Nordic Eye Venture Capital

Nordic Eye is a Danish venture capital firm based in Copenhagen and Los Angeles, California. We invest in carefully selected and mainly Nordic early-growth companies in tech and lifestyle business areas. We look for companies that can scale globally and where we can add value while helping to provide great exit opportunities within approximately five years.
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Mandeep Arora

Investment Manager and Partner

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Ib Drachmann-Hansen

Investment Manager and Partner

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Anders Kaasgaard

Operational Partner and CEO

Christian Tarp

Partner and CIO

Peter Warnoe

Founding Partner

32 past transactions

Donkey Republic

Series A in 2019
Donkey Republic is leading bike share service in Europe with footprint in more than 10 key cities in Europe. We operate our locations with partners, and use custom-branded bikes. Our software backbone is developed by us with unique features that ensure we respect public space with our hub-centric service model. At the same time, we maximize predictability of bike availability and convenience. We pride ourselves in service innovation.

FreightBro

Seed Round in 2021
FreightBro Logistics Pvt. Ltd. designs and develops FB Forward, a software solution that provides quote creation and management, rate management solutions, and business intelligence to freight forwarders. It also offers FB Ship, a plug-and-play portal to book shipments, discover multiple price options for trade lane, invoicing, and access visibility of their cargo, and FB carriers. The company caters to freight forwarders, shippers, and carriers. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Navi Mumbai, India.

Blue Ocean Robotics

Venture Round in 2019
Blue Ocean Robotics invests resources and capital into the exponentially growing robotics industry at large through a carefully selected portfolio of robotic projects. They incubate and take lead of the projects where they develop robotic products, commercialize and introduce the robots to the markets, and when the timing is right sell-, license- or spin-out the IPR, robots and related business-assets to new subsidiaries- or affiliated startup enterprises of ours (through equity/shares) or to existing companies in the market. After successful sell-, license- and spin-out Blue Ocean Robotics remains a closely interconnected strategic partner enabling synergies and leveraging from commercialization, international sales and development of the next generation robots.

LuggageHero

Venture Round in 2019
At LuggageHero, we want to lighten your load, in all ways. We don’t want you to have to drag your luggage all over a city or hunt for the elusive storage locker, where you need exact change in the right currency. LuggageHero comes to your rescue with our growing network of luggage storage sites in New York, London, and Copenhagen – with more to come.

Zycada Networks, Inc.

Series B in 2020
Zycada Networks, Inc. develops and deploys a bot-driven eCommerce acceleration platform for online retailers. The company’s Zycada platform is purpose built to accelerate content, delivering online shopping experience possible. Its Zycada bots act as a concierge, working on behalf of users to pre-assemble content before it’s requested. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Campbell, California.

AirHelp

Venture Round in 2017
AirHelp is an online legal service that helps air passengers get compensation from airlines when their flight gets canceled, delayed, or overbooked. Passengers can access the service via its official Facebook page or its mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. AirHelp takes care of all the paperwork and legal communications with the airline on behalf of the passengers and claims 25% of the compensation obtained as its service fee. The compensation amount varies between $170 to $650 based on the distance flown by the flight and the duration of the delay experienced by the passenger at the final destination. AirHelp was launched in 2013 by Greg Roodt, Henrik Zillmer, and Nicolas Michaelsen.

Donkey Republic

Convertible Note in 2017
Donkey Republic is leading bike share service in Europe with footprint in more than 10 key cities in Europe. We operate our locations with partners, and use custom-branded bikes. Our software backbone is developed by us with unique features that ensure we respect public space with our hub-centric service model. At the same time, we maximize predictability of bike availability and convenience. We pride ourselves in service innovation.

FreightBro

Seed Round in 2021
FreightBro Logistics Pvt. Ltd. designs and develops FB Forward, a software solution that provides quote creation and management, rate management solutions, and business intelligence to freight forwarders. It also offers FB Ship, a plug-and-play portal to book shipments, discover multiple price options for trade lane, invoicing, and access visibility of their cargo, and FB carriers. The company caters to freight forwarders, shippers, and carriers. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Navi Mumbai, India.

