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Raoul Stubbe

Raoul coaches deeptech companies.

Contact
raoul.stubbe@sting.co
070-655 27 74
LinkedIn

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Raoul started Proximion Fiber Optics and built a venture capital-financed export company, which today has 90 employees. Previously, he worked at the research institute ACREO doing research on a contract basis for Swedish industry.  He has researched and taken his Doctor’s degree in fiber optics, providing him with excellent insight into the everyday concerns of universities and researchers. 

Key skills

”I normally joke that my key competency is being broad – I’m not the best in the world at anything, but I’m good at most things. If I were to underline anything though, it would be my ability to evaluate the scalability of new technologies and their commercial potential.”

Driving forces

”I have many driving forces that, when I have a good day, pass the baton between themselves. For example, I get excited by people who want to change the world in a positive way. I love learning new things and get extra-involved when I also get to take part in the creative, innovative process.”

Boards

Scint-X AB, Hök Instruments AB

10 quick questions

Hobby: anything that takes me out into nature
Listens to: my wife
Watches: no, would rather take part
Plays: synthesiser
Reads: mainly non-fiction
Travels to: exotic places
Other job I’ve had: salesman for brain surgery equipment
Inspired by: Leonardo da Vinci
Likes: exciting people who want to make the world a better, more beautiful and fun place
Don’t like: prejudice – nerds are often my heroes

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Peo Nilsson

Peo coaches startups in the software/services, e-commerce and marketplace areas.

Contact
peo.nilsson@sting.co
070-810 37 00
LinkedIn

Peo is co-founder of Booli.se. He has been CEO of Pacer, which was acquired by the French company Valtech, and Industrimedia whose business was acquired by the Danish Aller group. Peo has long experience of sourcing financing both from private investors and venture capital companies. He has also worked in the venture capital industry at CapMan and in media groups such as Bonnier and Aller. 

Key skills

”My work has primarily focused on sales, marketing, building teams and recruitment, and corporate transactions/ capitalisation. I have coached teams and corporate management in companies from pure play startups to businesses with a turnover of 350 million SEK. I have also worked with tthe internationalisation of companies in the Nordic area, France, USA, Germany and Russia.”

Driving forces

”I think it is fabulously fun to build businesses. Throughout the years I have had a lot of experiences and learnings – from successes and mistakes. Being able to use those experiences in a board and coach role is extremely rewarding. And to furthermore get the chance to learn new things along the way is perhaps what drives me most.”

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Sara Bjelkstam

Sara coaches our companies in team development.

Contact
sara.bjelkstam@sting.co
LinkedIn

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Sara’s area of expertise is supporting early-stage startup founding teams to find co-founders and build winning teams. She also helps them to work better and more efficiently together, making it possible to quickly grow and scale their businesses and organizations. 

Previously…

Sara joined Sting 2018 after having worked in a number of startups, most recently as COO at Fishbrain, a social network for everyone who loves fishing.

Sara holds a Master of Science in Marketing from Stockholm School of Economics.

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Andreas Wennberg

Andreas is our head of talent management.

Contact
andreas.wennberg@sting.co
073-811 81 71
LinkedIn

Andreas helps our companies to expand their teams. Since 2014, he has founded and developed startups. Besides his work at Sting, he also runs a startup that helps newcomers in Sweden to find a job.

Key skills

”In my role as talent manager my competence is that I have operational experience of the most common roles in a startup: developer, sales, marketer/growth hacker, and CEO.”

Driving forces

”Entrepreneurship is the most efficient way to change and improve the world. An entrepreneur is someone that sees a prolem, creates a solution and sells it. I am motivated to help our startups speed up that journey from problem to selling the solution.”

10 quick questions

Hobbies: learn new things, spend time with friends and family
Training: weight lifting, running and tennis
Listens to: A16z podcast, Hans Zimmer, and Håkan Hellström
Reads: HBR’s 10 Must Reads series, Homo Deus and The Art of Strategy
Watches: Silicon Valley, Mr Robot and Talks at Google
Travels: to any place where there is good food and company
Has: run a marathon
Learning now: React Native and Machine Learning
Likes: challenges
Loves: aha-moments

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Gustav Dalén

Gustav is our Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Gustav helps Sting companies expand their teams and hire top talent. Besides his work, he loves meeting new people, cooking while listening to music, and learning about new innovations. 

