Leikr is the biggest Danish success on Kickstarter


The Kickstarter campaign for the intuitive sports watch Leikr has just ended and the team behind certainly has a reason to celebrate. Leikr has reached funding of over $265,000, which makes them the biggest Danish success on Kickstarter.

The crowdfunding-platform, Kickstarter, is made in such a way that a given project will only become a reality if it reaches its goal. If the goal is not reached, the people who funded the project will not be charged. Leikr had an ambitious goal of $ 250,000. The Danish entrepreneurs followed the funding intensely and reached their goal 3 days prior to their deadline.  

“Following the development on Kickstarter and seeing how we were closing in on the goal hour by hour, has been a very exciting experience. It has also been interesting seeing that many of our backers had never used the platform before and joined Kickstarter because of our product,” says cofounder of Leikr, Cristiano Cairo. 

Great market potential
SEED Capital, which is the largest venture fund in Denmark within the pre-seed and seed segment, invested in Leikr early in the process. SEED Capital is excited with regards to the big success with Kickstarter. “The Leikr team did a really good job and Kickstarter has proven to be a great supplement to SEED Capitals funds. The campaign has been absolutely essential to confirm that there is a real demand for the product,” says Investment Manager at SEED Capital, Richard Breiter.   

Why Kickstarter
“First of all, we decided to use Kickstarter to achieve funding for scaling the production and enter the American market. It has been amazing seeing so much interest in the product and how the demand comes from all over the world. In addition to having received funding for the project, Kickstarter has also proven to be an excellent marketing platform,” says cofounder of Leikr, Cristiano Cairo. 

The innovative sports watch is already in production and getting ready for sales in Denmark. Some of the most innovative features of Leikr are an industry first 2” color display, first watch with on board Maps from OpenStreetMaps, downloadable workout apps, Wi-Fi connectivity to the cloud and a snapping fast GPS.

More info: 

News archive

  • 2014-04-16

    Oracain announces deal with Moberg Pharma

    The Danish biotech company Oracain, in whom SEED Capital is an investor, has reached a licensing agreement with the Swedish company Moberg Pharma. The deal entails licensing and development of Oracains main asset, a patented pill for pain relief, to Moberg Pharma.

  • 2014-04-11

    Gl. Hellerup High School builds new facilities using Abeos unique SL-Deck

    Since Abeo partnered with the concrete manufacturer Perstrup, earlier this year, they have been delivering their high-quality concrete solution, the SL-Deck, to the Danish construction industry.

  • 2014-04-08

    EpiTherapeutics raises more capital in order to retain their pole position

    EpiTherapeutics has raised another EUR 10.68 million in investments. The new investments have been raised among the EpiTherapeutics current investors, among them SEED Capital and Novo Seeds.

  • 2014-04-04

    Danish venture investments reach a record high!

    A recent analysis from Vækstfonden and DCVA concludes that SEED Capital and the other Danish venture capital firms have invested about DKK 2 billion in new start-up businesses in 2013.

  • 2014-04-04

    The startup team

    What to expect when approaching us with a start-up team and which measures do we take to secure every start-up the best possible foundation.

  • 2014-04-04

    Helle Uth joins the team at SEED Capital

    We are proud to announce that Helle Uth will be joining SEED Capital on the of April. Helle Uth will be the newest addition to the Technology Team and will be joining the team as Investment Manager.

  • 2014-04-04

    Napatech successfully lists on the Oslo Stock Exchange

    The Danish IT company Napatech has recently been listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. This has further improved the company’s access to funding and thereby enables further growth. The IPO enables Napatech to manifest their position as the world’s leading supplier of network analysis adaptors.

  • 2014-04-04

    WatAgame hits it big with new social media application

    The SEED Capital funded Danish company watAgame has recently launched a popular social media application for kids. Momio, as the application is named, has become an instant success among kids and tweens in Denmark resulting in continuous top ten rankings in iOS App Store.

  • 2014-03-21

    Expanite have been ISO 9001 certified by German TÜV NORD

    The Danish start-up company Expanite obtained their ISO 9001 certification in February 2014. Since starting a treatment center in Hillerød the company has experienced a lot of interest in their technology.

  • 2014-03-12

    Alkalon appoints Bjarne Pedersen as CEO

    Alkalon has appointed Bjarne Pedersen as new CEO of the company. The founder and former CEO, Mr. Bo Tandrup, will continue in the company as Board Member and Executive Director focussing on research and new business development activities.




Where to meet us

2014-04-28 Line Holten Seminar: Om brugen af apps indenfor medicoindustrien Søhuset, SCION DTU, Hørshold
2014-05-07 Frank Knudsen EuroMedtech Linz, Austria
2014-05-21 Ulf Rosén MedTech Investing Conference Minneapolis, USA
2014-05-21 Jón Ingi Benediktsson BioEquity Europe Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014-05-27 Frank Knudsen High-Tech Gruenderfonds Family Day Bonn, Germany

Press Kit

SEED Capital Ulla Brockenhuus-Schack

SEED Capital logo
Download as png (8 kb)
Download as eps (374 kb)

Ulla Brockenhuus-Schack
Download as jpg (1.1 mb)

Download our full press kit here

Contact Information
Communication Manager Line Byrfelt Grønlykke
Phone: +45 4111 2191