INVENTURE APPOINTS TWO VENTURE PARTNERS TO STRENGTHEN ITS PRESENCE IN SWEDEN AND SUPPORT GLOBAL EXPANSION
Helsinki, Finland – 29th January 2015 – Inventure, a leading early-stage venture capital company in the Nordics, announced the appointment of two investment professionals, Daniel Lauren and Jonas Dromberg, as Venture Partners. The new partners will work on strengthening Inventure’s presence in Sweden, as well as supporting the global expansion of the company.
Swedish tech ecosystem is growing strongly, with multiple tech companies outdoing European rivals. For Inventure, Sweden has always been one of the key markets, with several companies in the portfolio originating from there. Strong design heritage as well as innovation culture makes it an attractive place for both entrepreneurs and investors. The appointment of new Venture Partners will allow Inventure to identify new investment opportunities and support existing portfolio companies with strategic and operational insights.
Based in Stockholm, Daniel Lauren will be driving Inventure’s expansion to Sweden. Daniel has a strong experience as an entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor to multiple startup companies. He has founded and co-founded more than 10 companies, and has been operative as entrepreneur in several start-ups since 2005. He has several successful exits behind, including Madeo in 2011 and Diversify in 2012.
Jonas Dromberg, based in Helsinki, has almost 20 years within the financial services and investment management industries, where he has obtained a unique combination of high- profile business development and research experience. He established Bloomberg’s Finnish operations and its Nordic technology coverage when Nokia was growing to become Europe’s most valuable firm. Most recently, he has been investing in disruptive technology startups. Jonas holds a MSc. in research methodology, an MBA in finance and is currently working towards his doctorate at IE Business School, recently ranked as the best European business school by Bloomberg.
Sami Lampinen, Managing Partner at Inventure comments: “Inventure’s strong global network has often been a source of the most promising business opportunities. We have had a great pleasure working with Daniel Lauren and Jonas Dromberg over the past year. Today, we are pleased to welcome them as new Venture Partners. Their formal addition to the team allows us to expand our sourcing and investment activities in Sweden, as well as integrate their considerable experience and market perspective into Inventure’s team.”
Ekaterina Gianelli, Inventure
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Inventure is a leading early-stage venture capital company in the Nordics and Baltics. Inventure invests in innovative and fast-growing companies, led by exceptional entrepreneurs and willing to disrupt their industries. Inventure’s team is a great mix of experienced entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investment professionals committed to help start-ups build global success stories. Inventure operates in Helsinki, Stockholm, Shanghai, and New York. For more information, please visit www.inventure.fi.