Jorgen is a professional board member and chairman in several innovation-driven companies worldwide such as FreeSpee, FlatFrog Laboratories, Asetek, Onomondo, and inRiver. Previously, Jorgen was a global telecom executive and held multiple international executive roles at Nokia, during the period in which Nokia was the forerunner of the mobile phone revolution. He is now a venture partner at Heartcore Capital, formerly known as Sunstone Capital.
As a founding partner at Sunstone Capital, he was instrumental in establishing fund structures, raising funds, and developing strategy; combined team efforts resulted in Sunstone becoming one of Europe’s top performing funds. He holds a degree in Computer Science from København’s Teknikum.
Pål is a partner and head of the software vertical at Verdane Capital Advisors and has worked closely with companies such as C3 Technologies, eBuilder, Newscycle and Bythjul.com. Pål joined Verdane Capital Advisors in 2007 from hitta.se, where he was the marketing and business development manager. Pål began at hitta.se in its early start-up phase and helped the company become Sweden’s most widely used online directory. Prior to hitta.se, Pål worked in other Schibsted subsidiaries, such as Aftonbladet and SvD, and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Stockholm.
Pål holds an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and participated in ITESM’s (Mexico) MBA program.
Kristin serves as an advisor and growth strategist to a number of cutting-edge marketing and analytics technology and services firms. She is the founder of two marketing analytics companies that she led to successful exits. Kristin co-founded OTX, an online research business that was named the fastest growing research firm in the world in 2002 and 2003 and was subsequently acquired by Zelnick Media & Pilot Group and again by Ipsos in 2007. She then founded Forefront Consulting Group, a research technology firm that was acquired by Decipher. Decipher was acquired by FocusVision in 2014 after seven consecutive years of double and triple digit growth. Kristin is a licensed investment banker with Oberon Securities and a founder focused on helping fellow founders and executive teams scale and monetize their businesses. Her deal expertise on both sides of transactions comes from participating in both acquisitions and exits from $30 million to $225 million. She is also passionate about supporting founders in international markets execute their entry into the U.S. Kristin also regularly contributes to both the commercial (Fast Company, Forbes) and academic press (Research World, Journal of Brand Strategy) where she explores emerging marketing and research methods. She is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 sales and branding experts to follow on Twitter.
Doug has worked for you EQT and TCV PE for last seven years. He was Chief Strategy Officer for Ericsson, a global role that included chairing the company’s M&A Investment Committee and completed numerous software deals. Prior to that, he was Head of Strategy for Cable and Wireless, CEO of Radianz, and CFO and COO of Equant Networks. Radianz and Equant are now divisions of BT and Orange, respectively. Doug has a global operational, finance, sales, strategy and transactional background. He started his career as a CPA and M&A consultant before moving to technology and telecommunications.
Doug received his B.S. from the University of Richmond and his M.B.A from Emory University. He was a qualified CPA.
Hajo Kroesche is a Managing Director for EQT in New York with more than 10 years investing experience. His focus is on investments in TMT companies, in particular software and marketplace companies. He has invested both in the United States as well as in Europe. Prior to his investing career, Hajo worked in management consulting and studied law in Germany and the US.
Uli Beckmann is a Partner of Zobito AB. He was part of the QlikTech management team from 2005 – 2011. After that he worked as a Business Consultant with focus on sales coaching, expert consulting and interim management in the software industry. In his early career, he served senior sales management roles for international software companies such as Hyperion, Brio and PTC. Uli holds a degree in Business Science.
Henning Hansen is a seasoned board director, CEO and Chairman of technology and market research companies such as Norstat, Defendable, Confirmit, Volue, Wellit, GSGroup and Promon. In his spare time Henning is a keen sailor.