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The world to Norway

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.


Meet the 40


Selected by Acceler8. Electorate



Attending the Game Changers Investor Summit is by invitation only.

Participating investors - online and on-site - include:

Speakers Oct. 24th

TechCracker Lab presents the founders of five incredible Horizons Ventures' portfolio companies. New foods, gaming, greentech and digital DNA. What an incredible diversity of topics! 
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We started with a simple question. “What makes meat taste like meat?” Then we took everything we know and love about meat, and made it even better – using plants. Hear the Impossible founders talk about their journey to make impossible food!

Nick Halla and David Lee (founders)

More than meat

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The day when delicious dairy goodness is something everyone can love. The day we say goodbye to the downsides of factory farming. The day we throw a big party with luscious, animal-free milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, all made with Perfect Day.

Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi (founders)

It's a perfect day to change the world

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Soul Machines is the worlds leading research company in biologically inspired AI. Its digital brain enables us to autonomously animate hyper-realistic digital people and deliver scalable personalised CX for corporations and brands. They will democratise the delivery of education and healthcare in an era when we simply dont train enough teachers and doctors.

Mark Sagar and Greg Cross (founders)

Autonomous Animation: the future of Human Machine cooperation

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Genvid is the first broadcasting solution built especially for games. Genvid’s SDK enables developers to create and deliver premium interactive broadcasts to livestreaming audiences.

Jacob Navok (founder)

Redefining interaction for live game broadcasts


SoilCQuest is an independent not-for-profit organisation with a dedicated agenda to fast track the research, development and deployment of a new giga-tonne capacity soil carbon sequestration biotechnology.
In doing this, we empower the world's farmers to take action, leading the charge in drawing down the excess atmospheric carbon that threatens global food security, while improving the world's agricultural soils, making them more fertile and resilient.

Guy Hudson

Resilient Soils. Healthy Climate.


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