Venture Builder Log: January 2023

Venture Builder Log: January 2023


They say 'no news is good news', but some news is also good news!


This was written by an actual human and not the AI tool ChatGPT. Although the below image was generated using
Ā Stable Diffusion. We think our designers are safe...for now.

Every startup needs a crazy scientist
by Anders Haugeto


A list of a few things we'll think about doing but then quickly forget about.

  1. Reach inbox zero
  2. Take the stairs more often
  3. Finally figure out what the heck is theĀ Metaverse
  4. Restart the Iterate book club
  5. Switch from Figma to whatever the next trendy tool is
  6. Only drink wine on days that end in 'y'
  7. Ask ChatGPT to come up with better new year's resolutions

šŸ—ļøEW WORK

Someone has got to pay the bills around here.

We're writing a new chapter with Bold Books to help them disrupt the publishing industry

We're building something with OBOS, the large Norwegian real estate company with many many buildings.

We're helping to renovateĀ Arkivet, the marketplace for renovations.


Get to know one of our venture builder companies better.

HjernelƦring (

What do they do?

They create simple and concrete tools for adults that build good mental health in children.

How do they do it?

With HjernelƦring Skole, the school and children learn a common language about the brain and emotions through play, reflection, practice, and stories.

How are they doing?

They recently signed an agreement that all 16 primary schools in Sarpsborg municipality to use HjernelƦring Skole.

Since you were so nice to scroll to the very very bottom allow us to regal you with a tale as told by the AI toolĀ ChatGPTĀ using the prompt "write a short story about the Norsk gods trying to build a startup".

Once upon a time, in the rugged and beautiful lands of Norway, there lived a group of proud and hardworking individuals known as the Norsk Gods. They were skilled craftsmen, expertly crafting intricate wooden furniture and traditional Norwegian textiles.

But times were changing, and the Norsk Gods began to feel the pressure to modernize and adapt to the fast-paced world of business. They knew they needed to find a way to take their traditional crafts and turn them into something that could thrive in the 21st century.

That's when they had an idea. Why not start a startup company, using their unique skills and expertise in traditional Norwegian crafts to create something truly special and in-demand? And so, the Norsk Gods set to work building their new venture.

They spent months researching and developing their new products, carefully blending traditional techniques with modern design and technology. They worked tirelessly, pouring all of their passion and skill into their new venture.

Finally, the day arrived for the Norsk Gods to launch their startup. They opened their doors to the public, showcasing their beautiful and unique handmade furniture and textiles. The response was incredible. People from all over the world were drawn to the authentic and charming quality of their products, and the Norsk Gods' startup quickly became a huge success.

But the Norsk Gods knew that success is not a one time event, they had to keep evolving and adapting to the changing world of business. And so, they started to experiment with new ideas and technologies, constantly pushing the boundaries of what was possible. They started to use new materials and modern techniques, while keeping their traditional roots in mind.

With each new innovation, the Norsk Gods' startup continued to grow, and soon they were known all over the world as the premier destination for authentic, high-quality Norwegian crafts. They had not only adapted to the modern world but had thrived in it, and they were proud to have brought their traditional crafts to the forefront of the design world.

Years passed, and the Norsk Gods' startup had become a household name. They had expanded their business to other countries and had a global presence. They were proud of what they had built, knowing that they had succeeded in preserving the traditional Norwegian crafts while also keeping up with the fast pace of the modern world.

The Norsk Gods had taken their passion and turned it into a thriving business, and they were proud to be a part of the new generation of entrepreneurs. They had shown that with hard work, determination, and a willingness to adapt, anything is possible.

And so, the Norsk Gods continued to create beautiful, authentic, and timeless pieces of art, always remembering the traditional values that had brought them to where they were, and always looking for new ways to innovate and evolve.

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