Investor Network

An international network looking for exciting startup opportunities.

Our network is carefully selected and paired with our startup teams to provide a good balance of experience, mentoring and funding.

Investors

Our investors have a wide variety of competence and knowledge through their extensive industry experience. They have experience with scaling companies internationally and access to an extended network within their individual market and industry.

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Jesper Kreiborg

Carina Åkredalen

Robert Leinders-Krog

Thomas Koniordos

  • CEO, Yara Marine Technologies
  • Location: Munich and Oslo
  • Expertise: Finance, Ocean Technology, Sustainability
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Kai Acker

  • CEO, KHS Group
  • Location: Dortmund, Germany
  • Expertise: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical engineering, Corporate Governance
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Ulrik H. Karlsen

  • Vice President, ARC Group
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Expertise: M&A, Financial Advisory, Telecom
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Ulrik has extensive experience in cross-border financial advisory services with a focus on Asia. By advising public and private companies on buyside, sell-side, capital raise, and in special situations, Ulrik has gained a deep understanding of the challenges and the best practices in crossborder M&A advisory. By advising public and private companies on buyside, sell-side, capital raise, and in special situations, Ulrik has gained a deep understanding of the challenges and the best practices in crossborder M&A advisory. Prior to joining ARC Group, Ulrik held positions in a boutique investment bank and in the telecom industry. Between 2017 and 2022, Ulrik was a cofounder of an M&A-advisory boutique that was acquired by ARC Group.

Lukas Renk

  • Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Expertise: Leadership, Succession, Governance
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Lukas is consultant within Russell Reynolds Associates’ Board & CEO Advisory Partners in Europe. In this capacity, he helps companies build superior boards and advises clients on succession planning, leadership assessment and developmental matters.

Benjamin Renk

  • Group Director, MU
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Expertise: Leadership, Management, Psychological aptitude diagnostics, Change management
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Benjamin is a senior leader with Mercuri Urval (MU) and advises his international clients in finding and selecting the right leaders. His market focus includes Industrial Production, Consumer & Life Science.

Karl-Heinz Schwarz

  • Managing Director and Owner, Schwarz Consult
  • Location: Hamburg and Wuerzburg
  • Expertise: Leadership, Management coaching, Strategic Repositioning, Internationalisation, M&A, Startups
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Charly received a Master in Business Administration from the University of Würzburg. After six years being the head of Marketing and Sales at alpha getriebebau GmbH and the set up of an extremely successful worldwide distribution system, he became CEO of the company. In 2001 he joined Wittenstein AG (electromechanical drive solutions) as Executive Vice President and from 2006 he was appointed to CEO. In 2016 he left Wittenstein to establish SCHWARZ CONSULT with the consultancy focus in Leadership, Internationalisation, Sales& Marketing, Industry 4.0, Corporate Succession Planning & Execution, M&A incl. PMI. He is also working in various Supervisory Boards and Advisory Boards. In his spare time he helps start ups to find the right business model and setup for an upscale of business.

Johannes Fiegenbaum

  • Fiegenbaum Solutions and Multiplye
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Expertise: Paid Social, Attribution, Tracking, Product, Carbon Accounting, Climate Risk, Parenting
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After studying economics, linguistics and literature, Johannes went on a one-way trip to London and landed a job at one of Facebook’s first three API partners. After relocating to Hamburg he started his own consulting business. Father of two girls.

Michael R. Chang

  • General Manager, Yara Marine Technologies
  • Location: Shanghai, China and Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Expertise: Finance, Scaling, Logistics, Ocean technology
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Kjetil Kaldestad

  • CEO, Micro Matic Norge AS
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Expertise: Management, Finance, HR, Digital, Prop-tech & Chocolate
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Birgitte Kreiborg

  • Partner, Lawyer
  • Location: Monaco
  • Expertise: Project Management, board memberships, business development as well as oversight of corporate structures and restructures worldwide.

Birgitte is a Danish national and lawyer specialized in international tax and corporate law. For the past 20 years, Birgitte has served as a board member of several multinational companies. Throughout her career, Birgitte has assisted clients with tax and estate planning issues and the administration of substantial estates and corporate structures on a global scale. Since 2008, Birgitte has lived and worked in Monaco using the Principality as a hub for providing consultancy services to families and businesses around the world.

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  • CEO, Global Consultancy
  • Location: The Netherlands

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  • CSO, Marine Technology
  • Location: Norway

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  • Head of Technical Product Management, Home appliances
  • Location: Greece / Germany

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  • Partner, Global Management Consulting
  • Location: Germany

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  • Executive Vice President, New Machines
  • Location: Germany

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  • Founder and Owner, Renewable Energy
  • Location: Norway

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  • CFO, Textile Industry
  • Location: Norway

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  • Global Senior Vice President, Packaging Products
  • Location: Germany

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  • Partner, Global Management Consulting
  • Location: Germany

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  • Managing Director, Corporate & Investment banking
  • Location: Germany

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  • Founder and Head of IT and Tech
  • Location: Norway
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