About
What is Denmark Demo Day?

Denmark Demo Day is an effort to bring international investors together with their local Danish peers as well as the most promising pre-seed and seed stage Danish tech startups. The ultimate goal is to see more investments into Danish tech startups by international investors – optimally in syndication with local VC firms and business angels. It is both a pitch event but also a platform for planned and spontaneous meetings between the exactly right people you ought to meet. Denmark Demo Day is months of networking and meetings condensed in just a few hours.

On May 28th you can expect an afternoon of:

150+

carefully selected investors from all over Europe and Denmark.

40

top-performing Danish startups.

10

pitching for pre-seed investment on stage.

10

pitching for seed investment

20

more ranging from seed to Series A, ready to meet with you in curated and spontaneous meetings.
Plus...
  • Plenty of time and rooms for meetings with both investors and startups.
  • Info on all participants prior to the event, so you can do your research and request meetings.
  • Our service of personalized matchmaking with other investors and startups based on your needs and wants.
Why Denmark Demo Day?

Innovation Fund Denmark and The Danish Growth Fund being the Danish state’s soft funding entity and investment fund respectively have joined forces with the startup ecosystem platform in the Danish Design Centre to create Denmark Demo Day. With the support of some of the most significant local VCs, we aim to create value for the international investor community and ultimately the Danish startup ecosystem and Danish society overall.



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Who is behind Denmark Demo Day?

Innovation Fund Denmark invests in cultivating and translating ideas, knowledge and technology for the benefit of Danish Society.

Vaekstfonden – The Danish Growth Fund – is the Danish state's investment fund. We strive to improve access to risk capital to enable Danish businesses to innovate, and to generate growth and new jobs. In close collaboration with banks and domestic and international private investors, we finance companies from all sectors nation-wide.

The Danish Design Centre is an independent, government-funded organization acting as a knowledge centre for Danish businesses in matters of design, to facilitate maintaining and furthering the Danish design tradition.


byFounders is an early stage venture fund actively investing in tech startups across the Nordics and Baltics. Made up of some of the region’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, the byFounders Collective invests and supports the next generation of globally ambitious founders – it’s “for founders, byFounders”

PreSeed Ventures is among Denmark’s most successful early stage investors. For over 15 years, they have built up a powerhouse of experts who takes pride in financing and assisting hungry entrepreneurs from the very early days of their startup journey. That has given rise to a big family of successful founders and companies like Templafy, Grandhood, Vivino and Trustpilot.

Building category-defining consumer brands by putting founders first. Heartcore Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm devoted to backing exceptional founders building the next generation of consumer internet brands. Founded as Sunstone Capital in 2007, Heartcore has raised over $500 million in committed capital across four fund generations. With a team based out of Copenhagen, Berlin and Paris, Heartcore invests all across Europe and occasionally in the United States.

Team



Christoffer H. Malling
Head of Denmark Demo Day

Christoffer is the Programme Director of Design Startups at the Danish Design Centre, which for example runs InnoFounder – Graduate, a design-driven incubator.

With a background as Managing Director for the tech startup organization #CPHFTW, Christoffer has a unique insight into and network among Danish tech startups as well as local and international investors and startup organizations.

Christof Kiefer
Head of Communications

Christof is part of the Design Startups team at the Danish Design Centre. He has been active in the Berlin startup scene, working both for E-Commerce and SaaS startups as well as for Project A Ventures.

Christof moved north to study Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School and now wants to use some of that know-how to support the local startup ecosystem.

Jan Krog Henningsen
Head of Startup Relations

Jan is the Ventures Development & Operations Lead at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and Head of Mentoring at InnoFounder – Graduate.

He is a four-time founder and built his first company in 1997. Jan has substantial experience advising startups as a mentor for more than 60 startups over the years, and has been pitched more than 800 business ideas.

Mia Steentoft
Head of Operations

Mia works as a project manager at the Danish Design Centre.

As a part of the Design Startup team, she is the Head of Incubator for InnoFounder – Graduate – a design-driven incubator for early-stage startups.

Ruth Tómasdóttir
Digital Designer

Ruth is a project assistant at the Danish Design Centre and responsible of all things visual regarding Denmark Demo Day.

She studies Entrepreneurship and Design at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, where they combine entrepreneurship, design and innovation.

Advisors



Neil Murray
The Nordic Web Ventures

Neil Murray founded The Nordic Web in 2014 in order to provide the Nordics with the quality coverage it deserves. As well as being Founding Editor of The Nordic Web, Neil is also an active community builder in the region, participating in a number of initiatives.

Neil founded The Nordic Web Ventures, an Angel Fund aimed at supporting early-stage Nordic startups.

Christel Piron
PreSeed Ventures

As the CEO of PreSeed Ventures. Christel is responsible for strategic investment decisions and the development of one of Denmark’s most successful early stage investors. Christel’s career has evolved around strategic business development, startup companies, innovation and venture capital – in the life science industry as CEO in Pharmavie and Director of strategic business development at PWC. As a strong believer in creating value through board work, Christel has been a member of more than 25 boards throughout Scandinavia.

Tommy Andersen
byFounders

Tommy is Managing Partner at byFounders, a new early stage venture fund, founded by some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs in the Nordics and investing in the next generation of globally minded Nordic & Baltic startups. Being an ambitious tech serial entrepreneur, Tommy has successfully founded and exited three companies (the latest being Libratone) as well as built an extensive portfolio of angel investments individually and as part of Nordic Makers.

Jimmy Fussing Nielsen
Heartcore

Jimmy co-founded Heartcore Capital in 2007 to challenge the traditional venture landscape. His passion for technology investing and entrepreneurship started in asset management where he earned his investment merits at BankInvest. Before launching Heartcore, he kick-started his VC career with Vaekstfonden. Jimmy holds a MSc in Finance from CBS. At Heartcore, he focuses on consumer investments, including entertainment, finance, and climate friendly energy. He also manages Heartcore’s LP relationships.

Lasse Chor
Business Angel

Lasse Chor is a Danish entrepreneur who his first company at the age of 13, and has since then been heavily involved in the Danish and global entrepreneurship ecosystem. Through his current company, Happy42 Lasse is a mentor for a number of startups around the world, and advisor to a handful of large corporations including some Fortune 500 companies. Lately, Lasse also turned his attention to investments and he’s active as an angel investor in a handful of tech companies.