At AIM to North the companies of DigitalWell Ventures accelerator entered the investor scene in Oslo. Their pitches weren’t in vain – several of the startups got exiting follow up-meetings with high profiled investors.
In front of a packed lecture hall at Oslo Metropolitan University the nine accelerator companies entered the stage at AIM X, the startup-scene presented at AIM North 2022, one of Norway´s biggest AI-events. The startup´s were accompanied on stage by some of Norway´s most profiled investors: Christian Rangen, Link Venture Capital, Trond Riiber Knudsen, TRK Group, Jörn Lein-Mathisen, Business Angels Norway, Ane Nordahl Carlsen, Grafo Family Office and Camilla Andersson, Win Women Investor Network – also with Eduardo “X” Rodriguez, Entrepreneur Capital, adding an x-factor.
And weeks of preparation paid off. All the companies made strong presentations, which off course delighted Stefan Skoglund, Innovation Manager of DigitalWell Ventures.
– A lot is gained only when given the opportunity talking in front of these investors, and I am sure all of our companies has evolved by sharpening their pitches for this occasion. Overall, I am really delighted with their performances and the feedback from the investors, said Stefan Skoglund.
Kristil Håland, Jodacare, on stage with the investors listening carefully. A pitch that resulted in three follow up-meetings.
Some of the companies even got really good reviews by “The Sharks”. Kristil Håland, CEO and founder of Jodacare, dazzled Trond Riiber Knudsen – who described her as the most authentic founder ever, also expressing his sincere interest and admiration for Jodacares secure video communication-system and what the service can offer to remote care.
– This was really fantastic. I got meetings scheduled with three of the investors attending, said Kristil Håland, summarizing a great afternoon.
Creating new opportunities…
PhysAct´s Marcus Eng also was complimented for a “Great presentation and a great case” by Christian Rangen. Oculaudio was judged to have a major impact on the hearing aid industry and Flow’s digital meditation tools were praised for addressing a highly interesting area, well-being in the workplace. Anita Ramkas presentation of Asya, and the company pivoting their product to a new market also drew positive attention from the crowd.
Off course the investors were interested in the companies’ scaling plans, distribution channels and capital need to make future progress. Several of the startups could also look forward to exiting follow up-meetings with the investors after the event.
Marcus Eng (PhysAct), Melinda Persson och Magnus Olsen (DIRI Safety Solutions), Kristil Håland (Jodacare), Marie Granander (DigitalWell Arena) Anita Ramka (Asya) and Mikael Eckard (Exagard) preaparing for the pitchings session at OsloMet.