Tomorrow Today (2M2D) is a Norwegian investment company committed to helping great founders with great ideas succeed. We want to back the bold and brave entrepreneurs who think big and move fast. 2M2D is headed by Bjarne Melbye, and is founded on the idea of being part of a new era of technology advancements that benefits mankind.
We can offer funding, experience and a kick-ass network to startups that meet our investment criteria.
2M2D act as an independent company, but has essentially sprung out of 110 years of company building and ownership from HCA Melbye AS that was founded in 1907. HCA Melbye has amongst others been part of building the success story of BetonmastHæhre, with a $1B+ turnover. The company also has 110-year-old roots from building traditional industries within distribution, packaging, materials, energy networks, construction and real estate. Bjarne Melbye is a co-owner of HCA Melbye and has set up 2M2D to take an active part in the change we’re seeing, the future, today.
Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO
Bjarne has previously worked in the financial industry and with his own ventures. He’s also participated in all areas of his family business as an executive and a board member, where he’s been part of strategic planning and executing, bringing the company onwards and upwards.
“Together with my siblings we’re the 4th generation business owners. I’ve worked close with my father and he has taught me generosity, gender equality and to treat everyone with respect. And since I always try to work with people that are smarter than me, I’ve been lucky to bring with me Fredrik Winther and Lars TIngulstad as chairman and board member in 2M2D”.
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board
Member of the Board
Member of the Board
Lars is curious about what the future holds, and will be a part of 2M2D to focus on growth and opportunities for the companies we’ll partner with.
Investment strategy – Are we a match?
2M2D are looking for bold and brave entrepreneurs who think big and move fast. We can offer funding, experience and a kick-ass network to early stage companies. As part of our investment strategy we have certain criteria for considering an investment.
We want you and your company to have:
Our strategy is to invest in two steps and we can participate in multiple funding rounds. Typically we’ll enter in the seed stage or the series-A round – determined on a case by case basis. We believe our strength is in the early stages of a company timeline where we can help founders sort out their roadmap, identify obstacles and most importantly be a great speaking partner.
A completed or close to completion of your product
– meaning you’re open for business
Managed to raise initial funding
Full time employees
A fair and addressable market size
2M2D is an independent company that runs by its own mandate, and is wholly owned by Bjarne Melbye. In addition, 2M2D reaches out to a network of co-investors that will decide on a case by case basis. If more investors choose to enter, 2M2D will act as the contact point for the syndicate.
These are the co-investors of today:
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