Michael ArnörCo-Founder & CEO at Sellpy
Keynote: Michael Arnör, Co-founder and CEO Sellpy
Stina EhrensvärdFounder and Chief Evangelist, Yubico
With a background in industrial product design, Stina is the co-inventor of the YubiKey strong authentication key, and a leading driver behind FIDO/WebAuthn open authentication standards. Stina is an accomplished speaker on internet identity, security, and entrepreneurship, having addressed audiences at the Oslo Freedom Forum, CES, RSA, SXSW, Wired Security, Stanford University among others.She has been awarded many international accolades during her career, including named as the Most Powerful Swedish Woman Entrepreneur 2018 by the Swedish Business Press.Born in Seattle, USA, Stina grew up in Sweden, and have since 2011 lived in Palo Alto, California, with her husband and three children.
Keynote: Stina Ehrensvärd, Co-founder and e CEO Yubico
Pär Jörgen PärssonPartner, Northzone
With more than 20 years of VC experience, PJ has gained a strong relationship to some of the greatest entrepreneurs coming out of Europe and as of lately also in New York. He led the investment and served for many years on the Board of Directors in online music juggernaut Spotify, now listed on NYSE, Russian online classifieds giant Avito.ru, sold to Naspers for $ 2.7 billion and payments company iZettle, sold to PayPal for $ 2.2 billion, NYSE listed sports streaming company Fubo.tv, New York, Virtual meeting company Hopin, UK, food company Stockeld Dreamery, Stockholm and health care company Spring Health Inc, New York
Breakout Session Panelists
Siobhan BrewsterPartner, AENU
Siobhan has been in early stage investing since 2016 when she cut her first angel check. Before joining AENU’s leadership team as Partner, Siobhan was a former Partner at Amplifier in Berlin and Entrepreneur in Residence with Cometa in Mexico City. Her recent investments include Agreena, Pivotal and Hometree. Siobhan also co-founded the sustainable travel company Atlas Unbound and worked for five years with Macquarie and ING across the US and Latin America in Infrastructure and Energy.
Sebastian RudenstamCo-Founder & CEO, Beleco
Sebastian, a visionary who in his early ages felt driven by a higher purpose, began to question how we live and work. He wondered if it would be possible to create a new infrastructure and change work and life as we know it? Could he contribute to a new society, where furniture was included in a circular economy, and where the office could be everywhere? A world, where you can live and work anywhere, anytime.
An idea was sparked. And in 2018, Beleco was born. With his unwavering determination and passion for creating a positive impact, Sebastian embarked on a journey to revolutionize the furniture industry and pave the way for a more environmentally conscious future. As the driving force behind Beleco, he continues to lead the company toward its mission of transforming how we think about work, manufacturing and — life.
Rebecka Löthman RydåInvestment Director, Inventure
Rebecka is an Investment director at Inventure VC, she has extensive experience from the Nordic tech scene and has spent eight years in the venture capital industry and invested in many companies especially in software, data and AI. Rebecka started her career at EY and also spent time on the operator side as CFO. Rebecka has worked and invested in companies such as Funnel, Jobbatical, Hopsworks and TrusTrace.
Rebecka loves meeting founders early and does not believe in the need for warm intros. She always tries to find ways to support and add value. On the lookout for transformative companies taking on big and important problems. When she’s not looking for the next company to invest in she loves long distance running or reading a great sci-fi book.
Sethu Saveda SuvanamFounder and CEO of ReOrbit
Dr. Sethu Saveda Suvanam is the founder and CEO of ReOrbit, a Finland-based company with the mission of designing the next generation of MEO and GEO small satellites. Educated in India and Sweden, Sethu Saveda Suvanam is an aerospace engineer.
He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. In November 2019, he founded ReOrbit with the aim of changing the way satellites are designed and used. ReOrbit develops satellites that are reconfigurable, scalable for different missions, and equipped with autonomous orbital capabilities.
Marek KiisaCo-Founder and Managing Partner at NordicNinja VC
As an investor, advisor or board member, as a coach - my role is to invest in outstanding entrepreneurs across the globe and do to whatever is in my power to improve the odds of success along the way.
Eloisa de CastroCEO of Enerpoly
Eloisa de Castro is the CEO of Enerpoly, the Swedish zinc-ion battery technology company. In 2020, Eloisa joined Enerpoly with the mission to build a sustainable and reliable supply of stationary batteries for the global clean energy transition. Eloisa has over a decade of experience in technology leadership and entrepreneurship in the energy and aerospace industries. Prior to joining Enerpoly, she was the Director of Market Operations at Modern Energy, focusing on power markets and investment in grid modernization. Eloisa has led the development of specialized power and energy products in previous roles as CTO of Hoplite Power and Chief Mechanical Engineer at Princeton Satellite Systems. Eloisa earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and MBA at INSEAD.
