Investors Lounge is connecting investors with startups and investment ready companies.
Investors Lounge is run by Innovation Dock, in close partnership with Angel Challenge. Through our activities and other programs we are in a unique position which give us insight to hundreds of startups and investment ready companies yearly. This, together with our active sourcing, gives our investors the possibility to pick first hand.
Are you an investor and find this interesting?
JOIN AN ACTIVE INVESTOR GROUP
To be an angel investor you need startups to invest in, but where do you get access to interesting deals? It is all about being present in the startup ecosystem and getting to know the upcoming startups. In Investors Lounge we will introduce you to the startups from local and national startup communities, partners and programs. Investors Lounge is run by Innovation Dock, in close partnership with Angel Challenge. We are also linked to the Angel Challenge activities from all over Norway together by sharing dealflow and investor relations, and we are working closely with the Angel Challenge Alumni network in Bergen and Oslo.
Together we will discuss the startups and identify the diamonds in the rough. We will work together as a group to cover more startups than we are able to on our own. And when we identify investment opportunities, we will encourage investing as a syndicate to reduce risk and increase diversification.
DEAL FLOW GENERATION
AT INNOVATION DOCK
In addition to the 60+ companies located at Innovation Dock, we have closer to 200 companies in our programs, classes and courses throughout the year. All which members in Investors Lounge get first hand access to.
Gründerhub is Sparebank1 SR-Banks entrepreneur program which starts every 12 weeks with 10 new companies. Innovation Dock delivers the content and the offices for the companies in the program.
In Angel Challenge 20 investors and 20 startups join the two month long program which leads in a joint investment in the winning startup of 1 mill. NOK. Several of the Angel Challenge Alumni investors are now active in Investors Lounge.
During one year, over 100 entrepreneurs starts their business whilst being through our Startup Academy. Everyone who starts business while they are on unemployment benefits in Stavanger run through our 17 week program.
Creative Business Cup is a competition that empowers entrepreneurs in the creative industries, helping them grow their business ideas, connecting them to investors and the global markets, and strengthening their innovative capabilities to the benefit of industry and society.
Because of the work laid down in creating Investors Lounge, we get noumerous of startups approaching us to get the possiblity to present their case to our investors.
INVESTORS LOUNGE EVENTS
MEET THE STARTUPS
An open event where startups pitch and present, in order to attract talent, customers, partners and investors. Planned 2-3 times per year.
MEET THE INVESTORS
An open event where investors are the ones pitching on stage. 3-5 investors present themselves, and startups and entrepreneurs can ask questions and know more about what to think about when approaching investors.
Closed events for members in Investors Lounge, where 3 hand picked investor ready startups present themselves. 15 minute presentations plus Q&A for each startup, followed by a discussion amongst the investors. DD process and follow up organized by Investors Lounge admin.
Join Investors Lounge and be hands on the ecosystem as an investor.
NEVER STOP YOUR DEAL FLOW
New startups are created every day, and investors should get to know and guide them before they need the money. By constantly searching for new dealflow and building relationships over time, the investors work together an evening every month to find investable companies and invest together.
MEET NEW STARTUPS -
BEFORE THEY NEED MONEY
Investors should meet the startups long before they are looking for money. That way you have seen them created value over time before you invest, and you can give good advice early to help the startups take the right turns from the beginning.
INVESTMENTS FROM 0.5 TO 10 MILLION NOK
In Investors Lounge every startup in their early stages are invited to pitch to the investors. The ask can be anything from 0,5 to 10 Million NOK with valuations thereafter.
EVERY DEAL IS UNIQUE, WITH NO PRE SET VALUATION
In this program, there are no pre set investment terms. Every startup is invited to present their needs, terms and conditions, and the investors are free to bargain. This are real-life investing.
Requirements for joining
- An intention of a 100 000 NOK investment for next year.
- Take part in several of the events and workshops.
- Want to openly share early stage dealflow with the group.
ACCESS TO INNOVATION DOCKS FACILITIES
For a small fee, investors can be given access to all of Innovation Docks facilities, such as great meeting rooms and discount on large event space when needed.
Hanne Rentsch Ersdal
Coordinator @ Innovation Dock