Key skills

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, my focus is helping startups and candidates find a good match and making sure I please both worlds. My biggest interests are personality psychology, solving problems and reaching set goals.

Driving forces

I´ve always been interested in learning new perspectives and ideas. Working in a fast-moving environment with driven people and being able to contextualize their dream company is what really motivates me.

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Göran Svanberg

Göran is head of back office, finance and internal controlling.

Contact
goran.svanberg@sting.co
073-088 40 38
LinkedIn

Göran has many years’ experience as CFO, both in Swedish and international organisations, as well as from being a self-employed entrepreneur.

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Henna Keränen (on maternity leave)

Henna is our head of strategic partnerships and community.

Contact
henna.keranen@sting.co
070-233 37 53
LinkedIn

Henna works to strengthen Sting’s offer and brand by building smart partnerships. She also builds our community and scouts new potential startups to join Sting. She loves networking and creating value-based collaborations.

Previously…

Henna comes from Helsinki, Finland. Her last position was at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, where she worked as a specialist of New Working Life and Sustainable Economy. Her focus areas included themes considering the future of work, 21st century skills, impact investing and public affairs. She also has experience from organizing and hosting events, as well as public speaking. In addition, she has worked with startup competitions and Sitra’s strategic partnerships.

What Henna can help you with:

If you have questions about how Sting works, Startup Climate Action, Swedish Startup Ecosystem, want to become a partner or a new Sting company – Henna is the go-to-person. She also knows a lot about building partnerships and communications/marketing strategies, and loves to brainstorm how to get your message out. Henna keeps herself actively up to date on news, trends and innovations shaping the startup ecosystem, and she is the person who you can find often from different startup events.

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Training: Tennis, running, Be.Core and more. Brain-training with Mendi!
Travel to: The Finnish Archipelago
Startup I wished I had been a part of: Spotify
Other profession I’ve had: Les Mills Instructor
Knows: I’m a classical generalist so a bit about everything 🙂
Likes: To be of part of creating something new
Would love to meet: Obamas
Thinks about: How to spark hidden potential
Listens to: Audio books, news and Scandi-pop
Is excited about: Startup Climate Action

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Cecilia Bisgaard

Cecilia is our interim community and partnership manager.

Contact
cecilia.bisgaard@sting.co
0730867280
LinkedIn

Cecilia works to continuously strengthen the community of Sting companies by facilitating learning and knowledge sharing, while creating a fun and engaging atmosphere. She’s also strengthening the community and Sting brand by building strong, smart, and long-term partnership relations.

Previously…

Cecilia has a background from the startup community in Skåne, where she was most recently responsible for Lund University’s incubator and its community while finding new ways to support student startups. She has an educational background in behavioral science and management, with a focus on behavioral design and learning. Cecilia is passionate about connecting people and organizations and loves creating new forums for knowledge sharing.

Cecilia can help you with…

Reach out to Cecilia if you are interested in learning more about how Sting works, our offer and how we can help you on your startup journey. You can also reach out to her if you are a company interested in becoming a Sting partner or would like to collaborate. She’s always open to bouncing ideas and of course – talk about behavioral science!

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Gemma Swift

Gemma is our content marketing manager.

Contact
gemma.swift@sting.co
070-142 16 61
LinkedIn

Gemma’s aim is to deliver engaging, useful content to Sting’s community and followers, while spreading the word about Sting and our companies.  

Previously…

Gemma is a trained journalist with a background in content marketing. Originally from the UK, Gemma has worked with a wide range of companies to create compelling content that converts viewers into customers.

Since moving to Stockholm she’s been producing data-driven content for businesses in the tech and innovation space, most recently for Ericsson ONE before joining Sting.

Gemma can help you with…

Anything content or marketing related. If you have an interesting story, an idea for an article, or something newsworthy to share with the startup world ­- let her know!

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Listens to: Bee Gees, Sólstafir, Hans Zimmer
Watches: The Handmaid’s Tale, Bob’s Burgers, Norsemen
Reads: Brandon Sanderson, Alain De Botton, Sally Rooney
Another job I’ve had: Event Manager
Has: lived on a boat Learns: Swedish, how to ski
Likes: Indian food, museums, travelling, random facts, pub quizzes Dislikes: Liquorice, being a tour guide, flat hunting in Stockholm
Thinks about: Starting a magazine, what to call her future cats
Latest accomplishment: Joining Sting!

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