Our Companies

Epic

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

Futuristic is an early-stage backer of technology companies coming out of the Nordics. We help with strategic guidance through the initial phase of your journey and with introductions to follow-on investors.

We are not your typical angel investor. We get excited by bold visions and global ambitions. We won’t push you to take greedy terms and will invest on whatever instrument you prefer.

Stage

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

Ticket Size

$50.000-100.000 tickets - on founder-friendly terms

Location

London based, investing all over the Nordics

The Team

Christian Jantzen

Founding Partner

Christian started his first company seven 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 over three years in startupland and he hasn't looked back since.

He's 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.

Christian Jantzen

Christian made his first investment at age fourteen when he bought shares in his favourite football club. He later started his first company in 2011, which he grew while studying at university. Following his degree, he co-founded and raised funding for his own startup, before finally settling as a full-time investor when starting Futuristic in 2017. A stronger investor than he ever was as an operator, he likes supporting ambitious founders in their quest for building category-defining companies.

Advisors

Hampus Jakobsson

Venture Partner, Blueyard

Hampus is Venture Parter at Blueyard, and before that he co-founded too many things: the angel fund NordicMakers, the startup house The Ground, the accelerator FastTrack, the startup Brisk.io (which folded), and the startup The Astonishing Tribe (which was acquired for $150m). He has a masters degree in computer science, angel invested in more than 80 startups, was awarded Best Angel Investor in the Nordics 2017 but is mostly trying to be a radically honest friend.

Ari Helgason

Principal, Index Ventures

Ari is a former entrepreneur with both an operating and investing background. He’s excited about the way software fundamentally reshapes industries and his investment focus is on enterprise software / SaaS and fintech across all stages. He especially enjoys working with founders as they navigate the early stages of scaling a business.

Before joining Index, Ari was at Dawn Capital in London where he invested in and worked with SaaS and open source companies in Europe and the US. Prior to that, Ari co-founded both the SaaS workflow management company WOAH Sales and ecommerce startup Fabricly—the former right out of university.