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Jane Walerud

Jane is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor. She joins companies early, often before incorporation, and invests time – about half time operative work until the company is stable – and up to 10MSEK.

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.