About us

Big change needs big thinking

About us

We are an early-stage VC fund that invests in software-driven technology companies built by ambitious entrepreneurs.

RunwayFBU is part of the Aker Group and was founded in 2021 by Kjell Inge Røkke, among the most successful entrepreneurs in the Nordics, and Tor Bækkelund, former co-founder of StartupLab. Our team’s ambition is to support entrepreneurs building global companies solving important challenges by using data and technology. Our approach is founder friendly and gives access to the Aker Group companies as key pilot clients.

Welcome to Runway Fornebu. A new home and VC fund for industrial technology founders.

"Don't wait for the future – let us help you build it!", Kjell Inge Røkke

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FAQ

I have a tech startup, and want to apply for capital. How do I proceed?

Click the "Let’s talk" button to get started. You’ll find it in the menu on mobile and at the top right on desktop. Fill in the information about your tech startup, and we will get in touch with you soon.

I want to apply to be a member of the Tech Hub. How do I proceed?

Click the "Let’s talk" button to get started. You’ll find it in the menu on mobile and at the top right on desktop. Fill in the information about your tech startup, and we will get in touch with you soon.

What can RunwayFBU offer me?

We are ready to invest capital from our fund today and we are building a cutting edge tech hub that gives access to a competent industry network and a community of partners, and advisors.

What requirements do I need to fulfill?

We are looking for a wide range of startups and entrepreneurs that naturally fall within: Technology companies using data & technology as a key element of their product offering, with an outstanding growth potential; Entrepreneurs and companies whose technology is developed by people with deep understanding of the problem to solve; Industries where emerging technologies and new business models are likely to provide a significant value creation opportunity over time.

I'm curious... what does "Runway + FBU" mean?

Big change needs big thinking, so we thought: We’re here to help you defy gravity and get your big ideas off the ground, with investment that’s positive and meaningful. The FBU stands for the code of the old airport located in Fornebu - our first location. We think global: first FBU, up next LHR, JFK, CGD, HND? Oh yes.

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