of providers.

  • AIMS detects anomalies across all your applications through automated monitoring and analytics. AIMS is available as Cloud or as on-premises install, and only takes 5 minutes to install.

  • 5% of global energy usage leaks out of buildings. We reveal this hidden truth and eliminate the waste.

  • Alumis is developing a controller unit that can communicate using different IoT standards (ZWave, KNX, ZigBee, etc.) and when integrated with our AI technology, can control e.g. smart homes or nursing homes, using natural language. We are also integrating our AI technology into websites to enrich user experience by providing easier access to site information and navigation in the form of plaintext and/or speech.

  • Atilika is a natural language processing and AI company based in Tokyo and Oslo who offers technology products and deep learning based solutions to leading businesses world wide.

  • Axeptia offers a credit management Software-as-a-Service for the B2B market in Europe. We are disrupting the credit and debt-collection industry in the Nordics and Europe by providing the leading credit intelligence solution, uncompromised in terms of technology, content-type, as well as visualisation and decisioning capabilities. Through insight and analytics, our users will be better positioned to make better operational and strategic data-driven credit decisions.

  • Banduro AI equips SMBs with the toolkit they need to build chatbots

  • Be Your Best™ develops and sells a unique game based software concept for cognitive and mental performance training of football players. It is cross platform and works very well with VR. The goal is to improve the world's best player’s real performance on the pitch.

  • Brevio’s mission is to enable auditors through automation of administrative tasks. Our scalable application forms the foundation for Brevio’s long-term goal - Automation of all administrative processes in the audit industry.

  • Broentech Solution A.S. is a software company. We are providing IoT solutions for Industrial Environment.

  • Comparative Agility - the World’s Largest Agile Assessment and Continuous Improvement Platform. Comparative Agility provides intelligent, actionable insights that shapes continuous improvement efforts at the team, program and organizational levels.

  • Confrere is bringing video calling out of the tech echo chamber, and into the hands and offices of doctors, sales executives, lawyers, consultants, and a range of other professionals. In September 2018, Confrere raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Confrere was founded July 2017.

  • MotionCatcher® (MC) is a software/hardware solution developed by Did, built on anonymous video analytics and machine learning to detect, analyze and exploit data from off-line advertising platforms (ADV placed in streets, public spaces, shops, etc). With MC® advertisers can reach the right audience with the right message at the right time and location.

  • Diffia is developing innovative healthcare informatics for the modern hospital environment and caregiver.

  • digipig is reintroducing the traditional piggybank in a modern form as a physical piggybank connected to the child's bank account, showing balance, deposits , saving tips & much more!

  • DingDong is disrupting the market for visitor and entry control systems through smart innovation and awesome services.

  • Dintero enables retailers to create frictionless customer experience and digitalize the customer interactions to get 360-degree customer insight. Insight is used to give customers personalized offers and rewards, to get them to shop more.

  • Domos is your friendly, intelligent WiFi Assistant that optimize your home network and provide automated help and support when you need it.

  • We make software for film and TV creators, to safeguard artistic intention, save time and make life easier on-set.

  • Flexibility develops smart energy solutions for electric vehicles. The solutions leverage the latest developments in artificial intelligence to enable improvements such as reduced electricity cost and environmental impact.

  • Foodback is fundamentally changing how restaurants handle customer feedback and mobile payment in one seamless experience. It's simple for the guest and extremely powerful for the restaurant. Their solutions collect more than 60 times as much feedback as TripAdvisor, and many of Norway’s most famous restaurants are onboard as clients

  • FundingPartner is a P2P lending platform for small to medium sized cooperation that want to borrow money from individual investors like yourself. FundingPartner is focused on the Norwegian market and will soon launch their portal to benefit investors who want a decent return on their savings and support "underbanked" small companies.

  • Globesar is a remote sensing company providing organizations with geological and hydrological information to improve safety and rationalize the use of natural resources.

  • The data scientists in Globus.ai are dedicated to building safe and effective AI solutions for businesses and nonprofit organizations. Our cloud-based AI as a Service (AIaaS) platform will increase innovation speed, simplify sustainable decision making, and reduce data science implementation cost.

  • Our core is the workspace aka The Lab. We thoroughly screen all applicants, and only the best entrepreneurs are accepted.

  • In Gridlabs we develop solutions by identifying and describing processes that are taking the best human qualities combined with forces of new intelligent technology. This allows us to accomplish things that were previously unthinkable.

  • HelpAdvisor is a search and matching software that provides a marketplace where you can book the best helper for anything. Making booking of a service seamless and efficient HelpAdvisors purpose is to immediately find the best available helpers for you. And our mission is to fill up the good helpers’ calendars with appointments.

