Our Companies

Epic

Epic Foods

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 fulfilment. Oh, and free delivery!

Psyon 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.

Peergrade

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.

Artboost

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.

Pento

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.

Sky.Garden

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 get to leverage the strong growth in smartphones and mobile money among the population.

Engaging Care

EC provides clinics and hospitals with a digital platform (communication & content), supplementing traditional methods of healthcare delivery with a highly scalable and patient-friendly digital component. The company’s mission is to improve the quality and patient experience of healthcare services delivery and build the foundation for the world’s first truly global healthcare platform.

Boost Thyroid

Boost is on a mission to build a solution to help the millions of people worldwide diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. They offer a unique and innovative solution that empowers people living with thyroid autoimmune conditions to obtain scientifically vetted information, as well as providing them with tools to track medication and improve conversations with medical practitioners.

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Grid

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.

Stage

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

Ticket Size

$50.000-100.000 tickets - Always founder-friendly terms

Location

Copenhagen 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.

Daniel Bakh

Investment Associate

Daniel is an Investment Associate at Futuristic. With an extensive international background, he is passionate about investing in Nordic founders with truly global ambitions.

Prior to Futuristic, Daniel worked under the mentorship of pan-European VCs at WestTech Ventures and was on the operations team of high growth startups on the West Coast.

Advisory Board

Esben Gadsboell portrait

Esben Gadsbøll

Investor, Nordic Makers

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.

Andreas Saari

CEO, Slush

Andreas Saari is the CEO at Slush and Co-Founder & first CEO of Wave Ventures, the first student-run venture capital fund in the Nordics. Previously, Andreas led the startup and investor operations at Slush and developed new concepts for founders to meet with the Slush speakers for mentoring. Andreas studies industrial engineering & management at Aalto University and loves complex systems, biotech and material tech, languages, downhill biking, other extreme sports and learning furiously about everything.

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.

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