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Accelerace Allstars is a community of successful founders in the Nordics and Baltics — the ones that made it big like Templafy, Penneo and Coinify, and the ones that will.
We invest 750 000 DKK and deliver value beyond money. If you want to get mentored by the Accelerace Allstars mentors (a.k.a. our most successful alumni founders), close a seed round and get access to community activities, we are the pre-seed investor you need.
One major benefit of becoming a portfolio company of Accelerace Invest II is access to the Allstars mentors — the founders of Templafy, Penneo, Actimo, Coinify, Densou, Axdraft, Graduateland and Dreamplan!
The Allstars mentors are Accelerace’s most successful alumni founders. After building companies that got publicly listed, acquired by industry-leading players and raised millions of dollars, they have returned to Accelerace to support the next generation of founders as mentors and investors.
We invest 750 000 DKK before you have customers, revenue or traction, using a standardized convertible loan with a conversion cap. As part of the agreement, startups pay a one-time fee of 250 000 DKK will join the Allstars community and our community activities (see next section).
As the most aggressive early-stage investor in Denmark, we do not have the bandwidth for individual negotiations. Consequently, we provide standardized convertible loans using a standard document. That saves everyone a lot of precious time in negotiation and legal fees, which can be put to better use. The terms are market conforming, meaning they are somewhat similar to offerings by other pre-seed stage investors.
Our community activities take place on a regular basis throughout the year. The best part? Once you become part of the Allstars community, you have lifetime access to all community activities.
Access to 1:1 mentoring sessions with the Allstars mentors and Accelerace’s Investment Managers, whose knowledge and advice come from building and scaling their own startups.
Get ready to fundraise in 7 weeks! Together, we take a 360-degree view of your startup’s fundraising strategy and improve your pitch deck, pitching and storytelling skills, as well as host investor mock meetings.
Get in front of the leading Danish and international institutional investors at our invite-only Investor Day to wrap-up the 7-week investment program. You pitch and we match you with the right investors to close that seed round.
All work and no play? Not on our watch! Once a year, we will invite you to our Allstars Community Event, where we promise you never-ending inspiration, surprises, networking, and knowledge — by and for our founder community.
Get practical advice from our Allstars mentors and learn about their (bumpy) journey towards product-market fit, how to get talented people to leave high-paying jobs, when to step down as CEO, etc. (the list goes on).
Build relationships with people sitting in the same boat! Get honest feedback on your challenges and how to overcome them from the diverse perspective of your fellow founders in a structured and safe setting.
Coinify (exited): a financial tech-company that builds payments infrastructure for crypto
2021: got acquired by US-based bitcoin brokerage Voyager for $85 million
Penneo: offers automating workflows related to client onboarding (KYC), signing, and document management
2022: listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen Main Market
Donkey Republic: a global bike-sharing service in 50+ cities designed for locals and visitors
2021: listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Denmark and raised $18 million via IPO
Doubble: a social dating app where you find double dates with your friends to make it more safe and less awkward
2022: raised follow-on funding from Sequoia Capital Scout Program and a former marketing executive at LinkedIn
Dreamplan: a self-service holistic financial planning platform for retail customers
2022: raised a seed round from high-profile business angels (e.g. Susanne Brønnum)
Because you get:
Approximately 65% of our portfolio companies in our first fund, Accelerace Invest I, raised follow-on funding.
Very rarely — we are there to support you every step of raising your seed round, but let the seed VCs take the lead afterwards.
No. We make a lot of investments, and it would take too much time for us to negotiate individually with each company. On the good side — this is what allow us to make fast investments.
Hybrid! Some events will take place online, and some in-person in Copenhagen.
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