  • HomeCrowd is the first and only equity crowdfunding company in Norway. As the first mover we facilitate equity for real estate developers and give all investors an awaited possibility to invest in real estate development projects. HomeCrowd is awaiting banking license.

  • IMBA is a next-generation programming language rising to the challenge.

  • Intelecy process Big data from Industrial IoT using Machine Learning to prevent breakdowns, predict failures, improve the process and help with root-cause analysis for the manufacturing industry.

  • At Kenaptus™, we facilitate a better understanding of the complex relationships between laws, regulations, standards and customer specifications in a technical procurement phase. Simplifying this process helps our clients make better decisions faster, thereby increasing workforce productivity and reducing risk and cost.

  • Kube provides solar energy solutions for humanitarian aid and development organizations operating in developing countries.

  • LangO delivers Business English training to companies and their teams online.

  • The marketplace for tuition. We are disrupting the market for adapted teaching. Unlock your potential at a reasonable price.

  • Listen develops new solutions to support our hearing: for everyone, everywhere.

  • Creativity starts with Magination. Consisting of magnetic pieces that inspire the player to be solution oriented and experiment with magnetism, as well as being educational through fun, intuitive, hands-on learning. Users from across the world can connect to explore, discover and create together, all while having fun.

  • Through innovation and technology our products provide you freedom. Freedom to travel, to find you way through complex buildings and enhance your art and cultural experiences. Using your own smartphone, we provide systems making society more accessible for everyone – next signal is your signal.

  • nLink AS develops advanced user friendly robotic systems for the construction business. Our Drill Unit is the worlds first commercially available ceiling drilling robot.

  • Noded is a mobile-first finance app that allows users to connect multiple banks and spend via a prepaid Mastercard. Longer term, Noded wants to become the financial control centre for Nordic customers.

  • Nordic Analysis develops a user-friendly Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution to gain structured information from unstructured sources and to provide correlations, patterns and predictions when human beings and conventional data analysis have reached their limitations.

  • At Northern.tech our mission is to secure the world's connected devices. We are the company behind Mender.io, the fast growing solution for updating embedded and IoT devices safely and reliably; and CFEngine, a leading configuration management and automation platform for large scale IT infrastructures.

  • Playpulse turns high intensity interval training into a fully fledged gaming experience, boosting exercise motivation and battling sedentary lifestyles across the globe. We provide a patent pending, multi-player gaming platform for fitness bikes that gives you an immersive gaming experience, maxing out your heart rate without you even noticing.

  • Poio's mission is to release a family of apps to engage kids with the magic of written language.

  • Quantifio is the glue that makes it possible to easily compose your own efficient ecosystem for developing, reviewing and sharing analytics.

  • SammeVei connects people going the same way. It is the fastest, cheapest and most environmently friendly way to get to get around. One tap to ask for a ride. The driver knows exactly where to pick you up. And payment is completely cashless.

  • After 10 years of research in co-operation with SINTEF, a new and unique miniaturized microphone technology has been developed and patented. With its ultra low noise, almost 10 times better than competition, the new sensiBel microphone is ideal for e.g. use in the fast growing market for speech recognition.

  • Signatu builds state-of-the-art, self-service tools for companies to safeguard personal data, build user trust and ensure law compliance in the personal data economy.

  • With SlideDog you can seamlessly blend PowerPoints, PDFs, websites, Prezis, videos and more together in a single presentation playlist without having to stop the flow of your speech to bring up the next item on the screen.

  • Smart Cylinders provides an IoT solution for gas suppliers that streamline logistics, reduce administrative costs and increase customer loyalty. Our service provides the gas supplier with valuable insight into customer consumption and generates optimized refilling routes based on real time monitoring data.

  • SocialBoards is a social customer service tool that makes ticket handling more efficient through unified comunication and self-help functionality.

  • Technebies delivers high-realism tests of programming skills. The tests are used to make decisions about the software development competency of individuals and teams within hiring, recruiting, and outsourcing. Our solution is based on 10+ years of research and is also used within employee training and higher education.

  • The Next Billion is an impact-driven crowdfunding platform dedicated to helping female-led enterprises raise the necessary capital needed to start, scale, grow and lead successful and economically sustainable businesses.

  • Think Outside’s mission is to transfer oil exploration technology to new markets. Our first product, Dingo, is rethinking avalanche safety by showing skiers the snow layers directly underfoot. Combining this data with machine learning will create the most accurate database of snow conditions and avalanche risk.

  • Smart image editing solutions using both software and talent to produce the highest professional images for clients in 6 countries. Founded in 2008 by Erlend Bakke and Rimmon Pancito the company works with world leading brands and is seeing strong growth. We are now using deep learning to take the business to the next level.

