Our Portfolio

Epic

Epic Foods

Replacing home kitchens

Epic Foods Co is a food tech company that combines sourcing, cooking, and electric cars. It's the only 10 € dinner that is fresh, handmade and delivered to your front door through an online dinner service platform with one click ordering and fulfillment. Oh, and free delivery!

Why did we invest in Epic Foods?
Epic has been growing really fast and doesn't seem to slow down. The cloud kitchen model has seen numerous failures, but Martti and the team seem to have cracked it. We knew we needed to find one of the best teams in the world to execute the model properly. With Epic, we believe we have done that.

Psyon Games

Science through games

Psyon Games is designing a new future for casual gaming, combining the joy of entertainment with the beauty of science. Their vision is to become the number one science entertainment brand, inspiring billions of people to playful curiosity.

Why did we invest in Psyon?
Crazy founders with an extreme sense of mission built into their company is a cocktail every investor should love. In a post-factual world, Olli and Matt are tackling one of the most meaningful problems in the world by making science more attainable and sexy. They've built a stellar team of experienced game devs and launched their first game 'Trump vs. Science' gaining international exposure during the 2016 US election.

Peergrade

Making peer feedback easy

Peergrade makes it easy for teachers to run peer feedback sessions with their students. Students hand in a piece of work and give feedback to each other. This way students get much more feedback without extra work for the teachers.

Why did we invest in Peergrade?
Peergrade embodies everything we love in a startup; a tremendously smart team, building a truly unique product, in a huge market. We know the struggles of getting proper feedback at universities and Peergrade is solving a huge problem for thousands of students in the education system. Furthermore, we are bullish on EdTech and the opportunities for technology to vastly improve how education is delivered in the near future.

Artboost

Democratising the art world

Artboost is a social marketplace for art. The platform enables you to discover upcoming artists and to get unique and limited art - whichever suits your budget. Consumers can buy art directly from the artist through the marketplace or support artists by crowdfunding a limited piece of art.

Why did we invest in Artboost?
Mikkel and Anders have shown tremendous hustle to get Artboost to where the company is today, with close to zero funding. Their grit, ambition, and desire to build a massively successful company is what tipped the scale. In today's world, too few people are able to live off their passion. With the rise of automation, it's vital to enable people to make a living as artists. The future job market won't happen in factories.

The Nordic Web Ventures

Nordic Micro-VC

The Nordic Web Ventures is an Angel Fund run by Neil S W Murray, backed by 50+ community builders, entrepreneurs and investors passionate about supporting early-stage Nordic startups. The Nordic Web Ventures democratises startup investing in the Nordics, allowing the grassroots ecosystem to support the region’s strongest companies.

Why did we invest in TNWV?
Neil has been a great friend for years and supporting him was an absolute no-brainer. We recognise that the Nordics have a problem with early-stage funding, which is one of the same reasons we had for establishing Futuristic. We're confident that Neil will have unique access to a series of interesting deals through his extensive network and goodwill in the region.

Sky.Garden

The African Shopify

SkyGarden is an e-commerce platform purposely built for African businesses. They help local merchants connect with potential buyers via the mobile platform. Merchants thus gets to leverage the strong growth in smartphones and mobile money among the population.

Why did we invest in Sky.Garden?
Sky has built an unusually strong team consisting of experienced founders and key local hires in Nairobi. Combine this with an e-commerce market that's predicted to quintuple (!) in size over the next five years and you have a strong platform for building a rocket ship. Furthermore, it's important to empower local merchants rather than take over their markets completely. This creates a sustainable future for African markets.

Pento

The PeopleOS for SMBs

Pento enables smart companies to run their HR in a modern fashion. They help companies and managers get rid of manual work by automating a series of old-school processes, starting with payroll. In short: they’re building the world’s first PeopleOS.

Why did we invest in Pento?
After working together for +6 years, Pento is the third company Emil and Jonas has started together. Their previous companies count both a success and failure. However, for the first time, I believe they have found their founder-market fit. Coming to HR-SaaS without prior experience in the sector is normally ill-advised, but I believe this is actually their strong side. They are not biased by the old-school processes which they are trying to transform. Furthermore, it’s a market with a clear problem, where the strongest execution and product will win over time.

"Founder friendly and startup savvy. The early-stage investor Nordic founders deserve."

We back early-stage technology companies coming out of the Nordics. We’re helping daring founders execute world-class businesses by supporting you when no one else does. 

Our style is centered around creating maximum value for our founders. Everything from strategic advise to future fundraising. You name it.
We work for you – not the other way around.

Money

Stage

Our sweet spot is in the pre-seed stage of your journey

Contract

Ticket Size

We typically invest between $50.000-100.000 initially

Mission

Location

Copenhagen based, investing all over the Nordics

Meet the Futuristic Team

Christian Jantzen

Founding Partner

At age 26, Christian is probably the youngest startup investor in Denmark. He started his first company six years ago and Futuristic is the third in line. At university, he was on track to become an evil investment banker but discovered the wonderful world of startups as an exchange student at Stanford. It's been little over two years in startupland and he hasn't looked back since. Instead, he's managed to become an excessive learner who is annoyingly curious and practically unemployable by anyone else. The founders he likes working with, dare to solve the biggest problems in the world. They are 'smart creatives' who have a bold approach to company building. All of that, sprinkled with a healthy dose of craziness.

Advisory Board

Esben Gadsboell portrait

Esben Gadsbøll

Esben is one of the greatest Danish entrepreneurs in the digital age. He founded Whiteaway.com, a company that went on to become one of the largest e-commerce companies in Scandinavia. He has since gone on to invest in more than 15 startups and start several new companies, including Woolspire and Spires United. Esben is also active in optimizing Nordic cross-border investments and serves on the board of directors at DanBAN and as chairman at NordicBAN.

Esben Gadsbøll

Serial Entrepreneur
Lasse Chor portrait

Lasse Chor

Entrepreneur, investor, and the happiest man alive. Started his first company at age 13 and today he is a founding partner at Happy42, helping some of Denmarks largest companies integrate innovation into their core. Lasse is an extremely active community builder both locally and globally, with more than 150 startup weekends and hackathons under his belt. Furthermore, he's an active angel investor in five companies, including one unicorn (Brewdog).

Lasse Chor

Entrepreneur & Investor

Kristian Tokkesdal

Kristian steers the legal ship of Futuristic. He's a partner at Delacour Law Firm with over 20 years of experience as a lawyer. He's helped numerous startups with their establishment and getting venture funding. Furthermore, he's assisted a range of both Danish and international companies with their M&A processes. He makes sure that both Futuristic and our startups have a top advisor when it comes to legal matters.

Kristian Tokkesdal

Legal Partner

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