technology-driven
community-driven
founder-driven
technology-driven
early-stage VC
Authorised by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority ("Finanstilsynet")
Innovative
Diversified
Pan-European
1

Our story

BlackWood was founded by experienced financiers and entrepreneurs who saw the need to help investors get access to VC by offering a diversified fund and the opportunity for angels to co-invest in selected startups.

2

Our people

Our founding partners are supported by 8 team members with backgrounds in finance, entrepreneurship, and technology. We have European DNA and speak English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish and Danish at the office.

3

Our vision

We want to optimize the access to capital for startups as well as generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients. We do this by blending traditional VC investing with the additional know-how of leading angel investors.

About

Blackwood

BlackWood is a network and technology-driven venture capital fund headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We leverage artificial intelligence to identify and invest in the most promising early-stage startups across Europe.

100+

connections with universities, accelerators and incubators in Europe

1200+

Angel Investors are memberS of our investor club

300+

startups reviewed per month
We
are
Pan-European

We have grown and nurtured close relationships with 70+ of Europe's leading accelerators, incubators, and universities.

With these partnerships in more than 15 countries, we are well-positioned to find the next European unicorns.

Community

BlackWood's dedicated investor club counts over 1,200 angel investors, whom each bring diverse expertise, experiences, and personal networks to the table.

When we invest in a startup, we enable our investor club to co-invest with us, to support the founders we chose to work with.

Systematic

We leverage artificial intelligence to conduct a deep analysis of the value proposition, strategy, team, and financial aspects of every startup we look at.​

This systematic approach allows us to analyze over 300 startups per month within fintech, web 3.0, and cleantech.

Builders

Our team has founded multiple successful companies, with €100m+ exits, so we know what it takes. We understand the challenges that startups face during the earliest stages and can help avoid common pitfalls by leveraging our experience and network.

We look for bold ideas and visionary entrepreneurs, just like us.

We

create

Launched in 2023, our inaugural Fund has taken positions in exceptional startups from across Europe and beyond, leveraging our ability to execute at an international level with best-in-class co-investors.

Sidekick
Twist
Hybr
Prospect 100

Recent

updates

BlackWood Ventures Secures DKK 110 million in 2nd Closing of Fund I. “BlackWood Ventures is increasingly becoming a catalyst for revolutionary companies and founders across Europe,” said Bastian R. Larsen, Founder and CEO of BlackWood Ventures. “With the timing of our fund launch aligning perfectly with market conditions, we are in an exceptionally promising position to drive significant advancements in our focus sectors”

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Abbas Kazmi of BlackWood Ventures' investment committee interviewed Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO of OpenAI. BlackWood's CEO Bastian R. Larsen summarizes the main points from the interview.

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Derived from our first BlackWood Lab session with HEC Paris Professor Rodolphe Durand, this white paper describes the impact of Purpose-based management on the intrinsic performance of startups.

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Contact us
Our Head of Investor Relations, Jonas Madsen, is here for you. If you have any questions, please book a call below.

Get in touch with us

Our Head of Investor Relations, Jonas Madsen, is here for you.
If you have any questions, please book a call.
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