CloudApp

Series A in 2022
CloudApp is the all-in-one visual sharing platform that lets you record, host, and share short videos, GIFs, and visuals (images, annotated screenshots) to make team and customer conversations faster and more succinct. Enhancing conversations visually means that messages don't get lost in translation! With CloudApp, team collaboration is a breeze.

Alpha Paw

Series A in 2021
Alpha Paw understands that pets always come first. For us, pets are members of the family. Their mission is to help fellow pet-lovers give their dogs & cats a happier, healthier, and longer life. Moreover, it helps us accomplish their mission of fostering a more dog-friendly planet. In order to do this, three worthy causes are emphasized: Partnerships, Volunteering & Events. The products they design solve your pet-related problems, they publish guides to help you become a better pet parent or they connect you with resources to help you care for your furry friend, they are here to help you be the very best pet parent.

Project Provenance

Venture Round in 2022
Provenance is a platform that empowers brands to take steps toward greater transparency. With our technology, businesses make the origin, journey and impact behind products transparent to the millions of shoppers that want to know more. Enabled by blockchain, mobile and open data, our software gathers and shares key product information and stories in a way that’s secure, trustworthy and accessible – bringing the supply chain to the shopper, online and in-store.

ContractZen

Seed Round in 2019
ContractZen is your digital hub for corporate governance. Forget the time-consuming and expensive implementation projects and consulting. Loved by customers from over 30 countries, ContractZen is a revolutionary cloud service for organizations of all sizes to eSign and manage contracts, financial documents and meeting minutes. Unlike other solutions, ContractZen is instantly ready to use. Try, buy & deploy! “We adopted ContractZen throughout the whole organization in the same amount of time it would have previously taken us to merely prepare for a purchase. This was great for our business.”– Panu Hannula, COO, Musti Group ”ContractZen has improved the management of our important documents with much needed flexibility and mobility.” – Tuula Laukkanen, Finance Director, JCDecaux Finland "ContractZen is part of the legal tech revolution! The AI powered search is great and makes our daily work much more efficient. Design and usability are high above average for a contract management system. ContractZen brings fun & ease into the legal world. Highly recommended!” – Dr. Nadine Lilienthal, General Counsel, GetYourGuide --- Enterprise-Grade Contract Management ContractZen is a metadata-driven SaaS service packed with features based on cutting-edge technologies, like Microsoft AI-powered search, automated reminders on important dates, email import and Outlook calendar integration. All-Digital Meeting Portal Our modern board portal covers the entire process from scheduling of the meeting to the digital signing of the minutes. Enjoy easy invitations, secure material distribution, e-signing, task management and more. Built-in Secure Virtual Data Rooms (VDR) Set up a secure Virtual Data Room with just a couple of clicks. You’ll be up and running in seconds and move through transactions quicker. Welcome to the future of professional document sharing! Leading eSignature Solutions Ease your work and reduce costs by signing your documents electronically with the leading integrated e-signature services including Adobe Sign, Assently, DocuSign, SignHero (free) and VismaSign. --- “Our board spans the globe and we needed a collaboration tool as dynamic and flexible as we are an organization. ContractZen is exactly that supporting our agile ways of working – we recommend it to any board wanting to make a difference.” – Florian Reuter, CEO, Volocopter GmbH

Cabana

Series A in 2021
Cabana opens up the flexibility of travel plans so that travelers can book once and go anywhere. The company has built out a fleet of upscale custom-made mobile hotel rooms, using 2019 Ford Transit vans, to give travelers the freedom to travel and sleep where they want and when they want. Every element, from the bed to the storage, to the bathroom to the internet, is designed from the ground up for a tailored and premium experience. Simplified lodging often translates to lower quality, but Cabana has taken the luxurious amenities of a thoughtfully designed suite and outfitted it for a small space. Enabled through tech, Cabana brings travelers digital convenience and peace of mind through contact-free check-in. The app lets travelers reserve, check-in, pick-up, and check-out of their mobile hotel room without having to make a pit stop to the front desk.

Donkey Republic

Venture Round in 2019
Donkey Republic is leading bike share service in Europe with footprint in more than 10 key cities in Europe. We operate our locations with partners, and use custom-branded bikes. Our software backbone is developed by us with unique features that ensure we respect public space with our hub-centric service model. At the same time, we maximize predictability of bike availability and convenience. We pride ourselves in service innovation.

