Grundr is a Management Consulting and Investment Company tailored to the needs of startups.

We bring the expertise gathered through years of building the start-up ecosystem in Norway, and the business acumen that takes start-ups onto the runway of growth.

We empower start-ups and foster the ecosystem by building bridges between entrepreneurs, corporates, experts and investors.


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Get investor-ready

Being in front of investors is a daunting task. The pressure is high as there is a lot at stake when given such an opportunity to seize.

We know it because we have been on both sides  of the table, as entrepreneurs looking for capital  and as investors, scrutinizing for what would be  the best venture to fund.

We gather years of experience in both fields  to work with and for you, to ensure you are investor-ready when you meet the most  relevant potential investors for your Company.

Get the business insight you need to build, innovate and grow your startup with a global aim

We offer business management advisory, strategic networking, fundraising advice, and pitching practice. Our most popular modules are Get Off the Ground, Get Investor Ready, and Growth & Stability

Skyrocket your startup with the right network

Grundr hosts various events helping entrepreneurs connect with peers, get an overview of the start-up ecosystem, and gain relevant knowledge.


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Building bridges since 2015


Grundr is a Management Consulting and Investment company tailored to the needs of startups.

We started in 2015 as community builders organising monthly networking events for startups, gathering up to 300 entrepreneurs in Oslo: DrinkEntrepreneursOslo.

Since then, we have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs build their network, gain knowledge and access capital, by bridging the gap between startups, talent, corporates and investors.

In 2016, Grundr launched and managed untill august 2018,, Danske Bank’s initiative towards startups and growth companies in Norway.

Grundr also invests in several Norwegian startups and serves as advisor of many more.


The Team

We want to empower entrepreneurs; making it possible for anyone with a great idea to be able to start and run a successful business

Raja Skogland

CEO & Founder

An award winning entrepreneur, passionate about startups and empowering entrepreneurs. Aside from successfully launching and running, she is also a public speaker, startup advisor, investor, and has been featured in SHIFTER and Business Insider. Previous to that she has worked several years in private banking in Switzerland.


Marieke Bjørgung

Head of Business Consulting

As a successful entrepreneur herself, Marieke has a profound understanding of what it takes to create, build and sustain a new business venture. This, coupled with her experience in banking provide her a bilateral perspective to start-up and investor operations and motivations. She is close to completing her Master's degree in Finance and Strategic Management from Harvard University and looks forward to applying her knowledge to your needs.


Nikol Mard

Head of Community Building

Nikol brings years of event organizing knowledge to the team, coupled with community building and networking in the start-up ecosystem. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and experience with building with her own start up, an NGO in Norway, based on the philosophy of empowering people. Her degree in sociology and gender studies speak of her passion for equality, empowerment and taking an analytical approach to projects.


Grundr Advisors

Ben Christensen   Co-Founder & Managing Partner  MB Consulting

Ben Christensen

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

MB Consulting

Bjarte Bogstad   Partner  Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS

Bjarte Bogstad


Bull & Co Advokatfirma AS

Bjarne Ambrahamsen   Partner  Antler

Bjarne Ambrahamsen



Rünno Allikivi   Head of Scandinavia  Funderbeam

Rünno Allikivi

Head of Scandinavia


Tonje Elisabeth Aarøe   Director  The Change Corporation

Tonje Elisabeth Aarøe


The Change Corporation

Andreas Slettvoll   CEO and Founder  CHOOOSE

Andreas Slettvoll

CEO and Founder


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