4 Reflections From Working In a Portfolio Company

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4 Reflections From Working in a Portfolio Company 4 min. read Written by Judith Schrader Investment Analyst At the beginning of 2023, after Scale Capital invested in Mazepay, a startup offering long-tail spend management for enterprises, I went on a 6 months secondment as a sales consultant to help open up the DACH market. Here […]

Cutting Through the Noise in the Generative AI Landscape as an Early-Stage Investor

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Cutting Through the Noise in the Generative AI Landscape as an Early-Stage Investor 9 min. read Written by Sofia Svanqvist Junior Investment Analyst This article is based on publicly available data and some of the sources are built upon previous research. Areas for preferred investments are based on personal analysis and require additional validation from […]

The Road to Success: How do we work with portfolio companies?

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The Road to Success: How do we Work with Portfolio Companies. 5 min. read Written by Lars Jensen Managing Partner At Scale Capital, we have been founders and company builders ourselves for many years and have the battle scars to prove it. The fine line between success and failure is something we accept and continuously […]

How quantum computing can revolutionize the pharma industry.

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How quantum computing can revolutionize the pharma industry. 5 min. read Written by Joachim Schelde Senior Associate All new medicines introduced in the market are the result of lengthy, costly, and risky R&D processes. Delivering a new medicine to market takes on average 10–15 years from the first synthesis of a new active substance to […]

How to get a Seat on a Board: Advice from an Entrepreneur and Investor.

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How to get a Seat on a Board: Advice from an Entrepreneur and Investor. 5 min. read Written by Kenneth Grunov Partner If you are an experienced entrepreneur or had a long business career, and are wondering how to get a seat on a board, here are a few pieces of advice. Joining a board […]

Why should European founders go west?

Why should European founders go west? 4 min. read Written by Lars Jensen Partner In recent years, the European tech ecosystem has developed significantly, with new startup hubs, accelerators and a flourishing talent pool and ample venture funding. Even with the recent slowdown, the European venture capital industry has more than quadrupled it’s investments over […]

How to assess the true quality of a startup.

How to asses the true quality of a startup. 5 min. read Written by Joachim Schelde Investment Associate Entrepreneurs would often ask for guidance on where to focus their efforts. One can’t give company-specific advice without knowing the business inside-out, but these five pillars of strength are applicable to determining company success in many cases. […]

The state of the US tech ecosystem and its relevance for Nordic startups.

The state of the US tech ecosystem and its relevance for Nordic startups. 8 min. read Interview with Lene Schulze  Venture Partner, San Francisco In this interview, we asked Lene Schulze, our Venture Partner in San Francisco Bay Area, to share her perspective on current trends and the post-covid state of the tech ecosystem in […]