Zliide

Seed Round in 2018
Zliide Technologies ApS provides a mobile app that allows users to purchase and pay for clothes inside and outside of the store. It also offers Zliide-tag, an anti-theft solution that unlocks automatically once the payment is done in the Zliide app. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Aarhus, Denmark.

BLUETOWN

Series A in 2017
BlueTown ApS manufactures and installs solar powered base stations which establishes Wi-Fi hotspots and offers users online access. It also offers Wi-Fi systems which allow users to make calls and browse the Internet on WI-FI enabled handsets. It offers microwave link antennas, satellite antennas, and solar panels. It also offers local cloud services at the base station for access to e-learning, e-health, and e-governance services. It also offers billing services for prepaid data packages. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has additional offices in Accra, Ghana, New Delhi, India; Lima, Peru; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Boatsetter

Series A in 2018
Boatsetter.com offers a unique Boat sharing marketplace that will, for the first time, make boat rentals accessible to consumers regardless of their boating experience. We have created a catalyst for growth by unlocking the 95% idle capacity of privately owned vessels, which in turn helps boat owners realize returns on their boat investments. Our distinct approach combines best–in-class collaborative market tools from companies like Airbnb (home rentals) and Uber (professional drivers) to create the only model capable of bringing the “new sharing economy” to the marine industry. We’ve assembled a uniquely qualified team of marine professionals, tech start-up veterans, and car rental industry experts to bring today’s collaborative “sharing” economy to the boating industry. We have significant traction and have established a national network of marine-industry businesses that are partnering with us on an exclusive basis to rollout the platform in the US.

Tattoodo

Venture Round in 2016
Tattoodo is a content provider focused on the tattoo culture and lifestyle. With 20 million monthly users, Tattoodo has fast become the no. 1 destination for tattoo lovers around the world! From inspiration and custom designs to lifestyle and entertainment. It covers all aspects of the global and ever-growing tattoo culture and works tirelessly to deliver relevant content and brand new services to its audience. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Organic Basics

Pre Seed Round in 2017
Organic Basics ApS designs and manufactures undergarments, t-shirts, shocks, and boxers for both men and women. The company sells its products through its online platform. Additionally, it also retails accessories, such as toothbrush, water bottle, enamel mug, tote bag, and gift vouchers. Organic Basics ApS was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Aarhus, Denmark.

Iguama Group, Inc.

Series A in 2018
iguama is an e-commerce cross-border shopping club where Latin Americans buy top quality U.S. brands at affordable prices. The company helps US Merchants to Unlock the Potential in Latin America. It answers key questions US merchants have when selling in Latin America so that Merchants can thrive in the region.

CarBlip

Series A in 2018
CarBlip is an on-demand car buying and leasing platform. Through the CarBlip Configurator, customers are able to build their ideal car exactly how they want it. Next, someone from the CarBlip Concierge Team will locate all options that match the customer’s preferences. Each customer is provided with a dedicated concierge who will guide them through the entire process from negotiation to delivery. CarBlip’s goal is to alleviate most, if not all, of the pain points in the car buying process. CarBlip’s B2C platform provides a complete car buying solution including new car purchases, finance solutions, after-market upgrades, insurance, trade-ins, and door-to-door delivery.

Exploring Your Potential

Series A in 2018
Exploring Your Potential™ (EYP) is a career readiness program that inspires young adults to take control of their future today by crafting a life and career that’s personally customized to them. This groundbreaking program is organized into four courses in which students identify their talents, passions, and goals; create a value proposition that reflects who they are; learn how to market themselves; and put their career plan into action. Students are motivated to think outside the box and create their own definition of success. Exploring your Potential helps academic institutions augment the career-preparedness resources they currently offer. Usage of Exploring your Potential at numerous universities has demonstrated a highly significant improvement in students’ career readiness. EYP teaches insights that take successful people a lifetime to learn, including how to articulate the value you have to offer, get paid for your work, create the most compelling social media profiles, build an income around your lifestyle, figure out what’s in the way of your success, decide if a more entrepreneurial route makes sense for you, and identify the people most likely to help you find your next job or position.