Patrik SobockiSenior Investment Director at Industrifonden
Patrik focuses on Deep Tech and with a particular interest in technologies solving challenges in climate and health.Prior to joining Industrifonden, Patrik held the position as business franchise leader with IMS Health responsible for data and technology business in Europe, Asia and Africa including responsibility for M&A. He has a seriel entrepreneurial background and been part of building and scaling two tech companies in the healthcare industry that both were successfully exited to US buyers (United Health Group and IMS Health).
Prior to that he held international R&D and commercial leadership roles with BigPharma companies in Glaxo Smith Kline and AstraZeneca.
Patrik holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics, a Master in international management from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS) and a PhD in Medicine from Karolinska Institutet. He currently holds an Associate Professorship in health economics and epidemiology with Karolinska Institutet and has published research in over 40 international peer-reviewed journals.
Johan BloomCEO Curus
Johan has a background in the pharmaceutical industry. Founder of media company Add Health Media and investment company Curus. Johan has invested in more than 25 digital health companies since 2016.
Andrea ZitnaPartner, Speedinvest
Experienced operator turned investor, Andrea brings with her 15+ years of commercial and strategy leadership experience across health, technology and consumer sectors. Andrea leads the digital health team at Speedinvest, based in London. She is passionate about the impact that science, technology and digitization can have on healthcare costs, access and outcomes.
Prior to Speedinvest, Andrea was the Chief Revenue Officer at Elvie, an iconic Femtech brand. She joined as employee number four and helped scale the business from a pre-revenue startup to one of the most successful women’s health technology businesses globally.
Andrea holds a degree in Physics from Oxford and an MBA from Harvard Business School and also held strategy and commercial roles at McKinsey & Company and Nectar. There, she specialized in consumer-facing industries and spent her early years in the CEE region before moving to the UK.
Andrea also sits on The Slovak Government Council for Science, Technology and Innovation and on the Board of Advisors at LUMUS Investment Collective - a female investor community focused on CEE startups.
Maja MagnussonCo-founder & CEO, Care to Translate
Maja Magnusson has a background in architecture and management consulting. She is a serial entrepreneur and since 2018 she has been part of building Care to Translate AB as Cofounder, with a focus on developing digital translation tools for the healthcare sector. Maja was born and raised in Munich, Germany and has been living in Stockholm, Sweden for the past 14 years.
Anton UngerCEO, Klimato
Anton co-founded Klimato in 2017 with the goal to reduce emissions in the food industry. Since 2017, Klimato has grown to a team 25+ people spread across offices in Stockholm, London and Paris, supporting over 150 food businesses across Europe on their journey towards a more sustainable food system. Last year, over 10 million servings were reported in the Klimato platform and the average climate impact was reduced by 23% compared to the year before.
Christina LundbäckFounder and CSO, SurfCleaner
Christina Lundbäck is the Founder, Chief Sustainability Officer and head of corporate relations of SurfCleaner - the unique startup that has developed a patented technology to efficiently clean up oil spills and littering from the ocean water. She is a business development professional with experience from managing sales and growth in large corporations and early-stage firms, with proven ability to define new markets, boost sales and reduce cost.Christina has a strong vision to make a positive and direct and sustainable impact on the environment and is a Sting Industry mentor and speaker in global sustainability events and podcasts to get the message out there. Christina is furthermore Member of Board in Cascade Drives and CorPower Ocean.
Fredrik SöderFounder & CEO, Health Integrator
Fredrik Söder is founder and CEO of Health Integrator, a platform that tailors health plans and wellness services after your personal needs and preferences with proven health outcomes. Fredrik has a background within the IT, Finance and Pharma industry and now combines these by launching the first “digital vaccine”.
Sara WallénFounder, Mindmore
Founder Mindmore and serial social entrepreneur always focusing on solving public health challenges. Sara has received the award "Digital Psychologist of the Year" and was awarded the "Lilla Psykologpriset" issued by the Swedish Psychological Association for grit and innovation in her work in changing the way cognitive tests are used in healthcare.
Pia IrellImpact Partner, Trill Impact
Pia is Impact Partner and leads the impact & ESG analysis. She has more than 15 years of experience in the private equity industry. Before joining Trill Impact, she worked at Altor Equity Partners as a Portfolio Development Director who integrated ESG and sustainability into the value creation toolkit across portfolio companies. Previously, she held senior management roles at both Gambro and at ABB AB as Head of Investor Relations.Pia holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law.