30+ years from senior positions large and start up pharma
Published >140 articles in peer reviewed journals
Former Venture Partner, HealthCap. Former Partner Danske Life Science. Former Venture Partner Nordic Biotech. CEO of several startup companies in pharma, Sweden and Denmark. Former CEO of Karolinska Innovation AB.
Retired Gartner Inc., Stamford CT, Executive Vice President
Investor and adviser in hi-tech ventures
20 years Gartner experience including 10 years as leader of Gartner’s Global Consulting business
Overseen 30,000+ client engagements across commercial, public, hi-tech and academy sectors in 20+ regional markets
Managing Director Vattenfall Data AB and Senior Director of Vattenfall AB Corporate IT Strategy
Executive MBA, Stockholm School of Economics
PONTUS BRAUNERHJELM Senior Advisor
Professor in Economics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Blekinge Technical University, Research Director at the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum. Research focus on Innovation, entrepreneurship, Industrial dynamics, and growth
MALIN CARLSTRÖM Senior Advisor
Senior Vice President Europe, ABB Technology Ventures Smart cities, Smart buildings, E-mobility solutions, Smart Power and Distribution as well as Smart industry. Thirteen years as an investor in the Nordic Venture Capital market
CLIFF HIGGERSON Senior Advisor
Founder and General Partner, ComVentures, Palo Alto, CA General Partner, Vanguard Ventures, Palo Alto, CA Partner, Hambrecht & Quist, San Francisco, CA Angel investor and Senior Advisor
LENNART OHLSSON Senior Advisor
Co-founder of eight business angel companies, Innovation Market and Innovation Managers, author of 20 books, four on VC methods and business angels
JONAS PALMQVIST Senior Advisor
Chief Operating Officer Weber Shandwick EMEA Previously founder of Prime, a leading PR- & Marketing firm with award winning capabilities in market development and growth strategies. Advisor to the former Prime Minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt.
PETER SONDERGAARD Senior Advisor
Founder and Senior Advisor, The Sondergaard Group, LLC. Previous Executive Vice President and member of Gartner’s operating committee for 15 years and head of Gartner Research. Mr. Sondergaard is a sought-after keynote speaker and industry thought-leader, quoted frequently in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Economist and CNBC.
ANNA LJUNGDAHL Senior Advisor
Head of Sustainable Investments and Senior Investment Director at Industrifonden. Anna’s work experience includes almost 20 years in managerial roles within the banking and retail industries. Previous roles include SEB Ventures as Investment Manager, New Wave Group as Head of Business Development and SEB as COO at SEB Investment Strategy.
LENNART LÜBECK Chairman
Founder and first CEO, Swedish Government Fund for Industrial Development CEO and Chairman, Swedish Space Corporation Chairman, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute Chairman, Swedish Automotive Research Programme
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