Creating a company today is completely different than even 5 years ago. Our investment model is designed to work with lean startups.
Nothing is a better indicator of startup success than a fantastic team. We look to support exceptional founders.
Startups don't just need money. Beta Fund's global network of mentors and support can help entrepreneurs through all phases of growth.
Beta Fund wants to support entrepreneurs through multiple rounds of funding so they can focus on building a great company, not fundraising.
Beta Fund's management team has unparalled experience growing businesses globally.
Entrepreneur, investor and software engineer. Co-founded the Norwegian software company Trolltech and built it over 14 years to a global industry leader with eight offices on four continents. Trolltech pioneered open source business models and delivered revenue growth of over 70% sustained over the 14 years. In the period 2000-2008 Haavard worked out of the company's Silicon Valley office. Nokia acquired Trolltech in 2008 for 154 MUSD. Post Nokia, Haavard now focuses on helping other entrepreneurs create successful and scalable businesses. Board chairman and investor in several private companies.
Experienced tech entrepreneur & seed investor with a focus on Southeast Asia. Co-founded and sold a leading European B2C e-commerce portal - Has invested, developed and sold consumer internet companies across India and Southeast Asia since 2004. Board member of several private tech companies.
Seasoned venture capital and private equity investor in the Nordic region. Broad experience from negotiations, transactions with both private and listed companies in the Nordics. Hands on experience from growth and turn-around situations. Board member of several private companies as well as experience from board membership of public companies.
Experienced investor, strategist, and founder of Norway's first startup accelerator, betaFACTORY, in 2011. Worked for IBM's Advanced Internet Technologies Group as a Software Engineer before joining McKinsey & Company as a management consultant for global software companies. As an American citizen living in Norway, Brian leverages a global perspective and network.