Startup Capital, powered by DanBan, Danske Bank, Vækstfonden, Silicon Valley Bank, byFounders, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Digital Hub Denmark, connects pre-seed, seed-stage, and series A startups across the Nordics and Baltics with global investors through virtual facilitated matchmaking.
Feb. 17, 2022 / 3 min. read
What is Startup Capital?
Startup Capital connects pre-seed, seed-stage, and series A startups across the Nordics and Baltics with global investors through virtual facilitated matchmaking.
What is Cogo?
Cogo is one of the leading shared mobility aggregator in Europe with more than 250 shared mobility operators included in their app. With Cogo, users can search for shared electric scooters, bikes, cars and mopeds, check availability, compare prices and find the best option for their trip. The app is available in 10 languages and can be used in over 500 cities worldwide.
What did you gain from Startup Capital?
"We met with PreSeed Ventures (PSV) for the first time at Startup Capital in 2021. A few months later, Cogo received investment from them. This was of course a huge boost in our operators and enabled us to scale up. Other than PSV we have 3 business angels onboard and we have also received support from Innovationsfonden, Vækstfonden, and others along the way."
Describe your experience with Startup Capital?
What is your growth journey after the Startup Capital?
What would you advise to startups seeking investment/attending Startup Capital?
“First of all, have a 3 min pitch ready so you can give them the highlight of your business. Secondly, research the investors you are going to meet so you understand what they are looking for. This also helps you quickly figure out if they are the right investor for you as you can ask better questions. Thirdly, this is a quick first screening call so don’t expect too much at this point. If there is a match you will most likely be asked to send your pitch deck (if they haven’t seen it already) and to schedule a follow-up call to continue your conversation at another time.”
How much was the investment?