Taylor Ryan is a 6x Start up founder with 14 years of marketing experience. He’s got a practical sense for what works which comes from his background as a founder, agency owner, growth-hacker, and advisor to numerous tech startups in Europe.
A Washington, D.C. native, Taylor has been based in Copenhagen, Denmark for the last 6 years.
Taylor has led the marketing departments of four of the fastest-growing start-ups in Denmark, resulting in successful exits for each(1 IPO, 2 Acquisitions, 1 Merger).
Taylor has run successful workshops for some of the world’s most recognizable accelerators and continues to invest in and mentor start ups in Europe and beyond.
Originally from the U.K. and educated at The University of Edinburgh, Omar Shaikh has a background in Asset & Wealth Management.
Omar spent ten years working in London for Schroders, a leading hedge fund, and as an Authorised Corporate Director for a UCITS fund with over £10 billion AUM.
After relocating to Copenhagen, Denmark, he was chosen to serve on the board of Copenhagen FinTech, a government funded non-profit organization with the goal of developing the Fintech industry across the Nordic region.
In 2017, Omar was appointed by Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, as a Trade and Investment Ambassador for Scotland.
Omar currently serves as the CEO and Founder of Cocoa Invest, one of the world’s first fully Islamic compliant online investment businesses.
Give Start-ups with the right foundations a fighting chance anywhere in the world.
We seek to change the way start-ups are identified, reviewed, and supported throughout their earliest stages
Finally, a versatile VC firm that can truly support their investments across borders
We believe that the combination of investment and expertise can unlock the true potential growth of early-stage start ups
We believe that early-stage start up investment is not fit for purpose in a competitive global market
Early-stage start ups need more than just investment
The current investment model is inefficient and outdated
We strive to develop founders into better leaders and ultimately better business people. Unconventional and unusual people often make great entrepreneurs.
The things that set us apart are our strengths. We believe in harnessing the potential of great ideas within great people wherever they are in the world.
We have the capacity to fund dreams and are the holders of secrets. We work with people that share our ambition to have long-term success.
We are clear with our investment terms and ask that our founders are direct in their communication.
The greatest teacher is experience and there is no degree in wisdom. We support projects that show the potential of both the founders and the business model.
No single person can do everything. We support strong teams and growth. We demonstrate that every day and lead by example.
Time is always the most important resource. We strive to help start-up founders with speed and agility for faster growth in all parts of their journey.
Are you beyond the idea stage and can show traction in your product?
Are you an angel investor, VC, Corporate VC, Family Office, Private Equity Investor, Government Investor?
Are you a mentor who would like to make an impact on upcoming startup talents?
Near Nordic is celebrating its community and Web 3.0 accelerator launch with an exciting evening of blockchain speakers, networking, and FREE NFTs.
This is a FREE, in-person launch event held at a popular co-working space in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark.