Biggest day in the history of Startup Village

Great stuff happens when you surround yourself with dreamers, fighters and creators. Recently Startup Village saw its biggest day ever, as three of the 50 kickass startups that reside here all revealed major news on the same day!

Photo: Mik Eskestad

Photo: Mik Eskestad

Conferize IPO’ed on First North stock exchange. As the first Danish startup of its type to turn to the the stock exchange while still early stage, Conferize just paved the way for other startups to use an IPO as a means to raise funding for growth. Conferize is a 6 year old company with considerable traction but still in the early growth stages. The market received the company with open arms, with a 40+% share increase already on listing day. Founder Martin Ferro Thomsen is a well known Danish Entrepreneur and previously founded Issuu. Conferize has been a resident of Startup Village through most of their growth journey, and a member of Founders House. We would like to applaud them for taking this path, paving way for others to follow after them. True leadership and entrepreneurial courage!

Photo: boersen.dk

Photo: boersen.dk

Opbeat announced their sale to Elastic Search. Opbeat is an APM (application platform monitoring) for developers of web apps. The 11 man team just announced their exit to Elastic Search, where they will continue their journey. The team remains in Copenhagen. Opbeat started out in Founders House back when it was just the two Founders, Ron Cohen and Rasmus Markwarth, and later moved into their own office in Startup Village as the team grew. We wish them well and are stoked to keep these great people as a part of the local ecosystem even post exit.

Planday announced their latest strategic partnership. Planday, the employee scheduling platform that reduces the complexity for companies with shifts and hourly paid staff, announced a strategic partnership with Metro Group to fund an even more aggressive growth. Focus is German-speaking countries and Metro Group has a strong customer base within the hospitality industry. With offices already in UK and DK, and a total of 130 staff, Planday is a serious contender to win their category. Their Danish office and HQ sits in Startup Village in a beautiful roof top loft style office which makes all of us quite envious. We’re cheering for you!

Photo: finans.dk

Photo: finans.dk

Several more companies in Startup Village and Founders House are close to closing rounds and big deals. It surely is an amazing time to build tech companies here!

Startup Village is an open area for high growth tech startups. Members include Vivino, Churchdesk, Ontame and 45 other great companies. It is administered by Founders House, Copenhagen’s leading coworking space for tech startups.