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OUR STORY

WE HELP YOU

SUCCEED ABROAD

MakesYouLocal assists companies from all over Europe in international success.

We specialise in e-commerce, customer service, and digital growth, providing the local resources necessary for companies to strive abroad.

Since 2010, we have helped over 1000 companies with their European internationalisation.

WHAT WE DO IS

LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

We help small and medium-sized e-commerce companies from all over Europe to compete and succeed in a field dominated by big international players.

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OUR TEAM OF LOCALS

HELP YOU INTERNATIONALISE

 

You will be working with e-commerce professionals that are native to the country you are planning to enter.

From customer service, online growth and translation to localisation, we provide businesses with the means for international success.

LOCALISATION

SINCE 2010

The company was founded in Copenhagen and is owned by the original founders and key employees.

Today, MakesYouLocal has four European offices located in Copenhagen, Vilnius, Berlin and Brno.

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OUR COMPANY HISTORY

  • Copenhagen office

    2010 - 2013

    MakesYouLocal was founded by husband and wife Max Riis Christensen and Ingrid Riis Karlsen. Our first HQ was on Classensgade, in the Copenhagen neighbourhood of Østerbro. From here, we began servicing our first three clients. In 2011 Max and Ingrid were joined by the company’s first employee.

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    2014 -2016

    An important time in the early development of MakesYouLocal. Søren Kjær Nielsen joined the partnership and we opened our first international office in Vilnius under the management of Donatas Gudelis and established a subsidiary in Norway.
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    2017 - 2020

    We outgrew our first HQ and moved to bigger offices in the nearby street of Livjægergade. By the end of 2020 the company had grown to a total of 69 employees; and Henrik Hansen and Ann Nørgaard Jensen had become our fourth and fifth partners.
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    2021 – 2022

    We established offices in Berlin and Brno to get closer to our clients. The Copenhagen HQ once again had to move, this time to our current address at Tietgens Have - a stone's throw from where the company was founded.

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    2023 –

    In the early days of 2023 MakesYouLocal A/S was created, and a new ownership structure was established consisting of Max Riis Christensen, Ingrid Riis Karlsen, Søren Kjær Nielsen, Henrik Hansen, Ann Nørgaard Jensen and Donatas Gudelis. 

    As of February 2023, the organisation has a total of 117 employees based in our offices in Copenhagen, Vilnius, Berlin and Brno.
OUR

BUSINESS PARTNERS

  • Office Copenhagen

    NORDICS, THE UK & EUROPE

    COPENHAGEN OFFICE

    Our Copenhagen office is situated just 6 minutes away from the city centre. We are located at the Tietgens Have office building in Nordhavn, right next to the S-train and metro stations.

    Find us at

    • Østbanegade 123, 2100 København Ø
    • +45 69 91 80 06
    • info@makesyoulocal.com
  • vilnius office

    BALTICS & POLAND

    VILNIUS OFFICE

    Our Vilnius office can be found on the top floor of the Panorama shopping centre, located in the neighbourhood of Žvėrynas. The office is easily accessible by public transportation and just a 15-minute walk from the city centre, which can be reached by taking a stroll along, and across, the Neris river.

    Find us at

    • Saltoniškių g. 9, Vilnius 08105
    • +370 693 37 346
    • vilnius@makesyoulocal.com
  • Brno office

    CZECHIA

    BRNO OFFICE

    The Brno office is located in the ImpactHUB coworking space, in the centre of Brno. Excellent accessibility is complemented by a friendly environment with comfortable facilities and a great community of people and companies.

    Find us at

    • Cyrilská 7, 602 00 Brno-střed-Trnitá
    • +45 69 91 80 06
    • info@makesyoulocal.com
  • berlin office

    GERMANY

    BERLIN OFFICE

    The office is located right in the heart of Berlin at Skalitzer Straße. It is a part of Mindspace, a coworking space in a former paper factory from 1872.

    Find us at

    • Skalitzer Str. 104, 10997 Berlin
    • +45 69 91 80 06
    • info@makesyoulocal.com
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THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • Copenhagen & Berlin
  • Vilnius & Brno
Max Riis Christensen, CEO at MakesYouLocal
Max Riis Christensen CEO
Ingrid Riis Karlsen, Partner at MakesYouLocal
Ingrid Riis Karlsen Partner
Søren Kjær Nielsen, Partner at MakesYouLocal
Søren Kjær Nielsen Partner
Henrik Hansen, Partner at MakesYouLocal
Henrik Hansen Partner
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Maria Skatvedt Haaland Head of Operations
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Lotte Andkjær Christensen Head of Product & Marketing
Britta Jørgensen, Head of People & Culture
Britta Jørgensen Head of People & Culture
Hayley Damstoft, Head of Customer Success
Hayley Damstoft Head of Customer Success
Donatas Gudelis, Managing Director & Partner
Donatas Gudelis Managing Director & Partner
Jurgita Dunaityte, Head of Customer Success
Jurgita Dunaityte Head of Customer Success
Domantas Balaišis, Head of Client Marketing
Domantas Balaišis Head of Client Marketing

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