Capital Raising in the Seafood Sector

A capital program for start-ups and scale-ups in NCE Seafood Innovation.

This is a NCE Seafood Innovation competence program tailored to seafood entrepreneurs. The objective of the program is to help you think strategically about fund raising, get a robust long-term capital strategy in place and attract the investors that are right for YOUR scale-up.

The program consists of four digital training sessions where we focus  on scale up strategy, funding roadmap, investor mapping, valuations and deal sizes, investor presentation/pitch etc. In addition, we have 1:1 advisory meetings with every start-up/scale-up. During the program the participants are introduced to relevant investors.

Our next program starts after the summer with training sessions on the following dates (approx. three hours each day):

  • 30-31 August
  • 27-28 September
  • 25-27 October
  • 22-23 November

We recommend 2-3 participants from each company, at least one being a board member.

The program is a collaboration between NCE Seafood Innovation and Strategy Tools, and held by Christian Rangen and Pia S. Rønningen.

To apply for the program please send us the following:

  • Business Model Canvas (one page)
  • Motivation Letter describing (one page)
    • What is your business?
    • How do you plan to grow?
    • Why do you want to participate in the program?
    • Complete your startup profile in Seapoint  

If you have questions about the program, please contact Pia S. Rønningen –

“The reason we managed to close our most recent funding round was because of what we’ve done as part of the Capital Program. Having a solid pitch deck and a very clear idea of what we wanted made it interesting for the investors” – Andreas Morland, SeaSmart.

“It’s been very instructive and useful to participate in this programme. It provided, among other things, a very thorough insight into the landscape these investors operate in and the importance of securing the right investors at the right time. We spent quite some time on identifying which investors we are looking for. Who are they, what’s their focus and how do we catch their interest? This helped us see we had to do a thorough job to involve the investors we wished for”  – David Røisland, Innomar.

At a glance

Project goal: Funding of start-ups and scale-ups

Project period: Yearly event. Three month program, starting in August.

Financed by: NCE Seafood Innovation

Project partners: Christian Rangen, Strategy Tools AS

Project focus: How to build a capital strategy and secure funding to grow and scale your business

Project value: capital raising competence and successful investor dialog

Contact person:
Pia Singdahlsen Rønningen
Business Developer
+47 92 63 08 83
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