When one of the leading private investment funds in the world, Horizons Ventures, decided to host their annual TechCracker in Bergen, we decided to kick it off with a grand investor event showcasing the most exciting startups in Norway. Horizons supports technology companies with the potential to make transformational differences to our societies, and profits are returned to the Li Ka-Shing Foundation, which supports health, education and cultural projects around the world.
TechCracker has previously taken place in destinations such as Tokyo, Whistler and Singapore, and in 2019 Bergen is the destination. It brings together the founders Horizons portfolio companies, the full investment team in Norway and special guests for a weekend of experiences and a two day (closed) conference, and in every destination Horizons choose for their TechCracker their full investment team spends a full day scouting for investment opportunities. For Norwegian startups, this is a massive opportunity to connect with one of the most respected investment funds in the world, and join their portfolio alongside companies such as Facebook, Impossible Foods, Slack, Endless West, Spotify, Demetrix, Zoom, Deepmind, Spaceship, Waze, Skype, Nanoegg, Siri and more.
In addition to Horizons Ventures, investors from all over Norway will join the investor days to scout for interesting companies. Two full investor days with ongoing pitch sessions in the grand auditorium at Media City Bergen will put the game changers of Norway on stage. Startups will showcase their products and services in the exhibition space, and you can also expect a number of popup talks from founders of Horizons portfolio companies and other prominent guests.
All startups presenting during the summit will be handpicked by Horizons, BKK Spring and the advisory board.