Arkwright X

Arkwright X is a business incubator investing in promising tech startups. They combine their knowledge and competencies from management consulting with the know-how and expertise from seasoned entrepreneurs and founders from the Nordic startup scene.
Type Accelerator / Incubator

Investment info

Invests in
Product or prototype
Go to market
Growth and expansion
Investment range
€ < 25K
€ 25 - 50K
€ 50 - 100K
€ 100 - 500K
Primary markets
Consumer, Companies, Marketplace
Investing in countries
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Focus areas

Consumer Goods
Consumer Goods
Media & Entertainment
Media & Entertainment
Healthcare & Life Science
Healthcare & Life Science
See all 8 focus areas

More about Arkwright X

They primarily invest in early-stage tech startups working within the B2B space. The startups they invest in reside in the Arkwright offices at Aker Brygge for 12-18 months. Here they are provided with support, mentoring and sparring. Each startup receives an advisory team that will follow them throughout the incubator process. In addition to this, they have partnerships with market leading companies within legal, accounting, marketing, communication etc. ensuring that the startups have the support they need.



Arkwright X launched in early 2017. The owner, Arkwright Consulting, has been around since 1987 and employs more than 80 consultants and partners spread across offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Hamburg and Zurich.


How much do they invest?

Arkwright X primarily seeks to invest between 0.5MNOK - 1MNOK in pre-seed and seed phase tech startups. Where relevant, outside investors are invited to join. Investments at a later stage of development are assessed according to the business potential of each company.


How do they work?

Each startup is evaluated based on:

  • Value proposition and customer need
  • Size of addressable market
  • Uniqueness, disruption and entry barriers
  • Scalability of business model
  • Team quality
  • Commercialization risk and requirements
  • Arkwright fit
  • Current evaluation


This makes a difference to them

They are looking for super teams with ideas that are disruptive, scalable and have credible commercialization potential.


Key People

Esben Poulsen – Chief X-ecutor
Esben is in charge of the daily operations at Arkwright X.

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