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Jane Walerud

Serial entrepreneur and investor with a portfolio including Graphmatech, Racefox, Ekkono, Midsummer, Swedish Algae Factory, Volumental, Satcube and Klarna.

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Jane joins companies early and invests time – and has been working like this since exiting her first co-founded deep tech startup, Bluetail, in 2002; her family joined her in 2016. Their portfolio includes Graphmatech, Racefox, Ekkono, Midsummer, Swedish Algae Factory, Volumental, Satcube and Klarna. Jane holds an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology, a gold medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, HM The King’s Medal and a BA from Stanford.

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Tomas Wall

Business Angel and investor from Sustainable Energy Angels AB, Development and Strategy Consultant. Board Member of several tech companies.

Tomas Wall

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Tomas Wall has a background in the Nordic energy industry. Tomas holds several board assignments and is currently Chairman of the Board at Energiforsk AB.

  • Tomas Wall can support Sting companies with:
  • Technology assessment
  • Product market fit
  • Assessment of market potential and competition
  • Customer entries
  • Finding industry experts in energy/sustainability
  • Pitch testing

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Marie Fossum Strannegård

CEO at IVL, Swedish Environmental Institute, a company offering research and consulting services.

Marie Fossum Strannegård - Sting Industry Mentor

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Marie has both a technical as a business university degree, MBA, and has been working in many international assignments, focusing on energy and telecom.

Marie can support Sting companies on topics like:

  • Energy & Telecom
  • Building businesses
  • Business models
  • Strategy process
  • New business development
  • Sustainability
  • General management

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Lena Höglund

Chairman of Leksell Gamma Knife Society and former VP of Global Marketing Neuro Solutions at Elekta

Lena Höglund - Sting Industry Mentor

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Lena has over 35 years of experience in leading sales & marketing positions within international medtech business, primarily at Elekta being part of building a successful global business in the field of neuro-radiosurgery and radiation therapy.

Lena can help Sting companies with:

  • Strategic and operative marketing
  • Commercialization
  • Sales management
  • Business development
  • Market expansion
  • Distributor establishment
  • Management

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Anders Lundström

Founder of Svenska Aerogel Holding AB, Chairman and Board member of several tech companies.

Anders Lundström, Sting Industry Mentor

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Anders has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a broad entrepreneurial background from CEO or board positions in mechanical production, software development, materials technology and recruitment, and previous experience from assignments as chairman of the board of Swedish Defense Group AB.

Anders can help Sting companies with:

  • Set up a go to market strategy
  • Choose between investors and or public listing
  • Manage and create an effective board of directors
  • Cooperation between the board and management

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Rickard Lagerqvist

Medical doctor and serial entrepreneur focusing on healthtech with companies such as Mindler and Werlabs in the portfolio.

Rickard Lagerqvist, Sting Industry Mentor

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Rickard can provide good support and feedback to early stage startups within the healthtech vertical. I would love to share my experiance from several successful startups, when it comes to find perfect market fit fast with the right mvp. What do investors wanna see to invest, and the importance of smart marketing and high ambitions.

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Caroline Walerud

Entrepreneur and investor in planet-positive deep tech. Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Volumental and AirForestry. Partner at Walerud Ventures and Mentor at CDL.

Caroline Walerud - Sting Industry Mentor

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Caroline studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.

Caroline can support Sting companies with:

  • For planet-positive deep tech companies: how to get to Minimum Viable Product and attain a Product Market Fit.
  • Organizational scaling, goal-setting and financing strategy.

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Babak Sadighi

Founder of Axiomatics AB with a background in IT-Security research. Advisor to Industrifonden with a focus on B2B software companies.

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Babak’s main interest is in go-to-market strategies for innovation-based companies in an early adopters market. His expertise lies withing commercialization of technical innovations, building company culture, partner strategy in early stages, hiring sales and marketing team, and building the right board of directors at pre-seed and seed stages

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Nasim Bergman Farrokhnia

Senior lecturer at Karolinska Institute, Chairperson of eHealth Doctors and member of the board at Health Integrator and FindOut Diagnostics.

Nasim Farrokhnia, Sting Industry Mentor

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Nasim has 25+ years of experience, including a broad network of key stakeholders, within healthcare and life science. For the past 5 years she have been focused on eHealth, being a part of Kry/Livi and Mindler.

Nasim can support Sting companies in the areas of:
Business development

Policy and compliance

Public affairs and relations

Leadership and communication

Scaling digital healthcare services, having WHO Agenda 2030 (sustainable Global Goals) in mind

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Christina Lundbäck

Founder and Chairman of the board of SurfCleaner, as well as bord member of CorPower Ocean and Cascade Drives.

Christina Lundbäck Sting industry mentor

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Christina is a business developer with experience in managing sales and growth in large corporations as well as startups. She is driven by business.

Christina can help Sting companies with:

  • Teambuilding and leadership
  • Investment negotiations & sustainability
  • Market penetration
  • Collaborations
  • Commercialization
  • Industrialization

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