Martin Hauge

CEO and Owner at Haflo

About

Most of my time I spend on Haflo where we invest in great people, with big dreams.


Frog Capital based in London have appointed me Chairman of the Board and I am very excited to work with Mike Reid and his team to provide growth capital for innovative, high-growth companies in the European tech ecosystem.


It’s three years since I left my role as General Partner with Creandum which I held for 11 years, but still staying in touch with my old colleagues as a stake holder in previous funds while being a board member of the new Guernsey based General Partner for the 180 MEUR fund.


Now I am building my own portfolio of companies born global with founders I believe can make the difference. I like entrepreneurs who understand the concept of “under promise and over deliver” and have the “recruitment power” necessary to attract the people needed to make a success.


In Automile I did my first angel investment and I was until Jan 1st 2017 the Chairman of the Board of this promising company now based in Palo Alto, California. Fall 2017 Automile raised a B-round with Insight Ventures (NY) and I got the great opportunity from the founder Jens Nylander

to exit and did more than 100x my money.


In Oslo based No Isolation I try to help the team solving one of many people’s problem; Isolation and we have started with the children. We have so far raised 3 MEUR and now expanding to cover the European market. As a Chairman and a shareholder, I congratulate Karen and her team with an amazing success in Norway.


My portfolio also includes AeroMobile (SL) and ZeroPoint (S) and some UK and US based funds.

Work style

How I prefer to work

Remote & Office

Qualities I value in my colleagues

  • Efficiency
  • ownership
  • openness
  • work ethic
  • compassion

My communication style

  • Open
  • positive
  • direct
  • transparent
  • casual

My pet peeves

  • Arrogance
  • disloyalty
  • poor communication
  • laziness
  • unreliability

Fun fact

I am enjoying London and my office and apartment here while being a true Scandinavian who lived for many years in Denmark and now holding both a Swedish and a Norwegian passport

Timeline

  • CEO and Owner

    Current role

View in org chart

The Org
helps you hire
great candidates
It takes less than ten minutes to set up your company page.
It’s free to use - try it out today.