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Angel Investor Meetup 2019

June 25th to 26th, Odense Congress Center

Trends and Investment opportunities going into the 2020’ies

This year the meetup will host a networking opportunity and investor dinner to be held Tuesday, June 25th in restaurant Alfred & Kamilla in Odense and a Business Angel Academy to be held on Wednesday, June 26th in Odense Congress Center.
The big theme for the Congress Meetup is “Trends and investment opportunities going into the 2020’ies”.

Meet the speakers

Jesper Jarlbæk

NEW Business Angel Survey

Jesper is the chairman at Danish Business Angels (DanBAN) and a Angel investor. Jesper is also part of the board at CataCap, Bang&Olufsen, HappyHelper and many more.

Neil S.W. Murray

Trends in Early stage Startups in the Nordics

Neil is the Founding Partner of The Nordic Web, supporting the early-stage ecosystem through investment and analysis. The Nordic Web is the most authoritative and comprehensive resource on the Nordic startup ecosystem, with Europe’s investors, entrepreneurs and corporates using it as an entry point to the ecosystem and for deal flow. The Nordic Web Ventures invests into early-stage Nordic startups, providing them with resource, community and capital.

Anette Nordvall

Sustainability as a main Investment focus for the 2020’ies

Anette is an active Early Stage Tech Investor and Environmentalist, focusing on the New Nordic markets on ICT, and Deep-tech Science-based innovation - while adding for-profit Impact, Diversity, Environment and Global goals into the mist. Anette is an appreciated Board member, Public speaker and Business leader. She was mentioned in The EBAN 2018 Report as one of the 200+ most active Business Angels in Europe and awarded as "Sweden's nicest Business Angel” at Venture Cup Swedish Country final 2018.

Risto Rautakorpi

Maximising the probability of an Exit

Risto is Managing Partner of Gorilla Capital. He is an entrepreneur at heart – first company at age 22. He has been a full time start-up professional for the past 12 years. In the last 7 years he has invested in around 60 early stage startups and is helping them to realize their full potential as a "start-up whisperer" . That experience has resulted in a very deep understanding of what works for early stage investors.

Lars Fløe Nielsen

The story of a Danish Unicorn

Lars is a founding partner and chairman of, a syndicate of angel investors, all founders of unicorn size businesses. Lars is also a founding member of byFounders collective. Having a technical background, Lars co-founded Sitecore in 2001, where he served as Chief Development Officer, running strategy, product strategy, and engineering until a majority stake was sold to EQT in 2016 for more than one billion Euro.
Today Lars help entrepreneurs by serving on the as boards of,, #CPHFTW and as Jury Chairman at EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

Program for June 25th

Networking dinner SOLD OUT, sign up for wait list

18.00 - 20.00

Networking dinner & pitches (Invites only)
At restaurant Alfred & Kamilla, Møllekajen 1, 5000 Odense

20.00 - 23.00

Startup pitches & dialogue with 10 talented startups at different stages

Program for June 26th

8.30 - 9.00

Registration and breakfast (coffee/the & croissants)

9.00 - 9.20

Welcome by Jesper Jarlbæk, Chairman of DanBAN

9.20 - 9.45

Neil S.W. Murray, Founding Partner of the Nordic Web

09.45 - 10.10

Anette Nordvall: Sustainability as a main Investment focus for the 2020’ies

10.10 - 10.45

Break (coffee, water & fruit)

10.45 - 11.10

Risto Rautakorpi, Gorilla Capital: Maximising the probability of an Exit

11.10 - 11.35

Lars Fløe Nielsen, Co-founder Sitecore: The story of a Danish Unicorn

11.35 - 12.00

Business Angel Awards 2019
Presented by Helge Munk, Business Angel of the year 2018.
Nordic Angel Program by DanBAN closing the deal on stage

12.00 - 14.00

Matchmaking and light lunch

Facilitated matchmaking to create even more networking opportunities for our participants representing startups/SMEs and Investors. The Matchmaking will take place in between the Angel Investor Meetup and Odense Investor Summit in Odense Congress Center.

Partner events


Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
International Drone Show

14.00 - 20.00

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Odense Investor Summit

Bridging the gap between startups and investors within robotics, drones & health-tech




Sisse Melsen
+45 30225690

As a participant you will receive 10% discount on accommodation in Odense if needed. However, capacity is limited so we recommend booking as soon as possible. Booking details will follow as part of registration.