  • Trademate enables you to exploit the bookmaker’s mistakes. We calculate the true odds of the outcome of sporting events and provide you with the necessary tools to identify profitable opportunities in the global sports betting market.

  • tunableIR is making gas sensors based on micro- and nanotechnology. The sensors can measure multiple gases simultaneously, are highly sensitive, small, robust, and can be adapted to a wide range of applications.

  • A digital platform that lets you help friends and family back home, by locking the money into a service or goods, such as: groceries, doctor’s appointment, school fee, real estate or medicine. We match the receiver to a local retailer or service provider that can deliver the goods or services order by the sender.

  • Visir is a company founded by doctors focused on improving occupational healthcare through technology.

  • YOIMO - youth in motion develops simple groundbreaking digital unmanned intuitive live video tools for coaches and their teams. Bringing teams and families in all sports nationally and internationally into a thriving community for the benefit of the youth

  • We use technology to free freight companies from the uncertainty caused by inefficient operations. Our system coordinates their operations and maximizes their fleet utilization. The system is an advanced transportation management platform that includes automation tools for routing, managing orders, delegating drivers, as well as tracking deliveries.

The STARTUPLAB team

  • ROLF ASSEV Partner

    After 12 years in Opera Software, I wanted to start something new. After co-founding one startup based out of StartupLab, I realized that my experience and international network could benefit many more startups. Three beers with Tor and Alexander later, we decided to take StartupLab to the next level ... and at the same time have a lot of fun.

  • Lise Fulland CFO

    Lise is responsible for cash flow at StartupLab, CO:LAB and FUEL. She makes sure that we have the infrastructure to continue the work that we do, and can continue to expand our community and impact.

  • Per Einar Dybvik Partner

    Per Einar is a partner at StartupLab. He joined us in 2014 after leaving WiMP, which he founded in 2009. He has 25 years of Internet-experience from Telenor, Schibsted and Aspiro. At Telenor Research he headed the project that became Opera browser, headed Telenors web-services Origo and Gule Sider before founding Neo Interaktiv. In 2000 he helped start Schibsted Telecom that merged with Aspiro. You will often find Per Einar on a bike somewhere.

  • HEIDI LIND HOPSTOCK Community Manager

    Heidi joined the StartupLab team in April 2016 as community manager. She works closely every day with our active members and alumni, in addition to our wider network of partners, industry experts and executives in residence. Heidi is a trained actress, and also offers workshops in pitching and presentation technique to our members.

  • Henrik Hatlebrekke Program Manager MobilityLab

    Henrik joined StartupLab in 2017 after a couple of years in management consulting. Prior to that he had a few entrepreneurial ventures, including a circumnavigation. He now runs MobilityLab; an industry program that aims to facilitate and support new partnerships between mobility startups and the incumbents in the industry. MobilityLab is run in close collaboration with StartupLab's corporate partners.

  • Tor Bækkelund Partner, Head of Funding

    Tor has over 20 years experience working in Energy, Security and IT & Service industries with global footprint. He has previously been the CEO of Hugin Group, a successful technology company that he led through multiple transactions to NYSE Euronext and Thomson Reuters. Previous to the role in Hugin he served as Vice President in a successful US tech company.

  • Assel Limpin Talent Acquisition Manager

    Assel is the recruitment expert on the team. Assel focuses her time on assessing the recruitment needs of our members and helping them bring on board the talent they need to accelerate their growth. She spent several years at headhunting firms in London both on the corporate side and for startups, before joining StartupLab in November 2016.

  • KJETIL HOLMEFJORD Partner

    Kjetil joined StartupLab in 2013 after a few entrepreneurial ventures, and managed the lab up until end of 2016. Now he's working on StartupLab's investment activities together with Tor, supporting current portfolio companies as well as identifying potential new ones.

  • Nissik Juell Partner Manager

    Nils Juell aka Nissik joined us in April, after leaving Tidal which he co-founded and spent over 10 years building the company from 3 to 100 employees. Nissik is the ULTIMATE hipster, he thought the internet was cool before the internet was cool. Nissik is responsible for our corporate partnerships program together with Per Einar.

  • ALEXANDER WOXEN CEO & Managing Partner

    Alexander has a huge passion for entrepreneurs. He founded his first company Intergate together with fellow students at the University of Oslo in 1996. He later co-founded The Growth Factory, a pan Scandinavian incubator and seed fund, later acquired by the family owned private equity firm Katalysator, where he worked as Investment Director before returning to the university campus in 2010 - founding StartupLab as part of the Oslo Science Center.