CompareAsiaGroup

Series B in 2017
CompareAsiaGroup Limited develops and operates a financial comparison website. The website offers free and independent comparison of banking, insurance, and telecommunication products. CompareAsiaGroup Limited was founded in 2013 and is based in Tin Hau, Hong Kong.

Blue Ocean Robotics

Venture Round in 2018
Blue Ocean Robotics invests resources and capital into the exponentially growing robotics industry at large through a carefully selected portfolio of robotic projects. They incubate and take lead of the projects where they develop robotic products, commercialize and introduce the robots to the markets, and when the timing is right sell-, license- or spin-out the IPR, robots and related business-assets to new subsidiaries- or affiliated startup enterprises of ours (through equity/shares) or to existing companies in the market. After successful sell-, license- and spin-out Blue Ocean Robotics remains a closely interconnected strategic partner enabling synergies and leveraging from commercialization, international sales and development of the next generation robots.

Tattoodo

Venture Round in 2017
Tattoodo is a content provider focused on the tattoo culture and lifestyle. With 20 million monthly users, Tattoodo has fast become the no. 1 destination for tattoo lovers around the world! From inspiration and custom designs to lifestyle and entertainment. It covers all aspects of the global and ever-growing tattoo culture and works tirelessly to deliver relevant content and brand new services to its audience. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jellynote

Seed Round in 2017
Jellynote is the go-to-destination for over 1 million aspiring musicians; a loyal community who enjoy sheets, tabs and chords, original video content and the opportunity to connect with one-another in the Jellynote universe. Jellynote has developed all of its proprietary technology in-house, delivering an intuitive AI-powered edtech platform to its fans. Jellynote sells premium subscriptions and generates revenue from ads. Jellynote offers over 400,000 songs that you can be played to learn through original artist video master classes, video tutorials, sheets, tabs, chords and instrument view for a wide range of instruments. The game mode provides instant feedback and social mode connects musicians share their tastes in music. The Jellynote universe demonstrates how music can connect people in a world that is getting more and more divided. Available on Smartphone and desktop.

CarBlip

Seed Round in 2018
CarBlip is an on-demand car buying and leasing platform. Through the CarBlip Configurator, customers are able to build their ideal car exactly how they want it. Next, someone from the CarBlip Concierge Team will locate all options that match the customer’s preferences. Each customer is provided with a dedicated concierge who will guide them through the entire process from negotiation to delivery. CarBlip’s goal is to alleviate most, if not all, of the pain points in the car buying process. CarBlip’s B2C platform provides a complete car buying solution including new car purchases, finance solutions, after-market upgrades, insurance, trade-ins, and door-to-door delivery.

Bellabeat

Venture Round in 2018
Bellabeat, top5 Y-COMBINATOR company in the W14 class by a subsidiary company of Five River Group of Industries, creates beautiful, innovative products that help women easily track their overall health and wellness, and get connected to their body and mind throughout different stages in life. Bellabeat helps create a better, healthier lifestyle by bringing intuitive wellness tools to women, encouraging them to take care of their health and to be informed. Bellabeat has always been inspired by the beauty and power of nature, which is incorporated into all of their products.

Weblife Balance Inc.

Series A in 2017
Weblife Balance Inc. offers browser isolation solutions and services which provides anonymous and protected web browsing by proxying user’s activity through a secure and isolated container in Weblife’s off premise network. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California. As of November 30, 2017, Weblife Balance Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Proofpoint, Inc.

Coinify ApS

Series A in 2017
Coinify ApS owns and operates a global virtual currency platform which bridges the virtual currency markets and the traditional financial space. The company offers a variety of two-way blockchain-to-fiat-currency conversion services that allow businesses and individuals to adopt financial innovation. Its platform offers blockchain currency trading and payment processing services where individual traders can buy and sell blockchain currencies, corporate clients can utilize OTC trading to broker their funds, and merchants can accept blockchain payments in 15 currencies and receive payouts in fiat. Coinify ApS was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Herlev, Denmark.

Plecto

Series A in 2019
Plecto ApS provides a technology platform that assists sales teams in accomplishing their goals through increased target visibility and real-time updates. Its platform enables users to visualize individual targets, provide notifications, and emphasize on positive actions. The company serves medium to large businesses in Denmark, Sweden, Holland, and Poland. Plecto ApS is based in Aarhus, Denmark.