Announcing Our Vikings: 500 Nordics Batch 1

The Viking spirit is back in the form of a new generation of ass kicking entrepreneurs. To help them succeed and for the first time ever, venture capitalist global empire 500 Startups is accelerating the Nordic startup scene. First with our inaugural batch from the upcoming pre-accelerator program taking place in Oslo. The battle for the Nordic startups has begun and it’s time to sharpen those axes as everything kicks off January 18th at the offices of Opera Software (more on that announcement via

The program will emphasis growth marketing and Silicon Valley best practices. In the program companies receive hands-on support from 500 Startups staff and our mentors from the US and beyond. Our pre-accelerator programs help companies prepare to join a larger accelerator program (Like 500 Startups, YCombinator or Techstars) and to raise the initial capital needed for battle. Special thanks to our partners for this program including Opera Software, Amazon Web Services, Telenor, Sendgrid, Microsoft. Stay tuned for additional programs taking place in Stockholm and other major Nordic hubs.

Without further delay I now introduce to you the our first batch of brave Vikings. The future MVPs of the Nordic Startup Community;



Creating “chocotourism” through a monthly membership of chocolate from a different country every month

Founders: Marley Kaplan


Easy Rental

Skyscanner for apartment rentals in highly competitive markets

Founders: Diego, Martin, Fran, Alex


Graphiq Design Collective

Connecting companies with graphic designers on demand

Founders: Jakob Palmers and Erik Sandsmark



3D Scanning on mobile devices

Founders: Frederico Valente and Sarah Muller


Iris AI

The Google Maps of science

Founders: Anita Schjøll Brede, Marita Ritola, Victor Botev and Jacobo Elousa



Powering the next generation of electric and autonomous transportation

Founders: Åsmund Møll Frengstad, Stian Weiseth, Magne Krog Nilsen and Paal Christian Myhre



Helping musicians share and collaborate on their work 

Founders: Daniel Kumar, Trym Syversen and  Erlend Kartvedt



Redefining eCommerce for the modern interactive age

Founders: Alf Kristian Amundsen



Social platform for travelers to find the best hours to spend, with zero planning involved 

Founders: Andreas B. Pedersen, Michael Gunnulfsen, Truls Skeie and Bendik Skotland Hansen.



Task management for teams made easy

Founders: Terje Torma, Lasse Søberg


Style Advice

Marketplace of fashion experts on demand

Founders: Jonas Tesfu, Fridtjof H. Hødnebø, Kevin Chen and Beder Kamal



Your home for movies: Find what you want, where it is available, right now on cinema, streaming and TV.  

Come meet all the startups at the end our program that concludes with a Demo Day on Feb 16th at noon. If you have not received an invitation and you’re an accredited investor please email