  • Lauga Oskarsdottir Head of the Lab

    Lauga is a StartupLab alumni with 10 years of international experience in digital marketing and business development. Lauga co-founded United Influencers and Mesher, and she joined the SL team in the fall of 2016. She is in charge of the overall activities and services of the incubator, ensuring that we are adding value and accelerating growth for our members.

  • Karianne Melleby Director Corporate Partners

    Karianne Melleby joined us in April, after leaving DNB where she had been working on launching the DNB developer portal over the last 12 months. Prior to her time in the financial industry she has spent the majority of her time in the Telco space. Her last assignment with Telenor as their head of Global Partnerships, gave her the opportunity to work, live and learn from everything moving in Asia. Her experience from running several corporate startups will be a valuable addition to our Corporate Partner team.

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Faster innovation

Technology has changed the business landscape dramatically over the past decade, and the pace of which technology is moving is increasing rapidly.

This brings with it great opportunities for startups and some challenges for existing businesses trying to keep up. Our mission is to increase the likelihood of success for young companies and at the same time help large companies innovate faster. By sharing insights and collaborating with startups through being early customers, corporations can trigger startups to meet their needs and give themselves a competitive edge.

CONTACT

  • Per Einar Dybvik Partner

    Per Einar is a partner at StartupLab. He joined us in 2014 after leaving WiMP, which he founded in 2009. He has 25 years of Internet-experience from Telenor, Schibsted and Aspiro. At Telenor Research he headed the project that became Opera browser, headed Telenors web-services Origo and Gule Sider before founding Neo Interaktiv. In 2000 he helped start Schibsted Telecom that merged with Aspiro. You will often find Per Einar on a bike somewhere.

FROM FOUNDER TO FOUNDER

Being entrepreneurs ourselves we know the importance of funding at an early stage.

Together with some of Norway’s most successful entrepreneurs we provide funding to the most committed, ambitious and passionate tech entrepreneurs. When you succeed we expect you to pay it forward – as our founders do.

How we invest

We typically invest in the first equity round, in the range of $100-300K – enough money to make an early impact and get you off the ground.

This should also keep you moving for the time we provide the most support. We ask for 10-15% equity in return, meaning not enough to mess up your cap table. We provide support, but you remain in charge of your business, and our terms are founder friendly and hassle-free. All the legal stuff is taken care of by us.

Founders fund

This is our source of financing. Our Founders Fund was initiated by StartupLab together with a group of successful entrepreneurs.

Our common bond is that we are all triggered by the idea of getting ambitious talent off the ground. The group of founders represent an accumulated network and insight that has proven immensely valuable to the StartupLab community.

Our investments

The Founders

  • Karl-Christian Agerup Serial entrepreneur

  • Jon Tetzchner Serial Entrepreneur

  • Eilert Hanoa Entrepreneur

  • Are Traasdahl Serial Entrepreneur

  • Kjell Inge Røkke Serial Entrepreneur

  • Johan Andresen investor

  • Kim Daniel Arthur Serial Entrepreneur

  • Grethe H. Viksaas Entrepreneur

  • Olav Folkestad Entrepreneur

  • Svein Anders Tunheim Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

  • Tom Arnøy Entrepreneur

  • Øystein Moan Entrepreneur

  • Erik Bakkejord Serial Entrepreneur

  • Geir Førre Entrepreneur and Business Angel

  • Ingar Østby Entrepreneur and Business Angel

  • Åse Settevik Angel Investor

  • Jacob Schram CEO of Circle K

  • Katalysator INVESTOR

  • Oslo Tech

  • Per Kogstad angel Investor

  • Per Otto Wold Serial Entrepreneur

  • Reidar Lorentzen Investor

  • Kari Stautland Angel Investor

  • Tharald Nustad Entrepreneur

  • Thomas Settevik Angel Investor

  • Silvija Seres Angel Investor

  • Magnulf Pilskog Serial Entrepreneur

  • Gunnar Evensen CEO Get

  • Johan Dolven CEO of Help Insurance

  • Karen Dolva Entrepreneur

  • Rein Inge Hoff Angel Investor

  • Christian S. Nyborg Entrepreneur

  • Frithjof U. Frederiksen Entrepreneur

  • Aksel Lund Svindal Alpine skier and investor

CONTACT

  • Tor Bækkelund Partner, Head of Funding

    Tor has over 20 years experience working in Energy, Security and IT & Service industries with global footprint. He has previously been the CEO of Hugin Group, a successful technology company that he led through multiple transactions to NYSE Euronext and Thomson Reuters. Previous to the role in Hugin he served as Vice President in a successful US tech company.